A new software release comes with improvements and new functionalities and uses state-of-the-art technologies in order to meet users' growing business requirements and increase their productivity. On the other hand, the transition to a new release is always challenging in the regard of data and system consistency and business downtime. SAP offers a comprehensive set of technical tools and services which facilitate and safeguard your upgrade projects.
SAP's upgrade technology is continuously improved with focus on unattended operation, usability, and technical downtime reduction.
This section focuses on technical tools and provides you with detailed information on upgrading ABAP-based systems, Java-based systems and dual stack systems.
Getting Started with Upgrades
This presentation provides an overview of SAP upgrade technology. The presentation explains the system switch upgrade procedure and provides news about the ABAP, the Java and the dual stack upgrade.
The presentation explains the key facts to consider during your upgrade project planning. It provides information and best practices for selected technical aspects. Factors influencing downtime and Unicode conversion are further topics covered.
More on Release Upgrades
How-To Guide: Upgrade/Updates SAP NetWeaver Java SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and 2004
This How-To Guide describes the RIG best practices on how to conduct a typical update / upgrade project for SAP NetWeaver 2004 and SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Application Server Java. It also provides detailed insights into the differences between the update process of SAP NetWeaver 2004 and SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and the improvements that have been accomplished in SAP NetWeaver 7.0. Furthermore it describes the upgrade procedure in an technical oriented overview from SAP NetWeaver 6.40 (2004) to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s) for project managers as well as for administrators.
Starting with NetWeaver 7.10, SAP will offer a new procedure for release upgrades to SAP systems. It integrates routines specific to ABAP and Java in a single tool and performs the upgrade appropriate for the system setup. This video demonstrates the new upgrade approach on an SAP system containing both an ABAP and a Java Application Server. See also this Integrated Upgrade for SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP+Java.
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This blog gives you some insights into the new ASU toolbox 2008 and the Upgrade Accelerator.
This webinar gives an overview of strategies for upgrading existing SAP Exchange Infrastructure landscapes to upcoming SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1 landscapes. The system landscape directory of SAP NetWeaver is covered especially with regards to the concurrent usage of old system landscape directory versions and the new version used by SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1. In addition, the session introduces which upgrade steps are necessary and what needs to be considered in a PI upgrade project.
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This blog provides you an example how you can create your own observer mode and alert function for the new upgrade GUI for SAP Business Suite 7, SAP NetWeaver 7.1 and the SAP Enhancement Package Installer. The observer mode allows you to monitor your upgrade or SAP enhancement package installation without sitting in front of the Upgrade GUI. The alert function can be used to inform you via e-mail or sms that the dialogs screen is waiting for your action.
Upgrade Guides (SMP login required)
Release Strategy (SMP login required)
SAP Upgrade Info Center (SMP login required)
Comprehensive information about SAP´s upgrade offerings (for example SAP upgrade services and upgrade tools) as well as application-specific information.
This page provides you with valuable information for upgrading to SAP ERP 6.0. Find, for example, a comprehensive FAQ collection or small videos on customer experiences as well as executive webcasts.
- ADM326: SAP ECC Upgrade
This course focuses on planning and executing an SAP ECC upgrade from SAP R/3 4.6C to SAP ECC 6.0 (7.00/6.0/6.00). It therefore covers SAP R/3 Releases SAP R/3 3.1I to SAP R/3 4.6C, SAP R/3 Enterprise 4.7 (6.20/4.7/1.10, and 6.20/4.7/2.00) and ECC 5.0 (6.40/5.0/5.00). The upgrade can be transferred to other SAP systems with SAP Web AS ABAP 6.x and SAP NW AS ABAP 7.x.
- WDEBU7 Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Business Intelligence
This course covers, among others, the upgrade from SAP BW 3.x to SAP Netweaver 7.0 (2004s) BI, the installation of the new AS Java Add-in with deployment options and the configuration of BI-Java
For more information, see the SAP Education Portal course catalog.