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Denethor
14-Sep-2016, 18:50
Dear All,

I was told to post this thread in this forum (even though I have SLES enterprise server )

I'm planning a migration of SusE 11 sp1 to sp4 .
the thing is -> I have a SAP Netweaver system installed on that machine.
I've searched through and through but I haven't find anything about making some pre/post steps before/after migration.

Is there anything (that is connected in any way to SAP) I should look out for during the migration ? Or backup any relevant catalog/file ?

Best regards,

Denethor

smflood
15-Sep-2016, 11:56
On 14/09/16 18:54, Denethor wrote:

> I was told to post this thread in this forum (even though I have SLES
> enterprise server )

Do you have "regular" SLES or SLES for SAP Applications? The latter is
optimised for SAP HANA and NetWeaver.

Please post the output from "cat /etc/*release" as the difference is
important.

> I'm planning a migration of SusE 11 sp1 to sp4 .
> the thing is -> I have a SAP Netweaver system installed on that
> machine.
> I've searched through and through but I haven't find anything about
> making some pre/post steps before/after migration.

TID 7016711[1] covers how to upgrade to SLES11 SP4 including a reference
to SLES11 SP4 for SAP Applications.

Basically since you have SLES11 SP1 (possibly for SAP Applications) you
will need to upgrade in stages to SP4 - first upgrade to SP2, then to
SP3, before finally to SP4.

> Is there anything (that is connected in any way to SAP) I should look
> out for during the migration ? Or backup any relevant catalog/file ?

If you're using SLES for SAP Applications this should be handled during
the upgrade but if you have "regular" SLES I'm guessing there is some
additional stuff to handle SAP NetWeaver ... ?

HTH.

[1] https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc?id=7016711
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Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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Denethor
16-Sep-2016, 14:19
@Smflood

I have regular SLES ( Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (x86_64) )

That is why I posted the thread on the regular SLES forum (and they advised me to ask here )

Br

smflood
22-Sep-2016, 12:53
On 16/09/16 14:24, Denethor wrote:

> I have regular SLES ( Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
> (x86_64) )
>
> That is why I posted the thread on the regular SLES forum (and they
> advised me to ask here )

If you're not using SLES for SAP Applications then this probably isn't
the correct forum although with SAP NetWeaver in the mix it will do.

To be honest I think the only people who can advise on what to do before
and/or after upgrading SLES with SAP NetWweaver installed are SAP - have
you seen
https://support.sap.com/release-upgrade-maintenance/upgrade-info/application-info/netweaver.html
?

Upgrading SLES is fairly straightforward but as I said previously
because you're starting from SLES11 SP1 you will have to upgrade 3 times
to the next Service Pack each time. It's possible that any or all of
those stages could have an impact on your NetWeaver upgrade(s).

HTH.
--
Simon
SUSE Knowledge Partner

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