Tuesday 24 September 2013

Installation of SAP Solution Manager in Windows platform compatible with Amazon / Azure Cloud / Hyper-V / Standalone server

The SAP Solution Manager 7.1 installation steps below suitable on all Windows server environment including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V or standalone server installation.

These configurations including:
A) Prerequisite
B) Oracle Database Installation
C) SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Installation with SWPM
D) SAP GUI Installation and login the SAP Solution Manager for the first time
E) Others

A) Prerequisite:
1) Windows server 2008 be ready

2) Minimum SAP Solution Manager 7.1 installation files
Download ObjectTitle
50118243_6NW 7.0 Presentation - 7.30 Compilation 2 Present. ½
51041940ORACLE Client
51042334_1 – 6ORACLE RDBMS Windows x64
51042607_1 - 12SAP SOLMAN 7.1 SR1 Inst. Export (2)
51042609_1 – 5SAP SOLMAN 7.1 SR1 Java Comp
51042616_9SL CONTROLLER 700
51046511_6 720 UC Kernel for SWPM SP03 - Windows Server on x64 64bit
70SWPM10SP02_4-20009707.sarSoftware Provisioning Manager 1.0 SP2 for NW 7.0x

3) Recommended server specifications:
OSWindows Server 2012 Data Center
Hard disk400GB (c:\ 100GB d:\300GB)

4) Reference for OS environment setup on AWS Cloud and Microsoft Hyper-V
- AWS Cloud:  Section: AWS AMI Setup and Configurations (SAP IDES Installation)

5) Assumption:
     - The Windows OS will be configure as workgroup instead of joining a domain / active directory.
     - All the installation are mostly with default settings and further configurations or fine tune will be perform
        after the installation.
     - Windows OS been patched to latest update and some prerequisite steps as in SAP IDES Installation
     - The installation time estimation was based on a installation on Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 environment
        with the above mentioned hardware. In fact, the actual installation time might vary.

B) Oracle Database Installation

1) Run the Oracle setup batch file "sapserver,cmd" to begin the database installation

 2) Enter the installation drive and SID

 3) Installation splash screen

 4) Click "Next"

 5) Click "Next" ignore the warning

 6) Select "Skip the software updates"

 7) Select " Install database software only"

 8) Select "single instance database installation"

 9) Click "Next"

 10) Select "Enterprise Edition"

 11) Choose the installation drive

 12) Wait for the verification process

 13) The verification process

 14) Click "Install" to begin the installation

 15) Click "Details" button to shown the installation progress

 16) The additional installation progress screen

 17) Wait until the installation complete and the click "Close" button

 18) Confirm the database been installed

B) SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Installation with SWPM
The installation process estimate will take about ~5 hours to complete with the above mentioned hardware specifications

1) Double click the "sapinst" extracted from SWPM - Section E) Others below shown how to extract the installation file with sapcar program

 2) Select "SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Support Release 1"

 3) Select "typical"

 4) The installation splash screen

 5) Select the SWPM kernel

 6) Enter the SAPSID and installation drive

 7) Configure the FQDN or it can be configure after the installation

 8) Enter the master password

 9) Enter the Oracle database ID created during the database installation

 10) Select the installation export package

 11) Select the other installation export package

 12) Click  "Next" with all the default settings

 13) Select the Java component package

 14) Ensure the installation drive are correct

 15) Click "Next" to accept the default listener configuration or change the port according to existing firewall

 16) Select the kernel package

 17) Select the Oracle client package

 18) Select "Configure a local SLD" in this example

 19) Enter the computer name in "Object Server Name"

 20) Click the "Next" button

 21) Click "Yes" button

 22) Click "No SLD destination" in this example

 23) Verify the selected options and click "Next" to accept all the settings

 24) The installation begin

 25) Example of the installation process

 26) Example of the installation process

 27) Example of the installation process

 28) Around ~5 hours for the installation to complete

 29) SAP management console and listener status command showing the SAP services are up and running

D) SAP GUI Installation and login the SAP Solution Manager for the first time

1) Perform the SAP GUI installation from the media kit: 50118243_6

2) The settings for the SAP logon

3) Login with user: "sap*"

4) The information screen

5) The relevant SAP system information

6) Login to the portal (http: port: 5<SID>00, https: port: 5<SID>01)

7) Main Menu of the portal

8) Use the default login: "j2ee_admin" and master password entered during installation

9) Sample of information screen

10) Again using the "j2ee_admin" for access

11) Sample of information screen

12) That's all on the basic steps to perform a new SAP Solution Manager installation.

13) Please refer to the common troubleshooting on SOLMAN_WORKCENTER post for further configurations or common errors troubleshooting

E) Others

How to extract the SWPM installation file with SAPCAR

1) Download the "Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 SP2 for NW 7.0x" from SAP marketplace

 2) Extract the sar file with SAPCAR -xvf <swpm filename.sar>

 3) The "sapinst" program use for the SAP Solution Manager installation

How to clear SWPM cache or resolve the SAP Solution Manager 7.1 selection node was not available for installation

After running the "sapinst", the "SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Support Release 1" option was not available and it seem appearing with different option ex: SAP Solution Manager 7.1 for HANA.

This happen due to the other SWPM was executed before and the files were cache and causing the other SWPM relevant selection node not updated.

1) Locate to "c:\users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2", delete all the files and folders contains in it

 2) Re-run the correct SWPM "sapinst" and the correct node would appear


  1. Thank you for the brief steps

  2. Excellent step by step procedure starting from what files have to be downloaded, how to extract and start !!!

  3. Thanks a lot ! Really helpful and well detailed.

  4. Hi
    This is Dharmesh
    Thanks for such a nice installation steps.
    During installation it is askin for cd RDBMS IBM DB2 9 for Linux, UNIX and Windows kindly help for same
    I am installing on 32bit system

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  6. Dear Sir,

    I want installation SAP Solution manager 7.1 with DB2 for LUW 9.7 64bit in windows server 2008.

    Please give me Guideline for installation of solution manager 7.1 process step by step.
    it is help for us.

    Following are Media List:

    SAP SOLUTION MANAGER 7.1 51039398 ½
    Installation Export

    Installation Export 51039398 2/2

    Installation Master 51039991

    Kernel 7.20
    Windows Server on IA32 32bit
    Windows Server on IA64 64bit
    Windows Server on x64 64bit 51040870

    Java based Software Components 51040039

    DB2 FOR LUW 9.7 64-BIT
    Client 51041320

    DB2 FOR LUW 9.7 64-BIT
    AIX 64bit
    HP-UX on IA64 64bit
    Solaris on SPARC 64bit
    Solaris on x64 64bit 51041317


    1. I have yet to experience on DB2 installation, it should be similar steps with the Software Provision Manager installation.

      Probably you can refer to the official installation guide at http://help.sap.com/solutionmanager71

  7. It is really a fantastic blog explained step by step of the installation process of the database of Oracle 11g and SAP NetWeaver.

  8. Thanks a lot. Really helpful.

  9. Great work ,,,,thank you very much

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