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How to determine the correct component combination in ESS WD JAVA

Please use the maintenance optimizer (MOPZ) to determine the packages which fit together:
Please check http://support.sap.com/mopz for further information.

What to do if the frontend and backend EHP is not the same?
If you are not on the same EHP in frontend and backend, please keep in mind that every EHP stack is related to an ECC 6.0 stack. 
The detailed connection between the stacks can be found in note 1064635.
Important is to stay in one stack (or in the same stack compared to ECC 6.0 in case you mix the EHPs)So, even if the mopz won't allow to mix EHPs, you may do this as long as you do not activate Business Functions in R/3 for EHPs which are not available in your frontend.

Which influence has the NW release?
The NW releases 7.0* are slightly different, but there shouldn't be an influence on the on the HR functionality.
An upgrade of the NW release shouldn't have an influence on the HR functionality, beside release NW 7.3.

Upgrade to  NW7.3:
On NW 7.3 the old JAVA application packages won't run. You need to use the JAVA packages for NW 7.3: ESS 633, MSS 630, PCUI_GP 633 (or upgrade to WDA). The business package for 7.30 based on Web Dynpro ABAP (WDA) is called BPERPESSWDA 1.50

Upgrade to EHP5:
With EHP5 SAP delivers the new WebDynpro ABAP related services. These services can be called directly in NWBC or may be called in the portal with the EHP5 Business Packages. As these services are WebDynpro ABAP based there is no need for application packages anymore. The EHP5 Business Packages call the WD ABAP services, so if you want to use WD JAVA you need to use EHP4 BPs, even if your backend is on EHP5.

For more Information:

SPs Mismatch in ERP 2004

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53 Comments

  1. Former Member

    A nice addition would be either explanation or links to explanations on how to determine each level, version... (on the Portal 'SystemInfo', on the ABAP side 'System -> Status')

  2. Former Member

    Nice point, in fact this is something that I would like to do. Feel free to go for it, I will reward you with points (smile)

     Márcio Leoni

    SDN Moderator

  3. Unknown User (103t7572w)

    Is there a typo in line starting with ERP Stack 16 EHP 2 in column XSS Java Components? Is it really SP15 of these components?

  4. Unknown User (z4lshtr)

    Hello Marcio,

     We are on Netweaver 7.0 SP 21, ECC 6.0 SP15, HR packages level 53 (upgraded recently )..ESS BP - SP15. Is it ok to have this combination? or Do we need to upgrade ESS BP to SP17 to sync up with HR packages/ Portal SP version.. Will ESS SP15 work with Windows 7/IE 8? Please advise.

     Thank you

    Som

  5. Former Member

    Hi Som,

    I am replying on behalf of Marcio.
    The BP contains information on roles, iViews, etc. This should not do much harm in your system. But we cannot assure this will work fine. We can only assure the compatibility as per the table you found, that is, we recommend that you have your levels in accordance.

    Internet Explorer 8 is supported after NW 7.00 SP20.
    You can find version compatibility information at http://service.sap.com/pam

    If you refer to note 66971 you will find the information.
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is supported by SAP GUI for Windows 7.10
    as of patch level 13. Please note that SAP GUI for Windows 6.20 does not
    support Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.
    Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) is also supported by SAP GUI for Windows 7.10 from SP level 15 on.

    Best regards.

    Marcia Lima

  6. Is this matrix indicating that SAP_APPL must/should be at 604 if SAP_HR and EA-HR are at 604?  If so, why is that?  Note 1165438 doesn't seem to indicate that linkage for strictly HCM systems as far as I can tell.

     Best regards,

    Jack Slattery

  7. Former Member

    Hi Jack

    I am replying on behalf of Marcio

    Although not the strongest depedancy  it is possible ESS/MSS has some weaker dependancies on component SAP_APPL

    SAP_APPL is Logistics and Accounting - I believe this could be relevant for the following areas

    MSS Equipment Monitor EP-PCT-MGR-CO, Travel Expenses FI-TV, Cross Application TimeSheet CA-TS

    Hope this helps

    Stuart

  8. Former Member

    Hi all,

    Thanks for your comments on the Wiki update. We're working to have information on SP17 updated in the table soon.

    Kindly wait a little bit more.

     Best regards,

    Marcia

  9. Former Member

  10. Unknown User (nszlla1)

    Hi

    We plan to install EHP SP Stack 7,  but for some components we do not find the corresponding SP-Level in the software download center. (see the red ones in the table below).

    Can you confirm the following config, or do we have to wait untill all components are availible on SP07?

    ERP STACK

    EHP

    EHP SP Stack

    SAP_APPL Release

    Level

    EA-HR **

    SAP-HR **

    NW Stack*

    XSS JAVA components

    Business Package

    17

    4

    7

    604

    0007

    604 25

    604 25

    701 SPS 07

    ESS 603 SP06
    MSS 600 SP17
    PCUI_GP 603 SP06

    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP07
    BP ERP05 MSS 1.41 SP07
    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP06


    Best regards,

    Roger

  11. Former Member

    Dear Roger,

    Thanks for the comment. There are no confirmed date for the SP07 in those components you marked in red in your list. They are not still released.

    You can use the SP06 for these components while the SP07 is not released (the way you marked in this table). 

    Best regards,

    Marcia  

  12. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello,

    We have a question but not sure whether it will fall under this forum, anyways OSS message #733727 / 2010 posted by us suggested to put our question in this forum.

    We will be patching ONLY SAP-HR 604 SP24 and EA_HR 604 SP24 (as per EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 Support Package Stack 07) for our ECC systems, now we know both of these component falls under technical usage HCM but our concern is which are the components we should patch in portal side to make sure the communication happens properly between portal and backend once HR patching is done on ABAP side. For your information this portal of ours use ECC as a backend system for communication.

    Also we know that one such components should be our XSS components(i.e.ESS/MSS) and it will go to intended patch level as per stack 7 (NW7.01 SPS7) but we just wanted to know is there any other portal components has to be patched as well if we are patching HR components ONLY on ABAP side.

    Thanks a lot for your clarification in advance.

    Regards,

    Sumanta




     

  13. Unknown User (rzn0pd1)

    Hi Marcio,

    Regarding Roger's comment from 8/30:

    Our MOPZ transaction calculated SAP_HR and EA_HR 604 24 for EHP4 SP07, but Roger has listed 604 25.   Is 604 25 required or is 604 24 acceptable for these components?

     Also, Roger has MSS 600 SP17 listed but MSS 600 SP18 is available.   Is it acceptable to use either SP level for MSS?

    Best regards,

    Dave

  14. Former Member

    Hi Marcio,

    What about? NetweaverStack 702, What is the compatibility between NW EHP2 and XSS BP?

    Thanks!

  15. Former Member

    Hello,

    We are installing ERP EhP4 to our ERP system including NW EhP1.  We are also installing NW EhP1 on our Portal.  We used MOPZ to determine the EhP stack for the Portal and it selected everything as listed in the chart.  The HR folks are not planning on activating any of the new EhP ESS functionality in ERP, so do we want to be applying the new BPs?  Is the line below supported with the old BPs?  Or do we need to put in the BPs and somethings will need to be updated in ERP?

    ERP STACK

    EHP

    EHP SP Stack

    SAP_APPL Release

    Level

    EA-HR **

    SAP-HR **

    NW Stack*

    XSS JAVA components

    Business Package

    17

    4

    6

    604

    0006

    604 (20-xx)

    604 (20-xx)

    700 SP21 + 2
    or
    701 SPS 06

    ESS 603 SP06
    MSS 600 SP17
    PCUI_GP 603 SP06

    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP06
    BP ERP05 MSS 1.41 SP06
    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP06


    Thank you!

  16. Unknown User (o54l079)

    Hi

     Can you please confirm the following config? SAP has released SP7 components of ESS, BP ERP05 ESS 1.41, BP ERP 05 MSS 1.41 and BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41.

    ERP STACK

    EHP

    EHP SP Stack

    SAP_APPL Release

    Level

    EA-HR **

    SAP-HR **

    NW Stack*

    XSS JAVA components

    Business Package

    17

    4

    7

    604

    0007

    604 24

    604 24

    701 SPS 07

    ESS 603 SP07
    MSS 600 SP18
    PCUI_GP 603 SP07

    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP07
    BP ERP05 MSS 1.41 SP07
    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP07

  17. Former Member

    Hi Susan
     Its clear then other product/requirements are driving the change to EHP - if you plan to upgrade the environment ESS uses without specifically upgrading ESS itself
     For SAP_HR and EA_HR 603 and BP 1.31 or lower NW EHP1 is not recommended
    For SAP_HR and EA_HR 604 - XSS 603 and BP 1.41 is recommended
     
    It may be technically possible to run a mixed landscape as follows Run pre-EHP4 components in EHP4 environment as long as the EHP4 or non-equivalent EHPx business functions remain off (in transaction SFW5)
    Run pre-EHP4 components in an EHP4 environment as long as the equivalent ERP or EHP SP levels are observed in line with the EHP4 components
    Run pre-EHP4 components with Netweaver EHP1
     However I cannot provide a blanket guarantee for customers given these versions may have different release cycles and there are multiple dependancies involved (including BASIS Netweaver platform) and the recommendations I have encountered point to a pure EHP4 environment
     Hope this helps
     Best wishes
     Stuart

  18. Former Member

    Hi Susan
    To clarify where I am getting the information on the recommendations I am using the following URL
    www.service.sap.com/scl

    Which shows the following possible combinations for ESS EHP4 -->

    Seq. No.

    Validity

    Component

    Software Component Version (SW CV)

    1

    Possible Combination

    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 - ERecruiting




    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 - Central Applications




    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 - ERecruiting




    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 - SAP XSS (Self Services)




    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP NW - EP Core




    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41

    X



    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41

    X



    BP ERP05 SELF-SERV ADMIN 1.0

    X



    BP TECHNICAL INFORMATION 1.41

    X



    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP NW - Search and Classif.




    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP SRM - CCM SRM-MDM Catalog




    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP NW - Adobe Docu. Service


    2

    Possible Combination

    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP E-Recruiting




    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 - Central Applications




    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 - ERecruiting




    EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP XSS (Self Services)




    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP NW - EP Core




    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41

    X



    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41

    X



    BP ERP05 SELF-SERV ADMIN 1.0

    X



    BP TECHNICAL INFORMATION 1.41

    X



    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP NW - Search and Classif.




    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP SRM - CCM SRM-MDM Catalog




    SAP ERP 6.0 - SAP NW - Adobe Docu. Service


     

  19. Former Member

    Hi Mahendra
     
    As the Release Notes for EHP4 (note 1079216) is yet to confirm theSAP_HR and EA_HR contents for EHP4 stack 7, I am unable to manually confirm your stack as yet
     All I can say is that the NW stack, XSS and Business Package levels you are proposing are likely correct, given the historical sequence of the stack requirements i.e
     EHP6 required NW, BP and XSS at SP6 (except MSS at SP17)
    EHP7 requires NW,BP and XSS at SP7 (except MSS at SP18 or SP17 if dual compatible)
     I would expect the Release notes and Wiki to be updated shortly however

    If it is this case that you are not able to wait for the Wiki and Release Notes to be updated in the absence of any other information I would suggest to go with recommendations provided by Solution Manager MOPZ - in many EHP4 release notes MOPZ use is recommended, including for example note 1297231 which mentions

     "SAP strongly recommends using SAP Solution Manager to identify &    
     implement the required support packages. "
    Best wishes
     
    Stuart

  20. Former Member

    Hi Jose/Mahendra

    Because I work in the ESS application area I would always recommend to wait for any application specific recommendations such as this Wiki, Release notes etc to be updated/released to avoid issues or speculation or getting current information that subsequently changes,  however in the absence of application specific information where customers are not able to wait for application recommendations one can only either guess the queue OR use the primary alternative which is Solution Manager MOPZ (for upgrade of EHP or stack complete with any related EHP5 upgrade or stack requirements in BC-UPG or XX-SER-REL notes) as mentioned in  the current EHP5 release notes -->

     XX-SER-REL 1324838 Enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0: Required SWC
    XX-SER-REL  1484460 ERP Enhan.Pk.5 SP Stacks - Release & Information Note

    At least using MOPZ you can raise a message with SV-SMG-MAI if you encounter issues and indeed they can check back with us if there is something potentially inconsistent or required from the application side

    In any case SAP recommend your proposed target landscape should be fully tested for issues before Going Live

    Best wishes

    Stuart

  21. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello Stuart/Marcio,

    I think Stuart has overlooked my question posted on 13th Sept..I'm posting my question again..

    We will be patching ONLY SAP-HR 604 SP24 and EA_HR 604 SP24 (as per EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 Support Package Stack 07) for our ECC systems, now we know both of these component falls under technical usage HCM but our concern is which are the components we should patch in portal side to make sure the communication happens properly between portal and backend once HR patching is done on ABAP side. For your information this portal of ours use ECC as a backend system for communication.

    Also we know that one such components should be our XSS components(i.e.ESS/MSS) and it will go to intended patch level as per stack 7 (NW7.01 SPS7) but we just wanted to know is there any other portal components has to be patched as well if we are patching HR components ONLY on ABAP side.

    Thanks a lot for your clarification in advance.

    Regards,

    Sumanta



  22. Former Member

    Hi Sumanta

    This wiki indicates exactly which software components should be patched if you are using ESS or MSS in the Portal

    These are

     SAP Netweaver platform (Portal/J2EE)

    SAP_ESS

    SAP_MSS

    PCUI_GP

    Business Package ESS

    Business Package MSS

    Business Package Common Parts

    Also it should be mention this Wiki provides recommendations for ESS/MSS useage only

    However the Release notes are yet to confirm the contents of the next 2 EHP4 stacks (6 and 7) so although you know which components to patch in the Portal this Wiki may not yet be able to tell you the equivalent SP level to ECC SP24

    In the absence of available information it is recommended by SAP to use MOPZ

    Best wishes

    Stuart

  23. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello Stuart,
    Thanks for clarification, also yes we will be able to find the equivalence of ECC SP24 for ESS/MSS from MOPZ.

    But one thing is not clear to me here is what do you mean by  "SAP Netweaver platform (Portal/J2EE)"? is it EP-PSERV? or any other components also includes there?

    Please claify.

    Regards,

    Sumanta




  24. Former Member

    By SAP Netweaver J2EE and Portal - I mean all SAP Netweaver JAVA and Portal components - i.e the technology platform

    This I believe is all components listed under useage type "EP Core" - please do however check with BASIS or Portal colleagues for complete confirmation of all components that represent a SAP Netweaver installation required to run applications on

     Best wishes

    Stuart

  25. Former Member

    POST DELETED

    See post  Sep 25, 2010 22:37 for details

  26. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello Stuart,

    I'm a Basis Consultant and do know that a normal installation of a java engine will have only usage type as AS JAVA(by default) and this is enough to run a the engine.

    But as our system is a portal (EP and EP-CORE) we have following usage types we have this doubt.

    Active Usage Types Product Name

    UT Code

    Short Name

    Description

    SAP ERP ENHANCE PACKAGE 2005.3

    BP-Common

    BP-Common

    Business Packages (Portal Content Common)

    SAP ERP ENHANCE PACKAGE 2005.3

    XSS

    XSS

    Self Services

    SAP ERP ENHANCE PACKAGE 2005.3

    BP-ERP

    BP ERP

    Business Packages (Portal Content)

    SAP NetWeaver 2004s

    BI

    BI Java

    BI Java

    SAP NetWeaver 2004s

    AS

    AS Java

    Application Server Java

    SAP NetWeaver 2004s

    EPC

    EP Core

    Enterprise Portal Core Components

    SAP NetWeaver 2004s

    EP

    EP

    Enterprise Portal

     You are already aware that our plan is to patch only HR components on ABAP side to 604 SP24 (or may be SP27) and we want to make sure connectivity between ABAP and portal happens properly.

    To asnwer this question you have already mentioned the componets in Portal side needs to be patch are only SAP Netweaver platform (Portal/J2EE),SAP_ESS,SAP_MSS,PCUI_GP,Business Package ESS,Business Package MSS,Business Package Common Parts. So we understand the rest of the componets except the RED one.

    Now if you say  SAP Netweaver platform (Portal/J2EE) means "all SAP Netweaver JAVA and Portal components" then it includes all the components under usage Types 'AS JAVA', 'EP', 'EP-CORE' (EP-CORE has dependecies on EP so can't be patched alone) and eventually it turned out to be a patching of complete portal system.

    Does it really require to patch our entire portal when we are patching only HR components on ABAP.

    Also if you are not the concern person to asnwer this can you please direct me to correct wiki which can.

    Hope it clarifies now.

    Regards,

    Sumanta

  27. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello Stuart,

    Now with your recent post i've got other doubt.Please check and confirm this post of mine along side confirming the above one.

    Just now i tried check pkgs from MOPz for EHP4 FOR SAP ERP 6.0 / NW7.01 Support Package Stack 07 and MOPZ has given me following list of components, which is not matching with the one which you have posted recently.

    ERP STACK

    EHP

    EHP SP Stack

    SAP_APPL Release

    Level

    EA-HR **

    SAP-HR **

    NW Stack*

    XSS JAVA components

    Business Package

    17

    4

    7

    604

    0007

    604 (24-xx)

    604 (24-xx) 

    700 SP22 + 2
    or
    701 SPS 07

    ESS 603 SP06
    MSS 600 SP17
    PCUI_GP 603 SP06

    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP07
    BP ERP05 MSS 1.41 SP07
    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP06

     I'm not able put an attachment of whole stack  information from MOPZ-- > SMP, but i'm putting the part of it.

     

    Defined
    Level

    Recommended
    Level

    Minimum
    Level

    SAP ESS 603


    SP006

    SP005

    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41

     

    SP007

    SP006

     SAP MSS 600 

     

     SP017

     

    BP ERP05 MSS 1.41

     

    SP017

    SP016

    SAP PCUI_GP 603

     

    SP006

    SP005

    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41

     

    SP006

    SP005

    Has something got changed recently.

     Regards,

    Sumanta


  28. Former Member

    Hi Sumanta

    To answer your additional questions

    You are absolutely correct !! - EHP4 stack 7 = EHP3 stack 6 - I will change the Wiki accordingly therefore

    ESS 603 SP06

    PCUI_GP 603 SP06

    Is the appropriate EHP3 level

    Thanks for pointing this out - unfortunately I meant to put this information in bold text which usually indicates still to be confirmed

    Now as for BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP06 this is very strange because as long as I have known EHP4 stack level has been numerically equivalent to the equivalent EHP version's SP levels - the only think I can suggest is maybe SP7 is not yet available - if I look to /swdc we see Common Parts SP7 is not yet available ! - I would expect SP7,  but we cannot rule out upward compatibility so  I will leave this as bold until confirmed

    Now on to your latest question -->

    Technically when you put SAP_HR and EA_HR SP levels into an environment you will need to patch application useage type components like ESS  in line with the round of patching at ECC level - this can also mean patching the whole Netweaver platform - including its own inter dependancies because some ESS/MSS is WD ABAP and reliant on SAP_BASIS (amongst many other weaker dependancies) and Portal WD JAVA is reliant on JTECHS and JTECHF which has its own dependancies within the technology stack - while it might be possible to pick out the key dependancies and patch only them - SAP hasn't tested it and I can't recommend it - in any case any stack you propose needs to be tested before putting into PRD - therefore any issues with stacks can also be identified at this stage too (depending on timescales involved)

    Hope this helps

    Stuart




  29. Former Member

    Hi All

    Please ignore my post on Sep 24, 2010 13:17 - this should have been entered as bold text to denote TBC

    Best wishes

    Stuart

  30. Hi Guys, 
    do you have some info which SAP_ESS, MSS, PCUIGP to use for 720? 
    I can see in my SLD content that a SAP ESS, PCUIGP 623 and SAP MSS  620 has dependencies to 710, can you shed some lights on 720 as well? 
    Can you please extend the page with 710 and 720 ?

    https://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPHCM/HOW+TO+GET+RID+OF+SP+STACK+MISMATCH+ISSUES 
    Thank you!

    Regards,

    Ervin

  31. Former Member

    This is what I have at the moment

    EhP5 SPS01 =   EhP4 SPS06  =  EhP3 SPS06 =   EhP2 SPS07  =  SAP ERP 6.0 SPS17  = SAP NETWEAVER 700 EHP2 SPS4                                      

    XSS components useage in EHP5 depends on whether customer continues to use WDJ or WDA

    As there is no EHP4 XSS as yet - I would think

    SAP_ESS 603 SP6
    PCUI_GP 603 SP6

    Is useable with SAP Netweaver EHP2 SPS4 - this is confirmed if I go to www.service.sap.com/swdc and follow
    the path for EHP5 - we find XSS 603 listed

  32. Hi Stuart,

     let me rephrase my question:

     If I want to develop ESS on 720 (or 710), what my options are?
    Which are the SCs I can import into my track (I mean the releases. SP here is a secondary question I am not really interested about at the moment)?

    An example (I'll only mention releases, no SPs):
    ESS 100, MSS 100 and PCUIGP 100 requires: SAP_BUILDT 640, SAP_JTECHS 640, SAP-JEE 640.
    ESS 600, MSS 600 and PCUIGP 600 requires: SAP_BUILDT 700, SAP_JTECHS 700, SAP-JEE 700 (+EP_BUILDT 700).

    How this matrix looks like for 710 and 720? 

    Thank you for your time!

    Regards,
    Ervin

  33. Former Member

    Hi Ervin

    As far as I am aware Netweaver EHP1 is recommended for components supported on the EHP4 platform

    As far as I am aware Netweaver EHP2 is recommended for components supported on the EHP5 platform

    For EHP4 with Netweaver EHP1 the corresponding XSS package version is

    SAP_ESS 603

    PCUI_GP 603

    SAP_MSS 600

    For EHP5 with Netweaver EHP2 the corresponding XSS packages version is

    SAP_ESS 603

    PCUI_GP 603

    However for EHP5 use of above packages is only if you intend to use WDJ for ESS - bear in mind there are new ESS Business Packages which do not use XSS in EHP5

    There is also no SAP_MSS version currently listed under EHP5 path at /swdc - therefore I would assume if you are using MSS in EHP5 - you are recommended to use only the BP 1.51 which is WDA based and therefore has no WDJ XSS option (unlike ESS which allows WDJ for EHP5)

     Best wishes

    Stuart

  34. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello Stuart,

    We have some more doubt on patch level of ESS/MSS and its BPs.

    We have decided to go for patch 27 for HR support packages ,which are at level 604 (our system will remain at ERP stack 5) as per latest availability on SMP and we can find higher patch releases for ESS/MSS and BPs in SMP so do you recommend us to go till the highset level available on SMP or it will break down the compatibility?

     I'm providing a list below which will give you clear idea about the latest patch available on SMP and components which you have provided on this wiki as per compatibility for 604:

     Latest releases from SMP:

    XSS JAVA Components/Business Package

    Wiki says to go to this level for 604

    Latest Level Available on SMP (Release Date)

    SAP ESS 603

    SP06

    SP07(20.09.2010)

    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41

    SP07

    SP07(13.08.2010)

    SAP MSS 600

    SP17

    SP18(30.08.2010)

    BP ERP05 MSS 1.41

    SP07

    SP07(13.08.2010)

    SAP PCUI_GP 603

    SP06

    SP07(20.09.2010)

    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41

    SP06

    SP06(12.04.2010)

     anyhow BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 will be at SP07 after sometime as you have already mentioned.

    Could you please clarify according to which column our portal should be patched? Please note that although we are patching HR components to 27 still our ERP system will be at Stack level 5.

    Thanks for clarification.

    Regards,

    Sumanta


  35. Former Member

    Hi Sumanta

    The Portal equivalency level of HRSP 27 is not yet confirmed this may not be known until the next EHP4 stack is released (which is due thjs week) - also it is not possible to guess the upward compatibility of stack 6 as this follows no pattern - it may be simply dependant on the code in the SPs

    In the absence of this information in Release notes - please rely on MOPZ to calculate the required stack - as mentioned at /sp-stacks

    "Implementation and maintenance of SAP enhancement packages for SAP ERP
    6.0 is available only via SAP Solution Manager's Maintenance Optimizer
    (MOPZ)."

    Best wishes

    Stuart

  36. Former Member

    Hi Sumanta

    The release information note was updated this week to reflect the possible Portal equivalency levels of HRSP 27

    Wiki will be updated

     Best wishes

    Stuart

  37. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Thanks a lot Stuart, this piece of information what i was looking for a long time..(smile)

    Btw, are you yet to update the portal equivalent level  for HRSP 27 because i can see you have already updated the information for EHP4 SPS8 and it contains HRSP 26 till  HRSP xx , so can i assume that HRSP 27 will fall under SPS8?

     I'm asking this question because still MOPZ isn't giving EHP4 SPS8 so is it released internally or to all customers?

    Please clarify.

    Regards,

    Sumanta

    Update on 21/10/10 at 10:50 CST: Stuart,now MOPZ is giving EHP4 SPS8 and it has HRSP 26 as mentioned by you in this wiki, could please also update us about portal equivalent of HRSP 27?

  38. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello Stuart,

    Do you have an update for me regarding possible Portal equivalency levels of HRSP 27?

    Regards,

    Sumanta

  39. Former Member

    Hi Sumanta

    Unfortunately it is not easy to predict upward compatibility of the ECC stack manually particularly for an HRSP not yet confirmed in the Release Notes - I have several outstanding questions with the Moderator and Release information note authors myself in this regard

    Based on my experience I think it is likely that HRSP 27 will run on the following (as never in the history of the Wiki has upward compatibility of the ECC stack been less than +1)

    18

    4

    8

    604 (26-xx)

    604 (26-xx)

    ESS 603 SP07
    MSS 600 SP18
    PCUI_GP 603 SP07

    BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP08
    BP ERP05 MSS 1.41 SP08
    BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP08

    However there is always a first time for everything therefore it is the recommendations from MOPZ that should be followed in this case where HRSP not documented in RIN and not confirmed in the stacks

    Therefore you need to run HRSP 27 through MOPZ and see what MOPZ suggests

    Best wishes

    Stuart

  40. Former Member

    Hi,

    We are planning to upgrade our HR Patches with synchronize in December for Patch number 26. But I ahve couple of doubts before we start upgrading the patches.

    At present we are in the following level of patchs

    ERP 6.0 EHP4 -> SPS5, HR> 19, NW701->SPS5, SAP ESS 603  SP05, SAP MSS 600  SP16, PCUI_GP 603 SP05, BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP05, BP ERP05 MSS 1.41 SP05, BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP05

    For going to HR Patches stack to 26 can any one recommeded which Stack we need to gor from SPS5 to SPS7 or SPS8. Because for SPS6 I can see above 604 (20- XX), SPS7 is 604 (24-XX) and SPS8 is 604 (26-XX).

    I didn't get this point for ending with XX means any patch or anything else. If we go for back-end with SPS8, what about fornt-end SPS8 is not yet released it is going to release in the end of December but HR patch 26 is releasing on 10th of December. We can apply the SPS8 for Portal immeditely after release.

    Can anyone suggest me what steps I can take to upgrade HR Patches along with SPS.

    Regards

    Pavan

  41. Former Member

    Hi Pavan,

    We put XX when the next SP stack is not available yet. For any doubt you have, you can always check the Release Information Notes (listed below in the Wiki page)...

    Also I suggest you to open a thread in the Forum...

    Thanks.
    Márcio Leoni

  42. Unknown User (rrs96m4)

    Hello Stuart / Hello Marcio,

    HRSP 28 is released on 11/11/2010, so do you have any information of portal equivalency of that?

    Also do you have any information when BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP08 will get released?

    Currently SMP is showing BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP07 patch 1 is released, so do you recommend us to apply BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP07 patch 1 or BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP07 patch 0 incase BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP08 is not available for long.

    Please share your thought.

    Regards,

    Sumanta

  43. Unknown User (krjgck7)

    Hi,

    We are planning to upgrade the Portal instance to EHP2, so i want to know the compatibilty between ECC and Portal Server. Current patch level of ECC is EHP4 EA_HR/SAP_HR is SP25 and Portal Server is in  SAP ESS 603  SP05 SAP MSS 600  SP16  PCUI_GP 603 and BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP05 BP ERP05 MSS 1.41 SP05 BP ERP05 COMMON PARTS 1.41 SP05.

    Regards,

    Ranjith

  44. Former Member

    Hi Ranjith,

    The idea of this Wiki is to share some valid perspectives in how to avoid SP mismatches, but not to be a forum to discuss that. I suggest you to open the ESS Forum and raise a thread about this topic, where the colleagues will be able to help you.

    Thanks

    Cheers,
    Márcio Leoni
    Wiki Moderator

  45. Excellent overview. Job well done!

    Cheers,

    Lukas

  46. Unknown User (r9qsfpw)

    We are using ECC 6.0 EHP4 Support package stack 8,can the wiki be updated to include the detailed information for this combination?

  47. Unknown User (o54l079)

    Hi

    We would likE to upgrade our HR server to EhP5. We have separate portal server.

    can anybody suggest the below things?

    ERP
    STACK

    EHP

    EHP SP
    Stack

    SAP_APPL
    Release

    Level

    EA-HR
    **

    SAP-HR
    **

    NW
    Stack*

    XSS JAVA
    components

    Business Package

    ??

    5

    ??

    605

    ??

    605 ??

    605 ??

    ??

    ??

    ??

  48. Unknown User (qwg5rsn)

    Hi.

    We are planning to deploy BP ERP05 ESS 1.41 SP09.

    Will it be compatable with our back endversion 604-26.

  49. Former Member

    Hai,

    We are planning to apply SPS09 on one of our backend system running on ECC 6.0 EHP4, to this backend we have a Portal system connected which runs on NW 7.0 EHP1 SPS05 and MSS BP on 1.41 SPS05.As per SAP we will have to upgrade NW 701 EHP1 to the same SPS level as per our ECC system, which we will do.

    But my question is since we do not have the table above talking about the latest SPS for ECC will it be OK to go for MSS BP 1.41 SP09.

    Please comment on this.

    Thanks.

    //Yoganand.V

  50. Former Member

    Hi Everyone

    As per www.service.sap.com/sp-stacks SAP are recommending customers to use Solution Manager Maintainence Optimizer to select your target stack

    For further help with Solution Manager Maintainence Optimizer please open a CSS message in component SV-SMG-MAI

    For a detailed explanation for implementing not currently listed on this page please see the following Wiki

    http://wiki.sdn.sap.com/wiki/display/ERPHCM/LATEST+UPDATE+ON+SP+STACK+PLANNING+FOR+XSS

    Some examples of why we the matrix does not contain these stacks are in further comments - please see each reply

  51. Former Member

    Reply to George:

    We cannot list the required SPs for EHP4 SPS8 because in the past the following was the case

    ERP/EHP stack number SPS X    =  has equaled =    XSS SP X level

    However the ERP stack number (8) is no longer necessarily equal to the SP level (8)

    for example BP Common Parts is recommended to be SP7 patch 1 for EHP4 stack 8

    There is no way to predict this in an easy to read way in the matrix

    We would have to list everything retrospectively once development confirmed which SP should be used

    (which would not help  in planning in advance)

  52. Former Member

    Reply to Mahendra

    What you implement depends on what Webdynpro platform you wish to use WDJ or WDA

    It is not possible to list both in an easy to read format in the matrix

  53. Former Member

    Reply to Yoganand

    Please check what MOPZ recommends – this is what the team at SAP responsible

    for the stack concept recommends at www.service.sap.com/sp-stacks