SAP BW powered by SAP HANA - Checklist Tool

You are planning to migrate your SAP BW system to SAP HANA.

Other Terms
Upgrade, Migration

Reason and Prerequisites
You are looking for a quick and easy way to check if your BW system is ready for the upgrade and migration.


The attached checklist tool automates the check of best practice guidelines for operations and pre-requisites for migration of an existing SAP BW deployment to the SAP HANA platform.

Note: The checks are not necessarily complete or intended to replace existing tools and checks (like the ASU-Toolbox or Early Watch Reports). The goal is rather to automate and combine various checks that would have to be performed manually otherwise.

To use the tool, install and run one of the attached ABAP programs. The results of the selected checks are displayed as an application log. If you select the "save log" option or run the program as a background job, the program will store the results in the application log under object 'RSD', sub-object 'MIGRATION' (see transaction SLG1).

The tool is "read-only" and does not change any system settings. Typical runtime with default settings is between 2 to 5 minutes (depending on system size and complexity). It is recommended to run the program in a background job, if long-running checks are included.

SAP BW 7.x:

  • Prerequisites:
  • BW release 7.00 or higher
  • ST-PI add-on release 2008_1_700 or higher

SAP BW 3.x:

  • Prerequisites:
  • BW release 3.50
  • ST-PI add-on release 2005_1_640 or higher

Recommended for both programs:

  • Run latest version of SAP Host Agent (saposcol, see SAP Note 1031096), otherwise certain OS information cannot be collected and checked.

For more details, see the attached presentation.