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SAP ERP 6.0 EHP6 IDES Install on Oracle and Windows 2008 R2

Install SAP IDES EHP6 on Windows 2008 R2 and Oracle

 

There are many tutorials over the internet about installing SAP IDES installation, but most of them are missing some details. In this tutorial, I will try to put all the information that you will need for installing SAP IDES on fresh Windows Server 2008 R2 OS install without a need for any technical knowledge. As I already wrote earlier, without access to real SAP ERP IDES system, it will be impossible to develop your SAP skills and knowledge. If you read this tutorial, you probably have access to following software packages:

  • OS: Windows 2008 R2 64 bit
  • DB: Oracle 11g
  • ERP: SAP 6.0 EHP6 IDES ABAP Stack
  • GUI: SAP GUI 7.*

 

I am going to install it for this demonstration on following a laptop with following characteristics:

  • CPU: Core 2 Duo T8300
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD1: 80 GB 7200 rpm (64 GB used including 25GB SWAP, Oracle DB Software and Windows)
  • HDD2: 750 GB 7200 rpm (249 GB used for SAP & DB Install)

Usually, the bottlenecks of every SAP system are the HDD and Memory. That’s the reason I wanted to go with two HDDs which will allow me to divide the load at least on two physical drives. The smaller one will be for Windows OS, SWAP file and DB Software. The second one will be for SAP Software and DB Instance. I recommend you to install a pure ABAP stack instead of JAVA + ABAP because it will be lighter and in the same time is sufficient for FICO training.

 

There several important steps in the installation:

I. Change the Computer name

II. Create SWAP Space

III. Install Oracle RDBMS

IV. Java SDK install (Optional)

V. SAP ERP EHP6 IDES

VI. SAP GUI Install

 

 

 

I. Change the Computer name (less than 13 characters):

To change it, you will need to go to advanced system settings. The easiest ways is to write “system settings” in the windows taskbar.

Click on “View advanced system settings”.

Go to tab Computer name and hit “Change…”. Change the computer name. If you try to change the workgroup, the system will need a restart.

 

II. Create at least 20 GB SWAP Space

Go Again to advanced system settings, click on Advanced, then click on “Performance”, then again on “Advanced” and hit “Change”. Uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”. Then set custom size at least 20 480 MB.

 

 

III. Install Oracle RDBMS

In the RDBMS package folder, go to subfolder \database\SAP and start  “sapserver.cmd” as administrator.

 

Enter the drive letter in which you want to install the Oracle software. It takes around 30 GB HDD space.

 

Enter three characters for the name of the SAP Instance. e.g. – ECC

Configure Security Updates

Set email if you would like to receive additional information about security issues. For this demo, I will uncheck the wish to receive security updates.

Download Software Updates

Enter your credentials or skip the updates:

Installation Option

Leave it by default:

Grin Installation Options

Leave it by default:

Product Language

Choose if you want another language other than English and click next:

Database Edition:

Leave it by default:

Click Next & Next and then “Install” button.

IV. Install Java Runtime – JAVA_HOME (Optional Step for ABAP Stack)

For ABAP stack it is no required to install JAVA SDK, but it is recommended.

Download and install – j2sdk-1_4_2_-windows-amd64.

Install everything which is set by default.

 

Go to C:\ and find the new folder where the java is installed:

Copy the full path

 

Go again to “advanced system settings”:

Choose Advanced tab and open the “Environment Variables”:

Click on “New”, enter a variable name and a path to the java folder.

 

Find the “Path” variable and add following in the end.

;%JAVA_HOME%\bin

V. Install SAP ERP ECC IDES

Go to Installation Master Folder, click on the sapinst file, run it as administrator and choose the following option:

Choose “Typical”:

Click OK

 

The Windows will log off. You should logon again where SAP installation will continue automatically.

If the SAP install asks for prerequisites checker, click next and mark the flags as on the next screenshot

Choose following options:

 

Choose database type:

 

Leave next screen as it is by default:

Click Next till the prerequisite checking starts.

After finishing if you have a warning about JAVA SDK ignore it and proceed with the installation.

 

Enter the SAP SID

Unmark “Set FQDN for SAP System” if such is marked initially:

Fill initial master password for the administrators’ users in SAP ERP – SAP* and DDIC users:

 

Enter passwords for Windows users which are created during installation. It will be requested when you start SAP Instance.

In next several steps choose the right folders with related packages necessary for installing:

Try with Export 2 or Export 11 on following screen:

Oracle parameters. Leave it by default.

 

Kernel NW 7.20 – SL Controller

DAA leave it by default:

Click yes on DAA window:

Mark “No SLD destination”.

 

Installation begins. Import ABAP step will take around 12 hours. The whole installation took around 20 hours on the hardware described above.

 

 

VI. SAP GUI Install

Next step is to install SAP Graphical User Interface or also known as SAP GUI. You will find SAP GUI for Windows and SAP GUI for JAVA. You will find SAP GUI for JAVA packages for MAXC OS X, Linux, Windows, etc.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and setup SAP GUI for Windows.

a) Start installation with executing SapGuiSetup.exe

*Depending on the package that you download, you could have different files

Click on “Next”

Mark “SAP GUI for Windows” and click on “Next”

 

Choose different folder or leave it by default:

The installation will start after confirmation, and it will probably take around 15 minutes.

b) Setup your SAP GUI and connect to your SAP ERP IDES server

Start SAP Logon Application.

Create New Connection

Choose “Next”.

 

Enter IP address of the SAP Server. You could also enter localhost if you installed SAP GUI on the same OS/machine as your SAP ERP IDES.

Fill an “Instance Number” in the following field. Usually, it is 00.

Enter SAP SID that you defined earlier during installation

Leave SAProuter String blank except you know what you are doing :).

Here is how my setup looks like when I am installing SAP GUI on the same OS as the SAP IDES Demo Server.

Double click on the connection that we configured:

On logon screen enter Client 800 (Main client for FICO). 

You could enter with following users and related passwords.

user: idadmin / password: ides

user: sap*/ password: (defined during installation) (For 8x clients password – 06071992)

user: ddic/ password: (defined during installation) (For 8x clients password – 19920706)

 

I hope you will like the tutorial. It became a little longer than expected, but I think it cover everything that you will need to install SAP ERP IDES with Oracle DB on Windows OS.  Do not use this tutorial for production usage! If you have a question, do not hesitate to comment below. Enjoy SAP ERP IDES and have fun while learning :).

About Emiliyan Tanev

Hello, My name is Emiliyan Tanev. I am SAP BPC Certified Application Associate with a good process understanding of FICO. I am also an experienced accountant and financial controller with 5+ years of diversified responsibilities. I am also a member of Management Accounting Body in the UK - CIMA and CGMA in the US. I love IT and Finance which impacted my career orientation towards SAP FICO and BPC. Follow me and get the latest tips, tricks, tutorials and career guides related to SAP BPC. More about me on My Story.

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26 comments

  1. Hi I cant find the sapserver.cmd file, could you tell me if i need a special version of oracle 11g?

  2. Hi Zai,
    Thanks you for sharing your knowledge in this area; I was just wondering if you know of source I can buy a copy of IDES with BPC from so I an install and practice. I will appreciate any suggestions.
    Thank you

  3. Hello,

    I am not aware of any source from which you could download it. There Remote Access services that you could use from 35%/month for 10.0.

  4. hi,

    The above installation guide is excellent , i follow the above steps and simply installed on windows server 2008.

    i am looking for the above same installation steps on Linux platform if you have any document please share.

    Thanks,
    Suri.

  5. Hello Emiliyan,
    I hope to contact with you.
    Our company want to change the sstem from JDE to SAP next year , So I want study the SAP ERP system in this period to be an Administration for it.

    It seems that we will reach out much will the coming period.

    And I will have the honor to benefit from the vast experience in this area

    So friend,
    I download this version ” sap-erp-6.0-ehp6-oracle-6.0-x64 ”
    But I can’t install SAP because all files is SAR extension .. Can you help me ?

    Thanks a lot for your help 🙂

    • Hi Mohammed,

      Welcome to infinite SAP World :). Sar extension is special SAP archive which could be extracted with sapcar.exe. Just copy the sapcar.exe in the folder and run the command prompt in that folder – sarcar.exe -xvf *.SAR.

      btw. I am not sure if those files will be sufficient if you only have those.

      Best Regards,
      Emiliyan

      • Thanks Emiliyan.I am trying now to extract the .SAR files

        Even earn time during this period can you help me about the best training courses for SAP from the beginning ( books , videos , online …. ).

        Thanks ,
        Mohammed MALALHA

  6. Hi Mohammed,

    Check the TERP10 Course Materials. Try to do the exercises in your IDES System.

    http://sapficonsultant.com/sap-fico-consultant-part-2-business-processes-overview/

    I think, that is the best start you could have.

  7. Right now we are using IDES 6.0 EHP 7 abap stack only. we require to install java stack in existing server itself. can any one suggest how to install?

  8. HI Vijayakumar,

    I am not a Basis, but the best thing you could do is to look for “SAP EHP7 Installation Guides”. I am sure you will find the answer. You will have to have a SAP S-user.

    BR,
    Emiliyan

  9. First of all many thanks for this great tutorial. I’ve followed all the steps, in the installation the system shows a problem due de DB version, in this case I’ve installed 11g (oracle), but in the installation screen is requesting version db version 102. I am not able to change it in the parameters, could you help me please?.

    Many thanks in advance.
    BR.
    Miguel.

    • Hi Miguel,

      The package I have is 51042334_ORACLE_RDBMS_11.2.0.3_Windows_x64. From it I see that the version I used was 11.2.0.3. I hope it will help you.

      I will try to send you some guides later on your email.

      Best Regards,
      Emiliyan

  10. Dear Miguel
    If we use it for personal archival documents , is there any restrictions in SAP ERP EHP 6.0 . That after few thousands records it stop taking transactions or not….

  11. Hi Emiliyan

    Please provide the exact link for download, I already have SAP ID

    I downloaded SAP Ides version SR3, it doenst give same options when installing, I would like to download same one you downloaded to ensure I have same options

  12. Hi Emiliyan,
    First of all many thanks for this great tutorials.
    I followed all steps. I can connect with client 000,001 And 066. When i try to connect with client 800, here is the message “client is not available in system”. How is possible ?
    In client 001, i used scc4 transaction to check different client in the system. There are 3: 000,001 And 066.
    Many thanks in advance.

    • Hi Kalda,

      Sorry for the late reply, but I am unbelievably busy in the last couple of weeks.
      Are you sure you installed IDES Installation Master? I think if you don’t have client 800, you are not on IDES.

      Regards,
      Emo

  13. Hi Emiliyan,

    Thanks you for this guide.
    I installed successfully via your guide.

    However, i have some questions..

    1.
    I installed on my laptop. HDD~500gb file (.vmdk) to run VMware Work Station.
    Future i will build my server on home to test, check, …. I want to move all into new machine.
    How to move ? (copy file or copy HDD, … )
    Because i have installed license key on my IDES. If move, i will lost key because Active harware key will also change.
    Can you give me a best solution? i don’t want lost all license key.

    2.I know you are FICO consultant. now, i’m Logistics Consultant. i want to learn FICO. should i do step by step ? Example: function, config, business process, how to control data in system (goods movement, sale, purchasing,..)

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Tpan,

      Thanks for the comment.

      1. If you leave vmdk file it will be fine. However, if you move from vmdk to physical machine it will require new key/installation
      2. It is difficult to express an opinion, but if you want to join FICO, it is not a bad idea to enter invoice verification space. Probably any other integration topic with MM/SD as well

      Regards,
      Emiliyan

      • Hi Emiliyan,

        Thanks for your help,

        Maybe i will move vmdk file to keep Active hardware key. If i have to install new server, i will use this image and use old file “license_key.txt” to active again.
        I think it will better to install new OS on new machine. 🙂

  14. Hi sir,
    Thank you so much for posting such a great and clear article. I am in love with ur article.
    Can you please let me know where to download Sap ecc6. I am new learner and i dont have any authentication for sap portal. Can you please share where to download working sap ecc6 Please.
    Thank you again
    neel

  15. Renato Luiz Pereira

    Hello Emiliyan,

    Congratullations for sharing this helpful article with us.

    I downloaded SAP ECC v6.0 SR3 IDES Oracle 10.2.0.2 and when trying to do step

    III. Install Oracle RDBMS
    In the RDBMS package folder, go to subfolder \database\SAP and start “sapserver.cmd” as administrator

    The DOS screen just opens and closes very fast…

    Question: Do I need to have Oracle 11g installed before this?

    Thank you,

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