This blog describes how you can install the following products on SQL Server 2012

  • SAP CRM 7.0 Support Release 1
  • SAP ERP 6 EHP4 Ready - Support Release 1
  • SAP SCM 7.0 Support Release 1
  • SAP SRM 7.0 Support Release 1
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.0 including EHP1 Support Release 1

In addition, please always read SAP Note 1676665  - Setting up Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Login required)

Some of the steps are only required if you install an SAP System that contains an ABAP stack (ABAP only or ABAP+JAVA). Those steps are marked with ABAP/ABAP+JAVA

Update: Please use the SAP Software Provisioning Manager 7.0x (70SWPM) to install SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP1 based products. Read SAP Note SAP Note 1680045 - Release Note for Software Provisioning Manager 1.0 (Login required) on where to download 70SWPM and this blog..

Requirements

  1. Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit
  2. SAP Solution Manager
  3. SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (Core) Edition

Preparation

  • Kernel DVD
    • Update: Please use the Kernel DVD that is shipped with 70SWPM. This Kernel DVD already contains a 7.20/7.20 EXT kernel.
  • SQL Server Native Client 2012
    • If you want to install a distributed SAP System (database and SAP application Server are running on different hosts), make sure that the SQL Server Native Client 2012 is installed on the host running your SAP application Server

Installation

  • Install your SAP system using
    • Update: The 70SWPM SAR archive
    • Update: The 70SWPM Kernel DVD
    • The DVDs that were originally shipped with the Business Suite 2008 Support Release 1 (Export DVD, Java DVD, language DVDs…)
  • After the Installation upgrade your kernel to the latest 7.20 EXT DCK
  • ABAP/ABAP+JAVA: Connect your new SAP System to your SAP Solution Manager
  • ABAP/ABAP+JAVA: Create a maintenance stack to implement the required support packages
    • SAP CRM 7.0 SPS 11 or higher
    • SAP ERP 6 EHP4 SPS 11 or higher
    • SAP SCM 7.0 SPS 11 or higher
    • SAP SRM 7.0 SPS 12 or higher
    • SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EHP1 SPS 11 or higher
  • ABAP/ABAP+JAVA: Use the Software Update Manager (SUM) 1.0 SP4 or higher to implement the maintenance stack
    • DO NOT use SPAM to implement the support packages
    • DO NOT update SPAM manually but let the SUM update the SPAM as part of the maintenance stack implementation

Post Steps

System Copy

You can also copy your SAP System that is running on an older SQL Server to a machine running a new SQL Server with the following steps:

  • Make sure that your source system is at least on SAP BASIS SP 11
  • Copy your SAP system using
    • Update: The 70SWPM SAR archive
    • Update: The 70SWPM Kernel DVD
    • The DVDs that were originally shipped with the Business Suite 2008 Support Release 1 (Export DVD, Java DVD, language DVDs…)
  • Upgrade your kernel to the latest 7.20 EXT DCK

The steps for a System Copy where the source SAP system is already running on SQL 2012 are the same.