01. Installation of ECC6. – An Experience itself 

Here I am trying to write my experience on installation of ECC6. This is better to admit that, SAP and its installation over SLES 10 was very tough nut for me to crack. Infact I better say shamelessly that I have failed in that operation for 16 times….!! ? I was a newbie in SAP and really speaking I never liked to be spoon fed in any case and ultimately I succeeded on 17 th Chance. thank God I never forgot the story of King Arthur.

With the same vision in mind, I took the job of installing ECC 6. Once again it was Suse, I mean SuSE Linux Enterprise Server but the version was SP1. The hardware I used is the blade server HS21 from IBM and had a storage DS 4700. I am writing this here, as how I did it…I dont want to raise any technical / functional debates but will be glad If I receive any suggestion from any reader.

My approach of doing the same was like finalising the requirements, gathering the requirements, doing installation, backing up installation, testing and final release. I will better try to give some charts below on this.

This was my requirement analysis.

Srl Sub
Description Qty Unit
1   SAP Software Media. (Netweaver 2005 SR 1) 1 Nos
2   Database Software Media (oracle 10 G 64 Bit) 1 Nos
4   Database Software Patch Media if any    
5   SLES 10 Media 1 Nos
6   Server 1 Nos
  1 IBM Blade Server Available 1  
  2 Native storage for OS and software dumps and patches (Raid 1) 100 GB
  3 Native swap partition. 2 nos of swap partition 16 GB each. 32 GB
  4 Shared storage for /usr/sap (RAID 5) 20 GB
  5 Shared storage for /sapmnt (RAID 5) 20 GB
  6 Shared storage for /oracle (RAID 5) 90 GB
7   Fixing up SID (3 Characters only) 1 Nos
8   Fixing up Server Name 11 Characters 1 Nos
9   Fix IP in server VLAN 1 Nos

 I feel I should also reveal the SAP Notes which I went thru for this.

Note No – 709140 Recommended JDK VM settings WEBAS 630 640 7.0.pdf.
Note No – Note 819830 – Oracle Database 10g Additional Information on upgrade UNIX
Note No – Note 841728 – Oracle Database 10g – Software installation problems 10.2.0
Note No – 171356 linux installaltion notes.

All the above SAP note gives you enough to deal or tackle the installation. Here is another chart, which will show the media requirement for installation.

Srl Product CD No Description
1 51032893 SAP Netweaver 2004S SR2 Kernel 700 (LINUX x86_64 64bit)
2 51032715 SAP ERP 2005 Support Package Stack 9
3 51032714 (2 DVDs) SAP NETWEAVER 2004s (7.0) Support Package      Stack 11(java)
4 51032272 (2 DVDs)    SAP ERP 2005 SR2 SAP ECC 6.0 Installation Export
5 50068193 SAP GUI For Windows 6.20
6 51032285 SAP ERP 2005 SR2 ERP Components
7 51031613 Oracle 10.2 64BIT 10.2 32BIT Client
8 51031676 Oracle 10.2 64BIT RDBMS Linux on x86_64 64BIT
9 51031811 Oracle 10.2 RDBMS Patch
10 51032260 SAP Business Suite 2005 Installation Master for : SAP Netweaver 2004s, SAP ERP 2005 SR2  


So I accomplished two very much vital steps of the requirement. This is mandatory for any installtion project. This installation has four following parts, which I am writing in the subsequent pages …

  • Preparing OS and system for SAP installation.
  • Installation of SAP Central Instance.
  • Installation SAP Database.
  • Post-Installation tasks, i.e. Applying patches, upgrades etc.
***************** Index of Pages on the topic…. ****************************
1. preparing os and system for SAP installation
2. installation of sap central instance.
3. installation of database
4. post-installation tasks

23 thoughts on “01. Installation of ECC6. – An Experience itself 

  1. Hi…

    i need to install ECC6…. can you give me the installation guide…..it will be very useful for me….

    thanks in advance.

  2. It is here in my blog..check all the pages and subpages under Installation of ECC6. – An Experience itself…page 1,2 and 3…within a few days I will be writing about the post installation steps which will complete the series.

  3. Hameed Ahmed Mohammed said:


    Iam tryiing to install ecc6.0 on suse Linux,but
    Iam getting lots of issues.So please send me the procedure for the installation of ecc 6.0 on suse linux and windows server 2003.I will be thankful to you if provide me the above information.I’ll look forward for you e-mail.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Hameed Mohammeed.

  4. Just read all the subpages 1,2,3 &4…Luckily I am able to complete my topic.It covers SAP installtion steps right from hardware to OS, SAP, Database (Oracle) and post installtion scripts. Most of the tricks are disclosed here….

  5. Hi,

    Am trying to install ECC6 on Windows server 2003. So please send me the installation and help me out.

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  10. hi ,

    i have done lot many windows installation it is my first installation on SUSE-10 i have encountered a very strange problem.As you know that sapinst stops for DB installation.It stopped as per installation guide i went for excuting ./RUNINSTALLER to install oracle it says …………OPERATING SYSTEM CHECK FAILED it means SUSE10 SP1 IS NOTCERTIFIED FOR SAP INSTALLATION .i checked PAM and suse-10 is there.how to proceed?what is the reason?


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  13. dev sharma said:


    Am trying to install ECC6 on Windows server 2003. So please send me the installation and help me out.

    • Installation on windows is very easy, you don’t need to know the complexity of the Linux configuration. By the way if you are installing it for your own practice, better go for MaxDB instead of Oracle….It will use less resource than Oracle or Ms SQL server behind….And installation also will be very easy…..

  14. Blanquart56 said:

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  17. i am using ECC6 ehp1 in windows 2003 server 32bit version and oracle 10g version, i need to change my database from oracle to sql. i need which version need to download in sql?

    • Whether your hardware is 32 bit or it is 64 bit? As because now a days nobody thinks about 32 bit server hardware……now if you have 64 bit hardware then try to have 64 bit OS and as usual 64 bit SAP and database. You need to adopt DB migration to transfer tge trabsaction data.

      I do not have access to SAP download for MsSQL. …just check in your marketplace download section.


  18. Arpan Ghosh said:

    Hello … Just a small query, Actually I’m a beginner into this sap world…
    What is the difference between installing Ecc 6.0 Release 1 & Ecc 6.0 ehp 6 ?
    I’ve opted the basis module & trying to learn something before certification !!

    • Hi Arpan, Not much of a difference as of Basis is concern. You need to follow the same process of reading the installation document, making a summary of the same and finally start the work. You do need to follow the prerequisites better, EHP versions need more space ( At least I felt so consciously – for exact space requirement need to consult the documents from SAP). Oh yes, you will not be allowed for going ABAP + Java together. SAP prefer single stacks now except some special cases like Solution Manager. Regards, Soumen (Sent from my mobile. Apologies for Typo Erros.) > Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 06:42:50 +0000 > To: soumenc@msn.com >

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