S/4HANA Conversion – t6m – using DMO from EHP6/mss step-by-step

The blog is for conversion of source system ERP6/EHP6 to target system S/4HANA showing the Realize Phase – t5- SUM/DMO from EHP6/mss as below:

Please find other blogs as follows at S/4HANA SQUARE ONE


UPGRADE   t2 – MP t3 – SIC
t4 – CCM t5 – SUM
S/4HANA 1809 link link link link
S/4HANA 1909 FPS1 link
S/4HANA 1709 FPS1 link link
OUTPUT MANAGEMENT link  link  link link link
S/4HANA Certification Exams through SAP Certification Hub link

DISCLAIMER: The purpose of this blog is to provide guidance to fast track your SANDBOX conversion. Tool parameters are for shortest overall run time with maximum downtime. The author will not take over any responsibility of the consequences this may cause. Please use the blog for sequence of the process after going through the latest GUIDES.

The Source System is ECC6/EHP6/mss 2012 and OS is Windows 2012R2 and we are converting to S/4HANA 1909 using Application server without system move.

You can use PAM tool – Product Availability Matrix to determine if OS meets the requirement prior to system conversion.

TIP: For conversion to S/4HANA 1809 FPS1 conversion, customers had to upgrade Operating system from Windows 2012 to Windows 2016, and even though the source system will be decommissioned. This is because the client of HANA 2.0 db needs Windows 2016.

The procedure is shown for upgrade of SQL server as a guide but may not be required if you already have the minimum release. Please refer latest SAP Note for the DMO tool used like SAP Note 2882441 – Database Migration Option (DMO) of SUM 2.0 SP08

Please find Note 1177356 – MS SQL Server: End of Support for SAP Releases
Note 62988 – Service packs for MS SQL Server

1651862 – Release planning for Microsoft SQL Server 2012       <== min SAP Netweaver SPs
1676665 – Setting up Microsoft SQL Server 2012                        <== min SAP Kernel Levels
1684545 – SAP Installation Media and SQL4SAP for SQL Server 2012

Upgrade Guide
Upgrade to and Installation of SQL Server 2012 in an SAP Environment
Upgrading SQL Server Failover Cluster to SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster

If your SQL Server release is SQL Server 2008 R2, make sure that you apply SP1 to the system before you upgrade to SQL Server2012. Please find the key screenshots of the upgrade process from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012R2.

Stop SAP and then run setup.exe as administrator

Run SWPM to finalize SQL Server upgrade. Use SWPM10SP24_-20009707.SAR or later.
Ref SAP Note 683447 – SAP Tools for MS SQL Server The tool performs post-upgrade steps automatically.

Start SAP system

Connect with dba login to SQL Server 2012 Management Studio. Open Query window and run commands while SAP system is online:

use E6M go EXEC sp_updatestats go use master go alter database E6M SET PAGE_VERIFY CHECKSUM; go

Set the configuration for the SQL Server Agent.

Please note that in this blog we are covering scenario with no System Move – on the right for DMO with System Move unchecked.

Please extract DMO tool as below 2 commands:

Login as e6madm in Powershell Run As Administrator execute:

cd E:\usr\sap\E6M sapcar -xvf E:\sapmedia\download\SUM20SP08_1-80002483.SAR cd E:\usr\sap\E6M\SUM\abap .\SUMSTART.BAT confighostagent 

TIP: Please check that your c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\host file contains entry with IP address mapped to hostname vhcalabaci. c:\users\mahesh>type c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts  vhcalabaci vhcalabaci.dummy.nodomain vhcalabacs vhcalabacs.dummy.nodomain

Open Google Chrome browser (latest version recommended) Enter URL:

In case you get screen below please click on Advanced and then “Proceed to vhcalabaci(unsafe)

TIP: If you get message that Page is Unresponsive just click on Wait.

Enter e6madm/(password you used before) in the screen below

TIP: SUM MailNotifier can be used to get notified by eMail/SMS when SUM displays a dialog so you don’t have to frequently check it for long running phases. It can be configured at PREPROCESSING PHASE later when you have a break. You need a sender email account like with password, recipient email like or SMS text like After this you execute command as root:
vhcals4hci:~ # java -jar MailNotifierApp.jar properties=MailNotifierApp.props  I had to add parameter mail.smtp.starttls.enable=true to the above command for gmail account.  Also I had to login to gmail account and then execute link to allow less secure apps. Refer Boris Rubarth’s blog at end of this blog for more info.


Please select the stack.xml file.

In the above screen choose the Scenario Strategy. I have chosen Standard since this is the first sandbox conversion.

At (0%) Current Phase MOD_SELROADMAP/SELECT_ROADMAP select values and click on Next

TIP: If you get error manifest signature revoked download latest crlbag.p7s. Do not use old downloaded file crlbag.p7s. Refer SAP Note 2491577 – SUM fails at phase PREP_EXTRACT/SCAN_DOWNLOADDIR with error message “SIGNATURE: manifest signature is revoked”

At (0%) Current Phase MOD_SELROADMAP/SELECT_ROADMAP select values and click on Next

Note: 317096 – Migration Key Generation for ABAP Systems
Note: 1899381 – How to check Migration Key issues – System Copy

At (0%) Current Phase PREP_PRE_CHECK/PROFREAD enter password of DDIC in client 000,
enter password of SAPServiceE6M and click on Next

At (5%) EXTRACTION phase is complete.


At (5%) Current Phase PREP_CONFIGURATION/INITSUBST  enter the values for ABAP, SQL and R3Load processes for uptime and Downtime and click on Next.

At (6%) Current Phase PREP_CONFIGURATION/SUBMOD_MIG_INSTCLIENT/HDB_INSTCLIENT  enter the Path to “hdbinst” E:\SAP_HANA_CLIENT and click on Next

At (6%) Current Phase PREP_CONFIGURATION/SUBMOD_MIG_INSTCLIENT/HDB_INSTCLIENT  enter Required Migration Specific Password Xxxxxxxn and click on Next

At (6%) Current Phase MAIN_MIGSERIALSETUP/SUBMOD_MIG_CONFIG/HDB_MIGCONFIG enter values for Target DB hostname, Target DB SID, Target DB instance number, Target System License and click on Next

Required Migration Specific Password for SYSTEM user and click on Next

Required Migration Specific Password for SYSTEMDB user and click on Next

Schema in Target Database – SYSTEMDB and click on Next

Required Migration Specific Password for user SYSTEM for tenant and click on Next

At SAP HANA Migration Parameters enable automatic load of Table Placement Statements and click on Next

Required Migration Specific Password for DBACOCKPIT user and click on Next

Required Migration Specific Password for Target Schema user SYSTEMDB and click on Next

At (7%) Current Phase PREP_CONFIGURATION/LANG_SELECT the tool will check for missing language archives and if required, ask to provide them. click on Next

At (8%) Current Phase PREP_CONFIGURATION/SQLSELEXE_CHECK_SDMI_USERS select Yes to create users for Silent Data Migration and click on Next

At (8% Current Phase PREP_CHECKNOTES/CHECK4NOTES_TOOL apply the notes required and click on Next

At (9%) Current Phase PREP_EXTENSION/IS_INST there are no Add-Ons to be added, click on Next

At (9%) Current Phase PREP_EXTENSION/UNINSTALL_PREPARE acknowledge that you have read the SAP Notes and click on Next.

At (9%) Current Phase PREP_EXTENSION/BIND_PATCH click on Next

At (9%) Current Phase PREP_EXTENSION/BIND_PATCH Include Transport Request and click on Next

During further processing , among other items , SUM tool will run SI Check at PREP_EXTENSION/RUN_S4H_SIF_CHECK_INIT and will take same amount of time as job RC_NEW_CHECK_IN_JOB run manually at t3 – SI Check.

If the Simplification Item Check inconsistencies are not resolved you get above error. More details are found in file /usr/sap/E5O/SUM/abap/log/S4_SIF_TRANSITION_CHECKS.E5M.

One of the items is as per Simplification Item List, Check the note applicable is 1484142 – MRN1: Incorrect Customizing entries deleted As per the note, run report S4SIC_TNIW5CORR in client 000 once.Once you have fixed inconsistencies as shown in SI-Check, please rerun the job and check Results  and confirm to  continue…

At (10%) Current Phase PREP_INTEGRATION/ADJUSTPRP accept of specify SPDD/SPAU transport request and click on Next


At (11%) Current Phase PREP_INSTALL/SHDINST_CPY select No to use profiles click on Next

At (12%) end of CONFIGURATION Phase click on Next


At (14%) Current Phase PREP_GENCHECKS/SPAU_FILL_LEVEL_DEC please adjust all all non-adjusted objects to SAP-Standard adjust open objects and click on Next

At (14%) Current Phase PREP_PREPROC/SAVE_VAR_CHK choose Yes to Do you want to run the JOB_RASUVAR(2) ? (Read Note 1696821 carefully) click on Next 

At (16%) Current Phase PREP_PREPROCS/S4HCONV_SECURE_PROFILE select checkmark to skip setting and click on Next

At (16%) end of CHECKS Phase click on Next


At (17%) Current Phase MAIN_INIT/RUN_RSBO230 – resolve updates in SM13 as per Note 1705774

At (17%) Current Phase MAIN_INIT/LOCKEU_PRE – Lock the development environment now click on Next

TIP: From this point the resource consumption is high.

At (33%) Current Phase MAIN_SHDRUN/ACT_UPG shows modified objects that you need to adjust, follow the steps to adjust repository:and click on Next

During processing phase at (56%) MAIN_PREDTCHECKS/RUN_S4H_SIF_CHECK_EXEC the SUM tool again checks for the Simplification items.

At (56%) Current Phase MAIN_SHDIMP/REQ_PARTITIONING_MATDOC please partition MATDOC table as per Note 2259038 if needed and click on Next

At (62%) Current Phase MAIN_DTTRANSSHD/DOWNCONF_DTTRANS accept selected radio button Actions completed click on Next

At (61%) Current Phase MAIN_DTTRANSSHD/DOWNCONF_DTTRANS_BCK accept selected radio button Backup completed click on Next

This completes the PREPROCESSING phasee.


After the execution phase you will get screen below:

At (90%) Current Phase MAIN_UPTRANS/UPCONF click on Next

We reach end of EXECUTION phase.



Login client 000 and Adjust
Go back to SUM and click on Next

At (95%) Current Phase MAIN_POSTPROC/REQUPFINAL – Start of Cleanup Processing click on Next

At (99%) Current Phase MAIN_POST/REQUPFINAL – Confirmation Required for Imports lick on Next

Please fill in the form and provide feedback to SAP.

SUM/DMO process is finished.

Please login to the system and check the Installed product version as:Please find Installed Software Component version:

You can schedule complete SGEN if it is not been scheduled.

Please apply the 7 notes below to the installed instance as per SAP Note 2804060 – SAP S/4HANA 1909 Feature Package Stack 00: Additional Release Information these notes are only for 1909 FPS0

2801166 CDS: Search in CDS connector can end with runtime error CX_SY_CONVERSION_NO_NUMBER No
2810687 SAP HANA error 2617 – DAF migration … failed – during freestyle search No
2812346 ALV list: Incorrect texts in top-of-page area No
2809538 OQ: dimF4-M remove assocation No
2832781 Manufacturing Substitute Version Specific Changes No



Updating SAP ABAP System on Windows: SAP HANA DB – SUM 2.0 SP08             <==pdf
Updating SAP ABAP Systems on UNIX and Linux: SAP HANA DB – SUM 2.0 SP08 <==pdf


2378962 – SAP HANA 2.0 Revision and Maintenance Strategy <==pdf


Converting SAP Systems to S/4HANA Using Software Update Manager 2.0   <==pdf
SUM 2.0 Guide

S/4HANA 1909 FPS0 Conversion Guide         <==pdf

DMO Guide      <==pdf

Your system installation is complete. Congratulations !!!

Mahesh Sardesai
Product Expert – S/4HANA