FAQ List - LT Replication Server for SAP HANA

AGS SLO Product Mgmt 06/ 2011

LT replication server is based on proven SLO technology used since years (by a hugh number of SAP customers) with the following SAP offerings:    Near Zero Downtime: using trigger technology in upgrade projects with large data bases (up-to 25 TB) TDMS: used by almost 2. With availability of HANA 1.g.0 SPS02. all SLO migration and conversion technologies to support any business and IT driven transformation of SAP landscapes (e. SAP LT) quarantees a simple and fast set-up of LT replication server (installation and configuration < 1day) Currently LT replication server does not (yet) cover data replication from non-SAP sources and the ability to re-use existing BI extractors Is LT replication server a newly developed offering? NO – only minor developments (mainly the integration into the UI of the HANA modeler) were developed to cover HANA replication requirements. replicating only relevant data into HANA provides ability to migrate data into HANA format while replicating data in real-time is targeting existing SAP customers using SAP ERP (SAP R/3 4. incl.Frequently Asked Questions (1/8) Positioning How to position LT replication server compared to other replication options? LT replication server is today the ideal solution for all HANA customers who need real-time data replication sourcing from SAP ERP systems into HANA.000 SAP customers to migrate data and build-up non-productive SAP systems SAP LT: SAP product available since 10/2010. TDMS. LT replication server is fully integrated with the UI of HANA modeler.      allows real-time (and scheduled) data replication. Internal 2 . Client Transfer) © 2011 SAP AG. All rights reserved.6C onwards) supporting all platforms is a robust solution leveraging proven SLO technologies (Near Zero Downtime.

is also included in the HANA software shipment. What are the pricing details of LT replication server? All capabilities to use SAP Landscape Transformation as LT replication server for SAP HANA are covered with the SAP HANA license.the technical prerequiste to enable the integrated use of the LT replication server with UI of the HANA modeler . LT replication server will be part of the HANA software BOM (bill-of-material). All rights reserved. the basic configuration (set-up of system connections) and the initialization for initial data load and delta replication © 2011 SAP AG. For details on current HANA pricing status.0 SPS02. the overall effort to set-up LT replication server for data replication into SAP HANA is less than one day. contact Prakash. Internal 3 .Frequently Asked Questions (2/8) Shipment. This includes the installation (Add-on to be installed on source system and LT replicator server instance) . Pricing and Installation Aspects Is LT replication server included with HANA software shipment? YES – with the release of SAP HANA 1.com (HANA Solution Management) How much effort is it to install and prepare LT replication server for data replication into HANA? On average. SP04 (of SAP Landscape Transformation) .Darji@sap.

02 with Kernel 7.see details also in SAP Note 1602938 What is the standard system set-up using LT replication server for data replication into HANA? LT replication server does not have to be a separate SAP system and can run on any SAP system with SAP NetWeaver 7. Since current SAP ERP systems may not run on NW 7. OS/DB combinations) and SAP releases starting with R/3 4.02 ABAP stack (Kernel 7.Frequently Asked Questions (3/8) Installation and Technical Prerequisites in Detail (1/2) Does LT replication server support data replication from source systems on all platforms and SAP releases? YES – LT replication server allows to support all platforms (HW.however for SAP Netweaver BW (BI) and SAP SCM (APO).20EXT). a separate SAP hosting the LT replication server instance might be required Refer to slide „Technical requirements and System Set-Up information“ and Installation and Configuration Guide for details © 2011 SAP AG. limitations for the use of LT replication server may apply. for example SAP Solution Manager 7. Internal 4 .only the installation of the respective DMIS add-on and latest available SP level is required For the LT replication server instance: SAP NetWeaver 7.1. SP04 of SAP LT has to be installed . What are the technical prerequisites to install the LT replication server instance? For source system: no specific technical prerequisites apply .20EXT.02 (with SAP Kernel 7. Beside SAP ERP also other ABAP based SAP applications are supported .20EXT which is currently limited to specific platforms only) is required. All rights reserved.6 onwards as source systems. Sybase ASE as platform will be supported soon.

What are the network bandwith requirements for connectivity between SAP ERP and HANA? Current tests do not indicate any special bandwith requirements. All rights reserved. Both are shipped and all connectivity needs to be properly defined.Frequently Asked Questions (4/8) Installation and Technical Prerequisites in Detail (2/2) Does LT replication server has any additional security requirements? What are the security implications if one leverages LT replication server? Yes – LT replication server has predefined role / authorizations. © 2011 SAP AG. You find details in Security Guide. Internal 5 .

© 2011 SAP AG. The code is executed whenever the ddl statement is executed. the control module triggers . related logging tables and DB triggers are automatically created. How does the trigger-based approach work in detail? Generated DB trigger will record all changes of in application tables writing the key and update method apply into the related logging tables. triggers and read modules created? After the definition of the replication method (initial load only or initial load with continuous replication) per each table in the HANA modeler UI. CREATE TRIGGER "&trg_name&" AFTER INSERT ON "&TABNAME&" REFERENCING NEW AS NEW FOR EACH ROW MODE DB2SQL BEGIN ATOMIC INSERT INTO "&LTABNAME&" VALUES ( GENERATE_UNIQUE ()."&FIELDNAME&"$ . 'I').Frequently Asked Questions (5/8) Functional Aspects in Detail (1/4) How are logging tables. END ENDEXEC. ' '.the read modules in the source system checks for updates in the logging tables and intiates the actual data transfer from the source into the HANA system. In a few words. On the LT replication server instance. Internal 6 .based on the defined settings in a replication schema for the source system . All rights reserved. CURRENT TIMESTAMP. /$NEXT_KEYFIELD$$ $NEW. $$/. How do triggers work? Triggers are database object (for detailed information you can check google or Wikipedia). with triggers you can place a code part to a ddl statement. Example for a trigger for INSERT: EXEC SQL.

LT replication server provides standard out-of-box transformations like conversion of date field. It is highly recommeded to engage with an SAP LT expert using the LT platform. However. any advanced use of the transformation capabilities is available only with transformation platform hosted on the LT replication server instance. © 2011 SAP AG. Internal 7 . All rights reserved. Non-UNICODE into UNICODE or the declustering of tables.Frequently Asked Questions (5/8) Functional Aspects in Detail (2/4) Are SAP LT transformation capabilities directly available within the HANA modeler UI? NO .

To ensure proper data replication. the trigger still work properly. an initial load). Currently. However. All rights reserved. How to handle dictionary changes in the source system that affect the replicated tables? As long as the key fields of a table are not affected.those records would not be covered automatically with existing replication procedure.once the replication is successfully completed the entry of in the logging table will be deleted.g. it would be necessary to stop and restart the replication again (incl. contact SAP Support. Internal 8 . BSEG) available on ABAP layer and transfers related records in transparent format into the HANA DB. How to monitor the progress of the data replication? As long as the data records are not replicated into the HANA system (no successful commit on the HANA DB).g. (Message on CSN compontent: BC-HAN-LTR) © 2011 SAP AG. The read module uses standard SAPNW interface capabilities to link this to the related logical table (e. replication will be continuously repeated .Frequently Asked Questions (7/8) Functional Aspects in Detail (3/4) Is LT replication server able to decluster tables (cluster and pool tables)? YES – the trigger on DB level identifies a change (e. in table RFBLG). if tables would include new / appended colums . In case of problems. there is no specific monitoring functionality available with the LT replication server to track on the replication process.

the delta from the logging tables will be automatically replicated into the HANA system. Initial load) to ensure data consistency. the trigger on the source system still would continue to record changes in the logging tables. © 2011 SAP AG. If the HANA system was reset or includes a back-up that is several days old. All rights reserved.Frequently Asked Questions (8/8) Functional Aspects in Detail (4/4) In case of a system outage from the HANA box. it is necessary to restart the replication (incl. Once the HANA system is available again. how does the recovery process look like using LT replication Server? While the HANA system is down. Internal 9 .

Thank You! Contact information: Michael Erhardt / Tobias Koebler (AGS-SLO Product Management) Jochen Merkel (Project Lead .LT Replication Server for HANA) .

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