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PostedbyTammyPowlasinSAPBWPoweredbySAPHANAonSep6,20146:55:54PM

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TheotherweekPaulTownsendofJohnsonvilleSausageprovidedthiswebcast.HeisalsopresentinganASUG
sessionatSAPTechEd&&dcodeLasVegasnextmonthaswell:LearnHowtoSuccessfullyUpgradeyourSAPBW
SystemtoSAPBWonSAPHANA

PaulistheBIcoachatJohnsonvilleSausage.AccordingtoPaul:

"ThissessionwillcoveratemplateimplementationplanforaphasedapproachtoaBusinessWarehouseon
HANA(BWoH)landscape.Presenterswilldiscussthelessonslearned,successfactorsofmanagingproject
landscape,andupgradingtoBW7.4.LearnalittleaboutwhatchangesinBW,howbesttooptimizethe
environment,whatisrequiredactivityfortheconversion,andwhatcanbeplannedforfutureenhancement."

PaulsaidalongthewaytheyupgradedtoBW74

Figure1:Source:Johnsonville

Figure1showstheapplicationlandscape.Paulsaid"ifSAPhasanacronym,theytrytoownit".

MostofthesemodulesgettoBWforreportingandthisincludesa"significantamountoftesting"

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Figure2:Source:Johnsonville

JohnsonvilleSausageisarelativelysmallcompany,sowhydidtheygowithHANA?

PaulsaidtheyprovidedabusinesscasewhilelookingatDemandSignalManagementtool,tradepromotion
management.Thiswas"thefuelthatsitsontopofBW"and"everyonebenefits"

HesaidtheyleverageexistingBW/BIinvestmentsandcompetenciesanddontneedtoinvestinlearningHANAasa
sidecar

TheywerelookingforperformanceimprovementswithTPMandBPC

HesaidperformancewasabarriertoadoptionasthetraditionalBWsystemtookawhiletofetchbacktheylookedto
mitigatewithHANA

Healsosaidthe"newvisualizationtoolsworkfast".Hesaidtheyhavealeanteam.

Figure3:Source:Johnsonville

In2005theyhadBWonmainframeasshowninFigure3.Paulsaidtheupgradeswereslowinthepast.

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Figure4:Source:Johnsonville


Figure4showstheiroptimizationworkshoptounderstandwhatoptimizationmeans

PaulsaidtolookatABAPindataflowtomakesureoptimizedforHANA

Theyhadtoconvert3.xdataflowsto7.x

DSO'shadnochangewithmigrationtoHANA

Hesaidtheywantedasingletestcycleeverythingtestedoncebyusersandnottakethemthroughthetest
cycles

Figure5:Source:Johnsonville

Figure5showsatemplate

HesuggestedusingFigure5asastartingpointandworkbackwards

Hesaidthelongesttimewasoptimization

TheycombinedUATwithIntegrationtesting

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Figure6:Source:Johnsonville

Figure6showsthatmostoftheteamwasremotewithdifferentlocationsincludingIndiaandMalaysia

Figure7:Source:Johnsonville

PaulsaidtolookatusingSAPDatabaseMigrationoptionputsitallinonestep

TheyhadonesingledowntimeimportanttoJohnsonville

Theyhadonesingletestingcycletoengagethebusinesstoensurethingsarehappening

AnalyzeABAPrununtilyouhavenoredlights.ThiswouldnottouchcustomZprograms

Convert3.xdataflowsareforDSOandCube.Masterdataandattributesarenotrequiredtoupdateduringthis
upgradelimitscope
RSMIGRATEwherepossible3to5thathadproblems.

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Figure8:Source:Johnsonville

Howlongittakestocollapsetablestructures

HesaidtransactionRSMIGRHANADBsimplifiesscope,RequestIDtableandcubetableinsteadoflinkstoDIMtable
youhavetheSIDvalues

TheBExQueryupgradewasmostlyforAPOimplementationsimple,tooklittletimetodo

Figure9:Source:Johnsonville

Figure9showstheirlandscapepreHANA,withBW731SP10andnoBWsandbox

Figure10:Source:Johnsonville

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Figure10showstheirparallellandscapewheretheyhavethesamesystemsourcename

Theyhadadevelopmentfreeze

TheyhavetwoHANAboxeswithdifferentappliances

1appliance1sharedforDEV/QAusingCisco.Theyhaveadedicatedapplianceforproduction,haveabladeon
standby

Figure11:Source:Johnsonville

Theirpremigrationactivitiesinclude"cleaninghouse

Procure/rack/patchphasedidtaketimefromprocurementuntilintodatacentertook68weeks+

Pauladvisesunderstandyourleadtimes

Hesaidtocleantransportsandandclearlockedobjects(trueforanyupgrade)allowedthemtocopyBWproduction
systembacktoBWdevelopment

Basisalsohascleanupincludingspaceforbackups.

Hesaidtobesuretodiscussbackupsastheyaredifferent

HesaidPSAcleanups,didnttakelong

HesaidtheyhadasoftdeletePSAweregrowingsince2008ifyouwantacleanhouse,dothis

Hesaidtheyhavenoformalarchivingprocesslookedatcubestopurgedatanotnecessary

Figure12:Source:Johnsonville

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Figure12showstheyhadadevelopmentfreeze.Theydidaproductiontrialrunandseethedifferenttimesittook

Theylearnedconfigandchecks

Timesweredifferentwhentheycompressed&repairedSQLServerdidntdothatforBP1

TheDevandQAfilesweresmaller

Herecommendstrialruneasiertodowithaparallellandscape

Figure13:Source:Johnsonville

Hesaidtheyfoundcompressiontobe3:1

Theyfound67%savingsperformanceboost8hoursdownto2.75hours

DSOactivationsarealmostinstantaneous

LISTCUBEtransaction,1material(brats)COPA98%timesavings

Figure14:Source:Johnsonville

BusinessObjectsteamnumberofrowsbeingselected&returnedtoBusinessObjectslayerwitha60%savings1
weekaftergolive

FinanceP&Lsub10secondresponserequirementalmostappearedinstantly

Hesaidtheyare"settingnewnormforbusinessusers"

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Figure15:Source:Johnsonville

Paulsaidtofindapartneranddotheoptimizationworkshop

Hesuggestedtoscheduledevelopmentfreezetokeepenvironmentfreeze

Figure16:Source:Johnsonville

DMObugsareallworkedandtheprocessismature

Hesaidtokeeptestingshort,testasclosetoreallifeasyoucan

Hesaidtorunprocesschainsafewtimes

Theyhelddailyscrumsessions

TheyhavebeenlivesinceMemorialDay

Question&Answer

Q:DoyoumigratealldatatoHANA,includingold,colddata?Doyouusenearlinestorage?
A:migratedalldataininstancetoHANA.Donotusenearlinestorageyetbutlookingatitforaproject.
________________________________________________________________
Q:BWProdrefreshtoDevisaccompaniedwithECCprodtoECCDev?
A:BWproductionrefreshdidnotincludeanECCrefresh.Afewpointeranddeltaissuesresulted
________________________________________________________________
Q:Doyouusebusinessobjects?Ifso,didchangetoHanaaffecttheolapconnectiondefinitionsandwasthereany
impacttoexistingwebi,dashboardcontent?
A:YesaBOBJshop.UNVuniversesconnectionschangedtonewappserversnoretrorequired

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Q:Haveyouhadanyunexpectedoutagesinproduction?CanyoutalkaboutbackupandrecoverywithHana?
A:Nounexpectedoutageswhilelive.AfterproductionboxwasrackedanissuewithDevboxoccurred.Butno
outagessincelive
________________________________________________________________
Q:Imissedthecosteffectivepointonfirstslideisitreallylowercostforyou?Wheredidyougetsavings?
A:JohnsonvillehasruntimeadditionlicensewhichhaslimitationssavingsnotrealytherebutaninvestmentforTrade
Promotionoptimizationproject
________________________________________________________________
Q:DoesyourITdepthandlenecessaryupdates/backups/etcfortheOSwhereHANAresidesoristhehandledbya
3rdparty?HavetherebeenanyhiccupswiththeHANAdatabasesincegolivethathaverequiredarebootand/or
restore?
A:Basiscontractedwithvendor.VendormanagesLinuxpatches.HANApatchesareevaluatedtheyarenotcurrent
withpatchesrightnow.NohiccupswithHANAdbsincegolive
________________________________________________________________
Q:Doyour3Ciscobladessharestorage,ordoeachhavetheirown?
A:allsharestorageProduction2bladeswithoneonstandby.Allthreeactivenodes
________________________________________________________________
Q:IstheECCsystemmovedonSAPHANAalongwithSAPBWorjustBW?
A:NojustBWnotECCcurrently
A:LookingatmovingtoSuiteonHANAinthefuture
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Q:IsitconsideredTDI(tailoreddatacenterintegrationasopposedtoanappliance)?(relatedtotheCiscoblade?)
A:Believesyesbutwillfollowuponthequestion

MeetPaulnextmonthathisASUGsessionatSAPTechEd&&dcodeinLasVegas.SpecialthankstoPaulfor
sharinghiscustomerstorymorethanoncewithASUGmembers.

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