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Migrating a SLES 12 SP1 system to SLES for SAP Applications 12 SP1

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1


A running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 needs to be migrated to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1 without reinstalling it.


Use an interactive script.

NOTE: This script does not work in SMT environments.  If you are attempting to migrate a SLES 12 SP1 on PCC to SLES 12 SP1 for SAP on PPC see the following TID:

DO NOT use this script in a PPC Environment.

Download the following RPM file to the server running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1. It is not required that this system (the source system) is registered with SUSE Customer Center.


Install the RPM:

    # rpm -Uhv migrate-sles-to-sles4sap-12.1-3.1.noarch.rpm

After installation run the interactive script and follow the instruction on the screen.

NOTE: you need to have your email address as well as a valid registration key for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications (the target system) at hand:


Please note that in case you do have packages installed that have dependencies against IBM Java, you may have to reinstall them at the end of the procedure.

A reboot of the system is not necessary unless you install packages from the newly added channels which require such.


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  • Document ID:7017320
  • Creation Date: 02-Mar-2016
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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