The Sap Transport Deployment

How do we describe the Sap transport deployment process? Also, what are the following best practices we should do?

Introduction

According to the SAP notes and news in SAP Central, we can get the following requirements:

SAP recommends that you install a single instance of SAP ASE. For each instance of SAP ERP for which you want to run SAP ASE. If you want to run SAP ASE on multiple machines, select a server model with redundant power supplies and redundant I/O controllers. 

Install the first instance of SAP ASE on a separate machine from the machine. So you intend to use it as your primary data server.

Use this separate machine as an SAP ASE dedicated instance also called an SAP ASE standby instance. You can then create backups of the data and log files on this standby instance.

In addition, if the primary data server fails, you can set up this standby instance as your new primary data server.

This standby instance is only for backup purposes. It should not be used as your production database server. You can also use this standby instance to test and verify changes made to your production database server.

Now, we will go on the process of Sap Transport Deployment.

Preparation

Before you start the SAP transport deployment, you need to prepare your environment.

Step 1: Create an SAP ASE server instance

Create an SAP ASE server instance. This server instance will be your primary data server or SAP ASE standby instance. You can use it for backups and for testing your production database server. 

For more information about how to create an SAP ASE standby instance, see the following link: 

Using the standby instance is not recommended. It is only used as a backup server in case of an emergency. It should not be used as a production database server or for any other purpose.

Step 2: Create a new user for the transport service process on the primary data server.

Create a new user for the transport service process on the primary data server, and assign this user to the transport database role. If you have multiple instances of SAP ERP, create a separate user for each of them.

Step 3: Install and configure SAP Transport Services in the primary data server.

Install and configure SAP Transport Services in the primary data server. For more information, see the following link: 

Step 4: Create a user for the transport service process on each of the secondary data servers.

Create a user for the transport service process on each of the secondary data servers. Assign this user to the transport database role. If you have multiple instances of SAP ERP, create a separate user for each of them. 

Step 5: Configure SAP Transport Services in each secondary data server.

Configure SAP Transport Services in each secondary data server. For more information, see the following link.

Step 6: Create and configure a new SAP ASE

A user account on each secondary data server. This account will be used by SAP Transport Services to log on to the secondary data servers. Use the same password on all secondary data servers.

This new user can be named differently than your primary data server. But it must have a password that is identical on all machines. 

Wrapping It Up

In this blog, we talked about SAP Transport Deployment and the process of deployment. We also mentioned the best practices you should do when deploying SAP Transport Services.