SAP supports SQL Server 2012 for most SAP NetWeaver based products for quite a while – read my earlier blog post for more information. However, SAP now also supports products which are based on SAP NetWeaver 7.1 , SAP EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.1 ( 7.11 ), SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 ( CE 7.10 ), SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 Including Enhancement Package 1 ( CE 7.11 ) and SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.2 ( CE 7.20 )
The following products are based on those releases:
You have to use Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) to install these products. For more information, please read SAP Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) .
Please also read the following SAP notes for more Information about how to install or upgrade for SAP System to SQL Server 2012:
SAP Note 1676665 - Setting up Microsoft SQL Server 2012
This SAP note describes how to install, upgrade SAP Systems on SQL 2012 and how to perform System copies on SQL 2012
SAP Note 1684545 - SAP Installation Media and SQL4SAP for SQL Server 2012
This SAP note lists the available SQL Server 2012 RDBMS DVDs
SAP Note 1702408 - Configuration Parameters for SQL Server 2012
This SAP note describes how you can configure SQL Server 2012 and lists the required configuration for a SQL Server 2012 that is running a SAP System.
Please always read the PAM on https://service.sap.com/pam to check if your product is supported on the platform you are using.
You can also copy your SAP System that is running on an older SQL Server to a machine running a new SQL Server with the following steps:
The steps for a System Copy where the source SAP system is already running on SQL 2012 are the same.
Upgrades to SAP NetWeaver 7.1 are not supported on SQL Server 2012. Please upgrade your product to a SAP NetWeaver 7.3 or higher based product e.g. for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 please upgrade to SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 or higher.
There is no upgrade path to SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1.
Upgrades to SAP EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.1 are not supported on SQL Server 2012. Please upgrade your product to a SAP NetWeaver 7.3 or higher based product e.g. for SAP EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 please upgrade to SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 or higher.
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