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1723342 - Data Services 4.1 Upgrade Scenarios


When you install Data Services 4.1 on top of an existing Data Services (DS) 4.0 installation, you must upgrade SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform (BI platform) or Information platform services (IPS) and Data Services in the sequence of the following recommended scenarios.


  • Data Services works with both SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform (BI platform) and Information platform services (IPS). Therefore, you can replace BI platform with IPS anywhere in this document.

Recommended installation scenarios (“+” means install, “-“means uninstall):

Scenario 1: BI 4.0 SP2 + DS 4.0 SP2 - DS 4.0 SP2 + BI 4.0 FP3 + DS 4.1

Known issues:

  • On Linux/Unix, if EIMAdaptiveProcessingServer fails to starts after installing DS 4.1, you can apply the following workaround.

Modify the command line in “CMC --> Servers --> EIMAdaptiveProcessingServer --> Properties page”


To:  -XX:+ExitVMOnOutOfMemoryError

Scenario 2: BI 4.0 SP2 + DS 4.0 SP2 + BI 4.0 FP3 + DS 4.1 

Known issues:

  • After installing BI FP3, Data Services 4.0 SP2 will not function automatically. For example, the Data Services link from the CMC is broken. You must continue to install DS 4.1 to synchronize with BI 4.0 FP3.
  • On AIX, this scenario is not recommended due to a library conflict between BI FP2 and DS SP2.

Scenario 3: BI 4.0 FP3 + BI patch 3.4 + DS 4.1



SAP Data Services 4.1


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