Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Installation and Configuration of SAPGUI for Fedora, Ubuntu and OpenSuSE Linux

Installation and Configuration of SAPGUI for Fedora, Ubuntu and OpenSuSE Linux

A). Pre-requisite for Installation of SAP GUI on Linux :

1. Linux system should have been installed with JRE (Java Runtime Environment)from SUN Microsystem ( - Free to download). Some linux (like Fedora, Ubuntu, Open SuSE etc.) uses JRE from GNU i.e. GIJ, this needs to be replaced.

2. Free Download the SAP GUI for Java Installer from

B). Steps to follow for JRE:

1. Logon as root
2. Copy the JRE installer file to /opt folder. Please use .bin extention file.
3. Change file permission if needed to executable. Use this command : #chmod 755 (xxx = refer to JRE version).
4. Extract JRE files. Use this command : #./
5. Install JRE which have been extracted inside alternatives system. Use this command : #/update-alternatives –install /usr/bin/java java /opt/jre1-xxx/bin/java 2
6. Update java command configuration on alternatives system. Choose java number 2 because usually GIJ had number 1 position. Use this command : #update-alternatives –config java
7. Use this command to verify the JRE configuration. Use this command : #java - version
8. Following message means configured successfully : java version “1.6.0″
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b105)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0-b105, mixed mode, sharing)

C). Steps to follow for SAPGUI installation for Java:

1. Logon as root
2. Use this command (on terminal) to install SAPGUI for Java. #java -jar PlatinGUI- Linux-xxxx.jar (Use the latest version).
3. Installed on /opt folder as default (usually on /opt/SAPClients folder)

D). Steps to follow for SAPGUI configuration for Java and Connection of SAP R/3:

1. Run executable file called guilogon (reside on /opt/SAPClients/SAPGUI700rev1/bin). It willpop up SAPGUI for Java window.
2. Click New button.
3. Fill the Description column as you like.
4. Click Advanced Tab.
5. Give check (V) to Use Expert Configuration
6. Fill the connection string. If the server in in load balancing configuration, use this connection string conn=/M/(IP_Address_Message_Server)/S/36(system_number)/G/ (nama_group) and use this connection string configuration if yor SAP R/3 server are not using load balancing system, conn=/H/(IP_Address_server_SAP)/S/32 (system_number).
7. Connection with SAP R/3 can be checked.


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