S4HANA embedded livecache activation

In S4HANA you have a choice to activate the embedded livecache for SCM functionality. Or to keep your current SCM livecache in a separate system.

This blog will describe the steps to activate the SCM livecache embedded in S4HANA.

Questions that will be answered in this blog are:

  • How to activate the embedded S4HANA livecache technically?
  • How to monitor the embedded S4HANA livecache?
  • How to activate the embedded S4HANA livecache functionally?


First read the embedded livecache OSS note: 2593571 – FAQ: SAP HANA Integrated liveCache.

Then determine via OSS note 2074843 – Version Matrix for HANA integrated liveCaches, which exact version to download and install.

Then follow all the manual installation steps described in OSS note 2407589 – Manual installation of liveCache for S/4HANA.

Installation will take few hours, up to a few days (depends on your experience).

Technical checks

When you start LC10 transaction, like you are used to on an SCM server, you will be re-directed to DB50 or DBACOCKPIT transaction:

In DBACOCKPIT you can see the 3 schemas for Livecache:

And you can see all livecache related technical parts:

Functional activation

After the technical activation the functional activation has to be done in customizing for advanced planning and scheduling:

And separately for global ATP:

Functional testing

After the activation you can check to see all works by creation of new material in transaction MM01. The new tab Advanced Planning should be available now:

PP/DS optimizer

The PP/DS optimizer still needs separate server and installation.

See this blog and OSS note 1686826 – Installation help for installing SCM Optimizers.