Applying SP3 to Solution Manager 7.01
We all know that maintenance is the key to avoiding bugs and performance issues. Let me help you get motivated and patch your Solution Manager system quickly and painlessly.
Below is a SPAM screen-shot showing the patch levels from my Solution Manager system before patching.
Build, calculate and apply the SPAM queue
Download the SP3 stack using the maintenance optimizer and then upload the queue using transaction SPAM. During the patching process, we identified the following additional CRT’s were required:-
- SAPKITL429 (ST)
- SAPKITL430 (ST)
- SAPKU50014 (BBPCRM)
- SAPKITLOQ2 (ST-SER)
You can find the password for the ST pieces in note 939897
Define the queue for import by selecting display/define -> all components -> and then calculate the queue.
During the import process, SPAM will stop at the XPRA_EXECUTION phase and the queue will need to be restarted.
Once you clean up any SPAU entries and confirm the queue, your support pack levels should like something like mine.
Now you need to perform the JAVA patching using the JSPM.
Copy and unpack the relevant files, choose the target support package, check the queue then start the import.
The JSPM patch will force a restart during the deployment.
Once you apply the queue, your support pack levels should like something like mine.
SP3 has a large collection of bug fixes and performance improvements which will ensure Solution Manager keeps your support staff on top of the growing NetWeaver landscape at your place.