Generating Stack.xml for EHP Upgrade
Applies to: ECC 6.0 , SAP Netweaver 7.0, Solution Manager 7.0 EHP1
This document describes procedure for generating Stack file which is required in Enhancement Package Installation.
Author(s): Mahesh Kumar Mukkawar
Created on: 16 April 2012
Mahesh Kumar is a Netweaver Consultant working with Greatship India Limited and lives in Mumbai, IN. He previously worked for Alkem Laboratories, a leading pharama company in india.Mahesh Kumar is a Post Graduate from Osmania University,IN. He has exposure to SAP BPC in his coursework and interested in enterprise systems.
You are upgrading ECC System using Enhancement Package Installer ( EHPI ) tool. While upgrading you need stack.xml which contains all support patches list and ehpi tool uses it as a reference of patch list. It contains list of all patches which are required during the installation.
- Maintenance Optimizer is configured in solution manager.
- Configured Technical System in SMSY.
- User ID is maintained in AISUSER
- Authorizations described in SAP Note # 1032322
3. Generating Stack File
Patches required for upgrade can be downloaded from Solution Manager. To download patches use transaction DSWP and create a New Maintenance Transaction.
Select your solution, product version and product system to which you want to upgrade
Once you select Click Continue
If you are generating stack for
Select the components which you want to include in your upgrade depending upon your usage type.
After selecting components you need to confirm major target, which will give you a synopsis of change of upgrade components.
Select the add-on required for installation.
Select kernel depending on your product version.
In next step you will have the option of excluding or including the patches/components. It is recommended that you do not un-check any components, which will lead to miss the dependent components. Download stack.xml file and this need to be uploaded into download directory of your upgrade.
All patches present in stack files are confirmed automatically and can be downloaded using SAP Download Manager.