Solution Manager 7.2 is now in General Availability and I would like to quickly show you how to generate stack files in Maintenance Planner to get the most recent SP.
To install Solution Manager 7.2 SP3 we need to proceed with generation of two stack files: one for ABAP instance and one for JAVA instance. Therefore, we execute Maintenance Planner twice.
Firstly, log into Maintenance Planner:
We start by clicking Plan a New System
Click again on Plan
Choose the right System Type (ABAP) and Solution Manager 7.2 with SP3 as a system.
Check entries and click Next
On Select OS/DB dependent files choose User Interface Technology 7.50 (even if 7.40 is marked as recommended). Also choose files specific to your environment (like database / kernel).
Ensure you have also files required to update Solution Manager to SP3
You can also check the summary of files marked for download. Push the files to your download basket and download Stack XML file.
To generate stack file for JAVA we need to start from beginning by selecting System Type and entering desired SID.
Ensure to mark checkbox next to Solution Manager JAVA (not marked as default)
Review the selection and progress by clicking Next
Choose OS/DB dependent files
Ensure you have files required to update your JAVA stack to SP12
Push files to Download Basket and download your Stack XML file
After downloading the files you are ready to install Solution Manager 7.2 using your stack file.