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Hello

In this example, we going to update all of the support packages installed of a Netweaver, to the latest version.

Source System

SAP EHP 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SPS 07 (Oracle Database)

to see this information: Go to System -> Status -> Component Information or SPAM TCODE.
Download

To download, you need to identify you actual stack version that we can see through the Software Component SAP_BASIS, SPS 7 in this case.

Now we go to the SAP Support Launchpad https://launchpad.support.sap.com

Resumed path of the download:



Our version:

From here, we are redirect to another page:

Now we need to specify some current versions for our system. We can do that comparing on SYSTEM -> STATUS.

Next, following the instructions on the screen, we should select the instantiations that we want to download for each group of software component versions in the list.

Next screen show us a resume of what we will download, and some alerts from some stuff that we did not select on last screen (some GUI stuff, we do not actually need it).

Before add to download basket, Generate Stack XML:

Save the file:

Now, add all downloads to your basket, and wait…

After all, do not forget to download SUM itself:

Unpack the downloaded file with SAPCAR, and execute the SUM using the following command logged with root user:

Running the Software Update Manager:
http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nwidmic_72/helpdata/en/48/e97d68dc5943d4a9a22c8df2e541fd/content.htm?frameset=/en/0c/54dea2a5ec48228d151d0398465f7f/frameset.htm&current_toc=/en/61/d4db703a3f4ee280a271785aab70ad/plain.htm&node_id=26

 

SUM 1.0 SP17 Guide:

https://websmp105.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700000783082011E

 

./STARTUP confighostagent <SID>

!We got a issue!:

saphostexec is already running (pid=27444). Stopping…-> Start /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/saphostexec pf=/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/host_profile <-

start hostcontrol using profile /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/host_profile

**** SAP Host Agent has been restarted ****

**** You are using SAP Host Agent version: ****

**** hostagent release: 7.20 ****

**** hostagent patch number: 181 ****

**** Please check the central SUM note whether this SAP Host Agent version is sufficient for SUM operation ****

Necessary to update the SAPHOSTAGENT. Update it.

After upgrade SAPHOSTAGENT is running OK:

(as root user)
./STARTUP confighostagent <SID>

[root@vml-06 SUM_10SPS17]# ./STARTUP confighostagent BWD

**** The root directory to SUM is /oracle/SUM_10SPS17

**** The passed SID parameter is: BWD. Based on it SUM is not extracted under SID directory.

**** SUM is extracted under /oracle/SUM_10SPS17

**** The saphostagent command would be /oracle/SUM_10SPS17/sdt/exe/SLProtocol.sh

**** Set root:sapsys as owner of /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/operations.d and /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/descriptors.d

**** Set root user and root group as owner of files in /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/operations.d and /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/descriptors.d

**** Configuring SUM Abap:  /oracle/SUM_10SPS17/abap/SUMSTART confighostagent RESTARTSHA=no  ****

**** SUM ABAP: https://vml-06:1129/lmsl/sumabap/<SID>/doc/sluigui ****

**** SUM benchmark tool: https://vml-06:1129/lmsl/migtool/<SID>/doc/sluigui ****

**** SUM Java: https://<HOSTNAME>:1129/lmsl/sumjava/<SID>/index.html ****

**** SUM Dual stack: https://<HOSTNAME>:1129/lmsl/sumjava/<SID>/dual.html ****

**** SUM Observer: https://<HOSTNAME>:1129/lmsl/sumobserver/<SID>/monitor/index.html ****

**** Restarting SAP Host Agent ****

 

saphostexec is already running (pid=18119). Stopping…-> Start /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/saphostexec pf=/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/host_profile <-

start hostcontrol using profile /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/host_profile

**** SAP Host Agent has been restarted ****

**** You are using SAP Host Agent version: ****

**** hostagent release: 7.21 ****

**** hostagent patch number: 17 ****

**** Please check the central SUM note whether this SAP Host Agent version is sufficient for SUM operation ****

To restart (if necesary):

/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/saphostexec -restart

Now access through web-browser the link:
https://host:1129/lmsl/sumabap/<SID>/doc/sluigui  (Single Sack)

If the SSL is not configure, you should use the link:
http://host:1128/lmsl/sumabap/<SID>/doc/sluigui (Single Stack)

In the dialog box that appears, enter the user name <sid>adm and the password.

Enter the file stack.xml

Enter the passwords for DDIC and SYSTEM (DB).

Issue: SPAM version is too low!

To solve:

– Downlaod and unpack the last SPAM SAINT version for the NW.

– Press NEXT.

 

Enter the Directory where we downloaded the files.

 

Those below are already on the last version, no update for them:

 

 

Check the note, and get the IS Keyword:

 

Release the objects through SE09.

 

Downtime:

backup the System!

 

Running:


Result:

(Some already were in the latest version)

Read the SAP Documentation for followup activities.

 

Att,

Richard Brehmer

rbrehmer.com

 

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  1. Matt Fraser

    Hi Richard,

    Is there a reason you avoid using the Maintenance Planner to setup your stack files? There are some distinct advantages to doing so vs choosing all the files manually as you describe here. Also, SUM sp17 is now out-of-date. The latest (as of last week, anyway) is sp18 pl8 (probably a new patch level is out by now, though).

    Cheers,
    Matt

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    1. Richard W. L. Brehmer Post author

      Hello Matt,

       

      Actually is a test system with no Solman, I tried to demonstrate some screens for anyone who has never used SUM. Thank you for you comment, I will use the Maintenance Planner next time, and improve this post.

      I appreciate all the tips!

       

      Cheers,

      Richard Brehmer

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