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Author's profile photo Frank Schuler

Make SWPM 1.0 SP20 work for you

It has been a while since my first experience with the new web based SUM 1.0 SP14/15. Now we are at the same tipping point with SWPM 1.0 SP20.

When I start sapinst.exe as usual, I do not get the familiar fat client but the following message to connect with a web browser:

Which I do and is in fact very convenient. In my case, I just upgraded a Solution Manager to 7.2 and must perform a Dual-Stack Split:

The first improvement I realize is that warning messages do not appear a potentially overlooked pop-up windows any longer, but fully integrated into the user interface:

And then, like SUM, I got the full overview of my task list so that I know exactly where I am in the procedure:

Finally, of course, I got all my log files at hand:

Again, how cool is that?!

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      Author's profile photo Mary Jane Steele
      Mary Jane Steele

      I do not get the Program Starter pop-up, instead it opens a web page with the URL.  I can't login since I don't have the ID/password.

      Author's profile photo Frank Schuler
      Frank Schuler
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Mary,

      You have to login as the SIDadm user.

      Best regards

      Frank

      Author's profile photo Mary Jane Steele
      Mary Jane Steele

       

      Even when logged on as SIDadm, I do not get the program starter pop-up.

      Author's profile photo Dirk Malas
      Dirk Malas

      On AIX when installing a new System there is only root user available in the beginning.

      I used root and root password and it was fine.

       

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Team,

      when i run SAPINST i am getting below error on Browser.could someone suggest here

      Author's profile photo Frank Schuler
      Frank Schuler
      Blog Post Author

      Hello Sandeep,

      This looks as if you have no HTTPS configured. In this case, please just use HTTP.

      Best regards

      Frank

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      even HTTP is not working....do i need to change the port?do you have any recommendations?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      when i try to do "fix connectio Problems" its giving me the remote device or resource wont accept the connection

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      hi do u got any solution

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      yes......remove SECUDIR environmental variable from the system and user variables.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Frank,

      For login to GUI URL SIDADM &PWD it's working but i am getting the error while Export of java stack -

      FYI-- this is in  AIX environment.

      could you please let me know SWPM SP20 is compatible or i have to go for lower version of SWPM (SP19 or SP18)?

       

      thanks,

      Regards,

      Raj.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      please let me know http port  number

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Why is not working the Pre-requisites Check for SOLMAN 7.2 Abap Stack?

      Author's profile photo Mories S
      Mories S

      Hello,

       

      Do you able to figure out whats the issue?

      I don't remember exactly but there is one SAP note which discusses about the issue. And probably you need to import that into system too.

      Author's profile photo Richard Pangerl
      Richard Pangerl

      Hello,

      we run the new sapinst on linux x86_64 SLES 12 and are wondering if it's necessary to start the process as root AND login as root in the browser too? This would be quite critical in terms of security.

      SAP doesn't provide this info in their notes or installation guides. Has anyone experience in this environment and can answer our question? Thank you very much!

       

      BR, Richard

      Author's profile photo Carlos Fortuno
      Carlos Fortuno

      Have the same issue as Raj

      Raj, Were you able to find a workaround?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      For a solution of the login as non root while starting SWPM as root issue please look at

      https://blogs.sap.com/2017/06/13/advantage-of-the-new-web-based-browser-ui-for-software-provision-manager-sp20/

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      My SAPINST does not even complete the initial steps. It just stops. Following are the only messages, after which the command prompt is returned. Any idea? Am i missing something during starup?

       

      # ./sapinst
      [==============================] / extracting... done!
      * The automatic 'backup' configuration has been updated.
      * Future operations will update the backup without prompting.
      * The requested changes have been applied to the currently
      running configuration.
      NOTE: No change to the tunable 'maxdsiz_64bit' was needed.
      Tunable Value Expression Changes
      maxdsiz_64bit 17179869184 17179869184 Immed

      SAPinst build information:
      --------------------------
      Version: 749.0.28
      Build: 1770975
      Compile time: Jul 05 2017 - 16:46:22
      Make type: optU
      Codeline: 749_REL
      Platform: hpia64
      Kernel build: 749, patch 300, changelist 1770269
      SAP JRE build: SAP Java Server VM (build 8.1.030 25.51-b02, Apr 26 2017 19:15:02 - 81_REL - optU - hpux ia64 - 6 - bas2:288514 (mixed mode))
      SAP JCo build: 3.0.16
      SL-UI version: 2.6.2
      SAP UI5 version: 1.42.4
      Exe directory: /tmp/sapinst_exe.25815.1501218057

      #

      Author's profile photo Mories S
      Mories S

      Hi,

       

      Do you got the solution?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Not yet. Searching SAP notes as of now.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      No luck. Also did not want to waste more time by reporting to OSS. I went ahead with the legacy GUI mode of SAPINST with the following command:

      ./sapinst SAPINST_SLP_MODE=false

       

      Author's profile photo Support Team
      Support Team

      Hi Anupom,

       

      May b u need to download and uncar the latest patch level of sapinst and place it in SWPM directory and proceed with your task.

       

      Regards,

      Mohammed

      Author's profile photo Daniel Masaladzic
      Daniel Masaladzic

      Hi there,

      any information on the start parameter SAPINST_SET_STEPSTATE=true with the HTML-GUI? Does it work?

      Regards

      Daniel

      Author's profile photo Gilberto Gangarossa
      Gilberto Gangarossa

      Hi Frank, I'm moving a SAP ECC 60 with a prohibited name "MAP", I tried the option SAPINST_STRICT_SID_CHECK=false  as the note 2241431 tell me to do.

      I'm using SWPM 1.0 SP20 and a tried the SP21 also.

      Doesn't work, seems that sapinst wont recognize that option, and if I execute sapinst -p, I don't see the option SAPINST_STRICT_SID_CHECK in the list.

      I missing something ?

      Thank you in advance

      Author's profile photo Michael Oberhofer
      Michael Oberhofer

       

      Hi, I use SWPM SP22, but I already had the same problem with SP20. I can not select the Sapdata directory. I have already tested different browsers, unfortunately always the same result. Can the tablespace layout be adjusted in advance in a file?

      Best regards
      Michael

      Author's profile photo Bob Fewell
      Bob Fewell

      Did you ever resolve this?  I am encountering the same issue.

      Author's profile photo Daniel Lippmann
      Daniel Lippmann

      I have the problem that I can't access SWPM via HTTPs as the port is blocked. Any idea how I can make SWPM work with HTTP?

      Author's profile photo Claudia Geissler
      Claudia Geissler

      Is there a possibility for a mail notifying? Like in SUM? I do many Export/Import of Oracle databases and the duration of the processing is about 10 hours. It would be very helpful to have a mail notifying here as well.

      Any idea how to built this? Is there perhaps an explicit file set in a directory? If it exists in case of an error I could write my own alerting and check the existance of this file ....