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How to update SAP Host agent patch automatically

SAP Host Agent is an agent that can accomplish several life-cycle management tasks, such as operating system monitoring, database monitoring, system instance control and provisioning.

 

Objective -From time and again we have to patch hostagent and it is cumbersome to patch on each server as it add to substantial human effort.This blog will allow you to setup auto-upgrade host agent by keeping it in central location and when agent restarts it picks up the latest patch and patch the agent

 

Verify current SAP hostagent patch level inĀ  server

 

 

Corresponding value for server

Check for the latest hostagent file in Marketplace

Download to the planned shared directory

\\genmills.com\corporate\BUSOBJ\Host_Agent_Upgrade

Add these two parameters into the host_profile file for the hostagent

 

DIR_NEW = \\genmills.com\corporate\BUSOBJ\Host_Agent_upgrade

hostexec/autoupgrade_delay = 60

 

 

Restart the hostagent once to confirm the parameters are ok

 

The dev_saphostexec should have the upgrade file path with no errors for access

 

And replace in the share directory

 

Now restart the hostagent and see if the upgrade happens

 

Update trigger is created

 

 

The upgrade activity happens

 

 

The patch version is updated in the dev_sapexec file

Confirmation from Solution Manager as well

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