Creation of stack file for Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 9 Upgrade
The *.xml stack file creation is different if you are going for Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 9 Upgrade from Solution Manager 7.1.
As of SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 9, the ABAP stack and the Java stack are on different SAP NetWeaver releases. The ABAP stack is based on SAP NetWeaver 7.4 and the Java stack is based on SAP NetWeaver 7.5.
1- Follow the instructions of SAP Note 2287046 and generate the system info *.xml file of the ABAP and Java stacks of your existing SAP Solution Manager 7.1 installation.
2- Post generation of *.xml file from ABAP and JAVA, Add the system at SAP Maintenance Planner, choose Explore Systems and upload the system information *.xml files one by one for the ABAP and the Java stack.
3- In the list, select the ABAP stack of SAP Solution Manager. The maintenance plan cycle of your system is displayed.
4- Choose the system name in the centre of the maintenance plan cycle.
5- Choose Dependencies in the menu on the left.
6- Choose + to add dependencies and Add the Java stack and select Minimum impact. Choose OK.
7- Save your entries and return to the maintenance plan cycle.
8- In the upper right corner, select the Personalize option in the menu under your user name. In the Personlize dialog box, choose Verify Systems and then select the Enable Edit System checkbox.
You are now on a screen guiding you through the verification steps.
9- In the Edit System step, check that the following is shown:
10- Choose Next. In the following steps, Verify Products and Verify Dependencies, also choose Next.
11- Complete the process and save. Then return to the maintenance plan cycle.
12- In the cycle, choose Plan.
13- You are now on a screen guiding you through the planning steps.
14- In the Define Change step, select the Plan a Maintenance option.
15- For SAP Solution Manager 7.2, select both the Solution Manager ABAP Stack and the Solution Manager JAVA Stack checkboxes:
16- Choose Next.
17- In the Select Files step, choose the Kernel files and choose Confirm Selection.
18- Choose Next.
19- In the Download Files step, choose Download Stack XML. Then choose Push to Download Basket to push the delta archives to the download basket.
Now the files are ready for the upgrade of your SAP Solution Manager 7.1 to SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 9.
I hope you will find this blog useful to create the *.xml file for Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 9 upgrade.
1- Upgrade Guide – SAP Solution Manager 7.2
2- 2287046 – How to Generate the System Info XML and upload to Maintenance Planner
How is this different from any other Support Pack Stack of Solution manager 7.2 that we have been using ?
Thanks for writing. Stack creation for any SPS upgrade of Solution Manager 7.2 having no differences. As SPS 9/10 are latest, So marked the name "Creation of stack file for Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 9 Upgrade".
Please let me, if you have any concern.
I did upgrade to Solman 7.2 SP05, SP08 and SP09 . I did not see any difference in stack generation. So, I wanted to understand if something new is with SP09 that I missed.
Thanks for sharing the detailed steps to generate the stack file for Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 9 upgrade.
It is very useful.
Nice read. Clarify doubts.
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Thanks Vaibhav !!
Very Informative. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Ankit !!
Thanks Santosh for sharing this article, it was a very informative article. Could you please suggest that after uploading the SystemInfoExport.xml file we have to also raise ticket with SAP on the component BC-UPG-MP attaching the export file for our system to be visible in Maintenance Planner
Thanks for writing. You have to just follow the steps written in to generate the stack file.
If you face any issue during stack generation or uploading at SAP Maintenance Planner then only raise the OSS.
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