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SAP Kernel Upgrade 7.01 to 7.22EXT, missing binary

Hello,

I'm permorming SAP Kernel upgrade from 7.01 to 7.22EXT (Windows system)

In the procedure, I rename the kernel folder NTADM64 to NTADM64.SAVE and I create an new folder NTADM64 where I extract the new kernel, brtools, oracle clients, IGS and all other kernel patches.

Once this operation done, if I compare the old kernel folder (NTADM64.SAVE) and the new one (NTADM64), there are many files existing in the old kernel and missing in the new one, like for exemple :

- CPIO.EXE

- DD.EXE

- rfcexec.exe

- rfcexec.sec

- sapcontrol.exe

- sapcontrol.pdb

- sapcpeft.exe

- sapexec.exe

- sapiconv.exe

- sapntchk.exe

- sapntkill.exe

- saposcol.exe

- saposcol.pdb

- sappad.exe

- sappfpar.exe

- sapsecin.exe

- sapsrvkill.exe

- sapstart.exe

- sapvsi.dll

- scsclient.lst

- startrfc.exe

- startsap.exe

- stopsap.exe

- UNCOMPRESS.EXE

- wdispmon.exe

Is it normal ?

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    Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 09:53 PM

    Shame on me, the solution is so simple. I placed SAPCAR and both SAPEXE.SAR / SAPEXEDB.SAR in the new NTADM64 folder and extracted directely from this directory.

    And I didn't see this error during extraction :

    In fact, when arriving the the "S" letter, SAPCAR try to extract itself (I don't know why), don't manage (of course) and stop. And then, all binaries from "S" to "W" are not unpacked.

    Now with SAPCAR command using -R option and a different directory for extraction, it's run correctely and I recover some binaries like sapcontrol, startsap, stopsap ...

    And finally, a new comparison between the old and the new kernel give me only the following list of files present in the old kernel and not in the new :

    And then I suppose that all these files are obsolete.

    Many thanks Mandeep, Martina and Isaias for your help !!


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  • Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 05:30 PM

    Hi Fabian,

    Make sure that you are unpacking all the files of kernel 722.

    Rename SAPCAR.EXE to SAPCAR1.EXE and execute:

    SAPCAR1 -xvf SAPEXE.SAR

    SAPCAR1 -xvf SAPEXEDB.SAR

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    Martina

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  • Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 03:48 PM

    Hi Fabian:

    The list you provided seems to contain some important binaries. I hope you followed the standard procedure of first taking the backup of existing kernel and then copying the new binaries to ..\SYS\exe\uc\NTADM64. From the global exe directory from the files should get copied by sapcpe to other instance directories.

    - First ensure that you have copied all the files correctly to global exe directory. After that stop instance.

    - Let sapcpe copy the required files to instance directories.

    - After that check sapcpe log file under work directories of the instance folder. You should not see any errors in the log. If there are any errors reported. Please correct them.

    Also you might want to review below Note: 2115344 - Installation of Kernel 722 (EXT)

    and Check step 3 and 5.2 of this note for detailed instructions and crosscheck that you followed all steps.

    Thanks,

    Mandeep

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    • Hi Fabian:

      You can always attach the logs to the discussion. But for the copy errors detected I assume that these files are also not there in the original package. Did you see the files that reported copy error available under

      source: F:\usr\sap\SB1\SYS\exe\uc\NTAMD64

      sapcpe only copies the file sbased on the .lst file for an instance. Please check and let me know.

      Thanks,

      Mandeep

  • Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 07:54 PM

    Hello,

    Some of the files are not delivered with the kernel package anymore, like:

    • rfcexec is now delivered with the RFC SDK package;
    • saposcol is now delivered with the SAP Host Agent package.

    But other files should still be there, like sappfpar and sapcontrol.

    Ensure that no errors occurred while the kernel packages were extracted.

    Regards,

    Isaías

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