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Solution Manager 3.1 to 4.0 upgrade, SAINT package SAPKITL40G

I am in the Prepare phase of upgrading our 3.1 Solution Manager to 4.0. I cannot find the SAINT package SAPKITL40G required to upgrade the ST component. It does not appear in the SAP MarketPlace and the Prepare program does not find it on the 4.0 install DVD's. Does anyone know where it might be located? I know it should be staged in the EPS/in folder, but I cannot find the SAPKITL40G.CAR package to unpack! Where should I look? Thanks!

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    Posted on Jan 29, 2007 at 11:46 PM

    Dave,

    Was ST installed in your 3.1 system ? If you dont have ST installed in your 3.1 system I afraid that you can install ST 400 at this point and your SAP is going to be inconsistent. Have you checked Note 892412 ? It describes the source release which are supported for upgrading to Solman 4.0

    Thanks

    Prince Jose

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2007 at 01:34 PM

    Hello. Yes, our 3.1 Solution Manager system has ST 310 installed with patch level 31. That should be supported according to note 892412. We also have ST-ICP, ST-A/PI, ST-PI, ST-SER and ST-SUP, of which ST-ICO, ST-PI and ST-SER were processed by Prepare from either upgrade packages I downloaded from SAP MarketPlace or from the upgrade DVD's. ST is the only one in Prepare that is still in Undecided status in the IS Select phase since I can't locate the SAPKITL40G.CAR package it requires. I'm surely doing something wrong but I don't know what! SAP Support tells me the package is named CSR0120031469 0022393 PAT in the SM40DATA.SAR archive on the upgrade DVD. I will manually unpack that archive and see if I can locate the 'missing' package. Thanks!

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    • > It is recommended to upgrade to validated Support

      > Package Stacks only, i.e. Stack 09 (12/2006). This

      > stack is based on SAP WEB AS 7.00 stack 10 (10/2006),

      > which in turn defines SAPKW70010 as highest Support

      > Package possible.

      Upgrade Guide page 62:

      "Recommendation: Always include all available Support Packages for the target release and all available Basis Support Packages. This means that your system is completely up-to-date after the upgrade"

      It's even marked with a special remark sign.

      Additionally nowhere is stated anything about "Stacks".

      >

      > Therefore, implementing SAPKW70011 during SolMan

      > upgrade to stack 09 (12/2006) will cause fatal

      > errors.

      To make the confusion complete, Stack 9 is Basis SP 10, right?

      >

      > Markus, is there any note advicing one to implement

      > SAPKW70011 or how did you come across this SP?

      No note but the upgrade guides, see the above quote.

      We had to reset the upgrade, that specific note (892412) was mentioned in a note, that referred to a note that was the upgrade note for CRM 2005 which was referred from a note "upgrading to NW2004s SR1" (and not SR2 as always recommended using the "latest" upgrades).

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      Markus

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2007 at 02:34 PM

    Thanks for the advise about the BW package. Our issue is resolved. I manually unpacked the SM40DATA.SAR package from the upgrade DVD and replaced the CSR0120031469 0022393 PAT package in our EPS/in folder with the one from the manual unpack. When I reran the Prepare IS_SELECT phase for ST with the 'upgrade from SAINT package' option, it found the .PAT file this time and processed it successfully. I guess the orignal file was somehow corrupted, although the sizes of the two files were exactly the same. Go figure. Anyway, we are back in business! What a complicated upgrade...

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    • [...]

      > in business! What a complicated upgrade...

      That was the worst, most complicated upgrade I have ever done.

      Do you just upgrade ABAP or did you install the 6.40 Java-AddIn in the 6.20 system (note 891409)? I also tried that one - but gave up doing parallel upgrades, about 75 notes were needed...

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      Markus

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    Posted on Jan 30, 2007 at 03:19 PM

    Hello Markus. I am just upgrading ABAP. Even so, I have been chasing notes and downloading patches for two weeks, ha. Additionally, I staged the upgrade DVD's on a mapped network drive since the server has only a CD drive. Note - both <SID>adm and SAPService<SID> users need Windows access to those folders. Always something. JAVA for the Upgrade Assistant was fun, too. Not to mention space problems on the server disk drive. I'll be glad when this upgrade is completed.

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    • > Hello Markus. I am just upgrading ABAP. Even so, I

      > have been chasing notes and downloading patches for

      > two weeks, ha. Additionally, I staged the upgrade

      > DVD's on a mapped network drive since the server has

      > only a CD drive. Note - both <SID>adm and

      > SAPService<SID> users need Windows access to those

      > folders. Always something. JAVA for the Upgrade

      > Assistant was fun, too. Not to mention space

      > problems on the server disk drive. I'll be glad when

      > this upgrade is completed.

      😊

      We do not have any Windows based servers in our company (no SAP systems at least I have to deal with) and I did the same, I use a central "installation and upgrade server" for that purpose. We migrated some years ago to Linux and Solaris because I wanted to get rid off rebooting after IE patches and DLL rebasing stuff. Take a look on note 996600 too (32 Bit platforms not recommended for productive NW2004s apps) in case you're on a 32bit Windows.

      Happy upgrading - hope you will have more luck than me!

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      Markus

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