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Updating SAP Questions - Newbie Need Some Direction

I have some questions on updating SAP systems.

We went live on SAP back in May and we have not really updated our systems since we did the initial installation in January. (They wanted a stable environment for testing/config). But I would like to start updating SAP before it gets too out of data and become difficult to update.

We are running a ECC 6.0 system on Windows 2003 x64 servers with SQL 2005 databases.

They way I see it, there are 3 areas I need to update:

1.) The OS and Database (Microsoft Service Packs and Patches)

2.) The SAP kernel

3.) SAP support packages

What is the best way to approach this? Are my steps even correct?

I would just appreciate some input on how to approach updating SAP. I know that lots of testing will be necessary after each update.

Any tips?

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    Sep 28, 2007 at 06:32 PM

    Hi Drew,

    I think you are looking for applying support packs . SAP usually release Support pack stacks every quarter, So you can go by the latest stack or one behind. SAP prefer to go by stacks now and not by individual packs.

    You can get this information from

    Procedure will be

    1) Upgrade SAP Kernel

    2) Update SPAM/SAINT to latest level.

    3) Apply Support packs using SPAM.

    If you have dual stack , update Java components using JSPAM , Now you can upgrade your Kernel using JSPAM ( In case you have dual stack ) .

    Before doing Support packs , Make sure you read all notes related to Know issues/problem with your release and also make sure you have a valid back up. So if something go wrong you can always restore 😊


    Prince Jose

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    Oct 09, 2007 at 09:58 AM

    Hi Drew

    I agree with Price Jose's outline. However, since it is a NW2004s installation have you got SAP Solution Manager up and running and the Maitenance Optimizer function configured as you will need this to be able to set up the download of the required support packs

    Hope this helps

    David Taylor

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