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EhP1 - Unable to create XML file in Solman

Hi all,

I need some assistance 😊

I am trying to upgrade our XI system to EhP1 - SP04. I use Maintenance Optimizer in our Solution Manager (SAP EHP 1 for SAP Solution Manager 7.0) to select the necessary files for my upgrade. The XI system has been set up in SMSY an given a Logical Component. Also, added to the Solution Landscape. I use the SAPehpi-installer to upgrade XI.

However, when I get to section three, I am supposed to provide the SMSDXML.xml file. This file is not created by our Solution Manager for some reason. The file, as I understand it, is supposed to be generated automatically during Maintenance Optimizer. But when I check the EPS and EPS/in folder of our solman, the file is not to be found. I have also checked the parameter DIR_EPS_ROOT in RZ11. It is correct. The authorization has been set to full on group Everyone, just to check if that could be the problem, but with no luck.

When I use transaction /n/tmwflow/mopz_stack i am able to view the XML file (I assume that it is the correct file), but any attempt to copy the text displayed, and to save it as an XML-file has not resulted in any success.

The only thing I have to go on, is a warning displayed in Maintenance Optimizer, stating: "Warning - No SLM configured in system - <SID>. Every document etc, Iu2019ve read sais that one can use Software Lifecycle Manager as an alternative to Download Basket. I havenu2019t seen SLM listed as a prereq, so I donu2019t believe that this could be the reason why the XML-file is not generated.

Is there some setup/configuration Iu2019ve missed?

Any help will be much appreciated!

Best Regards,


Notes checked:

1134872 FAQ for stack Delta Files

1022704 Upgrade phase EHP_INCLUSION and SPSTACK_REQUEST

1277035 Solution Manager: EHP4 product data missing

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  • Posted on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:57 AM

    Hi Stian,

    If you are not able to download it from solman then you can also download the xml file from service market place and this is only for EHP1. Follow below procedure to download xml file from SMP for EHP1:

    Go to

    Click on SP Stack download.

    Select SP Stack Netweaver 7.0 (New window will open)

    Then on New Window Select Source Stack, Target Stack and usgae type. Then Click Next.

    On Next screen Select Kernel and IGS. Then Go Next.

    On that screen you will get a option to Save as File. Then save as xml.

    This is the xml file that you can use in upgrade.

    For EHP4 you cannot download it from service market place.



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    • Former Member Former Member

      We've got exact the same problem which is extremely annoying: MOPZ isn't offering the option to upgrade a Business Warehouse 3.5 / Netweaver 04 to Netweaver 7.0 EhP1.

      We patched Solution Manager to SPS 24 and tried every combination in SMSY, nothing worked (i. e. product version Netweaver 04 / WebAS 640 and product instances Application Server ABAP / Business Intelligence / SAP WEB AS ABAP).

      If anyone found a solution for this problem we'd be glad to hear it.

  • Posted on Oct 14, 2010 at 02:03 PM

    Hi all,

    In the alias solman-mopz, this upgrade is not mentioned in the "Supported SAP Products for the different maintenance scenarios" section.

    The NW701 DVDs have the EHP1 included.

    Hope this helps.

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