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Dec 28, 2009 at 10:12 PM

SAPINST Repeatedly Checking Installed SCS Instance !


Hi Gurus,

We are installing PI 7.0 on Solaris / Oracle platform. We have one Physical Server Having multiple logical instance ( no physical

partition, just logical partitions ) . SCS is installed successfully, without any issue.

On that same physical box, once the SCS is installed on X Logical Partition , to install the DB Instance on the other logical partition Y , we set SAPINST_USE_HOSTNAME = xxxxxxdb ( this is logical host for db instance + db ) and EACH time we launch the SAPInst and what happen repeatedly is :

- SAPInst first displays the message " Invalid Parameter xxxxxx and xxxxxxdb

- Next SAPInst displays the msg " Instllation of SCS Completed Successfully "

- Next when we click on ' ok ' button , SAPInst simply disappears without even displaying the Home Page of SAPInst, which

will have all the options for the various SAP Systems

SAPINST.LOG has following entry


INFO 2009-12-28 16:11:52.342

Working directory changed to /usr/sap/XXX/InstDir.

WARNING 2009-12-28 16:11:53.029

Host name has been overridden. Using host name 'xxxxxx' which might not be the real host name.

INFO 2009-12-28 16:11:53.046

Copied file '/usr/sap/XXX/InstDir/inifile.xml' to '/usr/sap/xxx/InstDir/inifile.7.xml'.

INFO 2009-12-28 16:11:53.826

Copied file '/usr/sap/XXX/InstDir/statistic.xml' to '/usr/sap/XXX/InstDir/statistic.29.xml'.

INFO 2009-12-28 16:11:53.968

Creating file /usr/sap/XXX/InstDir/INSTANA.XML.

INFO 2009-12-28 16:11:55.986

Copied file '/usr/sap/XXX/InstDir/keydb.xml' to '/usr/sap/XXX/InstDir/keydb.7.xml'.

INFO 2009-12-28 16:12:37.593

The installation of component Execution of Service SAP NetWeaver 7.0 Support Release 3 > SAP Systems > Oracle > Distributed System > Based on AS ABAP and AS Java > Central Services Instance (SCS) has been completed successfully has been completed successfully.

INFO 2009-12-28 16:12:37.638

The installation of component NW_Doublestack_SCS|ind|ind|ind|ind finished 28_Dec_2009_16_12_37 has been completed successfully.

INFO 2009-12-28 16:12:37.657

Creating file /usr/sap/XXX/InstDir/sapinst_instdir/.lastInstallationLocation.


Any Suggestion that, why the SAPInst will behave in such weired way each time, we attempt to launch SAPInst on different

logical host i.e. XXXXXDB and still it will simply keep checking that SCS Instance has completed successfully and then

disappear ??!

Any / ALL inputs are welcome and your time and efforts are highly appreciated.



- Ishan