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Looking for patch level of kernel files within SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB

Hello,

Can you help me with the following question?

I am at the moment preparing a new kernel for our ERP system.

The kernel that I need to prepare is SAP KERNEL 7.01 64-BIT UNICODE for OS/400.

As usual I start with the files SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB with the latest patch level which is at the moment 137.

Then I usually go on and download on top those files like for example "disp&work" and "tp" and so which were released (looking at the date) after SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB.

But I always find this very frustrating as I don't know on which patch level the programs within SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB are.

Can anyone tell me if there is somewhere an overview about the content of SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB and especially on which patch level the programs are?

Best regards

Marcel

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  • Aug 11, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    But I always find this very frustrating as I don't know on which patch level the programs within SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB are.

    Simply type disp+work or tp without any switches and you'll get the version

    Regards

    Juan

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  • Aug 13, 2011 at 01:39 AM

    Hello Marcel,

    The Best way of selecting kernel is to select latest full kernel version from SAP i.e (Kernel part1(database indep) + Kernel part2 (db dependent)).

    If you still need to go with specific kernel patch then you have to select individual disp+work , R3trans etc as per you requirement on top of you latest (Kernel part1(database indep) + Kernel part2 (db dependent)).

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    venkata

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  • Aug 14, 2011 at 11:22 PM

    The packages SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB has the full services from SAP like gateway, icm, dispatcher, IGS, message server, enqueue, tp, sapstartsrv, etc

    There are packages like dw (dispatcher), tp, sapstartsrv, saposcol, etc that are updates for these specifics services.

    So, sometimes there is a patch that is only in dispatcher, hence a new dw pacakge is released. If the patch is for saposcol, hence the saposcol is released.

    You could check the patch level for each service in the begin of the trace file or with "<service> -V" from OS level.

    Sometimes the services into the SAPEXE has differents patch level. The main think is that every service may be in a specifics patch level and not at the same patch of the package.

    Unfortunately I do not know the way to check the correct patch level for services like sapstartsrv or sapstart and sapstop. There is only the way to know the release (700,710,720,etc).

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