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Sep 14, 2011 at 05:16 PM

EHPI installer: Error while reading a dynpro. Stuck at Start Shadow First.


Hi Everyone,

I am dead in the water with my test install of EhP5 using the most current installer. This small test is on an older iseries, V5R4 with 8G memory. The SAP version is ECC 6.0 at sp Basis 23 and Applications at 19.

The install stops at Start Shadow First, but the instance and work processes are up on the server. The log- SAPehpiConsole reads:

Severe error(s) occured in phase MAIN_SHADOW/START_SHDI_FIRST!

Last error code set: RFC call to upg_is_shadow_system failed with key

RFC_ERROR_SYSTEM_FAILURE (open): Error while reading a dynpro

Please refer to these logs in the posted replys following this post for readability.

The shadow system work process wp01 log showsan RFC error as follows:

Wed Sep 14 11:29:58 2011


Source Line 0.


Module $Id: //bas/720_REL/src/krn/dynp/dyrdypdb.c#3 $ SAP.

Function dy_dbread Line 100.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_STDERR completed.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_RFC_ERROR entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_RFC_ERROR completed.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_RFC_CLOSE entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_RFC_CLOSE completed.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_ERROR_SAVE entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_ERROR_SAVE completed.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_ERROR_TPDA entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_ERROR_TPDA completed.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_PXA_RELEASE_RUDI entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_PXA_RELEASE_RUDI completed.


  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_LIVE_CACHE_CLEANUP completed.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_END entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_END completed.

  • RABAX: end no http/smtp


Error while reading a dynpro.

C Wed Sep 14 11:33:59 2011

C *** ERROR => SQL-Error -204 in function db_open (dbsldb4.cpp 10630)

C {root-id=4E6F19A9A5F02851E10080020A7F0064}_{conn-id=}_0

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_IMC_ERROR entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_IMC_ERROR completed.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_DATASET_CLOSE entered.

  • RABAX: level LEV_RX_DATASET_CLOSE completed.

C Reopen: FALSE

B *** ERROR => dbdynpdb2: dbdd_dbtab_columns (DYNPSOURCE) failed with rc = 4

dbdynpdb2.c 2506]

B {root-id=4E6F19A9A5F02851E10080020A7F0064}_{conn-id=00000000000000000000000000000000}_0

B ***LOG BZY=> unexpected return code 4 calling dbdd_dbtab [dbdynpdb 2508]


So I have a problem communicating with the shadow. Or is it a problem with the db_open?

From the test system I have an entry in SM59 to the shadow and I get this error when trying a connection test.

Error Details Error while reading a dynpro.

And trying to logon to the client sends the same message, it does not bring up the login screen.

OK. So in the 3 weeks that I have restarted, re-set and completely restored and restarted the install, I have always come to this point. I have search for similar issues and have done a review of pertinent notes etcu2026 Just as a comment, last year I successfully did the Ehp 4 upgrade without many problems on this same system using last years SAP system. In the month that I have been trying to do this, SAP has replaced the EHPI installer 3 times which indicates some problems on their part.

Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.