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Different between upgrade guide and PAM

Hi,

I have read upgrade guide for 11g oracle-unix:

at section 2.4 Checking Additional Requirements for the Upgrade

there is a statement like below:

Oracle 11.2 is released and certified for SAP products running with SAP BASIS 640 and above, and

SAP kernel release 640_EX2 and above. To check for your application or product, see the Product

Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam.

but at the PAM I got:

R/3 4.7

basis 6.20

kernel 640_EX2

database oracle 11.2 for AIX 5,3 64bit already supported since 31.03.2010 .

In upgrade - they point out something like below BASIS 640 is not supported for running but in PAM opposite.

have i misunderstood? which one is the correct statement, in the upgrade guide or PAM? please kindly provide assistance and thank you in advance

sincerely,

Henry

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    Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 05:44 PM

    Hi,

    As sunny told, SAP do not support running oracle with kernel other than 640 EXT, if you are having kernel REL then you have to upgrade the kernel, BASIS release 620 if you have low support package level might have some issues in running tcode ST04, DB02 etc but if you upgrade the BASIS to latest support package then there is no issues, as we are running the same setup in our production environment.

    Thanks,

    Balaji.S

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  • Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 05:37 PM

    Hi,

    As per PAM and upgrade guide, Basis 640 release is not supported with Oracle 11g. Only kernel 640 EX2 is supported with Oracle 11g. So, Upgrade guide and PAM both states same thing that it is supported with kernel 640 EX2 not with kernel 640.

    Thanks

    Sunny

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  • Posted on Nov 22, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    > Oracle 11.2 is released and certified for SAP products running with SAP BASIS 640 and above, and

    > SAP kernel release 640_EX2 and above. To check for your application or product, see the Product

    > Availability Matrix (PAM) at http://service.sap.com/pam.

    y

    this statement was what i confused about BASIS 640 and above and Kernel 640_EX2 and above, So i thought the first one refer to basis package release and the second one refer to kernel release which I took as BASIS>=640 AND Kernel >=640_EX2.

    since there is production instance running the same configuration which is basis 620 plus kernel 640_EX2 with oracle 11g in Unix environment and still supported by SAP then I can take PAM as my reference. If there is another opinion or advice I will be glad to hear them. I will leave this thread open for 2 days before closing it as answered(all points will be rewarded at the same time). Thank you for the assistance.

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