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KERNEL 6.40_EX2 64 , how to upgrade?

Hello gurus

I'm planning to update oracle client and kernel of the application server and central instance of my company's landscape. I'll upgarde the Oracle Client to 10 and kernel to the latest patch level. Is non-unicode and 64 bits.

The landscape have 6 appl servers with linux and the central instance is solaris. The oracle is 10g.

Here are some questions that I have:

1)With Oracle Client 10 in the application servers do I have to upgrade the KERNEL 6.40_EX2 64?

2)If yes is the answer of the first question how do I upgrade?Do I have to upgrade to kernel SAP KERNEL 6.40 64-BIT and then KERNEL 6.40_EX2 64?

3)Can I upgrade only the appl servers kernel and left the db instance with a kernel in a different patch level?

Below are the informations of disp+work -v of the appl servers.

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disp+work information

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kernel release 640

kernel make variant 640_REL

DBMS client library OCI_920

DBSL shared library version 640.00

compiled on Linux GNU SLES-9 x86_64 cc3.3.3

compiled for 64 BIT

compilation mode Non-Unicode

compile time Aug 17 2008 19:47:27

update level 0

patch number 247

source id 0.247

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supported environment

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database (SAP, table SVERS) 610

620

630

640

DBMS server

ORACLE 9.2.0..

ORACLE 10.1.0..

ORACLE 10.2.0..

operating system

Linux 2.6

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    Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:00 AM

    Q1, Q2 : Should be necessary if you are using oracle instant client 10.2. See SAP note #1060539

    that the 640_EX2 / 46D_EX2 kernel is linked against Oracle 10.2 client.

    #1106096 EX2 Kernels: Extended Kernel Maintenance

    #1058988 640_EX2 Kernels

    Q3 : Cannot. Please ensure all instances in same patch level within same landscape.

    Do always check http://service.sap.com/PAM

    Regards,

    Vincent

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