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Upgrade AIX OS for existing SAP ECC 6.0


We have an SAP system(ECC 6.0) running on AIX OS (Version 5.3). We are planning to upgrade our system os to AIX 6 or AIX 7 versions.

So inorder to upgrade do i need to have any changes to my SAP system? Can i run my existing SAP smoothly without any issues with the upgraded AIX.

Kindly suggest me the changes to be done or to be followed for running SAP.



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    May 10, 2012 at 05:09 PM

    you should check PAM to make sure your version of SAP is supported for AIX 6 or 7.

    for AIX 7.1 check the following notes , they have some pre-reqs.

    Note 1458918 - Support for AIX 7.1

    Note 1541935 - Using SAP systems with AIX 7.1



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      if you will check the above two notes they have the pre-reqs that needs to be completed on your SAP system before it can run on AIX 7.1.

      you will have to compare your exsiting kernel , db versions etc to the minimum requirements for AIX 7.1 and then make a decision on what needs to be upgraded before the O.S upgrade happens.

      a small extract from the above note which tells you to be on one of these kernel versions or higher to run on aix 7.1

        a) Minimum SAP Kernel/SCSCLIENT patch level:
      • 7.20 patch level:  56
      • 7.11 patch level:  93
      • 7.10 patch level: 207
      • 7.01 patch level: 101
      • 7.00 patch level: 264
      • 6.40 patch level: 337
      • SAP Netweaver 2004 AS JAVA


                          SCSCLIENT64 patch #10 

                          SCSCLIENT64UC patch #11

      I hope i was able to address your question.