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Kernel Change

Hi experts,

we have a new system.

This system actually has the kernel:

kernel release: 720

compilation: HP-UX B.11.23 U ia64 May  6 2010 20:44:45 (but sytem is a 11.31)

patch level 46

As we would like to use this system as a sandbox system, we would like to use the same kernel version as in the productive system.

This is the current version:

kernel release: 720

compilation: HP-UX B.11.31 U ia64 Nov 28 2011 21:15:07

patch level 114

So I would like to update the Kernel of the new system to the version of the productive sytem.

I already found the note 19466.

But I can't find the kernel pl on service marketplace.

Can someone please help me?

Would be great

thx in advance

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    Posted on May 22, 2012 at 07:14 AM

    Kernel patch level 144 seems to not available on the marketplace right now.

    In this case you can raise an OSS message, they can provide you the path to download the same.


    There is work around, copy the directory  \usr\sap\<SID>\SYS\exe\uc\NTAMD64  from your production system to the same path in sandbox system.



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      The standard procedure is to run the script ( You can find that in /sapmnt/<SID>/exe Dir)

      as a root user. This will change the permissions of br* files ans SAPOSCOL.

      Proceed as follows:-


      su - root







  • Posted on May 23, 2012 at 06:39 AM

    Thx to all for fast help, I solved the problem now.

    I guess, that you don't like my way, but it works (till now lol).

    So I also post, what I've done.

    1. I stopped sap

    2. I checked the directory /sapmnt/<new sid>/exe/uc/hpia64 that it is empty

    3. I copied the directory /sapmnt/<prod sid>/exe/ to /sapmnt/<new sid>/

    4. I copied the directoy /usr/sap/<prod sid>/DVEBMGS(nr)/exe/ to /usr/sap/<new sid>/DVEBMGS(nr)/exe/

    5. I started sap

    Now I have exactly the same kernel as in the prod system.

    Note. Don't forget to make a backup from the two dirs, which gets overwritten!

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    • Step 4 was not necesary because SAPCPE would have copied the new kernel to all required locations. But your procedure certainly would have given the desired results.

      Regards, Juan