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SAP KERNEL 7.20 64-BIT UNICODE VS SAP KERNEL 7.20 EXT 64-BIT UC

Dear Experts,

I want to our sap kernal 720 but in SMP we found to types of Kernal release.

what is the differnce above 2.

and how can i found out which kernal is running our server.

ECC6 with EHP5 + LINUx 5.2 & oracle 10g

Regards,

Vivek

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    Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 05:54 AM

    The 7.20 Kernel is downward compatible with older versions of operating systems and database clients. This kernel is compiled on older version of OS compilers and linked to older database client libraries.

    The 7.20 EXT kernel is released for recent OS releases and database clients . It does not support older version of operating systems.

    Take for example the following SAP note Note 1563102 - Linux Requirements for 7.20 EXT kernel

    To use 7.20 EXT kernel you require either Suse Linux 11 or Red Hat 6.

    So if your Linux OS version is older than the above , you will have to go SAP NW 7.20 64 bit Unicode kernel.

    Check the SAP PAM for compatibility matrix.

    You run the command disp+work

    Check the following line in the output

    kernel make variant

    720_REL

    This is 720 kernel

    For 720 EXT it would 720_EXT instead of 720_REL

    Regards

    Ratnajit

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