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Oracle Client version on application server

We have upgraded our database from 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 to resolve hung jobs and followed the SAP notes to upgrade. When this did not help we were asked to update the client from 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 as well. We have followed the instructions in SAP note 998004 and the Central instance looks fine but the application servers still display Oracle Client 11.2.0.1 when we run genezi -v at the Windows command prompt.

Client Shared Library 64-bit - 11.2.0.1.0

Windows NT Version V6.1 Service Pack 1
CPU : 24 - type 8664, 12 Physical Cores
Process Affinity : 0x0x0000000000000000
Memory (Avail/Total): Ph:50011M/98293M, Ph+PgF:56074M/158531M
Operating in Instant Client mode.
Small timezone file = timezone_11.dat
Large timezone file = timezlrg_11.dat

It also displays 11.2.0.1 in the System:Kernel information of the DB client lib. screen under System > Status > Other kernel info.

Has anyone had this problem? SAP Support thinks the application servers displaying the older Oracle Client is the problem.

System Specs:

Windows 2008

Oracle 11.2.0.2 p16

Regards,

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    Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 03:22 AM

    Can you copy the directory <drive>:\usr\sap\<SID>\DVEBMGS<XX>\exe on the central instance to the directory <drive>:\usr\sap\<SID>\D<XX>\ on the dialog instance . Make sure you backup the directory <drive>:\usr\sap\<SID>\D<XX>\exe on the dialog instance . Then reboot the application server.

    Check if that helps.

    It seems the older client library is still loaded in the memory .

    Regards

    Ratnajit

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      This worked. The only additional steps I had to take, were stop SAP services on application server, restart the Windows server, then backup and clear kernel directory. After that i copied the kernel from central instance and found that the Client was now 11.2.0.2.

      Appreciate the help.

      Regards,

      Paul

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    Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 08:14 AM

    Please provide more details about your sap system configuration: how many application servers you are using and their distribution on hosts. May be due to the fact that you does not replace all oracle clients?

    Regards

    Roman

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      We have 8 application servers and each one shows the same 11.2.0.1 Oracle Client so I am assuming this is a distribution from the central instance that is causing the problem. We had originally manually cleared the kernel on the application servers and installed. This week we are following SAP note 998004 and using the vbs script to remove the client. If still the same we will try copying the exe kernel files as Ratnajit suggests.

      Regards,

      Paul

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