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Kernel upgrade from version 701 to 720

Dear All,

Currently we have ECC 6.0 with EHP4 running on Windows server 2003+ MicroSoft SQL server 2005 database with Kernel 701 .

Now i am confused while upgrading kernel 720

I already downloded the sapexe 720 &sapexdb 720 from service market place.

I read some where we need to download SAPHOSTAGENT FILE also it will replace exsiting saposcol ,any one explain me the usage of saphostagent and how it will replace earlier saposcol.

I know the procedure of upgrading upto 701 kernel .but i am confusing kernel720 procedure.

Please suggest the procedure arre same or not kernel 701 and 720.


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    Oct 14, 2012 at 04:18 PM


    The Kernel 720 and above does not contian SAPOSCOL.
    SAPOSCOL is now being part of SAPHOSTAGENT.
    SAPHOSTAGENT is installed by default on 710 systems and above,
    and this contains SAPOSCOL, ie. SAPOSCOL is integrated into

    There is a document attached to note 1031096 with all the details
    regarding SAPHOSTAGENT:
    # 1031096 - Installing Package SAPHOSTAGENT

    The following link also contains further information:

    "Downloading and Installing Package SAPHOSTAGENT":

    I hope this information helps.

    Best Regards,


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    Oct 11, 2012 at 01:24 PM


    You need to confused with SAPHOST agent .

    You carry out your kernel upgrade as your actual procedure .

    SAPOSCOL is now completely replaced by SAPHOSTcontrol and SAPhostexe, which takes care of collecting OS data . Install SMD agent 7.20 are above , which install SAPhostagent .

    You can find the SAPhost agent files under C:/program files/SAP/...



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    • Hi,

      Hope you are doing good. The below links will help you if there are any queries with the

      kernel update procedure:

      SAP Note No. 1636252 - Installing a 7.20 kernel in SAP Web AS


      SAP Note No. 1629598 - SAP Kernel 720 will replace older

      kernel versions

      SAP Note No. 19466 - Downloading SAP kernel patches

      Also check: (Manual Kernel Upgrade)


      (Kernel upgrade using JSPM)

      You do not need to do a JVM upgrade ideally, but do read: SAP Note No. 1367498 - SAP JVM installation prerequisites.

      Please follow SAP Note No. 1442124 and SAP Note No. 1133020 for this.

      Thank you and have a nice day :).


      Kind Regards,