November 11, 2012

Support Pack Upgrade Process

Support Pack Upgrade Process :-

Support Pack Application:-

1. Check the current patch in your system.

a. Check SPAM Version
b. Check SAP_BASIS patch level
c. check SAP_ABAP patch level
d. Check SAP_APPL Patch level.

To get all the above information follows the following steps:-

Execute SPAM - Check the SPAM level at the top.
Click on Package Level to display all the patches in the system

Note down SAP_BASIS, SAP_ABAP, SAP_APPL patch level in the display.

2. Find out what is the latest patch level available for above components.

Download -> Support Packages and Patches -> Entry by Application Group-> Application Components ->SAP R/3 Enterprise -> SAP R/3 Enterprise 47 X 110 -Entry by component -> SAP R/3 Enterprise Server-> SAP_BASIS620 ->

3. From the list select which component you want and click on it. on SAP BASIS 6.20 and select the patch level 25 you want comparing your current patchlevel. Select all the patches you are behind to current and add to download basket.

All the patches are in .CAR format.

Repeat the same step for all components you want to apply for your system.

4. Download all the patches you added to download basket by using SAP Download Manager.

5. Save all the .CAR files to your local hard drive say C:\supportpacks

6. now transfer all these .CAR files to Your Unix Server where your SAP is running using ftp.

ftp steps
go to command prompt
cd c:\supportpacks
c:\supportpacks\> ftp solsrv (solsrv is the unix servername)
username : SIDADM
password : (Password of SIDADM)
ftp> cd /downloads/supp_pack
ftp> bin
ftp> mput *.CAR (press y for all the confirmations)
ftp> bye

7. Now extract the .CAR files by using executable CAR.EXE

#cd /download/supp_pack
# CAR -xvf <Filename1>.CAR (files are extracted to .../EPS/in folder)
Repeat extraction for all .CAR files
You will get the files with extension .ATT and .PAT

8. Now go to /usr/sap/trans/EPS/in directory and remove the existing files out there.

login as <SID>adm and pasword
# cd /usr/sap/trans/EPS/in
# rm -rf *

9. Now Copy all .ATT and .PAT files to /usr/sap/trans/EPS/in directory

# cp /download/supp_pack/* /usr/sap/trans/EPS/in
# ls –l

10. Login to SAP using a superuser other than SAP* and DDIC to 000 client.

11. Execute SPAM in SAP command line

12. Click on Support Package -> Load Packages -> From Application Server.

Here all the .ATT and .PAT files are converted into proper Patch format and available on SAP level to apply suuport packs as per the requirement.
Click on Back button

13. Now Click on Display/define

14. Ask all the users to logoff from the system OR lock all the users in all business clients using customizing program or SAP tool.

15. Make sure you have full backup of system before applying the patch
and enough downtime to apply the patch

SPAM Update

16. Select support package ->Import SPAM update to update the SPAM version.

Applying Patch

Before Applying the Patch to system, we have to check if there are any objects under modification or any Transport Request in modification condition. IF any then we may have to adjust those prior to applying
the SAP Patch.

Execute SPAU and see if any objects are there to adjust
Execute SPDD to see if any dictionary objects are there to adjust.
Execute SPAM
Click on display/Define
Select the component (e.g. SAP_BASIS)
Select the Patch number (e.g. SAPKB62012)
Click on confirm Queue (\/)
Select Import queue by selecting truck button
Confirm it by clicking on (\/) mark
Patch application is started.
If you encounter error during patch application, start applying again.
Confirm the message
SPAM status is in yellow
Click "confirm queue” button to confirm the queue.
Check the spam status. It should be green.
Support pack application is successful
Click on Package level to see the change.

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