Solution Manager 7.2 Upgrade Fast Track Content Activation

Hello All,

Recently One of my friend has published Solution Manager 7.2 Content Activation Blog.

Blog is quite useful as of now all the companies are moving or already moved to Solution Manager 7.2

Create Dummy Project for local transport

We have CHARM implemented in our landscape & all the local creation of TR’s are prohibited as per policy. During upgrade of Solution Manager 7.2 it’s asking for perform some change in Shadow System. Change is Shadow System asking TR & which we are not able to save as LOCAL due to CTS enabled.

Alternative Solution for the same is.

Create dummy project in system directly via SA38 – RSWBO_AUX_PROJECT

This new dummy project will visible in system & you can save the local TR & continue with the change or upgrade.

Solution Manager 7.0 EHP1 to 7.1 Upgrade- Windows/Oracle

Recently we have done a Solman 7.0 EHP 1 to Solman 7.1 Upgrade.

Source Details: – Windows 2003, Oracle & Solman 7 EHP1  ST28

Target Details: – Windows 2003, Oracle & Solman 7.1 SPS 5

Before Upgrade to Solman 7.1, it’s always recommended that you go through all the prerequisite, upgrade guide, upgrade notes, sizing document & install & upgrade planner.

Solman 7.1 requires lot of pre – upgrade steps to be completed before upgrade, as it’s require more RAM, Page file & also requires  SAP parameters value updates etc.

During Pre upgrade steps we have stuck in one phase as RCA is not working in Solman_Workcenter. To reactivate RCA we need to update the ABAP+JAVA support packages to latest level. We calculated the STACK.XML of ABAP+JAVA support packs & upgrade our Solman 7.0 EHP1 to ST 28 level. Also update the Java support packs through JSPM.

I can’t write the whole upgrade process & technical activity in this post. if you require any help or stuck in any phase during upgrade, you can contact me.

Solman Upgrade requires SOLMANUP tool for upgrade & it requires below space in your file system.

Solmanup & DIR_TRANS 20GB free space
Database 50GB free space


Important SAP notes.

Additional Information about upgrade to 7.1 1462137
Oracle Database specific to this upgrade 819655
Keyword for Upgrade 1462137
Known problems with Support Packages in SAP NW 7.0x AS ABAP 822379
Supplements to Solution Manager 7.1 1577909
SAP products are supported by your SAP Solution Manager version. 1010428
Profile parameters for Solution Manager 7.1 SP Stack 1 (Mandatory) 1582842
Use of virtual TCP/IP host names 1624061
Minimum support package level in source release 394616

Media List.

SAP KERNEL DVD 51042616_8
JAVA DVD 51042609
ORACLE DVD 64 BIT (Optional) 51041033
SAP Cryptographic library  

Oracle upgrade to in windows

Few days back i did my Oracle Upgrade from to  in Windows 2003/ multiple Oracle homes environment. I did it successfully with the help of upgrade guide from SMP.

Oracle upgrade requires version. first we upgrade to then

I have also prepare the notes for the same. if any one requires or stuck on any phase, do let me know.