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difference between support packages&kernels&add ons

can anyone help me out to know the difference b/w sp's,kernels & addons n also the procedure to apply them plz.

thanks in advance:


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Hi chandra shekar,

Procedure to apply kernel patch.

1> Down load the latest kernel patch from the link

Down load two file for your kernel

Take #Database independent and other file be according to your database

#Database independent file will be SAPEXE<....>.SAR

File for your database will be SAPEXEDB<....>.SAR

2) Put these files in some location on the server.

3)Take backup of of the existing kernel.

4)stop sap

5)stop oscollector SAPOSCOL

6) Unpack the file using tool SAPCAR

7) COPY the unpacked files to the kernel directory with overwright option

start saposcol and then sap

Check the new version in sm51.

You can check below note for more information.

Note 19466 - Downloading SAP kernel patches

Applying support packages.

Down load the support package from the link

for applying check below links

ADD-ON same procedure and you use -t-code SAINT



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