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Updatethe Kernel on Linux


I know how to update the kernel in windows and sql environment,plz can any one guide me how to update kernel in linux and maxdb environment.


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Hi Kumar,

this is very simple,

1. download SAPEXE.SAR and SAPEXEDB.SAR from

2a. create temp folder, e.g. /tmp/sap_update and extract files in there using SAPCAR

2b. stop SAP system

3. goto /sapmnt/<SID> and move exe to exe_org

4. create /sapmnt/<SID>/exe_new and copy files from /tmp/sap_update to there

5. apply 'chown sidadm:sapsys * -R' to new folder

6. change saposcol via: chown root saposcol && chmod 4755 saposcol

7. create link from /sapmnt/<SID>/exe_new to /sapmnt/<SID>/exe with 'ln -s /sapmnt/<SID>/exe_new /sapmnt/<SID>/exe'

8. start SAP system with startsap



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