How complete a kernel is SAPEXE.SAR and SAPEXEDB.SAR?
I am running a ECC 6.0 on an Iseries using the 7.00 kernel.
A question regarding the two .SAR archives (SAPEXE.SAR and SAPEXEDB.SAR) that SAP claims to be a complete kernel. Why are some programs like LGTST (really handy for checking if your system is up!) not included as part of the two SAR bundles? Is that technically not part of the kernel?
Gautam Poddar replied
You can see all components (SAP executables) in Service market place under Kernel.
Along with the 2 files you mentioned above, you can get all single components as well.
There can be some executables which are not mandatory for standard kernel and they are not included in the 2 default files.
Some of these single components are upgraded and their higher version are available as single components and not bundled in the Kernel archives.