Kernel upgrade from version 700 to 720
Currently we have ECC 6.0 running on Windows 2008 servers, MicroSoft SQL server database with Kernel 700 (patch 278).
SAP announced that they will not be releasing patches for Kernel version 700 after August 31st, 2012. We are required to upgrade to Kernel 720.
I have read the notes 1629598 and few related ones and understood that 720 is fully downward compatible.
My question is did any one upgrade kernel version from 700 to 720 ? Did you come across any issues ? Please advise.
Hemanth Kumar replied
Dear Satti ,
As the driver depends on the SAP NW release, the best option will be that you find out the JDBC driver version using SAPCheckVersion.cmd <server name> <username> <password> command as mentioned in SAP Note No. 639702 and then download the correct driver.
As you are on 7.01, most likely you should be able to download from http://service.sap.com/msplatforms -> SQL Server (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Driver for JDBC version 1.2).
Thank you and have a nice day :).