Installing Netweaver CE 7.2 on Oracle 11.2
We are in the process of installing SAP NEtweaver CE 7.2 on Windows
2008 R2 X86 , running on Oracle 126.96.36.199
We have folowed the installation guide :
We have installed Oracle 188.8.131.52 Software using sapserver.cmd file DVD 51042334.
Oracle RDBMS 11.2 Windows DVD (#51042334) (X86_64)
Sapinst.exe and sapinstgui.exe have been updated to the latest version available ( 7.22 SP 4 compiled in August 2012)
Then we started the updated sapinst, originally delivered by DVD 51038237 NW CE 7.2 Windows IA64, x64
At some point, we had the error message :
The DB Home folder E:\oracle\CED\112 has not the correct DB Server
version 102. Select a different DB Home folder or install the correct
database server software.
The thing is we never installed Oracle 10.2 on that server, it is a
fresh server just being built.
We do not understand the reference to ORacle 10 and why it is not possible to choose Oacle DB Verion 112
We checked that Oracle 11.2 has been correctly installed : ORACLE_HOME
is correctly set to the user CEDadm
Then we checked sapinst_dev.log and found out that during the installation
the Oracle server version is requested from the file ORADBPAR.XML
And according to that file SAP Product Version CE 72 is compatible only with Oracle server Version 102
Oracle 10.2 being out of support, I can not imagine that we need to install Netweaver Ce 7.2 on Oracle 10.2,
and then Upgrade Oracle to 11g ....
I know there are plenty of SAP notes out there related to ORacle database Software instalaltion 11 but most of these notes
adress Unix/Linux platfroms like 1524205,1521371
Sap note 1478060 does not seem to adress Netweaver CE 7.2
And there isn't much in Note 1431800 - Oracle 11.2.0: Central Technical Note about Windows
According to Note 1486772 - SAP Systems on Windows Server 2008 R2, we do not need to modify our kernel DVD
"For SAP NetWeaver CE 7.2, the installation procedure is already enabled for Windows Server 2008 R2. Therefore, you can install or copy your SAP NetWeaver CE 7.2
system on Windows Server 2008 R2 as described in the relevant guide, and you can use the original kernel DVD"
But then Note 1480785 - Creating a Modified Windows Kernel DVD says that for Netweaver CE 7.2, we need to mofdity the kernel DVD.
Any clarification/help would be higly appreciated.
Aidan McKiernan replied
As you have observed this installation master does not support a direct
installation with Oracle 11.
In order to do that, the following media instead:
51040444_10 NW CE 7.2 Inst.Master WIN Server x64 64bit Oracle 10.2/11.2
Please note that the media above does not contain the kernel inside.
You should use the kernel from the installation media you downloaded
For NW CE 7.2 install the following media is correct:
Master CD 51040444_10, Kernel CD 51038237,
Note 1534474 mentions this DVD.