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I have a 'Severe error' when using the Software Update Manager in the Extraction section under phase PREP_INPUT/TOOLCHECKXML_INI.

Last error code set: Error: The command 'brconnect' from tool 'brconnect' could not be executed successfully.

This is a SAP NetWeaver upgrade from 7.02 to 7.4; using SUM 1.0 SP13 PL8.

I have a distributed heterogeneous environment.  The Central Instance is RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.2.  The Database is Oracle on AIX 7.1.

SUM is being executed from the Central Instance host.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on how to resolve this issue.


John McCann

SAP Basis Administrator

Former Member
Former Member replied

We solved the issue.

#1) Configure the File System Secure Store (SSFS)

1639578 - SSFS as password store for primary database connect

#2) Configure the SAPXPG RFC Connection to use ssh

1974030 - How to configure DB13 to work with a standalone Oracle database in Unix/Linux

#3) Upgrade Oracle Client on App & DB Server from 11203 v1 to 11203 v2.

819829 - Oracle Instant Client Installation and Configuration on Unix

#4) Upgrade BR*TOOLS to the 7.40 version on app & db servers.

#5) Set the file system permissions for the brtools.

113747 - Owners and authorizations for BR*Tools

Then return to the Upgrade process and it breezed past the error.


John McCann

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