SUM error in phase PREP_INPUT/TOOLCHECKXML_INI
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 22.214.171.124 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.
SAP Basis Administrator
John McCann 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.