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46c with 46d_ext kernel sles and oracle platform question

Dear sap on linux community,

I currently have R/3 4.6c with 46d_ext kernel running on sles8 and ora 9204 (all 32-bit)

As part of an upgrade project I want to move current system to sles10 and oracle 10 (all 64-bit). I am using that note as a starting point.

According to the note oracle 9 client is required with ora10 db ?

Why is this ?

This leads to some conflicting results from pam.

pam states that it is supported to run ora10 64-bit on sles10.

But as far as I know it is not suported to install ora9 client on sles10.

Please explain.

Do I need a db server with sles10ora10 and a ci app server with sles9ora9 ?

Rgds, Eirikur.

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Former Member replied


I strongly recommend you to take a look at the note <a href="">521230: FAQ: Client software 9i or earlier on UNIX</a>

The oracle client to be used on a SAP system running on UNIX depends on the <b>KERNEL</b>

You are upgrading

- Your OS ( from SLES 8 to 10 )

- Your Oracle DB ( from 9i to 10g )

Your kernel is NOT changing, therefore the oracle client still is the same as before.

NOTE. Even when the oracle client still is 9i, you must have version or

Please, do not confuse the oracle client version (9i) with the RDBMS version (10g)

There is no conflict with PAM. PAM talks about RDBMS version, not about client versions.

At the end you will have a DB server running oracle 10g (RDBMS) and CI/AS runing kernel 46D_EXT with Oracle <b>CLIENT</b> 9i

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