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List all Kernel Parameters

In every Kernel Patches, either sap changes some parameter or adds/remove a parameter. If we are planning to add a new parameter we have to first verify if the parameter is supported by KERNEL or not. OR we can check by going through its particular note.

To do this follow below step to check if the parameter is included in the KERNEL or not

sappfpar all          # will give list of all parameters

You can grep to check the parameter is supported in your KERNEL or not.

IDEALLY we should run sappfpar check after doing parameter changes, especially memory related parameters, but for planning for adding of new parameters we can use this step.

Important Links
* https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/SI/SAP+Kernel:+Important+News

How to check what Components Versions are installed on SAP JAVA AS?

First open the start page by referring to http://ipraby.com/sap/how-to-open-startpage-of-sap-java

once it is open click on System Information

Or use link – http://<hostname>:5<NN>00/nwa/sysinfo
NN = SAP JAVA Instance Number

Then Goto, Component Info Tab,

In the Development Components, select “All Display Components” in Display Drop Down Combo Box.

Apply Filter in name section, and check what is the SPS level of the SAP JAVA AS Component.

How to open startPage of SAP JAVA?

You can open startPage of SAP JAVA system by providing the correct HTTP or HTTPS port.

Please refer http://ipraby.com/sap/sap-java-ports for more details on JAVA ports.

In SAP AS JAVA 7.0X by default index.html was used.

  • HTTP Link – http://<hostname>:5<NN>00/index.html
  • HTTPS Link – https://<hostname>:5<NN>01/index.html

In SAP AS JAVA 7.1X onwards by default startPage was getting used.

  • HTTP Link – http://<hostname>:5<NN>00/startPage
  • HTTPS Link – https://<hostname>:5<NN>01/startPage

Where NN = Instance number of SAP JAVA AS


if connecting to SAP AS via HTTP port use rule 5<NN>00
else if connecting from SAP SCS/ASCS via HTTP port use rule 5<NN>13
in later case, sapctrl<NN> must be defined in /etc/services file.

If connecting directly to SAP AS via HTTPS port over SSL use rule 5<NN>01
else if connecting from SAP SCS/ASCS via HTTPS port over SSL use rule 5<NN>14
in later case, sapctrls<NN> must be defined in /etc/services file.

for connecting through any AS use below for java systems.

IIOP initial context5<NN>02
IIOP over SSL5<NN>03
P4 over HTTP tunneling5<NN>05
P4 over SSL5<NN>06

<NN> = 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, …….. 99

How to determine compatible LM-Service patch for your Solman System?

Check the file name, for example “LMSERVICE09_0-80000341.SCA

in name LMSERVICE(XX)_(Y)-80000341.SCA, XX stands for SP level of Solution Manager, Y stands for patch number. 

So, LMSERVICE09_0-80000341.SCA is for Solution Manager 7.2 with SPS 009 and patch of LM-Service is 0.

we can also see other names as LMSERVICE09P_1-80000341.SCA, here P is only additional in name and it means it is a Patch.

To check current version of lm-service patch refer

How to find SAP Java Schema Name in DB2?

How to find SAP Java Schema Name in DB2?

  • db2 "select tabschema from syscat.tables where tabname='J2EE_CONFIGENTRY'"
  • schemalistJava

Vistex V/4 1709

1. Overview

Following Vistex V/4 1709 solutions are available

  • SAP Incentive Administration for S/4HANA by Vistex (IA) helps manage, track, and analyze your incentive programs
  • SAP Paybacks and Chargebacks for S/4HANA by Vistex (PAC) provides End-to-end management of agreements, contracts and pricing for all your claim processes – from initiation to validation, settlement and analysis
  • SAP Data Maintenance – Pricing for S/4HANA by Vistex (DMP) manages complex pricing challenges with ease and reliability – covering everything from agreement initiation to analytics for buy- and sell-side pricing
  • SAP Data Maintenance – Resources for S/4HANA by Vistex (DMR) streamlines the maintenance of material, customer, and vendor master data

The components V4CORE and V4VUI are common to all licensed software solutions.

The other software components, V4IA (Incentive Administration), V4PAC (Paybacks and Chargebacks), V4DMP (Data Maintenance-Pricing) and V4DMR (Data Maintenance-Resources), are used according to the customer’s license agreement.

2. Minimum required SAP software components

The following minimums are required for running the Vistex V/4 1709 solution.

  • SAP S/4HANA OP version 1709 system
  • SPAM/SAINT update patch level 64
  • A separate SAP Front-end Server based on NW 7.52 SP00 level (required for running Fiori apps on central HUB deployment scenario only)

3. Preparation for installing the V/4 1709 solutions

  • Import the SPAM/SAINT update patch 64 or higher : Make sure that you have imported the SPAM/SAINT update patch level 64 or higher into your system. If the SAP Service Marketplace contains a newer version, carry out the new SPAM/SAINT update.
  • Import the latest R3trans and tp : Make sure that you have imported the latest R3trans and tp version into your system.
  • Notes that you should obtain before the installation : Add-ons: General conditions: 70228
  • Download the required V/4 1709 Add-ons : Please refer the section 2. The V/4 1709 Solution Overview which explains how to identify the required V/4 1709 add-ons for your installation as per licensed from SAP or Vistex.  The solution add-ons will be available for download in the software download center.

4. Executing the V/4 1709 installation

Unpack each downloaded Vistex V/4 1709 add-on installation packages onto SAP transport directory if needed

Log on as user

<sid>adm  on UNIX
<SID>OFR on AS/400
<SID>adm on Windows

-Switch to the <DIR_EPS_ROOT> directory of your SAP S/4 system (usually /usr/sap/trans/EPS). The <DIR_EPS_ROOT> directory is displayed after you execute the RSPFPAR report with input value of the profile parameter DIR_EPS_ROOT.

-Switch to the higher-level <DIR_EPS_ROOT> directory.

-Unpack the SAR archive files using the following statement:

SAPCAR –xvf <downloaded package SAR file with full path>

The extracted PAT files should now be in the <DIR_EPS_ROOT>/IN directory, Please refer the section 2. The V/4 1709 Solutions Overview for PAT file name archived in the respective Package SAR file.

No password is required for V/4 1709 add-ons installation

Proceed to install the Vistex V/4 Add-ons in SUM along with the SAP components

– If you use HUB Deployment for front-end component V4VUI, do not install the V4VUI 1709 add-on on the S/4 HANA 1709 OP system.

Any known issues are documented in section 6. Problems importing the Add-ons.  If any other issue occurs, open an incident with SAP Support using component BC-UPG-ADDON.

5. Problems importing the Add-ons

There are currently no known issues when installing the V/4 1709 Add-ons.

If an issue occurs, open an incident with SAP Support using component BC-UPG-ADDON.

6. Post Processing after importing the Add-on

Implement the following mandatory notes

The following notes must be applied to the system using SNOTE.

Many notes have manual corrections too.

If any of the notes do not apply cleanly (red icon), please do not continue and open a customer incident using component XX-PART-IPS for IA and PAC and XX-PART-DTM for DMP and DMR.

2638543     V4 1709 – V4CORE Collective Note 1

2642113     V4 1709 – V4CORE Collective Note 2

2642134     V4 1709 – V4CORE Collective Note 3

2642542     V4 1709 – V4CORE Collective Note 4

2643081     V4 1709 – V4CORE Collective Note 5

 7. After the V/4 1709 solutions installation

  • Implementation Guide
    • The Implementation Guide documentation is available online in transaction /IRM/IPSPRO for IA and PAC, in /IRM/GPRSPRO for DMP, and in /IRM/EPSPRO for DMR.
  • Product Support
    • Support for the Incentive and Payback software and the Data Maintenance software is available through the SAP support channel;
    • enter a customer incident using component XX-PART-IPS for IA and PAC and XX-PART-DTM for DMP and DMR.
  • Help Documentation

How System Recommendations supports your Security Process flow?

  • SAP Patch Day : SAP releases security patches on the second Tuesday every month. https://support.sap.com/securitynotes
  • In System Recommendations, select system(s) to check & update and the time frame.
  • System Recommendations identifies the relevant patches and SAP notes.
  • The checked relevant SAP notes and patches are applied to the SAP system using the
    corresponding implementation tools, e.g. SNOTE, SUM.

System Recommendations – Advantages & Features.

Advantages and Features of System Recommendations feature of SAP Solution manager are as below :


  • Increased system security by applying up-to-date security relevant notes exactly tailored for the respective system.
  • Provides a detailed recommendation based on the system release and already implemented SAP notes.
  • Easy-to-use filter settings allow exact selection of system or solution.


The recommendations comprise the following notes categories:

  • Security notes
  • Performance relevant notes
  • HotNews
  • Legal change notes
  • Correction notes / Patch notes (deactivated by default)


Features Include :

  • Integration into Change Request Management (ChaRM) to directly create Requests for Change for the selected notes.
  • Integration with Usage Procedure Logging (UPL) to distinguish between used and
    unused code.
  • Integration into Change Impact Analysis to calculate the impact and testing scope.



Excel Template Missing sap_sm.xls Error




  • Goto Productive Client
  • Run report BCALV_BDS_MAINTENANCEsap_sm1
  • Select List Templates and check if any standard templates are available.
  • If duplicate sap standard templates exists then
    • Take backup of customer templates in transport requests.
    • execute delete templates (Ureferenced, Temporary)
  • Now in productive client run report BCALV_BDS_IMPORT_SAP_TEMPLATE.

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