Updating sap kernel
The initial screen of SUM will shows you the detected SAP Net Weaver system. Select Target System Version – Choose Manually Prepared Directory. Wait till the progress status is completed and click Next to start Extraction roadmap step. In our case, the system is SAP Net Weaver 7.3 JAVA based. Define the path of the SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB – You do not need to extract those files. offers to update the complete SAP kernel with the latest SAR archives from the SAP Service Marketplace right after the SAP kernel is installed from the DVD.Due to this, you have already the latest kernel version before the data import is started.This activity will show you the steps on how to upgrade the SAP Kernel on JAVA system – Windows Server 2008 R2 and Max DB database. Download the necessary files (SAPEXE, SAPEXEDB & SUM) from the SAP Service Marketplace. Extract and launch the SUM installer (You don’t need to extract the SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB files). Wait till the progress status is completed and click Next to start Configuration roadmap step. Some actions required here.• Maintain the password of Administrator user (JAVA standalone) / J2EE_ADM_SID (UME on ABAP stack).• Verify the Target Version of SAP Kernel.• The Configuration roadmap step completed. When the operating system and compiler for a particular platform reaches the end of support, SAP will make a newer kernel with a newer version of the operating system and compiler called the EXT kernel.
If your kernel is not under maintenance, you will not get important updates or support from SAP.
Wait till the progress status is completed and click Next to start Postprocessing roadmap step.