We are in the process of installing SAP NEtweaver CE 7.2 on Windows
2008 R2 X86 , running on Oracle 188.8.131.52
We have folowed the installation guide :
We have installed Oracle 184.108.40.206 Software using sapserver.cmd file DVD 51042334.
Oracle RDBMS 11.2 Windows DVD (#51042334) (X86_64)
Sapinst.exe and sapinstgui.exe have been updated to the latest version available ( 7.22 SP 4 compiled in August 2012)
Then we started the updated sapinst, originally delivered by DVD 51038237 NW CE 7.2 Windows IA64, x64
At some point, we had the error message :
The DB Home folder E:\oracle\CED\112 has not the correct DB Server
version 102. Select a different DB Home folder or install the correct
database server software.
The thing is we never installed Oracle 10.2 on that server, it is a
fresh server just being built.
We do not understand the reference to ORacle 10 and why it is not possible to choose Oacle DB Verion 112
We checked that Oracle 11.2 has been correctly installed : ORACLE_HOME
is correctly set to the user CEDadm
Then we checked sapinst_dev.log and found out that during the installation
the Oracle server version is requested from the file ORADBPAR.XML
And according to that file SAP Product Version CE 72 is compatible only with Oracle server Version 102
Oracle 10.2 being out of support, I can not imagine that we need to install Netweaver Ce 7.2 on Oracle 10.2,
and then Upgrade Oracle to 11g ....
I know there are plenty of SAP notes out there related to ORacle database Software instalaltion 11 but most of these notes
adress Unix/Linux platfroms like 1524205,1521371
Sap note 1478060 does not seem to adress Netweaver CE 7.2
And there isn't much in Note 1431800 - Oracle 11.2.0: Central Technical Note about Windows
According to Note 1486772 - SAP Systems on Windows Server 2008 R2, we do not need to modify our kernel DVD
"For SAP NetWeaver CE 7.2, the installation procedure is already enabled for Windows Server 2008 R2. Therefore, you can install or copy your SAP NetWeaver CE 7.2
system on Windows Server 2008 R2 as described in the relevant guide, and you can use the original kernel DVD"
But then Note 1480785 - Creating a Modified Windows Kernel DVD says that for Netweaver CE 7.2, we need to mofdity the kernel DVD.
Any clarification/help would be higly appreciated.
Please review the sap Note 1249470 in item
Thanks for your answer ;
But Note 1249470 - SAP NetWeaver Based On Kernel 7.11: Windows Oracle relates only to Netweaver 711 (SAP_BASIS 71), and according to the note the subsequent releases are not concerned,
In our case we are trying to install Netweaver 7.2 (SAP_BASIS 7.2), So I am not sure whetehr we are allowed to
change the control.xml file as mentionned in the note.
The media you where using previously is incorrect which was 51038237.
instead use 51040444, which will depend on your environment. Listed
below are your choices:
*51040444_10 NW CE 7.2 Inst.Master WIN Server x64 64bit Oracle 10.2/11.2
51040444_8 NW CE 7.2 Inst.Master WIN Server IA32 32bit Oracle 10.2/11.2
51040444_9 NW CE 7.2 Inst.Master WIN Server IA64 64bit Oracle 10.2/11.2
Thank you very much for your precious help,
I have downloaded the DVD 51040444_10 NW CE 7.2 Inst.Master WIN Server x64 64bit Oracle 10.2/11.2
Before restarting the installation, I had a look at the ORADBPAR.XML file, to check if installing ORacle 11.2 would
be allowed in that DVD :
Oracle Server version for Netweaver CE 7.2 , seems to be allowed in that DVD (which was not the case in the other one, as
Oracle Client Version for Netweaver CE 7.2 : it seems that installing oracle client 11.2 would not be allowed in that DVD,
only installing Oracle client 10.2 , which means that we would probably need to upgrade the Oracle client right after the installation.
Or maybe I am (still) missing something, do you think there is a way to directly install Both Oracle DB software 112 and ORacle Client 112 ?
For this question the following notes should be useful -
998004 - "The Oracle Instant Client on Windows updates" -
1478060 - "Oracle 11g support on of Windows: SAP QC 7.<x>-Based "system's" -
1431794 - "Oracle 11.2.0: Instant Client"
After the installation completes, you can upgrade your Oracle client to
11g as per note 819829.
Thank you Aidan,
I will update the Oracle Client after the installation,
I still have a question about the difference between the two DVDs below ?
DVD 51038237 NW CE 7.2 Windows IA64, x64 Inst.master, Kernel
Both DVDs atre Installation Master that contain sapinst.exe file.
As you have observed this installation master does not support a direct
installation with Oracle 11.
In order to do that, the following media instead:
51040444_10 NW CE 7.2 Inst.Master WIN Server x64 64bit Oracle 10.2/11.2
Please note that the media above does not contain the kernel inside.
You should use the kernel from the installation media you downloaded
For NW CE 7.2 install the following media is correct:
Master CD 51040444_10, Kernel CD 51038237,
Note 1534474 mentions this DVD.