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In this document you will find the latest information about the SAP kernel such as
  • Announcements of SP stack kernel deliveries
  • Other news related to the development, maintenance and usage of the SAP kernel versions 72X (721, 721_EXT, 722, 722_EXT) and 74X (742, 745, 749)

 


News


26.10.2018: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 700 released

SP stack kernel 722 PL #700 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2691532.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #700 can be found in SAP Note 2699180. This note will be updated when necessary.

26.10.2018: SP Stack Kernel 749 PL 600 released

SP stack kernel 749 PL #600 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2690088.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 749 PL #600 can be found in SAP Note 2690320. This note will be updated when necessary.

03.08.2018: ICM/Web Dispatcher: issue in Kernel 749 and 753 with Firefox 62 when using HTTP/2

Mozilla Firefox browser as of version 62 Beta and higher fails to connect to ICM or Web Dispatcher if HTTP/2 is enabled by profile parameter "icm/HTTP/support_http2 = true".
See SAP Note 2674166 for details.

25.07.2018: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 800 released

SP stack kernel 745 PL #800 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2666684.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #800 can be found in SAP Note 2672871. This note will be updated when necessary.

29.06.2018: severe issue in gwrd

Gateway process start might fail with "invalid ni_hdl -1 in dev_rd" message under certain circumstances.

This issue affects following Kernel versions:

745 PL #725
749 PL #516 - #517
753 PL #213 - #215

These Kernels have been removed from SAP Support Portal.

See SAP Note 2662337 for further details.

15.06.2018: SP Stack Kernel 753 PL 201 released

SP stack kernel 753 PL #201 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2650112.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 753 PL #201 can be found in SAP Note 2650008. This note will be updated when necessary.

14.06.2018: severe issue in Kernel 753, 749 and 745 with RFC connections

When a system is under high load RFC connections might fail sometimes with a "wrong appc header version (202)" message.

This issue affects following Kernel versions:

745 PL #722 - #724
749 PL #513 - #515
753 PL #211 - #212

These Kernels have been removed from SAP Support Portal.

See SAP Note 2656323 for further details.

04.06.2018: SP Stack Kernel 753 PL 200 released

SP stack kernel 753 PL #200 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2637769.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 753 PL #200 can be found in SAP Note 2647262. This note will be updated when necessary.

04.05.2018: SP Stack Kernel 749 PL 500 released

SP stack kernel 749 PL #500 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2626990.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 749 PL #500 can be found in SAP Note 2627202. This note will be updated when necessary.

13.04.2018: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 600 released

SP stack kernel 722 PL #600 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2621595.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #600 can be found in SAP Note 2621576. This note will be updated when necessary.

20.03.2018: Kernel 753 Released as DCK to Kernels 740, 741, 742, 745 and 749

After an extended validation phase SP stack kernel 753 PL#100 has been released as a downward compatible kernel (DCK) to kernels 749, 745, 742, 741, 740.

Kernel 753 PL#100 can be used instead of these kernels with SAP NetWeaver 7.4. SP 02 or higher.

Refer to SAP Note 2556153 for details on installation and usage of kernel 753 as DCK.

The release roadmap for 74* and 75* kernels is presented in SAP Note 1969546.

06.03.2018: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 700 released

SP stack kernel 745 PL #700 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2596010.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #700 can be found in SAP Note 2596019. This note will be updated when necessary.

22.02.2018: issue in recent Message Server

Message Server might hang when acting as https loadbalancer, for details see SAP Note 2603960

Affected message server patches:

722 PL 412 - PL 517 (including)
749 PL 417 - PL 422 (including)

04.01.2018: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 500 released

SP stack kernel 722 PL #500 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2569597.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #500 can be found in SAP Note 2575639. This note will be updated when necessary.

02.01.2018: severe issue in Kernel 753 and 749 with Q/T/Bg-RFC

Due to RFC protocol issue, Q/T/Bg-RFC calls to other servers with older kernels or to an external program might fail.

This issue affects Kernel 749 PL #412 - 749 PL #414 and 753 PL #32 - 753 PL #33. These Kernels have been removed from SAP Support Portal.

See SAP Note 2584105 for further details.

21.12.2017: SP Stack Kernel 749 PL 401 released

SP stack kernel 749 PL #401 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2573063.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 749 PL #401 can be found in SAP Note 2573056. This note will be updated when necessary.

21.12.2017: issues in CommonCryptoLib 8.5.16 and 8.5.17

With CCL 8.5.16 the decryption of SSF encrypted data may fail if multiple recipients are specified (see SAP Note 2569032).
With CCL 8.5.17 the reading of SSF parameters may not work (see SAP Note 2568948) which might lead to logon group issues (see SAP Note 2570870).
The following SP Stack Kernels are affected:

Kernel 749 PL #400

As a workaround you can update CommonCryptoLib to 8.5.18. See SAP Note 2557616 for further details.

17.10.2017: ICM / WebDispatcher issue in 749

With Kernel 749 PL 217 till 315 (including) ICM / WebDispatcher has issues detecting broken https connections. For details see SAP Note 2531833.

29.09.2017: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 600 released

SP stack kernel 745 PL #600 is now available on SAP Support Portal. 

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2531561.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #600 can be found in SAP Note 2531526. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

13.09.2017: New Kernel Archive SAPWEBGUI.SAR

A new kernel archive, SAPWEBGUI.SAR, is now available, which allows you to update UI components that are shipped together with the SAP kernel (SAP GUI for HTML/WebGUI/ITS) selectively without exchanging any other kernel component. SAPWEBGUI.SAR is currently available for the 749 kernel version and is supported with stack kernel 749 PL#300 or newer. See SAP Note 2412840 for the further support and installation information.

05.09.2017: issues in sapxpg

Due to an incompatibility in Kernel 749, a call of an external command with SAPXPG may fail, if Kernel 749 is used with SAP NW ABAP versions < 7.51. To fix the issue, SAP Note 2443381 has to be applied. This error does not occur if you use SAP NetWeaver 7.40 SP18 or higher and SAP NetWeaver 7.50 SP08 or higher. Please check this SAP note carefully to see whether this issue applies in your environment.

Another minor regression might lead to failing connection tests with SAPXPG even though the execution of external commands will work. This issue affects Kernel 749 PL #210 - 749 PL #301 and Kernel 745 PL #415 - PL #500. Exchanging the SAPXPG program with a fixed version will resolve the issue. For further details, see SAP Note 2479738.

14.08.2017: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 400 released

SP stack kernel 722 PL #400 is now available on SAP Support Portal. 

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2513476.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #400 can be found in SAP Note  2513278. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

11.08.2017: SP Stack Kernel 749 PL 301 released

SP stack kernel 749 PL #301 is now available on SAP Support Portal. 

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2514637.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 749 PL #301 can be found in SAP Note 2514778. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

11.08.2017: severe issue in Open SQL "IN ITAB" condition

Due to a wrong optimization in the "IN ITAB" condition which might lead to empty results, the following kernel versions have been removed from SAP Support Portal

Kernel 749 PL #310

Kernel 749 PL #311

Other kernel releases or patches are not affected. See SAP Note 2516910 for further details.

03.08.2017: severe issue in sapstartsrv

Due to sapstartsrv crashing under certain conditions in GetInstanceProperties call, the following kernel versions have been removed from SAP Support Portal:

Kernel 721 PL #913

Kernel 745 PL #516

Other kernel releases or patches are not affected. See SAP Note 877795 item 129 for further details.

17.07.2017: SP Stack Kernel 749 PL 300 released

SP stack kernel 749 PL #300 is available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2494149.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 749 PL #300 can be found in SAP Note 2497937. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

13.06.2017: SP Stack Kernel 721 PL 900 released

SP stack kernel 721 PL #900 is available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2483549.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 721 PL #900 can be found in SAP Note 2487315. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

31.05.2017: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 500 released

SP stack kernel 745 PL #500 is available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2469219.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #500 can be found in SAP Note 2469240. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

12.05.2017: Kernel 749 PL 215 revoked

Kernel 749 PL #215 has been revoked from SAP Support Portal due to work process termination issues when starting a report from ABAP in Eclipse.

See SAP Note 2471854 for further details.

The fix is contained in PL 216 that is now available on SAP Support Portal.

12.05.2017: SP Stack Kernel 742 PL 500 released

SP stack kernel 742 PL #500 is available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2441260.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 742 PL #500 can be found in SAP Note 2441356. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

12.05.2017: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 300 released

SP stack kernel 722 PL #300 is available on SAP Support Portal.

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2448466.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #300 can be found in SAP Note 2448512. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

27.03.2017: Kernel 745 maintenance extension

To enable our customers a better long term planning, maintenance of the SAP Kernel 745 has been extended by one year. This means that maintenance for the SAP Kernel 745 will last until end of Q1 2019, regular patches will be provided until that date.

Please note that you may well use SAP Kernel 745 beyond that date. Only corrections will be provided through another kernel version (SAP Kernel 749 for now) which is 100% compatible.

For an overview of Kernel maintenance schedules see SAP Note 1969546.

03.03.2017: issue with SAPHTTP in 749

Potentially severe issue with saphttp executable which is part of kernel 749. For details, workaround and solution, please see SAP Note 2436809.

06.02.2017: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 400 released

SP stack kernel 745 PL #400 is now available on SAP Support Portal. 

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2417597.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #400 can be found in SAP Note 2417518. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

25.01.2017: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 202 released

SP stack kernel 722 PL #202 is now available on the SAP Support Portal.

It fixes the UNC path issue on Windows (see SAP Note 2408109) and issues with ABAP time stamps (see SAP Note 2332373 and 2401291) as well as issues described in SAP Notes 2388944 and  2386655. For further information please check out the release note 2408623.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #202 can be found in SAP Note  2408598. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

Please note, SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 202 is a successor of 722 PL 201 and lower patch levels. In case you are on PL 210 or higher, PL 202 would be a partial downgrade.


11.01.2017: Kernel 720, 721, 722, 740 and 741 - UNC path issue on Windows

When using UNC paths, the automatic import of profiles in transaction RZ10 might not work properly. Furthermore, an error might occur during upgrade phase MAIN_UPTRANS/REFRESH_PROFILES. For details see SAP Note 2408109.

This issue is fixed with Kernel 721 PL 810 or 722 PL 221 or starting Kernel 742.

In addition, SP Stack Kernel 721 PL 801 fixing this issue was released. For details see Release Note 2410068
A new SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 202 is in preparation. 

As Kernel 720, 740 and 741 are no longer maintained, there won't be any fixes. Please use corresponding downward compatible kernel.

11.01.2017: SP Kernel 721 PL 801 released

SP stack kernel 721 PL #801 is now available on SAP Support Portal. 

It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2410068.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 721 PL #801 can be found in SAP Note 2410067. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

10.01.2017: Runtime Error MOVE_TO_LIT_NOTALLOWED_NODATA with Kernel 745 and 749

SAP Kernel 7.45 and higher enforces read-only access to ABAP method input parameters more strictly than previous kernel versions.

This may cause runtime errors of type MOVE_TO_LIT_NOTALLOWED_NODATA to occur in ABAP programs where they didn't occur with previous kernel versions.
A kernel patch that restores the old behavior for NW version 7.40 will be released within the next few days. For details see SAP Note 2312807. As an alternative and in case you are already using kernel version 7.45 or higher, ABAP corrections are available for most common issues, refer to SAP Notes 2117573, 2111563 and 2267164.

29.11.2016: SP Stack Kernel 722 and 745 updated

SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 201 and 745 PL 301 are available on the SAP Support Portal.

They contain fixes for a number of regressions within their predecessors.
For details see SAP Note 2389216 (Release Note 722 PL 201) and SAP Note 2389206 (Release Note 745 PL 301).

 

23.09.2016: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 200 released

 

SP stack kernel 722 PL #200 is now available on SAP Support Portal. 
It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2361561.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #200 can be found in SAP Note 2360502. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

23.09.2016: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 300 released

 

SP stack kernel 745 PL #300 is now available on SAP Support Portal. 
It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2361598.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #300 can be found in SAP Note 2360459. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

08.09.2016: Kernel 745 – System message reports that Oracle 11 version is not supported

 

Unfortunately, due to an error in the dbsl library (Oracle only) the system reports a SICK message, saying that the current Oracle version is not supported by the kernel. This SICK message is wrong and can be ignored. This happens for lib_dbsl patches 213 -217. A forthcoming patch for the lib_dbsl will avoid this message.
Please refer to SAP note 2363994 for details.

 

19.08.2016: Issue with periodic tasks in Kernel 74x after DB outage or offline backup

 

After the Database was not available, periodic tasks like LoadBalancing update or Batch-Scheduler might stuck.
A Kernel patch for Kernel 745 can be expected on Monday. Kernel 742 follows later next week.
For details and workaround see SAP Note 2356238

 

15.07.2016: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 201 released

 

SP stack kernel 745 PL #201 is now available on SAP Support Portal.
It fixes two important regressions, which affected all previous Kernel 745 versions lower than PL 211 (excluding 201). Details are outlined in SAP Note 2340627.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #201 can be found in SAP Note 2341597. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

17.06.2016: SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 200 released

 

SP stack kernel 745 PL #200 is now available on SAP Support Portal.
It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2299971.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 745 PL #200 can be found in SAP Note 2317428. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

16.06.2016: NW 7.4 upgrade issues on Windows

 

1. when common crypto lib starting 8.4.31 till (including) 8.4.34 is in place, upgrade runs into error. For details see item 4 in SAP Note 2200230.

2. On Windows 2008 (w/o R2) on Haswell CPU the SAP Kernel 745 can crash. For details see SAP Note 2330836.

 

15.06.2016: Kernel 742 PL 414 is not a SP Stack Kernel

 

By mistake SAPEXE and SAPEXEDB archives have been available for Kernel 742 PL 414 on the support portal for a short time. As PL 414 is supposed to be only a regular patch (and not a stack kernel for which SAPEXE, SAPEXEDB will be published), these packages have been revoked meanwhile and replaced by the corresponding DW packages. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

14.06.2016: SP Stack Kernel 742 PL 401 released

 

SP stack kernel 742 PL #401 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It fixes several known issues with the previous version PL 400. For details see SAP Note 2324879.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 742 PL #401 can be found in SAP Note 2324928. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

07.06.2016: SP Stack Kernel 721 PL 700 released

 

SP stack kernel 721 PL #700 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2316471.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 721 PL #700 can be found in SAP Note 2316429. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

18.05.2016: Kernel 722 PL 118 and 742 PL 412 revoked

 

There are issues with the RFC delta manager inside the kernel. External clients may get stuck. As a precaution the affected kernel patches have been revoked from ServiceMarketPlace. The correction causing the issue has been retracted. A new version of Kernel 722 PL 118 with compile time on May 19th as well as Kernel 742 PL 413 has been published.

 

28.04.2016: SP Stack Kernel 742 PL 400 released

 

SP stack kernel 742 PL 400 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in Note 2300406.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 742 PL 400 can be found in Note 2294986. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

14.04.2016: WebGUI issue with Google Chrome Version 50

 

After updating Google Chrome from Version 49 to Version 50 the Easy Access Menu (start screen) remains empty. We are working on a kernel patch to circumvent this. For details see SAP Note 2305778.

 

12.04.2016: Potential Issue with Kernel 742 PL 311 - 321 and Kernel 745 PL 25 - 35

 

In edge cases a select statement may return an unexpected result. For details see SAP Note 2273425.
It is recommended to upgrade to SP Stack Kernel 745 PL 100 or Kernel 742 PL 329 which is the last release candidate before the upcoming SP Stack Kernel 742 PL 400.

 

17.03.2016: Kernel 745 Released as DCK to Kernels 740, 741 and 742

 

After an extended validation phase kernel 745 PL#100 has been released as a downward compatible kernel (DCK) to kernels 742, 741 and 740 and can be used instead of these with SAP NetWeaver 7.4. Refer to SAP Note 2251972 for details on installation and usage of kernel 742 as DCK. The release roadmap for 74* kernels is presented in SAP Note 1969546.

 

17.03.2016: SP Stack Kernel 722 PL 101 released

 

SP stack kernel 722 PL #101 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in Note 2292019.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 722 PL #101 can be found in Note 2292017. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

18.12.2015: SAP Kernel 721 PL 618 and SAP Kernel 722 PL 20 and PL 21 revoked

 

As a precaution the Kernel (dw.sar) for 721 PL 618 and 722 PL 20 and 21 have been revoked from the SAP Support Portal.

For further details see SAP Note 2259736 . We are working a patch highest priority.

 

13.11.2015: Heads up on Kernel 745 for NetWeaver 7.4

 

During Q1/2016 SAP Kernel 745 will be made available as Downward Compatible Kernel for SAP NetWeaver 7.4.

SAP Kernel 745 will eventually succeed SAP Kernel 742 (and 741 and 740).

SAP Kernel 742 will be retired in Q1/2017, one year later than the availability of SAP Kernel 745 as DCK. No more patches will be provided for SAP Kernel 742 after that date.

See also Understanding Kernel Releases for the SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP and SAP Note 1969546 - Release Roadmap Kernel 740

 

09.11.2015: SP Stack Kernel 742 PL#300 Released

 

SP stack kernel 742 PL #300 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2237353.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 742 PL #300 can be found in SAP Note 2231749. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

16.10.2015: Kernel 722 PL14, PL15 and enserver PL 14 revoked

 

As a precaution Enqueue Server 722 PL 14 (enserver.sar) and Kernel (dw.sar) 722 PL 14 and PL 15 have been revoked from the SAP Support Portal.
The new patch of the Enqueue Server might not be 100% compatible to older clients (e.g. disp+work PL 13) and the newer disp+work starting PL 14 might not be 100% compatible with old Enqueue Servers (prior patch 14). Standard operations Enque, Dequeue and DequeueAll are NOT affected. Details can be found in SAP Note 2239931

 

13.10.2015: SP Stack Kernel 721 PL#600 Released

 

SP stack kernel 721 PL #600 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in SAP Note 2214191.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 721 PL #600 can be found in SAP Note 2214680. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

02.10.2015: issue with Oracle lib_DBSL 722 PL 13

 

Please do not use patch 13 for the 722 Oracle lib_DBSL

Further details can be found in note 2220724. A fix is expected early next week.

 

14.09.2015: SP Stack Kernel 741 PL#300 Released

 

The last SP stack kernel for the 741 kernel version has been released today. Kernel 741 PL #300 can be downloaded from the archive area of SAP Support Portal. Refer to release note 2207362 for information on fixes included in this stack kernel.

As announced previously, kernel 741 has reached its end of maintenance, see note 1969546 for more detail. Future 74* kernel corrections will be delivered through 742 kernel patches.

 

08.07.2015: SP Stack Kernel 742 PL#200 Released

 

SP stack kernel 742 PL #200 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in Note 2178917.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 742 PL #200 can be found in Note 2176515. This note will be updated on a regular basis.

 

07.07.2015 SAP Kernel 741 maintenance

 

The SAP Kernel 741 reached its end of maintenance, see note 1969546 . We will continue to deliver regression fixes during July and a final stack kernel 741 PL#300 in August. After that corrections will be delivered through kernel 742 patches.

 

12.06.2015 SAP Kernel Archive

 

SAP Kernels which are out of maintenance like SAP Kernel 720 can be found in the archive https://support.sap.com/software/patches/archive.html


For SAP Kernel 720 the last version is patch level 800. Please read the release note 2158874 - SAP Support Package Stack Kernel 7.20 (EXT) Patch Level 800 . Corresponding note for regression found in the future is 2138737 .

 

20.05.2015 SAP Kernel 722 Released


SAP kernel 722 has been released for customers today. The first shipment (Kernel 722 PL#4) can now be downloaded from SAP Support Portal. With this a new release cycle has been established for 72X kernel versions that can be used with all SAP NetWeaver releases 7.00-7.31:

  • Kernel 720 reached its end of maintenance, no further corrections will be provided for this kernel version
  • Kernel 721 becomes the standard kernel containing only corrections/bug fixes
  • Kernel 722 replaces Kernel 721 in its role as Innovation Kernel. Besides regular corrections, new features/enhancements/improvements will be delivered with Kernel 722.

Refer to SAP Note 2133909 for general information on Kernel 722 including new features and current limitations. This note will be updated on regular basis.

Kernel 722 can be applied manually as a kernel patch, see Note 2115344 - Installation of Kernel 722 (EXT) for detailed instructions. Options to apply Kernel 722 during upgrade/update are outlined in Note 2133909.

04.05.2015: SP Stack Kernel 721 PL#500 Released

 

A new SP stack kernel 721 PL #500 is now available on SAP Support Portal.

SAP Note 2158856 contains the list of changes and enhancements introduced in this stack kernel compared to the previous stack kernel PL #402.

All regressions known in the PL #402 have been fixed.

Review SAP Note 2155366 for known issues in the stack kernel 721 PL #500. This note will be continuously updated.

 

14.04.2015: Kernel 742 Released as DCK to Kernels 740 and 741

 

After an extended validation phase kernel 742 PL#101 has been released as a downward compatible kernel (DCK) to kernels 741 and 740 and can be used instead of these with SAP NetWeaver 7.4. Refer to Note 2128122 for details on installation and usage of kernel 742 as DCK. The release roadmap for 74* kernels is presented in Note 1969546.

 

31.03.2015: SP Stack Kernels 741 PL#201 and 742 PL#101 are delivered

 

As announced previously, SP Stack kernels for 741 and 742 kernel versions have been updated. 741 PL#201 replaces 741 PL#200 and 742 PL#101 replaces 742 PL#100. New SP stack kernels can be now downloaded from SAP Support Portal, following fixes are included:

 

For more details on 741 PL#201 refer to Notes 2150081 - SAP Support Package Stack Kernel 7.41 Patch Level 201 and 2100429 - Known regressions in kernel 7.41 patch level 201.

Fixes and enhancements in the SP stack kernel 742 PL#101 are listed in the note 2145156. Information on known issues with this stack kernel can be found in the Note 2134238.

 

19.03.2015: Update on SP Stack Kernels 741 PL#200 and 742 PL#100

 

The latest SP stack kernels 741 (PL#200) and 742 (PL#100) contain a regression in the Oracle DBSL Library, see Note 2118448 -Termination during secondary database connection; LRAW length error, Point 2.

As a solution you may use the latest ORA lib_dbsl available on SAP Support portal. For kernel 741 on Windows, please be aware of the issue 2142073 - Application server in Windows NT with Oracle does not start.

Updated stack kernels will be provided as soon as possible.

 

 

11.03.2015: SP Stack Kernel 721 PL#402 Released

 

SP Stack kernel 721 PL #402 has been released and can be downloaded from SAP Support Portal. The issues from PL#400 (Note 2118382) and PL#401 (Note 2138260) are fixed.

Refer to Note 2138680 - SAP Support Package Stack Kernel 7.21 (EXT) Patch Level 402 for overview of new features, enhancements and improvements added since PL#300. Known regressions are documented in Note 2138678.

 

 

09.03.2015: SP Stack Kernel 742 PL#100 Released

 

SP stack kernel 742 PL #100 is now available on SAP Support Portal. It contains various improvements and enhancements that are outlined in detail in Note 2136550.

Information on known issues in the stack kernel 742 PL #100 can be found in Note 2129327. This note will be updated on regular basis.

 

 

04.03.2015: SP Stack Kernel 721 PL#401 Revoked

 

SP Stack kernel 721 PL #401 has been revoked from SAP Support Portal for all platforms except for MS Windows because the kernel archives contained some files with wrong versions.

In most cases it is not necessary to replace the kernel in a system running with PL#401 because the issue has a limited impact and does not affect the kernel itself. Details are outlined in Note 2138260.

SP stack kernel PL#402 will be released as soon as possible; this document will be updated accordingly.

 

 

06.02.2015: SP Stack Kernel 741 PL#200 Released

 

A new SP stack kernel 741 PL #200 has been released today and can be downloaded from SAP Support Portal.

For a summary of enhancements and improvements included into this stack kernel, see SAP Note 2101802 - SAP Support Package Stack Kernel 7.41 Patch Level 200.

 

 

30.01.2015: SP Stack Kernel 721 PL#401 Replaces PL#400

 

Current SP stack kernel 721 PL#400 has been replaced with PL#401, see Note 2121693 - SAP Support Package Stack Kernel 7.21 (EXT) Patch Level 401.

It fixes a file permission issue that has a very limited impact:

  • It occurs with 721_EXT kernel on Windows platforms only
  • It has no effect at runtime, only for future system maintenance
  • Workaround is easy.

This means: even if above criteria apply, it is not always necessary to replace already installed 721 kernel PL#400. Refer to Note 2118382 for more information.

Note 2084437 contains the list of known regressions in the stack kernel 721 PL #401. This note will be continuously updated.