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End of Maintenance for Redhat Linux Distributions

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
General Availability : November 10, 2010
End of Production 1 : Q4 of 2014
End of Production 2 : Q4 2015
End of Production 3 : November 30, 2017 [End of Regular Life Cycle]
End of Extended Life Cycle : November 30, 2020

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
General Availability : March 15, 2007
End of Production 1 : Q4 2011
End of Production 2 : Q4 2012
End of Production 3 : March 31, 2014 [End of Regular Life Cycle]
End of Extended Life Cycle : March 31, 2017

MaxDB : SAP Re-Installation

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Clean up the following File Systems or DIRs
> /etc/opt/sdb
> /usr/spool/sql
> /sapdb/*

This Time Of The Year

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

This time of the year, I dealt with a combination of Redhat Linux 5.5, MaxDB[7.7 and 7.8] and obviously SAP on top running on VMWare ESX 4.1 with IBMs hardware plus NetBackup-6.5.4.

ERP 6.4 / NW7.01
PI 711
Redhat Cluster Suite [RHCS]

Busy time, but I will try to share my experience with those terrific combination.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta Released

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 enters Beta-1 today!. The next generation of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.
If you are interested in trying the Beta, download available.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 blurs the lines between virtual, physical, and cloud computing to address shifts taking place in the modern IT environment.

The following are some of the many improvements and new features that are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta:

Power management: tickless kernel and improvements through the application stack to reduce wakeups, power consumption measurement by Powertop, Power Management (ASPM, ALPM), and adaptive system tuning by Tuned, all enhance more efficient system power usage.

Next generation networking: comprehensive IPv6 support (NFS 4, CIFS, mobile support [RFC 3775], ISATAP support), FCoE, iSCSI, and a new and improved mac 802.11 wireless stack.

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS): system-level enhancements from industry collaborations make the most of hardware RAS capabilities and NUMA architectures.

Fine-grained control and management: improved scheduler and better resource management in the kernel via Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS) and Control Groups (CG).

Scalable filesystems: ext4 file system provides support for larger file sizes and significantly reduces repair times over ext3. XFS® is a high-performance file system that supports extremely large files and is optimized for large data transfers.

Virtualization: KVM includes performance improvements and new features, sVirt protects the guest and host from unauthorized access, SR-IOV and NPIV deliver high-performance virtual use of physical devices, and libvirt leverages kernel resource management functionality.

Enterprise security enhancement: SELinux includes improved ease of use, application sandboxing, and significantly increased coverage of system services, while SSSD provides unified access to identity and authentication services as well as caching for off-line use.

Development and runtime support: SystemTap improvements, ABRT is a new framework for simple collection and reporting of bug information, and improvements are made to GCC (version 4.4.3), glibc (version 2.11.1), and GDB (version 7.0.1).

View the full release notes in detail.


Friday, December 18th, 2009

I am going to look for and take as many as options…

Mozilla Service Week-Be The Difference

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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Now you know what to do in a better way… go on people… be the difference!

SAP Business Suite 7 Now Available

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

To further support customers in reducing the total cost of ownership, SAP devised a synchronized release schedule for all core SAP Business Suite 7 applications—SAP ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM and PLM—designed to meet the specific business requirements of all industries.

Other key capabilities of the new SAP Business Suite include:

* Enhancement packages will help customers reduce cost and complexity by delivering future innovations in a minimally-disruptive fashion. Enhancement packages allow customers to select and deploy only the functionality they need without upgrading their solution—leaving long implementations, upgrades and disintegrated point solutions in the past.
* Value Scenarios focus on solving industry-specific business issues with end-to-end processes that span across lines of business and application boundaries. Value scenarios can be implemented in a step-wise fashion and deployed as customers need them. To further accelerate implementation, SAP Consulting offers implementation services to help speed the success of SAP Business Suite projects.
* Expanded industry-specific footprint addresses critical business requirements, across all industries, including enhanced supply chain and warehousing processes for trading, logistics and manufacturing industries; improved customer lifecycle management solutions for service and trading industries; investigative case management, tax and revenue management and other service processes for public sector organizations; and advanced metering infrastructure integration and deregulation compliance solutions for the utility industry.
* Harmonized user interfaces provide a more simplified and consistent user experience when implementing a process that spans across multiple applications
* Embedded analytics tools help customers take action on insights gained across demand, production, inventory, sales and supplier activities across their extended business networks
* Improved software lifecycle management through integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform and the new SAP Business Suite can reduce landscape complexity by consolidating instances and transferring transactional data from retired systems to SAP Business Suite.
* 2,800 enterprise services enable the flexible, modular development of differentiating one’s own practices.
* Solution manager allows SAP administrators to implement content changes to SAP Business Suite applications, which reduces downtime, accelerates implementations and reduces the total cost of ownership of the IT landscape

The general availability of the new SAP Business Suite marks the arrival of a clear path forward for companies that struggle with the high cost and complexity created by disparate applications and middleware solutions,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, member of the SAP Executive Board. “With the new SAP Business Suite, we continue to deliver on our promise to provide customers with market-leading services and solutions that deliver extraordinary value in today’s business environment.


Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Explore the Top 10 SAP Webcasts Viewed by Decision Makers
SAP provides a comprehensive range of enterprise software applications and business solutions to empower every aspect of your business. Now you can explore the top 10 Webcasts from in a single location.

Webcasts include:

Weathering The Economy
Although economic downturn is an inevitable part of the business cycle, its impact does not have to be the same for every business. While many companies struggle, the prepared ones can thrive in tough times. Better yet, smart companies see economic uncertainty as a rare opportunity to expand as competitors pull back. The “how”, however, lies within the collective wisdom of companies like yours.
The New Face of Business Intelligence
Discover how trends such as consolidation and rationalization are transforming the business intelligence landscape from both a functionality and a marketplace perspective
Find out more about the drivers behind SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects and how Business Objects software can add and extend value to SAP customers
Hear from a leading analyst and an SAP expert on recommendations and next steps for SAP customers embarking on or redesigning a business intelligence strategy
SAP Customer Relationship Management
Learn how the latest release of SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) can help you develop and execute customer-driven strategies by providing a simple and powerful foundation to support collaborative end-to-end processes. See a demonstration of the new functionality in SAP CRM, including the new user interface, next-generation trade promotion management, business communications management, and marketing development funds management.
Customer Enterprise SOA Deployment Strategies and Drivers
SAP has executed an extensive customer program in which more than 150 enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) customer projects have been analyzed in terms of deployment strategies and impact to IT and business. Hear a compelling selection of true-life examples, from small projects to bigger strategic deployments of enterprise SOA, including Nortel Networks as a customer proof point.
Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution by John Schwarz
John Schwarz is CEO of Business Objects, an SAP company, and a member of the SAP Executive Board. He is responsible for all aspects of the Business Objects’ operations, including the go-to-market activities and development, as well as the integration of the SAP Business Objects unit into SAP.
Delivering Results with Business Intelligence
High-performance organizations recognize that business intelligence is a strategic imperative that requires no more justification than operational applications, e-mail, or a local area network. Learn how Business Objects, an SAP company, can meet all of your strategic requirements while ensuring delivery of the right information to the right users at the right time.
Business Process Management in Action: No Detours from Model to Execution
Learn about modeling, executing, and monitoring business processes and business rules without having to write a single line of code. Hear how to utilize tools based on the business process modeling notation (BPMN) to build composite processes that interact with users and integrate with back-end systems through enterprise services. Learn how customers use this technology to manage differentiating business scenarios.
Building an Enterprise SOA with SAP NetWeaver and Enterprise Services
While organizations want faster and continuous process innovation in order to gain a competitive edge, they must simultaneously maintain the stability of their core processes. Hear how SAP Business Suite applications and the SAP NetWeaver technology platform provide packaged enterprise services and the technology platform for business and IT agility and standardization.
Business Objects: The New Face of Business Intelligence
Learn how the new business intelligence (BI) platform delivers a complete suite of functionalities to all people across your organization. Hear customer stories of how Business Objects delivers a complete solution – from the world standard in reporting to best-of-breed information management – all on a single platform optimized for your SAP environment.
Delivering Superior Customer Value through End-to-End Business Processes
Learn how you can leverage the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application as well as other SAP Business Suite applications to support end-to-end processes in sales, marketing, and service. Hear SAP and BayerMaterial Science AG describe how you can use SAP solutions to bring unique value to customer-facing processes within your organization and launch successful initiatives.


25th December

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Another Christmas come and gone !!

SAP on Linux

Monday, September 17th, 2007

I was at my Chennai office to conduct training and I called it as “SAP on Linux
I started by Thursday for two days training, to meet some of my counterparts and friends out there.

The class was packed with around 20 new joiners, who have just started to venture into SAP Basis. I started my session by keeping in mind: On the long run; if they have to make a choice between Windows and Linux/UNIX on SAP, there wouldn’t be a second thought to have the fun with Linux.

I picked up RedHat Linux for the demo session; since I had deployed FIVE SAP systems at my Bangalore office and they are running well on RedHat AS-4 and CentOS-5 [The number FIVE really matters for me]

I would like to paste the contents of some of the important slides:

    0.ENV_VARIABLE settings :

On Bash shell before you run ./sapinst as root

• JAVA_HOME=/opt/java1.4;
export JAVA_HOME
• SAPINST_JRE_HOME=/opt/java1.4/jre;
• PATH=$PATH:/opt/java1.4/bin;
export PATH
• PATH=$PATH:/opt/java1.4/jre/bin;
export PATH

    1. Aditional Package Information for RHEL-4

: rpm -ivh

• glibc-2.3.4-2.9.x86_64.rpm
• kernel-smp-2.6.9-42.EL.x86_64.rpm [The kernel patch is important]
• glibc-common-2.3.4-2.9.x86_64.rpm
• mkinitrd-
• IBMJava2-AMD64-142-SDK-1.4.2-7.0.x86_64.rpm [For Java]
• saplocales-2.3.4-3.x86_64.rpm
• libaio-0.3.103-3.x86_64.rpm‎ [To avoid Oracle: error while loading Libraries ]

    3. Important SAP Notes

• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: Installation and Upgrade (Note 1048303)
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4: Installation and upgrade (Note 722273)

I packed up on Sunday night after the fun with the same ‘ol feelings; Chennai, it’s still not a classic rock

Closely an year back at the same workplace: My first CRM installation on “ ONE ” server out of 30 other running SAP servers.
I proposed to do it on Linux, but it didn’t happened since the senior was comfortable with Windows-2003. I said to myself “My call is not too far but FAR and the count started from FIVE

    Current Music:- The temple of the king by Rainbow -