AW: AW: mySAP WAS TestDrive installation has failed...

Panos Platon Tsapralis mysapwasonlinux at
Thu Apr 10 17:19:17 MET DST 2003

Dear all,

The installation of SAP WAS TestDrive on Red Hat 8.0 still fails, 
allthough I have modified my hostname to a value shorter than eight 
characters ("panos").

The symptom is:

checking RFC destination...
could not connect SAP instance at host panos with system number 18
see logfile /usr/sap/WAS/DVEBMGS18/work/startrfc.log
error:%post(sapbasis-6.10.1) scriptlet failed, error status 1

I get this message right after the database gets populated with its 
content. The logfile "startrfc.log" says:

RFC Call/Exception: open
Group       Error group 102
Message     Connect to SAP gateway failed
Connect_PM  GWHOST=panos, GWSERV=sapgw18, ASHOST=panos, SYSNR=18

LOCATION    CPIC (TCP/IP) on local host
ERROR       partner not reached (host panos, service 3318)

TIME        Thu Apr 10 13:12:51 2003
RELEASE     610
COMPONENT   NI (network interface)
VERSION     35
RC          -10
MODULE      niuxi.c
LINE        1001
DETAIL      NiPConnect
ERRNO       111
ERRNO TEXT  Connection refused

I have also observed the following:

Right after the failure, the usual 'ms', 'co', 'es'-type processes 
appear in 'ps -ef', but no 'dw', and, if I issue 'stopsap/startsap' 
commands (they appear to execute normally), a line gets written into the 
file 'startsap_...log', that says that the 'dw'-type child process has 
terminated with status 0.

I am attaching the 'startsap...log' file, as a reference for those who 
might want to take a look.

Any ideas on how to fix this, anybody?


SAP DB wrote:

>Yeah, it sounds strange.
>But there is a SAPNOTE about it.
>I have no access to the OSS so I could not provide you
>with the right number of this SAPNOTE.
>To resume the installation after changing the hostname will not help
>because the installation logfile has the old name (as the hostname) in it
>and the installation program (r3setup) will try
>to connect host via the no more existing hostname and will fail.
>And it is the best thing to remove all
>by erasing the rpm-packages
>mentioned in o) of the file "install" on the first CD.
>Good luck.
>-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
>Von: linux.general-admin at
>[mailto:linux.general-admin at]Im Auftrag von Panos Platon
>Gesendet: Donnerstag, 10. April 2003 13:09
>An: Uwe Wortmann
>Cc: linux.general
>Betreff: Re: AW: mySAP WAS TestDrive installation has failed...
>Uwe Wortmann wrote:
>>There are three possible faults:
>>1. the hostname panosplaton is too long (you must not use more than eight
>>2. the hostname panosplaton is not mentioned in /etc/hosts
>>3. there is no entry or more than one in /etc/services for the port 3318:
>>it should be: sapgw18  3318/tcp
>>The first fault is the most possible to produce the described error.
>>I hope this will help you.
>>Uwe Wortmann
>>dq-edv systemtechnik
>>Manderscheidtstr. 30
>>45141 Essen
>>Telefon: 0201-2894912
>>Telefax: 0201-2894914
>>E-mail : uw at
>>-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
>>Von: linux.general-admin at
>>[mailto:linux.general-admin at]Im Auftrag von Panos Platon
>>Gesendet: Donnerstag, 10. April 2003 12:32
>>An: linux.general
>>Betreff: mySAP WAS TestDrive installation has failed...
>>My installation of mySAP Technology TestDrive (SAP Web Application
>>Server on Linux) has failed while installing the "sapbasis" RPM package,
>>returning the following message:
>>checking RFC destination...
>>could not connect SAP instance at host panosplaton with system number 18
>>see logfile /usr/sap/WAS/DVEBMGS18/work/startrfc.log
>>error:%post(sapbasis-6.10.1) scriptlet failed, error status 1
>>I am attaching the logfile, mentioned above, to this message.
>>Can you, please, help me resolve this? I have thoroughlly applied all
>>instructions of the installation document, so, I can't understand what I
>>am missing or doing wrong...
>>Panos Platon Tsapralis.
>Uwe, thanks for the reply. However, the host name being longer than 8
>characters sounds strange to me ('localhost' is also longer than 8
>chars). Anyway, I am giving it a try by replacing my host name with a
>shorter one. Do you know whether there is any way to resume the
>installation from the point where it has failed (or do I have to remove
>& reinstall the various components)?
>linux.general mailing list
>linux.general at

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Trace of system startup/check of SAP System WAS on Thu Apr 10 18:10:40 EEST 2003

Called command: /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/startsap 

Starting SAP-Collector Daemon 
 saposcol on host panos started

Checking WAS Database
 Database is not available via /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/R3trans -d -w
 Running /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/startdb 
 /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/startdb completed successfully 

Checking WAS Database
 Database is running

Starting SAP Instance 

SAP-R/3-Startup Program V1.7 (92/10/21)

Starting at 2003/04/10 18:10:51
Startup Profile: "/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/profile/START_DVEBMGS18_panos"

Execute Pre-Startup Commands
(14135) Local: /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/sapmscsa -n pf=/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/profile/WAS_DVEBMGS18_panos
/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/sapmscsa: SCSA is attached and useable.
/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/sapmscsa: finished.
(14135) Local: rm -f ms.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18
(14135) Local: ln -s -f /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/msg_server ms.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18
(14135) Local: rm -f dw.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18
(14135) Local: ln -s -f /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/disp+work dw.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18
(14135) Local: rm -f co.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18
(14135) Local: ln -s -f /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/rslgcoll co.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18
(14135) Local: rm -f se.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18
(14135) Local: ln -s -f /usr/sap/WAS/SYS/exe/run/rslgsend se.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18

Starting Programs
(14145) Starting: local ms.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18 pf=/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/profile/WAS_DVEBMGS18_panos
(14146) Starting: local dw.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18 pf=/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/profile/WAS_DVEBMGS18_panos
(14147) Starting: local co.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18 -F pf=/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/profile/WAS_DVEBMGS18_panos
(14148) Starting: local se.sapWAS_DVEBMGS18 -F pf=/usr/sap/WAS/SYS/profile/WAS_DVEBMGS18_panos
(14135) Waiting for Child Processes to terminate.
 Instance on host panos started
(14135) **** 2003/04/10 18:11:37 Child 14146 terminated with Status 0 . ****

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