You can use the Java Support Package Manager (JSPM) to apply support packages on deployed software components. You can also deploy SAP and third-party software components to which you can then apply support packages and patches. You can deploy new business packages of mySAP Business Suite. You can also upgrade and update business packages of mySAP Business Suite that are deployed on the system to a higher release and support package level respectively. In addition, JSPM detects SAP software components that have been modified and allows you to apply support packages to them.
The JSPM has the following features:
0 Offers a simple and intuitive graphical user interface (GUI)
0 Shares common GUI with SAPinst and SAPJup
0 Automatically detects and offers you only components that can upgrade deployed components
0 Shows only necessary information. Shows additional details at your request.
? Deployed Component Overview
0 Displays support package level information
? Support Package Level Administration
0 Allows definition of dependencies between versions of software components
0 Checks whether a new software component version may correctly upgrade an existing software component version
? Development Component Level Administration
0 Checks deployment dependencies between development components
? Update of Kernel Binaries, Software Deployment Manager (SDM), Internet Graphics Server (IGS), and JSPM
0 Allows you to apply a support package stack
0 Allows you to apply single support packages
0 Allows you to deploy SAP and third-party software components
0 Allows you to deploy and upgrade business packages of mySAP Business Suite
0 In NWDI development (DEV) and consolidation (CONS) systems, detects modified software components and transports them for deployment to NWDI
0 In NWDI test (TEST) and production (PROD) systems, detects and deploys modified software components
0 Informs you if restarting of the J2EE Engine is necessary during the deployment process
0 Offers a better support of the patch process in a distributed systems scenario
0 Monitors and logs the deployment process
0 Allows you to restart the deployment of support packages
0 At the end of a patch procedure, it offers a Java Support Package Manager Evaluation Form. The evaluation form contains important information about the patch procedure and allows you to provide feedback about your experience with JSPM. You can send the evaluation form to SAP to analyze your patch procedure and the errors that might have occurred. The evaluation form will also help SAP to improve the overall patch procedures.
JSPM connects to the SDM server to deploy support packages and software components. The SDM server performs additional validation of the support packages and software components for deployment.
JSPM is integrated with the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure (NWDI). JSPM detects SAP software components that have been modified and allows you to apply support packages to them.