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In the past, the installation master media was always bundled together to the corresponding product media. With the recent introduction
of the Software Logistic Toolset (SL Toolset) 1.0, customers might wonder:
What tool do I need to use when executing installation related activities?
The SL Toolset provides tools for distinct software logistic areas: Software Maintenance (formerly Upgrades/Updates), System Provisioning (formerly
Installations), Change Controls and Software Automation. This blog entry will help you understand how to find and download the correct tool and version for
the following system provisioning tasks:
  • Installation & system copy for products based on SAP NetWeaver – Software Provision Manager (SWPM*.SAR / 70SWPM*.SAR)
  • Split of Dual-Stack Systems into separate ABAP and Java Systems - Dual-Stack Split Tool (DSS21SP00*.SAR / 70DSS21SP00*.SAR)
  • Adapt key characteristics of an SAP system - System Rename (SYSRENAME*.SAR / 70SYSRENAME*.SAR)
These system provision tools are all based on the well-known SAPinst framework. The Dual-Stack Split and System Rename tools will become part of the SWPM tool starting with SWPM 1.0 Support Package Stack 09 in Q4 2013 and thus will no longer be available for download. They are the only currently supported tools for SAP software logistic installation tasks and delivered as part of the Software Logistic Toolset available for download at the SAP Service Marketplace (
How to find out thecorrect tool version?
All toolkits are available in two (2) different versions: aversion is for systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0x and a version for systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.1 and higher.  Therefore, to find out which tool is needed for your specific SAP system, it is critical to know the SAP NetWeaver technology release for the (to be) installed system.
The releases and it tool name are:
ReleaseTool NameSupported Products
SAP systems based on NetWeaver 7.1 and higher including:
  • SAP Solution Manager 7.1 on HANA
SAP systems based on NetWeaver 7.0x including:
  • SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SR 1
  • SAP Solution Manager 7.0 including EhP 1 SR 1
A full list of products and its corresponding toolkit version is available in SAP Note 1680045. The SAP NetWeaver release for a product (i.e. EHP6 FOR SAP ERP 6.0) can be found in the installation guide or download center for example. For more information, see the SAP Product Availability Matrix
Additional details:
  • All new installations, system copy imports, rename and dual-stack split operation require the usage of SAP kernel release 720(_EXT) or higher. A link to the 720 kernel to be used with SWPM installation can be found on the SL Toolset webpage.
  • We recommended that you use the latest SL Toolset Stack when you start your project. The maintenance strategy is clearly explained in the SL Toolset webpage and the corresponding SAP release note.
  • SL Tools guides are constantly updated and also available on the SL Toolset webpage.