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MAIN_SWITCH/STARTSAP_TRANS error validating the profile failed, see INSTANCE.OUT

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We're currently trying to install Fiori on our EHP 8 system using SUM 2.0 but we are currently stuck at 70% in the phase MAIN_SWITCH/STARTSAP_TRANS with an error stating:

Last error code set:

System start failed

Earlier, validating the profile failed, see INSTANCE.OUT.

We're not able to go back past this phase to re-run it initially to correct any errors. We have adjusted our abap/buffersize parameter to 1GB but are still encountering issues. SAP has been working on this issue for over a month but we're not able to find a resolution. Would anyone have any suggestions?

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We had a similar problem - after adjusting the profile the system would still complain about the same error.

In our case, in the INSTANCE.OUT log file, it was using a command like this to check the system status:

/usr/sap/<SID>/DVEBMGS<XX>/exe/sappfpar check pf=/usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/profile/<SID>_DVEBMGS<XX>_<sid>ci

When running this command manually on the OS, our message server had a 'Yellow' rating, which was stopping the system from coming up cleanly. By running ps -ef | grep sapstartsrv, we also noticed that we had multiple sapstartsrv processes running which was causing the error.

We fixed by killing the duplicate sapstartsrv processes, and running new ones (as root) from the /usr/sap/sapservices file. Once this was done, we re-ran the SUM step (with init) to pass the error.

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restart the SUM after reboot of the server fixed the issue.

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Hello Connie Moreno,

We have the same issue in the phase MAIN_SWITCH/STARTSAP_TRANS.

System start failed Earlier

validating the profile failed, see INSTANCE.OUT

Please let us know the what actions to be done to fix the issue.

Thanks in advance.