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PowerConnect SP 6.09 Release notes (ABAP)

Post upgrade steps

Please ensure there are no unsent metrics left in the queue before PowerConnect jobs are started again (after SPAM import step). Following options need to be considered: 

  • Stop Extractor job and wait until all metrics are sent before the upgrade is actually started. 

  • Stop all jobs and execute ‘Goto->Troubleshooting->Truncate cluster’ menu option to cleanup all metrics in the queue.

SAP Bach user role is updated in this version, it is recommended to re-import it after upgrade.



  • New LOGS file status overview report (troubleshooting);
    Goto->Troubleshooting->Logs file status
    Could be used to reset the status of the specific log file (i.e. to re-upload it again)


  • BD87_DYN status category has been added;
    Field name on Splunk side is STATUS_GROUP. It could be used to identify whether IDOC status is error, in progress or successful

  • BD87_DYN skip header/status if no segments found;

  • WE02 status category has been added;
    Same as described for BD87_DYN

  • SM51_STATE application server startup time added;
    Server start up time taken from availability.log.

  • SQL Script extractors authorization checks added;
    Security improvement. S_TABU_SQL auth object is used if available.

  • TREAD_DYN extractor authorization checks added;
    Security improvement. S_TABU_DIS or S_TABU_NAM authorization objects are used

  • SP01_CONTENT spool pages read limit;
    Default page limit is 20 (only first 20 pages are read and sent to Splunk).

  • ORA_DB02_SESS Full SQL text extracted;

  • Metric uploading memory optimizations;

  • SXMB_MONI enhancement (value size filter);
    SXMB_MONI XML payload is now parsed and sent with EVENT_SUBTYPE = PAYLOAD

  • DB6_DB02_HADR now extracting latest snapshot (non aggregated);

  • LOGS extractor performance improvements;

  • STAD subrecords manual refresh (troubleshooting);
    After system upgrade it might be needed to refresh list of STAD subrecords available in the filter to be able to pull some new sub-records.

  • SPAD_STATUS enhanced with new fields;

  • SM20 filter enhanced with new fields (User, Severity);

Bug fixes

  • SOST is not able to pull waiting messages bug fix;

  • CCMS S4HANA 2021 missing nodes issue fix;

  • SM20 Message severity description fix;

  • MTR_DDIC empty structure error fix;

  • AIF_ERROR create type error fix;

  • BD87_DYN Duplicate filter entries dump fix;

  • SMGW writev system log message fix;

  • AL11 Filter Dump error fix;

  • LOGS/AL11 missing data fix;

  • HDB_DBCC_BCCAT missing records bug fix;

  • RSAU_CHECK missing entries fix;

  • Addressed the issue when job server assignments were lost after restart;

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