Scenario 3: SAP does not start at all: no message server and no dispatcher

There's probably nothing worse than not being able to start your SAP system. Where's the problem? The operating system? The database server? Or perhaps it is time to dive into the dark corners of SAP to get some answers? This handy troubleshooting guide by veteran site expert Giovanni Davila will help you figure out what's going on.

Symptoms
  • The message server and the dispatcher do not start at all in the SAP MMC.
  • The following error when trying to view the developer traces within the SAP MMC: The network path was not found.
  • No new developer traces written to disk (under the "work" directory.)

Problem Analysis The network shares "saploc" and "sapmnt" do not exist. That explains the "network path not found"...

message when attempting to view the developer traces within the SAP MMC.

Solution
Re-create the "saploc" and "sapmnt" network shares. Both need to be created on the /usr/sap directory.


TROUBLESHOOTING SAP STARTUP PROBLEMS

 Home: Introduction
 Scenario 1: Dispatcher does not start due to a port conflict
 Scenario 2: Dispatcher dies due to a database connection problem
  Scenario 3: SAP does not start at all: no message server and no dispatcher
 Scenario 4: Users get 'No logon possible' messages when they attempt to log in
 Scenario 5: The message server starts but the dispatcher doesn't
 Scenario 6: Work processes die soon after they start
 Review: Conclusion and more resources
This was last published in July 2005

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