The running saphostexec executable regularly checks a directory, by default /usr/sap/hostctrl/new (on UNIX and IBM i) or %ProgramFiles%\SAP\hostctrl\new (on Windows), where it expects to find the latest version of the executable of SAP Host Agent from the unpacked SAPHOSTAGENT.SAR archive.
|Windows||You must be logged on as a member of the local Administrators group.|
|UNIX||You must be logged on as a user with root authorizations.|
|IBM i||You must be logged on as a user profile with special authorities *SECADM and *ALLOBJ, for example as user profile QSECOFR.|
An upgrade is only performed if a version of the SAP Host Agent executable programs is found in the new directory that is higher than the version of the executable programs that exist in the SAP Host Agent executable directory.
|UNIX and IBM i||/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe|
By default, the saphostexec program performs a check for updates every 5 minutes. You can change this behavior by adapting profile value hostexec/autoupgrade_delay= <minutes> .
In addition, you can also change the name and path of the directory that contains the newest SAP Host Agent version using profile value DIR_NEW= <path to a directory> .
|UNIX, IBM i||/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe|
|UNIX, IBM i||./saphostexec -restart|