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1766358 - sapcontrol returns "Unknown webmethod: [webmethod name]"


The "sapcontrol" command returns the error "Unknown webmethod: [webmethod name]", either during a SUM upgrade or when executed manually.


1) When you start the instance with startsap(all) command, the startup procedure fails with error:

     Starting Startup Agent sapstartsrv
     Unknown webmethod: WaitforServiceStarted
     Startup of Instance Service failed

2) During the "Detect Certified High Availability setup" step in SUM ("XX" stands for the SAP instance number):

     > sapcontrol -nr XX -function HAGetFailoverConfig
     Unknown webmethod: HAGetFailoverConfig



  • SAP NetWeaver based product
  • ABAP Platform based product


ABAP platform all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


sapstartsrv sapstart sapcontrol kernel GetVersionInfo , KBA , BC-CST-STS , Startup Service , BC-CST , Client/Server Technology , BC-OP , Operating System Platforms , Problem

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