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SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP System Administration (4th Edition)

by: Frank Föse, Sigrid Hagemann, and Liane Will

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Publisher: SAP Press,15.02.12

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ISBN: 1592294111
ISBN13: 9781592294114

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. Understand the Basis system's inner workings to quickly address critical situations
. Get step-by-step instructions and practical tips on administration
. Explore new information on SAP Solution Manager 7.1, enhancement packages, and the new monitoring infrastructure
. 4th edition, updated and expanded

In the fourth edition of this flagship reference, you'll find updated, expanded, and revised information of the most important administration topics for SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP. From getting started with the system, to client administration and authorization concepts, to system monitoring, you'll find all administration tools and practical instructions to optimally configure your system. This book is an essential companion for your daily work.

All Concepts Explained
Learn everything you need to know about the functioning of SAP Basis. After reading this book, SAP specifics such as work processes, authorizations, and monitoring will no longer baffle you.

Tools in Practical Use
Get to know the function and handling of all administration tools, which includes SAP NetWeaver Administrator, DBA Cockpit, transport tools, and many more.

Concrete Instructions
Reproduce the most essential administrator tasks, based on detailed descriptions and comprehensive screenshots.

Tips from SAP Support Experts
Gear up for critical situations, and benefit from the day-to-day experience that the authors gained in many years of working in SAP support.

New in this Edition
Expand your knowledge with this new edition. It now includes sections on SAP Solution Manager 7.1, Monitoring and Alert Infrastructure, System Landscape Directory, and CTS+.

Highlights
. SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP architecture
. Dialog and background processing
. Accounting and lock management
. Setting up a system landscape
. Client administration
. SAP clients, users, and authorizations administration
. Software logistics and instance maintenance
. System monitoring
. SAP Solution Manager

The Authors
Frank Föse is a technology and performance consultant at SAP Deutschland AG. His work focuses on system analysis and tuning, as well as sizing and performance. Sigrid Hagemann is a business enterprise principal consultant in the areas of IT management and technology consulting at SAP Deutschland AG. Liane Will works in the Active Global Support of SAP AG, where she manages a team that focuses on the implementation and optimization of application lifecycle management based on SAP Solution Manager.

Table of Contents
... Foreword ... 17
... Preface to the 4th Edition ... 19
... Introduction ... 21
1 ... Architecture of SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP ... 25
1.1 ... Components of SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP ... 25
1.2 ... Client/Server Architecture in SAP NetWeaver ... 27
1.3 ... Access Over the Internet ... 34
1.3.1 ... Internet Communication Manager (ICM) ... 36
1.3.2 ... Integrated Internet Transaction Server (ITS) ... 40
1.3.3 ... Standalone Internet Transaction Server ... 41
1.4 ... Presentation Layer ... 41
1.5 ... Application Layer ... 50
1.6 ... Database Layer ... 57
1.7 ... Network ... 60
1.8 ... Operating System ... 62
1.8.1 ... Directory Structure ... 63
1.8.2 ... Users ... 65
1.9 ... Tips ... 66
1.10 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 66
1.11 ... Additional Documentation ... 66
1.12 ... Questions ... 67
2 ... Process Concept of SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP ... 69
2.1 ... Dialog Processing ... 69
2.2 ... Background Processing ... 71
2.2.1 ... Concepts ... 71
2.2.2 ... Defining Background Jobs ... 74
2.2.3 ... Analysis ... 82
2.2.4 ... Analysis Functions ... 84
2.2.5 ... Authorizations ... 87
2.2.6 ... Maintenance Jobs ... 88
2.2.7 ... External Interface ... 91
2.2.8 ... SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood ... 91
2.2.9 ... Integration with SAP Solution Manager ... 95
2.2.10 ... Tips ... 98
2.2.11 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 99
2.2.12 ... Questions ... 100
2.3 ... Updating ... 101
2.3.1 ... Concepts of Updating ... 102
2.3.2 ... Configuration of the Update System ... 106
2.3.3 ... Monitoring and Troubleshooting an Update ... 108
2.3.4 ... Tips ... 113
2.3.5 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 114
2.3.6 ... Additional Documentation ... 114
2.3.7 ... Questions ... 114
2.4 ... Lock Management ... 115
2.4.1 ... Types of Locks ... 115
2.4.2 ... Lock Owners ... 116
2.4.3 ... Enqueue Server and Lock Table ... 118
2.4.4 ... Managing Lock Entries ... 123
2.4.5 ... Useful SAP Notes ... 127
2.4.6 ... Questions ... 127
2.5 ... Output Processing ... 128
2.5.1 ... Basic Principles ... 128
2.5.2 ... Configuring the Spool Work Processes ... 130
2.5.3 ... Configuring Spool Servers ... 132
2.5.4 ... Configuring the Landscape of Output Devices ... 137
2.5.5 ... SAPSprint Service ... 147
2.5.6 ... SAPPDFPRINT Service ... 148
2.5.7 ... Analysis and Troubleshooting ... 149
2.5.8 ... Authorizations ... 156
2.5.9 ... Tips ... 157
2.5.10 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 158
2.5.11 ... Questions ... 158
2.6 ... SAP Virtual Machine Container (VMC) ... 160
3 ... Getting Started ... 165
3.1 ... Starting SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP and Java ... 165
3.2 ... Stopping SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP and Java ... 168
3.3 ... Logging the Startup Process ... 172
3.4 ... SAP GUI-The Classic User Interface ... 181
3.5 ... SAP NetWeaver Business Client-The New User Interface ... 183
3.6 ... General Administration Tasks ... 186
3.6.1 ... Status ... 186
3.6.2 ... System Monitoring ... 187
3.6.3 ... System Log ... 194
3.6.4 ... System Messages ... 194
3.6.5 ... Lists ... 194
3.6.6 ... Table Maintenance ... 195
3.7 ... Tips ... 197
3.8 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 198
3.9 ... Additional Documentation ... 199
3.10 ... Questions ... 199
4 ... Setting Up the System Landscape ... 201
4.1 ... System Landscape Tasks ... 202
4.2 ... Initializing the Transport System ... 206
4.3 ... Configuring the Transport Management System ... 210
4.3.1 ... Transport Domains ... 211
4.3.2 ... Transport Routes ... 217
4.3.3 ... Extended Transport Control ... 221
4.3.4 ... QA Approval Procedure ... 222
4.3.5 ... Outlook on CTS+ ... 223
4.4 ... Transport Control Program tp ... 224
4.5 ... System Landscape Directory ... 225
4.5.1 ... Basic Strategies of the SLD Structures ... 229
4.5.2 ... Setting Up the SLD ... 230
4.6 ... Tips ... 233
4.7 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 233
4.8 ... Additional Documentation ... 233
4.9 ... Questions ... 234
5 ... Client Administration ... 237
5.1 ... Default Clients and Users ... 238
5.2 ... Creating New Clients ... 241
5.3 ... Local Copying ... 248
5.4 ... Remote Copy ... 254
5.5 ... Client Transport ... 257
5.6 ... Special Functions ... 264
5.7 ... Tips ... 264
5.8 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 268
5.9 ... Additional Documentation ... 269
5.10 ... Questions ... 269
6 ... Software Logistics ... 271
6.1 ... Implementation Guide ... 271
6.2 ... Processing Objects ... 276
6.2.1 ... Request Structures ... 276
6.2.2 ... Request Types ... 277
6.2.3 ... Processing Requests with the Transport Organizer ... 279
6.2.4 ... Transport Logs ... 290
6.2.5 ... Transport Organizer (Extended View) ... 297
6.2.6 ... Transport Tools ... 298
6.3 ... Importing Transport Requests ... 299
6.4 ... Manual Operation of the Transport Control Program tp ... 302
6.5 ... Installing Support Packages and Industry Solutions ... 304
6.5.1 ... Installing Support Packages ... 304
6.5.2 ... Installing Add-Ons ... 307
6.6 ... Managing and Installing SAP Enhancement Packages ... 308
6.6.1 ... SAP Enhancement Package Installer (SAPehpi) ... 309
6.6.2 ... Installation of SAP Enhancement Packages ... 309
6.6.3 ... Activation ... 311
6.7 ... Transporting Non-ABAP Objects ... 312
6.7.1 ... CTS+ Components ... 313
6.7.2 ... Configuration ... 314
6.7.3 ... Creating and Managing Transport Requests ... 316
6.8 ... Tips ... 319
6.9 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 321
6.10 ... Additional Documentation ... 322
6.11 ... Questions ... 322
7 ... Maintaining Instances ... 325
7.1 ... Profile Maintenance ... 325
7.2 ... Operation Modes ... 338
7.3 ... Dynamic Work Processes ... 345
7.4 ... Control Panel ... 350
7.5 ... Dynamic User Distribution ... 352
7.6 ... RFC Server Groups ... 355
7.7 ... Tips ... 359
7.8 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 360
7.9 ... Additional Documentation ... 360
7.10 ... Questions ... 361
8 ... SAP Users and Authorizations ... 363
8.1 ... Basic Principles ... 363
8.2 ... User Maintenance ... 364
8.2.1 ... Creating a User ... 365
8.2.2 ... License Data ... 371
8.2.3 ... Changing Users and Mass Changes ... 372
8.2.4 ... Logon and Password Protection ... 373
8.2.5 ... Internet Users ... 374
8.2.6 ... Default Users ... 375
8.3 ... Authorizations ... 376
8.3.1 ... Authorization Checks-Overview ... 377
8.3.2 ... Authorizations and Authorization Objects ... 378
8.3.3 ... Authorization Profiles ... 381
8.3.4 ... Important Profiles in the System Administration Area ... 382
8.3.5 ... Role Maintenance ... 382
8.3.6 ... Important Roles in the System Administration Area ... 390
8.3.7 ... User Assignment and User Comparison ... 391
8.3.8 ... Transporting Roles ... 393
8.3.9 ... Upgrade Procedure ... 394
8.3.10 ... Troubleshooting and Traces ... 394
8.4 ... Personal Settings ... 395
8.5 ... Information about Users and Authorizations ... 397
8.5.1 ... Information System ... 397
8.5.2 ... Security Audit Log ... 398
8.6 ... Central User Administration ... 400
8.6.1 ... Setting Up the ALE Scenario ... 402
8.6.2 ... Activating and Configuring Central User Administration ... 402
8.6.3 ... Deleting Central User Administration ... 404
8.6.4 ... Administrating Users in Central User Administration ... 404
8.7 ... Directory Services ... 406
8.8 ... Tips ... 406
8.9 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 407
8.10 ... Additional Documentation ... 409
8.11 ... Questions ... 410
9 ... System Monitoring ... 411
9.1 ... Server and Process Overviews ... 411
9.2 ... User Overviews ... 419
9.3 ... System Log ... 421
9.4 ... Analysis of Runtime Errors ... 424
9.5 ... Trace Files ... 426
9.6 ... Lock Entries ... 430
9.7 ... Performance Monitoring ... 431
9.7.1 ... Administrative Principles ... 432
9.7.2 ... Monitors ... 432
9.8 ... Administration of the Integrated Internet Transaction Server (ITS) ... 434
9.8.1 ... Parameter Tabstrip ... 436
9.8.2 ... Memory Statistics Tabstrip ... 437
9.8.3 ... Template and MIME Cache Tabstrip ... 437
9.8.4 ... Mutex Locks Tabstrip ... 438
9.8.5 ... HTML Template Directory Tabstrip ... 438
9.8.6 ... Feature List Tabstrip ... 439
9.8.7 ... BHTML Runtime Tabstrip ... 439
9.9 ... Internet Communication Manager Administration ... 440
9.10 ... Database Administration ... 446
9.10.1 ... Tasks to Be Planned at Regular Intervals ... 447
9.10.2 ... Database Fill Level and Objects ... 449
9.10.3 ... Database Assistant ... 450
9.10.4 ... DBA Cockpit ... 452
9.11 ... System Administration Assistant ... 454
9.12 ... SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) ... 456
9.13 ... Overview of Regular Tasks ... 462
9.14 ... Tips ... 464
9.15 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 465
9.16 ... Additional Documentation ... 468
9.17 ... Questions ... 469
10 ... Tools for Creating and Analyzing ABAP Programs ... 471
10.1 ... The ABAP Editor ... 471
10.2 ... New ABAP Debugger ... 476
10.2.1 ... Technology of the New Debugger ... 476
10.2.2 ... Interface of the New Debugger ... 477
10.3 ... Runtime Analysis ... 480
10.3.1 ... Initial Screen ... 482
10.3.2 ... Single Activity Trace (SAT)-Further Development of the Runtime Analysis ... 484
10.4 ... Performance Trace ... 486
10.4.1 ... User Interface of the Performance Trace ... 487
10.4.2 ... Creating a Performance Trace ... 488
10.4.3 ... Analyzing Individual SQL Statements ... 491
10.5 ... Tips ... 492
10.6 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 492
10.7 ... Additional Documentation ... 492
10.8 ... Questions ... 493
11 ... Monitoring Architecture ... 495
11.1 ... Alert Monitor ... 496
11.1.1 ... Basic Principles ... 496
11.1.2 ... Components ... 499
11.1.3 ... Technical Implementation ... 501
11.2 ... Customizing the Alert Monitor ... 507
11.2.1 ... Integrating Remote Systems ... 508
11.2.2 ... Creating Customer-Specific Monitors and Monitor Sets ... 509
11.2.3 ... Specific Adjustment of Properties ... 511
11.3 ... Analyzing Alert Monitors ... 518
11.4 ... Setting Up a Central Monitoring System (CEN) ... 519
11.5 ... Customizing Examples ... 520
11.5.1 ... Analyzing a Log File ... 521
11.5.2 ... Auto-Reaction Method: Sending Email ... 525
11.5.3 ... Filtering the System Log ... 525
11.6 ... Monitoring Alert Infrastructure ... 528
11.6.1 ... Configuration ... 531
11.6.2 ... Alert Inbox ... 531
11.6.3 ... Monitors ... 533
11.6.4 ... Technical Implementation ... 540
11.7 ... Tips ... 541
11.8 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 543
11.9 ... Additional Documentation ... 544
11.10 ... Questions ... 545
12 ... Data Archiving ... 547
12.1 ... Archive Development Kit (ADK) ... 548
12.2 ... Customizing ... 552
12.2.1 ... Cross-Archiving-Object Customizing ... 557
12.2.2 ... Archiving-Object-Specific Customizing ... 559
12.2.3 ... Basis Customizing ... 561
12.2.4 ... Application-Specific Customizing ... 561
12.3 ... Control and Evaluation ... 562
12.4 ... Tips ... 565
12.5 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 567
12.6 ... Additional Documentation ... 568
12.7 ... Questions ... 569
13 ... Data Distribution and Transfer ... 571
13.1 ... RFC Connections ... 572
13.2 ... Application Link Enabling ... 581
13.2.1 ... Technical Basics ... 582
13.2.2 ... Close and Loose Coupling Using BAPIs ... 587
13.2.3 ... Configuration ... 587
13.2.4 ... Monitoring and Analysis ... 596
13.3 ... Data Transfer ... 598
13.3.1 ... Batch Input ... 600
13.3.2 ... Direct Input ... 603
13.3.3 ... BAPI ... 603
13.3.4 ... Legacy System Migration Workbench ... 604
13.3.5 ... Data Transfer Workbench ... 604
13.4 ... SAPconnect ... 605
13.5 ... SAP NetWeaver Process Integration ... 608
13.6 ... Tips ... 611
13.7 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 611
13.8 ... Additional Documentation ... 613
13.9 ... Questions ... 613
14 ... Installation Concepts ... 615
14.1 ... Preparations ... 615
14.2 ... Installation with SAPinst ... 617
14.3 ... Postinstallation Actions ... 624
14.4 ... Tips ... 631
14.5 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 632
14.6 ... Additional Documentation ... 632
14.7 ... Questions ... 633
15 ... SAP Solution Manager and Service and Support ... 635
15.1 ... SAP Solution Manager as a Collaboration Platform ... 635
15.1.1 ... Work Centers ... 639
15.1.2 ... "SAP Solution Manager: Configuration" Work Center ... 641
15.1.3 ... "Technical Administration" Work Center ... 642
15.1.4 ... "SAP Engagement and Service Delivery" Work Center ... 644
15.1.5 ... "Technical Monitoring" Work Center ... 647
15.1.6 ... "System Monitoring" Work Center ... 647
15.1.7 ... "Assistant for Solution Documentation" Work Center ... 648
15.1.8 ... "Business Process Operations" Work Center ... 649
15.1.9 ... "Root Cause Analysis" Work Center ... 650
15.1.10 ... "Incident Management" Work Center ... 651
15.1.11 ... "Change Management" Work Center ... 652
15.1.12 ... "Test Management" Work Center ... 654
15.1.13 ... "Job Management" Work Center ... 655
15.1.14 ... "Data Volume Management" Work Center ... 655
15.1.15 ... "Implementation/Upgrade" Work Center ... 656
15.2 ... Configuration of Support Connections ... 659
15.2.1 ... Remote Connections to Customer Systems ... 659
15.2.2 ... SAProuter Program ... 659
15.2.3 ... Configure Users ... 664
15.2.4 ... Maintenance of Customer Data ... 664
15.3 ... Overview of the SAP Service Marketplace ... 665
15.3.1 ... For Customers ... 666
15.3.2 ... For Partners ... 666
15.3.3 ... For All Visitors ... 666
15.3.4 ... SAP Help Portal ... 667
15.3.5 ... SAP Education ... 667
15.3.6 ... SAP Support Portal ... 668
15.3.7 ... Maintenance and Services ... 669
15.4 ... Tips ... 670
15.5 ... Transactions and Menu Paths ... 670
15.6 ... Additional Documentation ... 671
15.7 ... Questions ... 672
... Appendices ... 675
A ... Control Questions and Answers ... 677
... Chapter 1: Architecture of SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP ... 677
... Chapter 2: Process Concept of SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP ... 678
... Chapter 3: Getting Started ... 683
... Chapter 4: Setting Up the System Landscape ... 684
... Chapter 5: Client Administration ... 685
... Chapter 6: Software Logistics ... 686
... Chapter 7: Instance Maintenance ... 687
... Chapter 8: SAP Users and Authorizations ... 688
... Chapter 9: System Monitoring ... 689
... Chapter 10: Tools for Creating and Analyzing ABAP Programs ... 690
... Chapter 11: Architecture Monitoring ... 691
... Chapter 12: Data Archiving ... 692
... Chapter 13: Data Distribution and Transfer ... 693
... Chapter 14: Installation Concepts ... 694
... Chapter 15: SAP Solution Manager and Service and Support ... 695
B ... Important Transaction Codes ... 697
C ... Profile Parameters ... 703
D ... Glossary ... 711
E ... References ... 721
F ... The Authors ... 723
... Index ... 725