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SAP® Basis Administration Handbook, NetWeaver Edition

Book Description

Implement a powerful end-to-end SAP administration solution

Get peak performance from your SAP ERP infrastructure using the detailed implementation, maintenance, and support information in this comprehensive resource. SAP Basis Administration Handbook, NetWeaver Edition delivers integrated management strategies covering both ABAP and Java stacks. Discover how to deploy components, accurately size throughout, configure Oracle databases, back up your system, and repair performance problems. Career trends, certification requirements, and marketable SAP Basis skills are also discussed in this practical guide.

Essential Skills for SAP Professionals:

• Plan, prepare, and install SAP NetWeaver Application Server

• Set up, configure, and troubleshoot Java and ABAP stacks

• Establish server infrastructure and efficiently balance workloads

• Incorporate transport management and software logistics

• Resolve performance issues and startup problems

• Access SAP support infrastructure through SAP Service Marketplace

• Manage and back up Oracle databases using BR*TOOLS

• Perform system copies, stack upgrades, and OS/DB migrations

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. PART I: SAP NetWeaver Introduction and Architecture
    1. CHAPTER 1 SAP NetWeaver and Business Suite Introduction
      1. Objective
      2. Audience
      3. Brief History of SAP
      4. SAP Basis Skill Set Evolution
      5. SAP Business Suite 7
      6. Brief Overview of SAP NetWeaver Technology Stack
      7. SAP Basis Administrator vs. SAP NetWeaver Administrator
      8. Summary
      9. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 2 SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP Overview
      1. Three-Tier Architecture
      2. SAP Presentation Tier
      3. SAP Application Tier
      4. SAP Database Tier
      5. Starting the SAP System
      6. Login Process to the SAP System
      7. Shut Down the SAP System
      8. Summary
      9. Additional Resources
    3. CHAPTER 3 SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java Overview
      1. Java Programming Language Concepts
      2. SAP Three-Tier Architecture for Java Applications
      3. SAP Java Cluster Architecture in NW 7.0
      4. Constraints of the NW 7.0 Architecture
      5. Motivation for the NW 7.1 Architecture
      6. SAP Java Cluster Architecture in NW 7.1
      7. Starting a SAP NW AS Java System
      8. Start and Shutdown Sequence
      9. Java Startup and Control Framework in NW 7.0
      10. Verifying the SAP Java System Started Properly
      11. Java Startup Framework in NW 7.1
      12. Dual-Stack Systems
      13. Starting a Dual-Stack SAP System
      14. Shutting Down a Dual-Stack SAP System
      15. SMICM Start and Shutdown Options
      16. Java System Logs
      17. SAP NW AS Java System Architecture
      18. Java System Administration Tools
      19. Java Application URLs
      20. Verify SAP Usage Types
      21. Transaction Codes
      22. Summary
      23. Additional Resources
    4. CHAPTER 4 SAP ERP Integration Overview with Other Systems
      1. Basic Communication in SAP Business Solutions
      2. SAP EPR Integration with Other Business Suite Applications
      3. SAP ERP Integration with Other NetWeaver Applications
      4. SAP ERP Integration with Other Third-Party Enterprise Applications
      5. SAP Business Suite Integration with Solution Manager
      6. SAP Solution Integration with Enterprise-Wide Operations
      7. SAP Solution Integration with SAP Support
      8. SAP Solution Integration with EDI and Other External Vendors
      9. SAP PI as an Enterprise Integration Hub
      10. Summary
      11. Additional Resources
  9. PART II: SAP Installation
    1. CHAPTER 5 SAP ABAP and Java Stack Installation Preparation
      1. Stages of the SAP Implementation Project
      2. Business Requirements Mapping to Technical Systems Installation
      3. Significance of SAP Sizing
      4. Hardware Procurement
      5. Download the SAP Installation Guides
      6. SAP Installation Definitions/Terminology Up to NW 7.0
      7. SAP Installation Definitions/Terminology Starting from NW 7.1
      8. SAP System Install Build Specifications
      9. Download SAP Software
      10. SAP System Naming Conventions
      11. SAP Installation Planning Script
      12. Summary
      13. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 6 SAP ABAP and Java Stack Installation
      1. Installation Tools
      2. SAP Installation Options in NW 7.0–Based Systems
      3. SAP Installation Options in NW 7.1–Based Systems
      4. SAP Single-, Dual-, and Separated Stack Installs
      5. Detailed ABAP Stack Installation (NW 7.0 ABAP Installation)
      6. Detailed Java Stack Installation (BI 7.0 Java Installation)
      7. Troubleshooting SAP Installation Issues
      8. Restarting Failed SAP Installs
      9. Uninstalling SAP Software
      10. Summary
      11. Additional Resources
    3. CHAPTER 7 SAP ABAP and Java Stack Post-installation
      1. ABAP Stack Post-installation Steps
      2. Java Stack Post-installation Steps
      3. Summary
      4. Additional Resources
    4. CHAPTER 8 Installing SAP Stand-Alone Systems
      1. SAP Web Dispatcher
      2. SAProuter
      3. SAP liveCache Technology
      4. SAP Uninstall Option
      5. Summary
      6. Additional Resources
  10. PART III: SAP Software Logistics
    1. CHAPTER 9 SAP System Landscapes in ABAP and Java Stacks
      1. Software Logistics in ABAP Systems
      2. Software Logistics in Java Systems
      3. Summary
      4. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 10 SAP Client Administration in ABAP Systems
      1. Client Copy (Local Client Copy)
      2. Remote Client Copy
      3. Client Refresh
      4. Client Copy of User Master Records
      5. Client Copy of Transport Request
      6. Client Deletion
      7. Client Transport
      8. Manage Client Settings
      9. R3trans Client Administration Options
      10. Additional Client Administration Activities
      11. Summary
      12. Additional Resources
    3. CHAPTER 11 SAP Transport Management System in ABAP Systems
      1. Transport Management Concepts
      2. Transport Management in Practice
      3. Transport Logs and Return Codes
      4. Summary
      5. Additional Resources
    4. CHAPTER 12 SAP Software Logistics for Java Systems
      1. Java Application Development Steps
      2. SAP Java Four-System-Landscape
      3. SAP Java Development Environment
      4. SAP Java Software Logistics in Process Integration Landscapes
      5. SAP CTS+ and Integration of Java Software Logistics
      6. SAP Central CTS
      7. Summary
      8. Additional Resources
    5. CHAPTER 13 SAP Complex System Landscapes
      1. SAP Implementation Approach
      2. SAP Five-System-Landscapes (N and N+1 Architecture)
      3. SAP Best Practices in Complex System Landscapes
      4. Summary
      5. Additional Resources
  11. PART IV: SAP Basis Services
    1. CHAPTER 14 SAP Processes in an ABAP Stack
      1. SAP Profile Management
      2. SAP Work Processes
      3. Message Server and Message Server Monitor
      4. Gateway Process and Gateway Monitor
      5. SAP Operation Modes (SM63, RZ04)
      6. SAP Logon Group
      7. SAP RFC Server Group (RZ12)
      8. Update Concept
      9. Update Administration
      10. Lock Concept
      11. Summary
      12. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 15 SAP Processes in Java Stack
      1. Java Administration and Configuration Tools
      2. Configuration Tool (Config Tool)
      3. Visual Administrator
      4. NetWeaver Administrator Tool (NWA)
      5. Summary
      6. Additional Resources
  12. PART V: SAP Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    1. CHAPTER 16 Structured Monitoring and Analysis
      1. Structured Monitoring and Analysis Approach
      2. Structured Monitoring and Analysis in ABAP Systems
      3. Structured Monitoring and Analysis in Java Systems
      4. Summary
      5. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 17 Solution Manager Installation and Monitoring
      1. Solution Manager Overview
      2. Solution Manager Installation
      3. Generating the Solution Manager Key
      4. Monitoring with Solution Manager
      5. Central Performance History
      6. Solution Manager Diagnostic
      7. Wily Introscope
      8. Summary
      9. Additional Resources
    3. CHAPTER 18 SAP Service Marketplace Administration
      1. Service Marketplace Login
      2. Creating S User Accounts
      3. Searching OSS Notes
      4. Opening Messages with SAP
      5. Service Connections
      6. Download Software
      7. Download Manager
      8. Keys and Requests
      9. Summary
      10. Additional Resources
  13. PART VI: Database Management in SAP
    1. CHAPTER 19 Database Installation and Configuration
      1. Oracle Database Internal Architecture
      2. SAP Application Dataflow in the Oracle Database
      3. Oracle Database Installation
      4. Summary
      5. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 20 Database Configuration and Administration Using SAP BRTOOLS
      1. Naming Conventions for Tablespaces
      2. Naming Conventions for Datafiles
      3. Naming Conventions for Redo Log Files
      4. SAP Tables and Their Relationship with Oracle Tablespaces
      5. Environmental Variables
      6. Oracle File System
      7. SAP File System
      8. Users and Groups in Operating Systems
      9. Database Users Created by Default SAP Install
      10. SAP Schema ID and Password Control
      11. Configuration and Parameter Files
      12. SAP Database Administration Using BRTOOLS
      13. Summary
      14. Additional Resources
    3. CHAPTER 21 Database Backup and Restore
      1. Significance of Business Data
      2. Developing a Backup Strategy
      3. Backup and Restore Tools
      4. BRBACKUP Configuration
      5. BRRESTORE and BRRECOVER
      6. Summary
      7. Additional Resources
  14. PART VII: SAP Performance Tuning and Sizing
    1. CHAPTER 22 SAP Performance Tuning in the ABAP Stack
      1. Significance of SAP System Performance
      2. Performance Tuning Concepts in the ABAP Stack
      3. Performance Tuning Transactions
      4. Performance-Tuning Parameters in ABAP Systems
      5. Effects of Outsourcing Projects and Performance Issues
      6. Summary
      7. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 23 SAP Performance Tuning in the Java Stack
      1. Java Memory Concepts
      2. Garbage Collection
      3. Scalability of Applications Based on the Java Stack
      4. Java Performance Troubleshooting Tools
      5. Summary
      6. Additional Resources
    3. CHAPTER 24 SAP System Sizing Overview
      1. Significance of SAP Sizing
      2. Sizing Theory and Practice
      3. Kinds of Sizing
      4. Performing Sizing with SAP Quick Sizer Tool
      5. Specific Sizing Examples
      6. Pitfalls to Avoid in Sizing SAP Projects
      7. Summary
      8. Additional Resources
  15. PART VIII: SAP Upgrades
    1. CHAPTER 25 SAP Upgrade of an ABAP Stack
      1. Upgrade Concepts
      2. Upgrade Tools
      3. Upgrade the GUI
      4. Upgrade Roadmap Steps
      5. Upgrade Key Planning Steps
      6. Upgrade Execution
      7. Upgrade Key Post-Steps
      8. Summary
      9. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 26 SAP Upgrade of the Java Stack
      1. Java Upgrade Concepts
      2. Additional Upgrade Tools and Services
      3. Upgrade Key Planning Steps
      4. Upgrade Execution
      5. Upgrade Key Post-Steps
      6. Summary
      7. Additional Resources
  16. PART IX: SAP System Copy
    1. CHAPTER 27 SAP Homogeneous System Copies
      1. Reasons for Performing a Copy
      2. Types of System and Database Copies
      3. Business Scenario for a Homogeneous System Copy
      4. Process Flow of a Homogeneous System Copy
      5. BRTOOLS Restore and Recovery Option
      6. Split Mirror Copy Option (SAP ATG)
      7. Summary
      8. Additional Resources
    2. CHAPTER 28 SAP Heterogeneous System Copies
      1. Heterogeneous System Copy
      2. Reasons for Performing a Heterogeneous System Copy
      3. Business Scenario for Performing a Heterogeneous System Copy
      4. Process Flow of a Heterogeneous System Copy
      5. Summary
      6. Additional Resources
  17. APPENDIX: SAP Basis Career Trends and NetWeaver Certification
    1. SAP Basis/NetWeaver Career
    2. SAP Basis Skill Development and Learning Resources
    3. SAP Basis/NetWeaver Certification
    4. SAP Basis/NetWeaver Career Trends
    5. Strategies for Breaking into a Basis Career
    6. SAP Basis Career Path Options
    7. Work-Life Balance Issues
    8. Summary
    9. Additional Resources
  18. Index