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SAP Change and Transport Management

by: Armin Koesegi and Rainer Nerding

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ISBN: 1592290590
ISBN13: 9781592290598

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This benchmark book is indispensable when it comes to planning, implementing and maintaining SAP system landscapes. Based on mySAP ERP 2004 (web AS 6.40), readers are provided with strategies and concepts for change and transport management, including detailed best practices for handling the respective SAP tools.

First, you learn everything about planning and setting up the SAP system landscape. Then, a detailed introduction to technical tasks like transport-relevant measures at installation, configuration of the transport management system (TMS) as well as creating and configuring clients, brings you quickly up to speed. The final section describes all critical tools and gives you instruction on their handling.

Completely revised and updated, this all-new second edition also delivers brand new chapters dealing with SAP Solution Manager and Java transports using the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure. System administrators, technical consultants, system architects, project leads and others will benefit greatly from this information, which is up-to-date for 4.6C, R/3 Enterprise and mySAP ERP.

Highlights Include:

Configuration and maintenance of SAP system landscapes
Configuring the TMS
Creating and configuring clients
Managing development and customizing changes
Releasing, exporting and importing change requests
Support Packages and release upgrades
Change Management with the SAP Solution Manager
Java transports with SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure
Transport Organizer, Transport Management System, Patch Manager, and more
About the Author(s):

Armin Kösegi and Rainer Nerding are members of SAP Active Global Support. Besides handling problem tickets, the focus of their work is developing and delivering services in the areas of software logistics, upgrades and Support Packages.

Table of Contents:

Foreword to the series of books ... 5

Introduction ... 17

Part 1 The Big Picture

1. SAP ECC Architecture and Data Components .... 25
... 1.1 Client/Server Architecture in Brief ... 26
... 1.2 The SAP ECC Database ... 28
... 1.3 SAP ECC Clients ... 30
... 1.4 Questions ... 35

2. Realizing Business Processes in SAP ECC ... 37
... 2.1 Customizing ... 38
... 2.2 Development ... 44
... 2.3 Questions ... 51

3. The mySAP ERP System Landscape ... 53
... 3.1 SAP ECC Client Roles ... 53
... 3.2 Defining an SAP Client ... 59
... 3.3 Multiple Clients in an SAP ECC System ... 63
... 3.4 The SAP Three-System Landscape ... 65
... 3.5 Alternative System Landscapes ... 68
... 3.6 Complex System Landscapes ... 72
... 3.7 Questions ... 84

4. Managing Changes and Data in a mySAP ERP System Landscape ... 87
... 4.1 Transporting Customizing and Development Changes ... 87
... 4.2 Transferring Data ... 99
... 4.3 Copying SAP ECC Systems and Clients ... 107
... 4.4 Questions ... 109

5. Setting Up a System Landscape ... 111
... 5.1 Setting Up the Development System ... 111
... 5.2 Setting Up the Quality Assurance and Production Systems ... 117
... 5.3 System Copy Strategy ... 127
... 5.4 Release Considerations ... 131
... 5.5 Questions ... 134

6. Maintaining a System Landscape ... 135
... 6.1 Implementation Plan ... 135
... 6.2 Managing Implementation Projects ... 137
... 6.3 Transport Management ... 145
... 6.4 Business Validation ... 161
... 6.5 Support for the SAP Standard ... 165
... 6.6 Questions ... 171

Part 2 Technical Tasks

7. Transport Setup Activities at Installation ... 175
... 7.1 Specifying the System ID (SID) ... 175
... 7.2 Setting Up the Transport Directory ... 176
... 7.3 Configuring the Transport Profile ... 185
... 7.4 Activities within SAP ECC ... 198
... 7.5 Questions ... 204

8. Setting Up the TMS ... 207
.... 8.1 TMS Terminology and Concepts ... 207
... 8.2 Setting Up the Transport Domain ... 213
... 8.3 Configuring Transport Routes ... 233
... 8.4 Verifying the System Landscape Setup ... 249
... 8.5 Questions ... 253

9. Client Tools ... 255
... 9.1 Creating a Client ... 255
... 9.2 Providing a Client with Data ... 261
... 9.3 Deleting a Client ... 282
... 9.4 Table Logging for a Client ... 283
... 9.5 Authorization Profiles for Client Tools ... 290
... 9.6 Questions ... 292

Part 3 Tools

10. Managing Development Changes ... 295
... 10.1 Development Prerequisites ... 295
... 10.2 Workbench Change Requests ... 307
... 10.3 Repairs and Modifications ... 321
... 10.4 The Object Directory ... 326
... 10.5 Questions ... 333

11. Managing Customizing Changes ... 335
... 11.1 Customizing Prerequisites ... 335
... 11.2 Customizing Change Requests ... 338
... 11.3 Nonstandard Customizing Activities ... 351
... 11.4 Support Tools for Customizing ... 358
... 11.5 Questions ... 371

12. Promoting Change Requests ... 373
... 12.1 Documenting Change Requests and Tasks ... 373
... 12.2 Unit Testing ... 375
... 12.3 Releasing a Task ... 378
... 12.4 Releasing a Change Request ... 381
... 12.5 Transport Logs ... 391
... 12.6 Versioning for Repository Objects ... 394
... 12.7 Questions ... 397

13. Importing Change Requests ... 399
... 13.1 Understanding Import Queues ... 399
... 13.2 Performing Imports ... 405
... 13.3 Managing Import Queues ... 412
... 13.4 Scheduling Imports ... 418
... 13.5 Monitoring Imports ... 422
... 13.6 Transporting between Transport Groups ... 423
... 13.7 Transporting between Transport Domains ... 425
... 13.8 TMS Authorization ... 430
... 13.9 Questions ... 431

14. Technical Insight-the Import Process ... 433
... 14.1 The Transport Control Program tp ... 433
... 14.2 Using Log Files for Troubleshooting ... 446
... 14.3 R/3 Buffer Synchronization ... 457
... 14.4 Naming Conventions in the Transport Directory .... 459
... 14.5 Understanding Transport Tools ... 462
... 14.6 Questions ... 471

15. Maintaining SAP Software ... 473
... 15.1 Making Manual Corrections on the Basis of SAP Notes ... 473
... 15.2 Implementing Notes with the SAP Note Assistant ... 475
... 15.3 SAP Support Packages ... 495
... 15.4 Support Package Stacks ... 522
... 15.5 Side Effects ... 527
... 15.6 Questions ... 529

16. Change of SAP Release ... 531
... 16.1 Life Cycle of a Productive SAP System ... 531
... 16.2 Change of Release Process ... 534
... 16.3 Modification Adjustment ... 542
... 16.4 Upgrade Strategies for a Transport Landscape ... 552
... 16.5 Further Recommendations for a Change of Release ... 558
... 16.6 Questions ... 569

17. SAP Solution Manager ... 571
... 17.1 Customizing Synchronization ... 573
... 17.2 Change Management ... 588
... 17.3 Questions ... 607

18. SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure ... 609
... 18.1 Structure of the SAP Web Application Server ... 609
... 18.2 Overview of the Java Development Process ... 611
... 18.3 Parts of the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure ... 615
... 18.4 Configuration of the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure ... 618
... 18.5 Configuration of the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure ... 626
... 18.6 Developing in the SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure ... 637
... 18.7 Transporting Java Projects ... 642
... 18.8 Summary ... 644
... 18.9 Questions ... 645

Appendix ... 647
... A. Creating RFC Destinations ... 647
... B. Transport Profile Parameters ... 649
... C. Selected Transaction Codes ... 663
... D. Glossary ... 669
... E. Further Resources ... 683
... F. Questions and Answers ... 685
... G. The Authors ... 713

Index ... 715