In this article we answer the most important questions about SAP NetWeaver Administrator. Learn, among other things, what SAP NetWeaver Administrator is, how to use it, and how to perform an SAP NetWeaver system copy.

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What is SAP NetWeaver and SAP NetWeaver Administrator?

SAP NetWeaver is a platform for SAP applications. The technical basis for all applications on NetWeaver is the SAP NetWeaver Application Server. The SAP NetWeaver system and its applications are managed and monitored centrally via the SAP NetWeaver Administrator. Other SAP NetWeaver applications include: SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence, SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management, SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE), SAP NetWeaver Portal, SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI), SAP NetWeaver Identity Management (IdM), SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management (MDM), SAP NetWeaver Mobile und SAP NetWeaver Gateway (GW).

What is SAP Basis?

SAP Basis is the technical basis on which all SAP programs run. It is a collection of middleware programs and tools from SAP that enable the interoperability and portability of SAP applications across systems and databases. For a long time, the term SAP Basis stood for the administration of the SAP operating system. SAP has replaced the term with SAP NetWeaver Administrator.

How do I start the SAP NetWeaver Administrator?

You can start the SAP NetWeaver Administrator via your web browser. To do this, enter the following data in your browser: http: // : / nwa. The following applies:

  • is the host on which the AS Java is installed
  • is the ICM HTTP port

How do I use the SAP NetWeaver Administrator?

The administration functions contained in the SAP NetWeaver Administrator are grouped into workstations. Here you can select the individual workstations and thus control the functions. Alternatively, you can also use quick links. For a corresponding list, enter into your web browser http: // : / nwa / Quicklinks a.

How do I perform an SAP NetWeaver system copy?

In order to protect your NetWeaver system, it is recommended to carry out a system copy regularly. This is especially necessary if, for example want to set up a test, demo or training system or change your operating system/database. You can find a detailed description in the SAP system copy guidelines on the SAP Service Marketplace.

How do I secure my data with SAP NetWeaver?

To ensure high system performance and availability, data from completed processes that are no longer needed in day-to-day business should be regularly removed from the database and archived. SAP data archiving enables consistent and loss-free outsourcing. The technical basis for data archiving is the SAP NetWeaver Application Server (ADK-based archiving or XML-based archiving).

How do I define security roles for SAP NetWeaver Administrator?

Users and roles are assigned using the identity management functions of SAP NetWeaver Administrator. The read-only role (NWA_READONLY) does not allow administrative changes (start/stop, configuration, etc.). With the role NWA_SUPERADMIN you are authorized to make all changes.

What is a 3-system landscape?

A system landscape is made up of all installed SAP systems. SAP recommends a 3-system landscape by default. This consists of a development, quality assurance and production system, which are connected by transport routes. In this way, you do not endanger production operations during developments.

Why do I need SAP Transport Management and how do I set it up?

SAP Transport Management makes it possible to transport developments through the system landscapes. The various transport routes and their configuration can be set in the STMS transaction. Setting up the SAP TMS is a critical process that requires careful planning and execution. The setup consists of these steps:

  1. Planning the system landscape
  2. Basic configuration
  3. Configure transport routes
  4. Create and release transport orders
  5. Monitoring and management

How do I import SAP notes?

Importing SAP Notes is an essential process for maintaining and securing your SAP systems. These notes contain important fixes, security patches, and instructions for resolving known issues. The import takes place via the transaction SNOTE. You can implement all SAP notes in the system.

What is an SAP Support Package Stack (SPS)?

Support packages are update packages for SAP products that update the products, fix errors or close security gaps. An SAP Support Package Stack (SPS) consists of a whole series of support packages for the individual components of an SAP system. The SAP stacks always contain the best possible combination of support packages at the time. It is therefore recommended to only import these. Another advantage: SAP customers no longer have to go through the hassle of selecting support packages individually.

How do I import SAP Support Packages?

Installing SAP Support Packages is an important process for updating and maintaining your SAP systems. Support Packages contain fixes for known issues, security updates, and functional improvements. You can receive updates and improvements to the Support Package Manager and the Add-on Installation Tool via transaction SPAM.

What are Enhancement Packages (EHP)?

Enhancement Packages (EHP) allow you to implement new features and improvements to your existing SAP systems without having to perform a full system upgrade. They offer a flexible way to improve specific business processes or add new functionalities while keeping the core functionalities of the system stable. In contrast to SAP Support Packages, Enhancement Packages are usually optional update packages. They do not contribute to troubleshooting or security adjustments, but only contain additional functions.

Why do I need SAP Solution Manager?

The SAP Solution Manager supports you in maintaining your SAP systems in an SAP landscape, such as installing support package stacks or carrying out upgrades. You can also use SAP Solution Manager for the entire IT service management.

How can I make my SAP system faster?

Several components are responsible for system performance. First, the parameters of the database and then those of the SAP system should be checked. Other adjusting screws can include network optimization as well as application and code optimization. CONET would be happy to support you with this.

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