SAP Remote Managed Services
In order to reduce the complexity of the SAP basis operation and to accelerate and simplify the tasks of the SAPBasis and to create free capacities, standardisation and automation of the existing activities is required. Details can be found in chapters 7.7 and 9.5 of the Master's thesis.
In practice, it is quite possible that the target specifications defined in the security concept do not match the current actual status. Therefore, especially with regard to SAP security, it must always be checked whether the necessary SAP basic settings also correspond to the minimum level. Although a manual check is possible, it is very time-consuming because the necessary regularizations have to be read, interpreted and technically implemented. The Security Architect - part of the Xiting Authorizations Management Suite (XAMS) software solution developed by Xiting - offers you the possibility to precisely examine the current status of the SAP Basis settings with the help of the integrated check mode, whereby it is also possible to check several systems via RFC, starting from a central system. The scope of the check of system settings and system security includes not only the SAP Basis settings presented here, but also other SAP Basis settings. The scope of the check mode can be extended by self-defined check IDs.
After installing the GUI, the GUI patches should be applied as far as available. This includes the hotfixes after the patches, which are necessarily installed after the patches. BI Addon Patch A new service package and patch may need to be installed. It may also be that can be patched directly if another SP exists. The process takes about 30 minutes. The progress of the installation pauses at a certain percentage, as already mentioned above, so you do not have to cancel the installation prematurely. If the installation is not possible, the latest version will be included in another setup. Installation of the Precalculation Server The Precalculation Server is installed. You can also install any patches here. Service The installations create a service. This can be called under Services. Set the Startup Type of the service to "Automatic" (Standard Manual) Enter Login Credentials Recovery for First and Second Failure to "Restart the Service" Start Service Logon SAP Login to the SAP system with the appropriate client from the Precalculation Server. You can use the SAP system's own login. Warning: There must be permissions for the transaction RSPRECALCADMIN and SM51. The transaction SM51 will then be called. Before creating the instances, it must be ensured that the correct application server is selected, otherwise problems with the instances in the user's application may occur later. The transaction RSPRECALCADMIN is then called. A certain number of instances are displayed. They should all be marked and deleted until the view is empty again. They are then re-created with a continuous numbering in order to distinguish them later. Only the ID and description must be entered. The rest will be awarded automatically. The service will now restart and all instances should be green. This may take 2-3 minutes. Important: In the end, all instances must be green. This completes the creation and configuration.
But when it comes to the intricacies of large SAP environments, Ansible quickly reaches its limits. If you want to use Ansible to implement simple automations - for example, starting and stopping SAP environments - you have to put up with a lot of manual effort and complicated scripts.
With "Shortcut for SAP Systems" a tool is available that greatly facilitates some tasks in the SAP basis.
With simple job programming, you can start in clear environments with few dependencies.
Ideally, you also have a completed scientific university education (master's degree, university diploma).