SAP Basis - trends for the coming years
The application or application layer
There are the following reasons that may lead to the termination of this step: CANNOT_GET_OBJECT_LIST: The Object List of a Support Package could not be found because the Support Package does not exist. CANNOT_GET_LAST_UPGRADE_INFO: Unable to locate information about the latest Repository Switch upgrade. UNRESOLVED_ADDON_CONFLICTS: Conflicts with add-ons could not be resolved because the corresponding CRTs from the queue are missing. SPDD_SPAU_CHECK This step will check if a modification match (transactions SPDD/SPAU) is necessary. DDIC_IMPORT This step imports the ABAP Dictionary.
Verify that the data file was generated. If it was not created, make sure that the [Page 10] Recreate Data File settings in SPAM settings are enabled. For more information, see Note 70752. ADD_TO_BUFFER In this step, the queue is placed in the transport buffer of your system.
Supervision, monitoring SAP® and interface systems
Since jobs and backups should run at set times for organizational or technical reasons, automating them is a good idea. In simple, clear system environments, many SAP Basis administrators help themselves with SAP CPS (Central Process Scheduling) and simple ABAP batch jobs that start operations or other jobs. Since the desires and the system environments usually grow continuously, this approach becomes complex and confusing over time and troubleshooting often becomes difficult. As a result, maintainability often falls by the wayside and error-proneness can increase. If different jobs are strung together to form chains, further problems arise.
Another way to secure your gateway using the SAP standard is to encrypt communication using Secure Network Communication (SNC). In the case of unprotected data communication paths between different client and server components of the SAP system that use the SAP protocol RFC or DIAG, the data exchange takes place in plain text and there is a risk that this can be read. With the help of SNC, you can create end-to-end encryption (E2EE), which can be used to secure communication between two components, such as between the application server and SAP GUI. In addition, SNC encryption provides the basis for using SAP Single Sign-On (SSO) as a security solution, which significantly reduces the internal effort of password management.
Some missing SAP basic functions in the standard are supplied by the PC application "Shortcut for SAP Systems".
Therefore, only a few points that need to be considered are highlighted below.
This presentation takes place via a graphical user interface (GUI).