SM50 Work process
Provision of the services and basics
As a hint: The menu tab "Jump" allows you to set all namespaces or software components simultaneously to "modifiable" or "non-modifiable". However, before you can rearrange the namespace and software components, you must also adjust the global setting accordingly. With Save or CTRL+S you can now save your new settings and you have already set the system modifiability.
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.
If you need to reinstall a Support Package because of errors or because a SPAM update is required, reset its status. Resetting does not mean that the system is at an old state. Note that your system is inconsistent when you reset the status after items have already been imported (for example, after the DDIC_IMPORT step and following). Resetting the status should only be used to troubleshoot the issue and you should repeat the playback as soon as possible. Procedure To reset the status of a Support Package or Queue, select Add Status Reset. Result After updating the status, the corresponding entries in the cofile and in the log file are deleted. The support package must then be fully reloaded. The transaction SPAM starts the insertion with the step CHECK_REQUIREMENTS [page 26].
You can reduce the Queue selection. To do this, select the Support Package that should be the last in the queue. After that, the queue is recalculated. You can also start the recalculation explicitly with Queue. Note that you can only select Support Packages that are part of the software component you have selected (the mouse cursor will change its appearance accordingly). The support packages associated with the calculated queue are green. The highest support package of the previously selected software component is additionally marked with a green tick. The support packages that are no longer part of the queue are still visible in the list and can be selected again. If you want to set the queue for another software component, select New Component. Result You have defined a queue. Now insert the support packages in the queue [page 20]. Rules for the Queue The following rules apply to creating a Queue: If it is an FCS system, the first step is an FCS Support Package. If it is missing from the queue, it cannot be defined. Instead, you will receive an error message telling you the name of the missing FCS Support Package. You cannot insert an FCS support package in a non-FCS system (official state of delivery). Support packages for a selected component are queued in order. If support packages in the queue have connections to support packages of another component (further predecessor relationship, required CRT), the queue will be extended by additional support packages until all predecessor relationships are fulfilled. Note that the SAP Patch Manager takes into account the configuration of your SAP system and only adds support packages to the queue that can be inserted into your system.
Tools such as "Shortcut for SAP Systems" are extremely useful in basic administration.
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In addition, the role assigned to the transaction is shown.