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Planning, coordination and installation of SAP Basis upgrades, support packages and patches
There are the following types of Support Packages: SPAM/SAINT Update A SPAM/SAINT update (PAT) contains updates and improvements to the SAP Patch Manager and the SAP Add-On Installation Tool. FCS Support Package An FCS Support Package (FFD) brings an FCS system to the generally available release level (GA level) before other support packages can be inserted. Component Support Package One such support package (COP) applies to one software component (SAP_BASIS, SAP_HR, SAP_APPL, etc) and contains corrections for errors in the repository and in the dictionary in exactly this software component. Support Packages for the component SAP_HR include adjustments due to legal changes in addition to these corrections. A BW Support Package (BWP) is a support package for the SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP_BW) software component and contains corrections only. Add-On Support Package An Add-On Support Package (AOP) always applies to an add-on with a specific release and includes corrections for that add-on.
A BW system often plays a very central role in larger companies. Here the data from the various connected source systems are analysed and reported centrally. A previous customer of mine had a BW system, to which a total of over 20 other SAPP production systems were connected. With such a large and mostly living system landscape, it is normal that individual systems are dismantled from time to time. However, especially with large SAP landscapes, there are strict regulations regarding the permissions of technical RFC users. For this reason, the simple "right-click —> delete" of a source system in RSA1 will often not lead to the target, but rather to a failed permission check. With this blog post, I'll show you a workaround on how to clean a source system from a BW system using the RSAR_LOGICAL_SYSTEM_DELETE and RSAP_BIW_DISCONNECT function blocks.
CLOUDABILITY, OUTSOURCING AND OUTTASKING
SAP Basis consulting can start with general consulting on SAP deployment and installation and configuration. In addition, the SAP consulting can transition to an external takeover of updates and upgrades of SAP components or even the complete takeover of the administration of the SAP system.
Basis includes a client/server architecture and configuration, a relational database management system (DBMS), and a graphical user interface (GUI). In addition to interfaces between system elements, Basis includes a development environment for R/3 applications, a data directory, and user and system administration and monitoring tools.
For administrators, a useful product - "Shortcut for SAP Systems" - is available in the SAP basis area.
Steps of the SPAM The SAP Patch Manager informs you about the step in progress in the status bar.
It is also the task of the SAP basis to identify the skills and resources necessary for them and to ensure their existence at an early stage.