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What is SLD? SLD is the acronym of “System Landscape Directory».

Is a Java Application running in all the Sap Java Systems. Is used like Central Information repository of all your system Landscape. SLD use the Common Information Model (CIM), this is a standard object oriented modeling DB. Who use SLD? SLD is used by: • Process Integration. PI/XI use SLD like the repository of all the Business Systems definitions, without this service PI/XI doesn’t run. • Solution Manager SM Read the Information from the SLD and refresh the technical definition on SMSY. • Portal Used by the JCO Destination. • NWDI Identify the role of the system and the Name reservation • .SLM Software Lifecycle Management is the tool provide by SAP to make the pacification of you Landscape. • NWA In SLD you can create Groups used by NWA to administrate more efficiently the Landscape. • ACC To know all the Systems in your Landsace. SLD Strategy The strategy for the SLD is very important, you need to decide in witch way you want administrate the SLD Information, there are several way and key points(Important, Version, Etc). You can check in https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/nw-sld the SLD paper to develop your strategy. (My recommendation is read the Planing Guide for SLD). Access to the SLD To access to the SLD you can run the transaction SLDHTMLGUI or Goto http://:500/SLD Create Landscape The Landscape definition are used by different applications, Is the best way to group your systems to Administrate better. You can create Landscape to: • Administration which is created for administration purposes, for example, for common monitoring. • General which can contain all types of application systems. • NWDI Systems that contains servers of the NWDI • Scenario is created for a specific business scenario. Scenario landscapes are used in the Software Lifecycle Manager of SAP Netweaver. • Transport is created for transport purposes. For example, all SAP Web AS systems that are connected by an ABAP transport path distributing the ABAP development. • Web Service is created to collect systems offering Web services and their clients. The hierarchy of these landscapes defines the Web service that is most appropriate for a given client.

To create one Landscape go to SLD Main Screen. Goto Landscapes click in “New Landscape” Complete with the Name and Landscape Type and Create You can add new Systems to this landscape clicking in “Add System to Landscape..”. Create your Product/Software During the implementation phase, you need to define all the technical systems who interact with you project, to do this you need to create you System/Product/Software definitions. To create you Product definition Goto the SLD Main ScreenProducts. (Remember to check the Note 1101564 - SMSY: Reading third party products from the SLD)

check the previous chapter. In http::500/SLD . SLD Data Supplier in Java or sldreg in other instances types. Complete the information and Click in “Create” Complete with the Software Unit Name and “Create”. • Data Export/Import. Replicate SLD Is mandatory to understand and create a Policy/Strategy for the SLD in your company. In NW7. • Automatic Message Forwarding Using Data Suppliers. SLD have different synchronization mechanics: • Fully automatic synchronization Only provide in NW 7.Click in “New Product Version”. View Content Information If you want to check the Content of SLD. Create Technical System Is recommendable to create the System in Automatic way using RZ70 in Abap. AdministrationData Suppliers . If you want you to create manually you need to go to SLD main Screen and click in Technical System. Define new Data Suppliers If you want to update the SLD Information between 2 SLD.1 or higher. Manually-Not recommended. Click over one system to see the details. You can see all the related information about this instance(You can update this information but remember that is preferable use automatic update) If you click in Associated Instances you can see all the relationship with this instance. • Using CTS. Select one system and in the bottom of the screen you ca see all the technical details for the system selected Delete Systems If you want to delete system. you can go inside the SLDAdministration Content Maintenance Select the Subset “All With Instances” and BC Systems (our sample). You can create you own product definition.. Complete the component Name and Status and “Create”.0 and complex. Select Third-Party and Next. Now we see the list of all BC Systems defined in this SLD You can check the Last Modified date to control how updated is the information. you can use the SLD Data supplier. Complete with the System Name and Hostname Select the Installed Product and the Software component and then click in Finish button. Click in New Technical System. Now you can see the System in defined in the technical Systems Screen. View Systems Goto the SLD Main Screen and click in Technical Systems. Goto the SLD main screen and click in Technical Systems Select the System to delete and click in Remove.

User Maintenance To Control the User Maintenance you Goto: SMSY_SETUP Menu: GotoSLD User Maintenance or run the transaction SLDAPICUST. SLD Check To SLD in Solution Manager View and Change the Configuration To view the current SLD Configuration in Solution Manager. If you don’t charge manually information in SLD is a good practice clean the SLD Information to control the status of the updates in SLD. Here you can modify the User and password of the SLD Connection.SLD_NUC and SAPSLDAPI.(In this sample don’t work because we use difference CIM Version . Add the Connection parameter and Save Now you can see the new SLD connection. Here you can add the new User/password for the SLD Connection. Logon to SLD and list all the system. Check the SLD_UC . If you use more than 1 SLD you leave the parameter SLD Host and Port blank. Add new SLD Add User the SLD Goto: SMSY_SETUP Menu: GotoSLD User Maintenance or run the transaction SLDAPICUST. You can see few system with old data. If you go to HomeTechnical Systems you don’t found any more the old information. Goto AdministrationAutomatically Updated Data: Select “Date” and “time” to filter to the report. Select all the Data older and Click in Remove.(Depend of witch Version you are running you can Generate the Business Partners and the Systems form OSS). Check the SLD Connection To check the SLD Connection you can use the transaction SLDCHECK. to add a new SLD you need to run the Transaction LCRSERVADDR and add the new Server.Click in Add SLD. Cleanup old systems Every system in the landscape send all the technical Information to the SLD every 720 minutes. Check the SLD Data Supplier in Visual Admin Reading Multiple SLD You can use more than 1 SLD. this is the standard time defined by sap. You can check too the RFC connection in SM59. this txcode checks all the properties and open the SLD Html Gui Page. Accept the warning and then the SLD clean the db. You can check in the SLD Log if the new connection start the replication process. run the transaction SMSY_SETUP or in the transaction SMSY Menu: GotoSetup System Landscape Maintenance If you go to expert Settings (Menu: Edit Expert Settings ) you can change the parameters of the SLD Data Transfer.. sort by Last Update. .-)).