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SAP R/3 Document : Profile Parameters

Compiled By : P. M. V. Subba Rao


USEFUL PROFILE PARAMETERS
SAP delivers its software with some default settings for all its
profile parameters. These profiles can be edited by adding new
parameters and by adjusting the values of the existing
parameters as per the customers requirements.
SAP comes with three profiles:
1. DEFAULT.PFL
2. INSTANCE Profile
3. STARTUP Profile
The parameters set in these profiles effect the performance of
the entire system.
Following are some of the important parameters profiles wise.
DEFAULT.PFL
Parameter Description
sapsystemname System Id for the R/3 System. It of 3
characters
sapdbhost Name of the Database Server
sna_gateway Name of the machine on which
sna_gateway is running
sna_gwservice SNA gateway port
rdsip/mshost MessageServer server name
rdisp/vbname Instance whose update service functions as
a dispatcher for updates
rdisp/enqname Instance that provides the Enqueue service
rdisp/btcname Instance that provides the Event Scheduler
rdisp/bufrefmode Parameters for synchronizing the buffers in
distributed system :
For Central Instance : sendoff/exeauto
For a Distributed System : sendon/exeauto
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DEFAULT.PFL (Contd.) :
auth/no_check_in_some_cases Activate the Profile Generator
N : inactivate
Y : Active
INSTANCE PROFILE :
The following parameters can also be given in the DEFAULT
profile.
Parameter Description
Dialog :
rdisp/wp_no_dia Specifies no. of dialog processes
Spool :
rdisp/wp_no_spo Specifies no. of spool processes
rspo/store_location DB in the database
G in the global directory of R/3
\usr\sap\<SID>\SYS\Global
L in the local file on the instance
\usr\sap\<sid>\instance\data
T locally in the directory/tmp in
UNIX or \TEMP
rspo/host_spool/print OS command for printing including
options
rspo/tcp/retries Number of attempts to establish a
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connection to a remote output device
(access method = U)
Default = 3.
rspo/tcp/retrytime Time in seconds between two attempts
to establish a connection to a remote
output device
Default = 300.
Update :
rdisp/wp_no_vb Number of Update Processes
rdisp/wp_no_vb2 Number of update work processes for
V2 updates
rdisp/vbmail Notify if an update terminated
1 : Active (Default)
0 : Inactive
rdisp/vbdelete Number of days after which terminated
update requests are deleted.
Default = 50
BackGround :
rdisp/wp_no_btc Number of background processes
rdisp/btctime Time in seconds between two
background scheduler runs
Default = 60
ENQUEUE :
rdisp/wp_no_enq Number of Enqueue work processes
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R/3 MEMORY :
rsdb/ntab/entrycount Maximum number of buffer
entries in the TTAB buffer.
Recommended : 30,000
rsdb/ntab/sntabsize Size of STAB buffer (in KB)
Recommended : 2,500
rsdb/cua/buffersize Size of the FTAB buffer (in KB)
Recommended : 5,000
zcsa/presentation_buffer_area Size of the Dynpro buffer * 2
(in bytes)
Recommended : 20,000,000
sap/bufdir_entries Maximum number of buffer
entries in the Dynpro buffer
Recommended : 4,500
zcsa/table_buffer_area Size of the Generic table
buffer (in bytes)
abap/buffersize Size of the ABAP program
buffer
rsdb/obj/buffersize Size of the import/export
buffer (in KB)
rdisp/roll_maxfs Size of the roll area (roll buffer
plus the roll file) in 8KB
blocks.
Recommended :
32,000 (optimal), 16,000
(minimal)
rdisp/pg_maxfs Size of the paging area (paging
buffer plus the paging file) in
8KB blocks.
Recommended :
32,000 (optimal), 16,000
(minimal)
rdisp/roll_shm Size of the roll buffer ( in 8KB
blocks)
rdisp/pg_shm Size of the R/3 paging buffer
(in 8KB blocks)
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em/initial_size_mb Initial size of the extended
memory (in MB)
em/max_size_mb Maximum size of the extended
memory (in MB). For WIN NT
only.
ztta/roll_first Size of the first allocated
memory area from the roll
area in bytes
Recommended = 1
ztta/roll_area Size of the roll area (in bytes)
Recommended=2,000,000(NT)
6,500,000 (Other OS)
ztta/roll_extension Amount of memory that a
work process can request in
extended memory (in bytes)
Recommended: 2,000,000,000
(NT)
1/3 of the size of the
extended memory for
other OS
abap/heap_area_dia Size of the local process
memory (heap), in bytes, that
a dialog process can request.
Recommended:2,000,000,000
(default)
abap/heap_area_nondia Size of the local process
memory (heap), in bytes, that
a non-dialog process can
request.
Recommended:400,000,000
(default)
abap/heap_area_total Maximum heap memory of all
work processes
abap/heaplimit If a work process requests
more memory than the value
of this parameter allows, the
work process is automatically
restarted when the processing
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step is completed in order to
release the occupied memory.
Recommended : 20,000,000
ALERTS :
alert/Alerts File name to back up the
alerts of the CCMS monitor
architecture
LOGON :
login/fails_to_session_end Number of permitted failed
logon attempts before SAPGIU
is closed
Default : 3
login/fails_to_user_lock Number of permitted failed
logon attempts after which a
user is locked out
Default : 12
login/failed_user_auto_unlock Unlock locked users the next
day
1 : Unlock
0 : Remain Locked
login/min_password_lng Required minimum length of
passwords
Default : 3
login/password_expiration_time Maximum validity duration of
password
Default : 0. No Limit
login/no_automatic_user-sapstar 0 : if user sap* is deleted then
user sap* with password
PASS is automatically
available
1 : No automatically available
user sap*
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login/system_client Default logon client
rdisp/gui_auto_logout Automatic log off if a user is
inactive for a specific period of
time in seconds
0 : Inactive
SYSTEM LOG :
rslg/max_diskspace/local Maximum size of the file for
the local system log