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SAP Exchange and Infrastructure

Section 2: System Landscape Directory

Enterprise Application Group


October 2004
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents................................................................................................................ 2
System Landscape and Directory (SLD) Overview............................................................ 3
Reminder: XI Infrastructure Roadmap ........................................................................... 3
Navigation: Browser Homepage..................................................................................... 4
Component Repository ................................................................................................... 5
Product ........................................................................................................................ 6
Software ...................................................................................................................... 7
Landscape Directory ....................................................................................................... 8
Technical System ........................................................................................................ 9
Business System........................................................................................................ 10
Progress Summary (Object Relationship Diagram)...................................................... 11
APPENDIX....................................................................................................................... 12
Technical System Types ............................................................................................... 12
Business System Types................................................................................................. 12

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System Landscape and Directory (SLD) Overview


Reminder: XI Infrastructure Roadmap

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Navigation: Browser Homepage

System landscapes consist of multiple distributed software components, on different


platforms, and supporting unique interfaces. The SLD provides a central repository where
comprehensive information about all the systems that can be and are connected with the
XI system landscape. The SLD is the first step in setting up the XI landscape and is used
as input into the Integration Builder. The SLD is made of the following main
components:
1. Component Repository (known as the Software Catalog in v3.0)
2. Landscape Directory

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Component Repository

The component repository describes the building blocks of solutions and their possible
combinations and dependencies. As seen in the Roadmap, the primary building blocks are
Products (such as SAP R/3), Software (such as MDM, or SD), and their respective
versions (such as 1.2, etc). The creation and relationship between these building blocks
gives a central overview of the items that exist in the network environment along with
their respective versions (for upgrade or connectivity purposes). These blocks are then
associated to logical / physical systems to build the network environment within XI.

SAP products / software are readily available and only require association with
the proper technical systems. 3rd party systems require creating the products /
software as well as the system association.

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Product

Products are a unit that can be delivered, is visible to the customer, and that is installable
and renewable. As mentioned before, the SAP Products are readily available (i.e., SAP
APO, SAP Automotive, etc). To create a 3rd Party Product, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Component Registry (a.k.a. Software Catalog) within the SLD
2. Choose Products from the Software Type drop down to view available Products
3. Choose the New Product option to create a new Product
4. Enter the Vendor, Product Name and Version and Create
5. If prompted, the Software Component name and version can be added here or in
the next step

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Software

Software Components represent the reusable modules of a product. As mentioned before,


SAP Software is readily available (i.e., Adobe Document, CRM Mobile Client, etc). To
create a 3rd Party Software, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Component Registry (a.k.a. Software Catalog) within the SLD
2. Choose Software Components from the Software Type drop down to view
available Software Components
3. Choose the New Component option to create a new Software Component
4. Select the Product from the previous step and Create

Associating Software Components to a Product does not mean these are


installed or active for this product, rather that they are simply available as
part of the product suite. For example, this could be a SAP Product but only
SD and MM are actually active / installed.

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Landscape Directory

The landscape directory provides an exact picture of the elements installed in the system
landscape as well as the connections between the systems. These elements are built on
top of the products and components defined in the Component Repository of the SLD. As
seen in the Roadmap, the primary building blocks are Technical Systems (can normally
be thought of as a physical system, such as a SAP server) and Business Systems (derived
from the related technical system, such as a specific SAP client used for a particular
business purpose). The combination of these two provides the landscape to which XI will
have connectivity with.

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Technical System

Technical Systems in XI are the conceptual representation of a physical system, such as a


physical SAP server with a number of Software Components installed. To create a
Technical System, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Technical Landscape within the SLD
2. Choose the New Technical System option to create a new Technical System
3. Choose the system type (Web Application Server ABAP, Third Party, etc.) then
Next
4. Enter the Details for the system. For a SAP Web AS this would be the SID,
Installation Number, DB Hostname, or associated Web AS ABAP, etc. For a 3rd
party this may be the System and Host Name
5. Associate the system to the correct Product(s) that are installed on that system and
Finish

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Business System

Business Systems in XI are the conceptual representation of a logical system, such as a


specific client on a SAP server or a 3rd Party payroll application. Business Systems in the
Integration Builder become the partners that exchange message information. To create a
Business System, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Business Landscape within the SLD
2. Choose the New Business System option to create a new Business System
3. Choose the system type (Web Application Server ABAP, Third Party, etc.) as was
done for the Technical System then choose Next
4. Select the related Technical System
5. Associate the system to the installed Product and Finish

The field Logical System Name is MANDATORY for a system that will
either send or receive IDocs. It must match the logical system name as defined
in the SAP sending / receiving client for the proper resolution with the IDoc
control record.

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Progress Summary (Object Relationship Diagram)

The natural progression of XI design and development progresses from the SLD to the
Integration Repository and ultimately to the Integration Directory. To this point we have
covered the following area(s):
1. System Landscape Directory (SLD)

As such, the diagram above reflects the objects covered thus far, their relationship within
a given area, and their inter-relationships across areas. Areas not yet covered are shaded
grey and will be covered in subsequent chapters.

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APPENDIX
Technical System Types
The following are various Technical System Types available, and the type of information
required to configure them:
1. WebAS ABAP
a. Name; host name; system number; release
b. Installed clients (maps to a unique Business System)
c. Message Server
d. Installed products
2. WebAS Java
a. Name; host name; SID, system home
3. Standalone Java
a. Technical System ID (maps to a unique Business System)
4. Third Party (maps to a unique Business System)
a. Installed products

Business System Types


The following are various Business System Types available, and the type of information
required to configure them:
1. WebAS ABAP
a. Related integration server
b. Client (relates to a Technical System)
c. Installed products
2. WebAS Java
a. Related integration server
b. Name (relates to a Technical System)
3. Standalone Java
a. Name (relates to a Technical System)
4. Third Party (relates to a Technical System)
a. Related integration server
b. Installed products

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