How to import profiles in SAP


SAP profiles are operating system files that contain instance configuration information. SAP systems can consist of one or more instances. Individual configuration parameters can be customized to the requirements of each instance. You can use these parameters to configure the following:

  • The runtime environment of the instance (resources such as main memory size, shared memory, roll size)
  • Which services the instance itself provides (work processes)
  • Where other services can be found (database host)

Types of Profiles:

  • Start profile: defines the Sap R/3 services which are required for application startup. e.g. kernel location.

For each instance we have separate start profiles.

  • Default profile : defines parameter values used by all application servers from the same SAP system.  e.g.ABAP and JAVA messgae server port.

Single profile for all the instances.

  • Instance ProfileDefines Instance specific parameter values e.g. No of dialog/backgroud/update work processes for that particular server,different types of memory parametes,connection parameters,snc configurations etc

For each instance we have separate instance profiles.

Profile maintenance:

Import Profiles:

Profile Data from SAP database should be matched to the corresponding active profiles in the file systems of the instances. To fulfill this request we import the profile:

Import NEW instance profiles:  Utilities -> Import -> Profiles – Of  Active Servers
(Ex:   Utilities -> Import Profiles -> Of Active Servers

It will import all the profiles from operation system.

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