SAP Integration Scenario
Software solution providers who are using SAP-endorsed integration technologies offer customers an out-of-the-box integration between their non-SAP and SAP applications. Meeting additional test criteria to also register a non-SAP solution on the customer System Landscape Directory (SLD) that is synchronized with SAP Solution Manager ensures that customers can quickly get a root-cause analysis from SAP to enhance overall supportability.
The System Landscape Directory (SLD) is a central repository of system landscape information that is relevant for the management of the software lifecycle. It contains a description of the system landscape, that is, the software components that are currently installed. The software components are installed on systems that form the entities that are visible to the administrator. An administrator must have knowledge about all the systems that are installed in the landscape and about the versions of the software components that are installed on these systems.
SLD data suppliers automatically register the systems on the SLD server and keep the system information up-to-date. They collect and send data about the systems to the SLD. For every newly-discovered system or component, the SLD creates an association to the corresponding entry in the Component Repository. Thus, SLD provides reliable and up-to-date system landscape information.
For the SLD, applications that do not run on the SAP Application Server are Third-Party systems. Non-ABAP and non-Java SAP systems with unspecified characteristics fall into the same category. These systems register their current system landscape data in the SLD using an external data supplier which uses the HTTP/HTTPS protocol.
The registration procedure is typically triggered at startup time of the Third-Party system.
SAP Solution Manager Integration for third-party software will be a mandatory test sequence in each regular integration certification.
For more information, see the SAP NetWeaver How-To Guide Registering Third-Party Systems in the System Landscape Directory (SLD) at http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-8042
Test System Recommendation from ICC
The Solution Manager Ready test scenario can be tested remotely. For your convenience, SAP ICC provides a hosted SAP Solution Manager system. The access information can be obtained by your certification consultant.
There is no additional fee for these certification test step.
Benefits of Certification
A certified integration tested also for integration with SAP Solution Manager receives the SAP Solution Manager Ready endorsement in addition to the appropriate integration certification logo for the particular integration scenario.
Important Links: This is the central homepage for the System Landscape Directory (SLD) on SCN: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-8042
SAP Training and Help: Please refer to SAP Education.
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