A System Administrator’s Practical Guide to SAP System Landscape Directory (SLD)

  • by George Yu, Solution Technology Architect, SAP Labs
  • November 15, 2006
Administrators often use a spreadsheet or database program to manually keep track of the systems in their landscapes, but these won’t tell you whether two systems are compatible, and the ever-increasing size and geographical spread of landscapes makes this task difficult at best. SAP System Landscape Directory (SLD) serves as a central repository of information on all the systems installed in your landscape, and provides this data to maintenance and integration tools such as SAP Solution Manager and SAP XI to support and simplify system administration. This article provides an overview of SLD and how it works, including best practices for key decision points in the installation and configuration process.

George Yu

Dr. George Yu is a solution technology architect in SCM/RFID/PLM Solution Management at SAP Labs. He has 20 years of experience in software application research, development, and consulting. George joined SAP in 1998, and is a leading technical expert in the areas of APO system architecture, liveCache database performance and tuning, R/3 Enterprise, Web Application Server, J2EE Engine, CRM, XI, Business Process Management, and Auto-ID Infrastructure. He has been widely involved in customer consultations, conference presentations, and classroom instruction within the SAP community in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

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