Optimizing, Monitoring, and Fine-Tuning a Newly Upgraded Release 4.x Spool Service

  • by Uwe Kruger, Output Management Developer, SAP AG
  • July 15, 2000
For Release 3.x spool servers, all output requests and related management activities are anchored by a single spool work process. Needless to say, processing bottlenecks can be a common occurrence, forcing administrators to add additional R/3 servers just to get more spool work processes. Release 4.x spool servers, which can support multiple spool work processes, yield far better throughput and performance. Just how many spool work processes should you set up on your Release 4.x spool server? This article provides you with evaluation criteria and guidelines to answer that question and simple scenarios that illustrate how to apply these factors in a real-world situation.

Uwe Kruger

Uwe Krüger studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He joined SAP AG in 1995 as a member of the CCMS (Computing Center Management System) group, where he is responsible for development in the output management area.

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