In this blog, you will find some recommendations to perform maintenance & safeguarding activities in order to keep your NetWeaver Portal up-to-date
– Design and Test an effective backup strategy
Yeah, i know that youre IT experts, but believe it or not, in many cases the daily work do not give us the chance to design and TEST an effective backup strategy, and suddenly the system crash and the backup does not work
so i have to remark this point.
Just have a look on following link and make sure that your backup work!! click here
– Keep your Portal up to date
This is easy, the NW Portal is a Java based product, Java Support Packages contain corrections and updates to Java components. They are delivered in the form of Software Component Archives (SCA). Unlike ABAP Support Packages, Java Support Packages always contain the complete version of the Development Components for the application. You therefore need to apply the latest Support Package only.
SAP has increasingly been delivering business and technology applications on top of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java (AS Java). In SAP NetWeaver 2004s, the Java Support Package Manager (JSPM) has been introduced, in order to simplify the Support Package management process for Java applications
On the Service Marketplace exist an schedule for release the Support Packages Stacks, normally is one per quarter, so a best practice is to get the latest or one below the latest released, based on this information you can schedule a maintenance windows each quarter too to upgrade your NW Portal.
The SAP Official schedule is available here
– Use the NW Administrator tool and reporting
SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) is the Web Dynpro-based tool for administration and monitoring, offering a central entry point to the whole SAP NetWeaver system landscape. The SAP NetWeaver Administrator can be used in a central scenario where it is capable of operating an entire system landscape containing ABAP and Java systems as the application platform of SAP NetWeaver.
Please have a look on the following page, you will enjoy to work with this tool. click here
– Use the Portal Activity Report
The Portal activity report feature enables Portal administrators to gather and present information about Portal activity, including information about the users who logged on to the Portal and about the content that was viewed
Some features can be included on reporting for SM Diagnostics.
– If use Solution Manager, set up an Early Watch Alert Report
With the SM Diagnostics and a SAP Solution Manager System you can set-up the famous Early Watch Alert Report for your NW Portal, this report will help you to get a recurrent analysis of your system and give you some recommendations about preventive measures.
Of course you can look in more details on Solution Manager on-line help or in the here on SDN
– Use the System Landscape Directory
The SLD is a server application that communicates with a client application by using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), this tool simplifies the administration of your system landscape. For Further information click here
Of course based in your experience you can add some extra recommendations as comments to this blog.