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If you have already downloaded the fully-compliant Java EE 5 Application Server from Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 at SAP then you have automatically received the NetWeaver Administrator Light version for free!  Have you seen and tested it?

The SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) is a web-based tool developed using Java Web Dynpro that offers a way of administering, troubleshooting, and diagnosing an SAP NetWeaver system. The tool provides functions for configuration and operation of the application server, as well as for monitoring, log configuration, and log viewing. In this case the SAP NetWeaver Administrator is an add-on tool and has to be installed manually on your SAP NetWeaver Application Server, Java(TM) EE 5 Edition system. The SAP NWA will replace the Visual Administrator in the future. Just take a view minutes and add-on your NetWeaver Administrator!

  Use the install.bat files located in the same directory. During the installation procedures, you need to specify valid user name and password. The user must be a member of the Administrators user group.

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Step 3:

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Insert your admin user and password to start deployment. The server will be stopped automatically.

After deployment is done the server has to be started again manual with your SAP MMC. Select “Action”; and click on “Start”.

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  Log in with your administrator password and there you are!

Welcome to SAP NetWeaver Administrator, your single entry point for administration and monitoring of your IT system landscape.

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You can find more information about SAP NWA in SDN: SAP NetWeaver Administration

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    1. Heidrun Reichart Post author
      Hello Valery,
      the stand-alone Visual Aadministrator will not be available any longer. NetWeaver Administrator is the replacemnt of the Java desktop application.
      Kind regards, Heidrun Reichart
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    1. Heidrun Reichart Post author
      Hi,
      thanks for your feedback.
      With the coming NetWeaver release the Visual Administrator will be replaced by NetWeaver Administrator in general.
      Regards, Heidrun
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  1. Sampath Gunda
    Hi,
    With NWA, We can change only Severity of Log Controllers.How can I change the detination and Formatter of my Application specific Log Controllers.In ConfigTool, It is showing only Server related Log Controllers not my application specific Log Controllers.

    Can you sugget me how can i achieve my requirement?.

    Thanks in advance
    Sampath

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    1. Nikola Marchev
      Hi,

      NWA shows all runtime log controllers, but Config Tool as offline tool shows only explicitly configured in the DB. To have your controller in Config Tool you must create it in the tool. You can do it selecting another controller and using “New” button.

      Regards,
      Nikola

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      1. Sampath Gunda
        Hi Nikola Marchev ,
        Thanks for your valuable reply.I will just give the steps, can you please explain whether it is a best practice.
        1. Implenting the Logging API in the Application(Category and Location).These are acceesable from NWA.
        2. Creating these controllers in the Config
        Tool.
        3. Editing(updating Destinations and Formatters) these Controllers in the ConfigTool.

        If this is not the right way, can you please explain which is the right way to edit(updating destinations and formatters of log Controllers) Application specific Log Controllers?.

        Thanks,
        Sampath

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        1. Nikola Marchev
          Hi Sampath,

          The recommended way is to use the standard format and the default configuration. After that you can use the log viewer and to filter what you need.

          If you need separate file with different format for your own purposes Config Tool is probably the best and easiest way.

          If you want to deliver this to a customer the best way is to have a step in the installation that calls the API of the log_configurator service – it will make the same as you make in Config Tool. In this case is important to do this only once (if you don’t have installation, but only deploy to detect the first start and to not do that on the next) as if you do this configuration on startup the customer will not be able to change and persist his changes via any of the tools.

          Regards,
          Nikola

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          1. Sampath Gunda
            HI Nikola,
            One final clarification.Since Config tool  directly connects to DB AS Java need not be in start state.But when when we deploy our application it will be persisted in the DB.With this reason, Configtool should list our application specific Log controllers also.
            This is just my doubt.Can you clarify this.

            In NW 7.0, while deploying our application we will also deploy Log Configuration.xml as part of our application so that we can access those controllers in Visual Administrator(VA).In VA,We can configure those controllers.Is that similar functionality not available in CE 7.1?.
            These are just my doubts.Can you clarify this.

            Once again thanks,
            Sampath

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            1. Nikola Marchev
              Hi Sampath,

              Yes, it is good that the AS Java is not started if you do something with Config Tool or at least to restart it just after you apply the changes.

              After deploy Config Tool will show your application, but what it can configure are only the application properties.

              The XMLs are no more used in 7.1 (CE and NY). The ideas behind that are:
              – you don’t need to change the default configuration (at least this is the recommendation from our side), only to adjust the severities for debugging
              – for small applications you can do the configuration on the first start
              – for big applications (similar size as AS Java)you can provide your own zero admin tempate

              Regards,
              Nikola

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