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