From basis prospective there was a requirement from long time for a tool/transaction using which sap system can shutdown gracefully.
In practical scenario graceful shutdown of system is very important due to complex interdependencies between various system. A single transaction data loss can cause serious data loss problem in companies.
In simple term a requirement for intelligent shutdown process which can :
- Wait till all the dialog transaction are completed
- Wait till all the background transaction are completed
- If new user try to login to system during shutdown process, he should get warning message
In NW7.02/NW7.3 SAP provide enhance soft shutdown functionality which can help to address above complex requirement.
You can trigger soft shutdown from SAP MMC:
This functionality can be controlled by following prameters:
Once softshutdown process starts. Important paramters like disp/sutdown/message_frequency if you set to 60 seconds it will disply message in every 60 seconds like.
Information about other important paramters you can find in http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw73/helpdata/en/48/0dd91ad6013d1be10000000a42189d/frameset.htm