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Implication if i did not import profile of active servers after installation

former_member624966
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Hello Experts,

As part of post installation activity after SAP installation, I want to know the implication if after installation and i did not import profile of active server. Please bear with me i am new on SAP BASIS and i want to understand why some action are be carried. Thanks

Regards

Kanayo

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sriramsbg
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Hi Kanayo.

To my understanding Yes, If you are not imported the profile of active server, Instance profile will not create under the profile share folder(folder location /usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/profile).

Regards

SS

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sriramsbg
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Hi Kanayo.

You may not add a new / modification /delete the profile parameters, After installed the new SAP system if you are not imported the profile, you can do it now and then add as you required profile parameters.

Regards

SS

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Hello Sriram,

If i get what you said clearly is that i may not be able to add / modify /delete any profile parameter after installed new SAP system. unless i imported the profile of active server. The implication is that without importing Profile of active server i cannot do any change in RZ10.

Regards

Kanayo

sriramsbg
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Hi Kanayo.

To my understanding Yes, If you are not imported the profile of active server, Instance profile will not create under the profile share folder(folder location /usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/profile).

Regards

SS

isaias_freitas
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Hello Kanayo,

The only implication that I am aware of is that you cannot use RZ10 to maintain the profiles (add/change/delete parameters).

However, you can still edit the profiles directly at operating system level.

I would recommend importing the profiles and using RZ10 to edit them, though, as this brings benefits (you can track changes, restore previous versions of the profile).

Regards,

Isaías

dasistdochscheisse
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Any parameter added or changed on os level will be active after a restart. It might get lost if you change the profile in RZ10, because afair RZ10 works with the profile stored in the database and upon activation writes it down to the file system. If you have changed a profile on os, do not import it, change it in RZ10 and activate it, the change made on os level before should be lost. Hmm, i should check this...

Versioning is done upon activation and import, so if you change the profile on os level and import it in RZ10, you have the history, too. If you change the same parameter several times in RZ10, the profile becomes less readable (on os level) in my opinion. It's much about personal preferences, i work a lot on os level, others prefer the Gui for the same things. A change, let's say activation of sapstar user, can be made both ways, but if i have to do addtional steps on os level, i usually stay there.

Regards,
ulf

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Hi Kanyo,

Instance profiles in RZ10 make a direct impact on a few other t-codes which further makes life a little difficult at the time of performance troubleshooting. If you do not "import the profiles of active server", you might get into trouble with the Operations Modes and Instances [RZ04], RFC Server group maintenances [RZ12], etc.

Better be prepared before you encounter your worst enemy [performance issues]. 😉

Regards,

Prateek