Step by Step: SAP Content Server Implementation

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Step by Step: SAP Content Server Implementation

Post by thx4allthefish » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:51 am

SAP Content Server: 630 on Windows Server 2003/MaxDB 7.6
SAP Backend: ERP 5.0 on Linux/MaxDB 7.6
Install SAP-Content-Server on a Windows 2003 Server and check the settings

The Installation procedure is actually easy, if you follow the inst-guide picture by picture. there are, however, a couple of things not explained in the documentation – which you will need anyway:

the service for the MaxDB is not started automatically. you can start it manually, but I would advise that you set it to ‘automatical’ in the services-section of your windows administration. An alternative way to start the database is to use the dbmcli command line client which is delivered together with the software package – use these commands to check/start the DB: db_enum, db_online. Links:
You should stop the network services before starting the database and afterwards restart them again, described in this documentation.

Check your installed Content Server using the Internet Explorer/Firefox with:
Settings in the ERP backend

Transaction STRUST
Follow the instructions given in note 777229

Transaction SM59
check the TCP/IP connections for SAPHTTP/A SAPFTP/A SAPKRPROTP according to note 317250

Transaction SMICM
Goto -> Services ... add your HTTP service here

Transaction SICF
default_host -> sap -> bc -> content server ... usually this is already active (as per delivery), but check anyway.

Transaction OACO
  • Create your content repository. make sure to create a protocol for SAPHTTP first (in case there isn't any) -> Environment -> Logs -> Create
  • Define a document area. To create your own, use transaction DMWB, see documentation
  • in case you see a need for basic path and archive path, make sure you create them using transaction FILE -> this will make sure that you can transport the thing and do not have to adapt the paths per SID.
Transaction OACT
Maintain your categories.

Transaction CSADMIN
  • create your content-repository / server relation
  • create a certificate and send it to the content server. the documentation says you would have to activate it on the content server (windows server certificate). this is, however, not necessary.
  • adapt your settings: pay attention to two parameters in particular: Security (comes predelivered set to 1) -> until you have everything up and going i advise to set this to 0. make sure you change the driver from 'LiveCache' to 'MaxDB'
From this step on, transaction SLG1 is your friend.

Other transactions for cache servers / distributed and/or cascading architectures are described starting with this section.

Known errors, possible solutions and enhancements
  • There is an issue with SAPHTTP/SAPFTP in SAPGUI 710, patchlevel 13
  • if you do not want local copies of the documents stored on your PC, here's an enhancement
  • the HTTP 400 and 500 errors as well as the HTTP-ICM errors are solved with various notes. HTTP-ICM mostly appears when the settings on your firewall are wrong/incomplete. apart from that one, you can easily find out what the error is about by setting the tracelevel to 3 in transaction SMICM (temporarily only! big files!) and evaluate them in transaction ST11.
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Re: Step by Step: SAP Content Server Implementation

Post by Snowy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:05 am

I absolutely do not recommend using SAP contents Server 6.30. It is very buggy.

I highly recommend using SAP content server 6.40. This version is available on the Netweaver 7.0 DVD kit.

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