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SLD: Software Catalog


we are starting our XI implementation now. Presently I dont have any products and components defined in the Software catalog. My question is, Is it necessary to define the products in the software catalog of SLD. Can I directly create Business systems and Technical systems?.

Could you please help me on that.

Thanks and Regards,


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    Feb 16, 2006 at 11:28 PM

    Hi Raj,

    You need to perform the post-installation activities to see the content in Software Catalog in SLD. Refer to section "Updating the CR Data in SLD" in the XI Post-Installation Guide.

    SLD contains software and system catalog.

    Software catalog describes installed products and SWCs.

    Systems catalog describes the systems in your data center

    with 1) physical view(Technical) and 2)logical view(Business System).

    Info from Software Catalog is used in Design time of your scenarios.

    Info from System Catalog is used in defining the routing rules.

    SWC is primary container for all your design objects

    You should have content for all of SAP Products and SWC by updating the CR Content.

    For all the products other than SAP you have to create Products and SWCs. As I mentioned earlier, these are primary containers or place holders for all your design objects.

    Hope this helps.


    Sam Raju

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      Hi Raj -

      I didn't realize you were just starting your XI implementation... should have read this post before your other one.

      Anyway, as Sam mentioned, it looks like the XI Post-installation steps have not been performed or at least not completely. Use the following install guide (if you don't have it already) and follow the steps for <i>Post-Installation Activites->Activities for SAP Exchange Infrastrucure</i>. It's critical that these be done before moving forward with design and configuration.



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    Feb 17, 2006 at 09:25 AM

    Dear raj,

    The XI shipment comes with Pre delivered content for supporting Most of SAP Applications.

    How ever if your business reqm needs a solution which is not deliverd with XI then you need to create the product, then the SWE.

    How ever The administrator will do these this.

    Then u need to create the BS and TS for Business Systems

    then add the product and swe for the above said systems.

    You dont configure the Business service here.


    Chandra Shekar

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