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Central & Dialog Instance

Dear Gurus,

We installed ECC6.0 in High Availbility in Windows with Cluster.

The Central Services is located in cluster and Central Instance located in out of the cluster and Dialog instance located in out of the cluster.

What is difference between CI,DI,Central Service.

regards,

gunamoorthy d

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  • Apr 07, 2008 at 04:23 AM

    Hi. Read in this forum hardly below --> Central Instance

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    • Former Member

      Hi,

      Thanks for your information.

      I believe that there will a unique functionality performed by CI which cannot be performed by DI. What is it?.

      In other words why it is named Central instance ?

      Regards

      Guna

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    Apr 07, 2008 at 05:46 AM

    Hello gunamoorthy,

    this docu might be helpful for you

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    CI has SDM as additional component, DI - not.

    Removed broken link, Message was edited by: Jason Lax

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    Apr 07, 2008 at 06:04 AM

    The central instance is a concept that is unique to SAP. The central instance is a combination of hardware and software. It contains a physical server (the application server) and numerous software components, including a message server, a database gateway (a pre-established connection between SAP and Oracle--or another database), and various update, enqueue, dialog, and spool facility software. In most generic SAP architectures, there are numerous application servers but only a single central instance. However, in addition to managing the SAP interfaces, the central instance can also serve as an application server.

    A dialog instance is a software program that is running the SAP kernel and it is the job of the dialog instance to execute the ABAP programs and manage the requests for data and services. While there is generally a one-to-one mapping between an application server and a dialog instance, it is possible to have more than one dialog instance on an application server.

    Central Services

    Definition

    The Central Services run on one physical server and are one Java instance.

    They comprise the message service and the enqueue services.

    Use

    The Central Services form the basis of communication and synchronization for the Java cluster.

    The Message Service keeps a list of the dispatchers and server processes of the Java cluster. It represents the infrastructure for data exchange (small datasets only) between the participating nodes. The message service also supplies information to the SAP Web Dispatcher about Load Balancing Between Many Java Instances.

    The Enqueue Service manages logical database locks, which are set by the executed application program in a server process. The enqueue service also synchronizes data across the cluster.

    The section Deployment of a New Application describes how the central components handle the deployment of a new application.

    Integration

    Central Services are always required when a Java cluster is installed. They are started on a server with their own system number and the system ID (SID) of the whole system.

    When Central Services are running, further Java instances are started with the program JControl (see Java Startup and Control Framework).

    Edited by: Shaji Jacob on Apr 7, 2008 7:09 AM

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      you should better delete this reply.

      there areĀ  so many mistakes in it that it take me too much efford to correct them.

      maybe you should have a small look at

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      vor more details.

      regards

      peter

      Removed broken link, Message was edited by: Jason Lax