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How to identify which profile is the actual instance profile and start profile

  • -rw-r--r-- 1 xxadm sapsys 3965 Apr x xxxx START_DVEBMGS00_abc101
  • -rwxrwxr-x 1 xx1adm sapsys 1901 Oct xx xxxx START_ASCS00_def100


  • -rw-r--r-- 1 xxxadm sapsys 5374 Nov xx 09:34 PR1_DVEBMGS00_abc101
  • -rwxrwxr-x 1 xxxadm sapsys 1199 Oct xx xxxx PR1_ASCS00_def100
abc101 is specific instance<br>def100 is message server

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  • Apr 08, 2018 at 10:51 PM

    In simple words.. .

    Start profile have START word in file name

    Instance profile have DVEBMGS word in file name

    ABAP central services instance have ASCS word in file name

    Hope this helps...


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  • Apr 25, 2018 at 08:40 AM

    Hi Abhilasha,

    Start profile (called START_INTANCE<nr>_<hostname>) is used to define the "Start_Program_xx" commands that will start different processes needed for the SAp application server to run correctly.
    On the other hand, instance profile (called <SID>_INTANCE<nr>_<hostname>) is normally used to define the value of different
    parameters that only applies to the specific instance to which this profile correspond.

    "START_ASCS00_def100" will start ASCS processes from instance number 00; while PR1_ASCS00_def100 defines different parameters which apply for ASCS. Same explanation for Central Instance 00, running on host abc101, with START_DVEBMGS00_abc101 and PR1_DVEBMGS00_abc101 profiles.

    As of certain kernel version, SAP systems do no longer use separate profiles, and information is merged on one single instance profile.


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