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RFC destination for VMC (Virtual Machine Container)

Hi ,

Just loaded the CRM 70 system (customers, materials, contacts, ... ) and the KB from the back-office (ECC 6.0).

Calling the IPC via transaction COMMPR01 for a configurable material we have the following call in error :

FUNCTION ipc_get_knowledgebase.




The RFC destination 'gv_vmc_dest' is empty . How to setup the RFC destination for VMC and the configuration so SAP know the RFC destination is the one to use for the VMC.

Thank you

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    Posted on Nov 11, 2009 at 02:17 PM


    OK, the error message already comes from VMC so there is no problem with the RFC destination. The error means that the VMC cannot find a class which is connected to the function module CFG_API_GET_KNOWLEDGEBASE. You can check this in table SVMCRT_BINDINGS. There you should see a line with NAME = RFM/CFG_API_GET_KNOWLEDGEBASE. You can also check table SVMCRT_MODULES to see if all Java modules are deployed ( STATE = I). To do a manual redeploy you can use note 1363907.

    Regards, Klaus

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    • As of version 7.0, SAP offers the so called UI Designer for the product configuration UI. Using the UI Designer you can split up characteristics to pages, realize a wizard, or adapt the appearance of characteristics. You may also attach additional documents to characteristics.

      Best regards,

      Thomas Machts

      CRM Development

  • Posted on Nov 10, 2009 at 12:22 PM


    the RFC destination SPACE directs the call to the local VMC. As you see gv_vmc_dest has the value SPACE and so everything is OK. You do not need to do anything.

    gv_vmc_dest is used to redirect VMC calls to another instance if you cannot use the local VMC (see note 855455).

    What error do you get?

    Regards, Klaus

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    • Klaus ,

      Thank you , yes VMC is on the same CRM7.0 server , I do get the following short-dump .

      Short text

      "Found no handler for remote function module CFG_API_GET_KNOWLEDGEBASE"

      What happened?

      Error in the ABAP Application Program

      The current ABAP program "SAPLIPC_API_CFG_COMMAND" had to be terminated because

      it has

      come across a statement that unfortunately cannot be executed.

      The error occurred during an RFC call to another system.

      In the target system, a short dump has been written as well.

      More detailed information on the error cause can be found there.

      Error analysis

      An error occurred when executing a REMOTE FUNCTION CALL.

      It was logged under the name "RFC_EXTERNAL_ABORT"

      on the called page.

      Trigger Location of Runtime Error



      Row 19

      Module type (FUNCTION)


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