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Jan 15, 2013 at 02:06 PM

Instance Profile or Default Profile



I'm asking this question hoping an expert could maybe confirm that my understanding of these two different profiles is correct.

When we had SAP installed, the team performing the installation told us to change parameters in the Instance Profile.

Now I'm being told this is wrong, we should be changing parameters in the Default Profile.

We have a fairly simple standard setup with our DEV and QAS system sat on one Server (OS400/DB2) and our PROD system sat on another server.

As I understand it, changing parameters in the Default Profile would change that parameter on all Application Servers on that box? So I would be changing parameters on both our DEV & QAS at the same time?

If I was to change the parameter in the Instance Profile, it would simply change it on the instance I was currently logged onto?

Is that correct? What is "Best Practice" with this?

Hopefully I've explained that sufficiently!

Many thanks