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You can use the Web browser to connect to the message server and display information on the logged on application servers, logon groups, and so on.

You simply need to know the host and the HTTP port of the message server. You do not need to access the SAP system.


The message server has a configured HTTP port ( ms/server_port_<xx> is set accordingly).

More information: Message Server Parameters


The following functions are available.

The message server can return the lists in the formats HTML, ASCII or XML.

  • Server list: Displays all application servers of the SAP system that are logged on to the message server. Choose /msgserver/text/aslist.

  • List of logon groups: Displays all logon groups for the system. You maintain logon groups in AS ABAP in transaction SMLG. Choose /msgserver/text/lglist.

  • Groups per instance: Displays a list of all instances of the system. For each instance, you can see the type of requests it can process (which internal logon groups it belongs to) and the port through which this type of request can enter).

  • Parameter values: You can display values of message server parameters. Enter the following URL: http://mshost:ms_http_port/msgserver/<format>/parameter?parname1[&parname2[&parname3...]]. <format> can have the values html, xml, or text and parname<n> is a parameter name.

  • Logon group information: Displays detailed information on individual logon groups. Enter the following URL: http://mshost:ms_http_port/msgserver/<format>/group?group1[&group2[&group3...]]. <format> can have the values html, xml, or text and group<n> is a logon group name.


Enter the following URL in the browser:


A table with the functions described above appears. Select the function you want.


You want to know which ports the message server uses to receive requests and the type of requests it receives.

This is defined by the ms/server_port_<xx> parameter.

Enter the following URL:


The following information appears:

ms/server_port_0 = PROT=HTTP,PORT=8082

ms/server_port_1 = PROT=HTTP,PORT=8083

ms/server_port_2 = not found

This tells you that the message server has opened ports 8082 and 8083 for HTTP. An HTTPS port is not available.

In the AS ABAP message server monitor (transaction SMMS), you can create and deactivate ports while the system is running as well as just displaying ports.