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You can use the SAP Management Console (SAP MC) to start and restart systems and instances.


  • UNIX only: Make sure that the host names defined in the DNS server match the names of the SAP system instance hosts. In particular, keep in mind that host names are case-sensitive. For example, if the names of the SAP system instance hosts are in upper case, but the same host names are defined in the DNS server in lower case, starting and stopping the system does not work.

  • If you want to start or restart remote systems or instances, make sure that you have registered them in the SAP Management Console (SAP MC).

    You do not need to register SAP systems or instances installed on the local host, because the SAP MC displays them automatically.

  • You have started the SAP MC.


As of SAP MC version 7200, 313, 20, 42101 you can also start databases of SAP systems on all operating system platforms using the SAP MC.


  1. In the navigation pane of the SAP MC, open the tree structure and navigate to the system node that you want to start.
  2. Select the system node and then choose Start from the context menu.
    The Start SAP System(s) dialog box displays.
  3. In the Start SAP System(s) dialog box, select the SAP system instances to be started and choose OK.
  4. The SAP MC prompts you for user credentials that are required to start the SAP system or instances.

    If the database of the SAP system is not yet running, you might be also prompted for additional credentials of a user that is authorized to start the database.


The SAP MC starts the requested SAP system or instances.

Next Steps

  • The SAP MC automatically displays the instances installed on the local host. If you need to monitor and administer remote systems or instances, you have to register them in the SAP MC. For more information, see Registering Systems and Instances.
  • The nodes for instances are displayed in different colors depending on their state. For more information, see Layout of the SAP Management Console.