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You can use the SAP Management Console (SAP MC) to stop 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 stop remote systems or instances, make sure that you have registered them in the 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.


  1. In the navigation pane of the SAP MC, open the tree structure and navigate to the system node that you want to stop.
  2. In the navigation pane of the SAP MC, select the system you want to stop and choose Stop from the context menu.
  3. In the Stop SAP System(s) dialog box, select the SAP system instances to be stopped and choose OK.

    If you also want to stop the database, mark the Include Database checkbox.

  4. The SAP MC prompts you for user credentials that are required to stop the SAP system or instances.

    You might be also prompted for additional credentials of a user that is authorized to stop the database.


The SAP MC stops the requested SAP system or instances.