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RFC connections can be required for the following activities in SAP Solution Manager:

  • Generating project IMGs in the Project Administration

  • Accessing managed systems in the configuration phase

  • Customizing synchronization (Synchronization Group Editor, Customizing Scout, Customizing Distribution)

  • Reading system data via the Service Data Control Center

  • Managing business function sets and business functions in the Switch Framework Cockpit

  • Monitoring change requests (Change Request Management)

  • Monitoring and Alerting

Regarding system landscape information, RFC connections are used to connect to Application Server (AS) ABAP technical systems to read specific system information that is not provided by the System Landscape Directory (SLD). Examples are details about system licenses and, if the AS ABAP works as Domain Controller for a Transport Management System (TMS), details about the transport landscape.


  • You are authorized to logon to the target systems and create a user there. You are also authorized to create RFC connections of type Trusted System Connection, in the local and target systems, if required.

    For more information about the authorization objects and profiles required, see Authorization Concept for SAP Solution Manager in the Security Guide SAP Solution Manager at   SAP Components   SAP Solution Manager   Release 7.1   Operations  

  • The managed systems are reachable.

  • The message servers are reachable under the name and system number specified for the technical system.


You can access the RFC maintenance UI from the following locations:

  • Start SAP Solution Manager: Configuration (transaction SOLMAN_SETUP) and choose   Managed Systems Configuration   Technical Systems  .

    Select a system and choose Configure System. Follow the guided activity, in which the RFC connection is configured under Connect Managed Systems

  • Start SAP Solution Manager: Work Centers (transaction SM_WORKCENTER) and choose   Solution Manager Administration   Landscape   Technical Systems  .

    Select a system and choose RFC Connections.

  • Access the technical system editor in transaction LMDB and choose   Destinations   RFC Maintenance  .

For more information, see the Help text in the RFC maintenance UI and Using and Configuring SAProuter