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Besides component information, the SLD stores information about the current system landscape. A data collection process in each system in the landscape provides this information to the SLD. This process is managed by the data supplier administration. The data suppliers collect data not only about SAP systems (SAP products, database parameters, hosts, clients, and so on), but also about any third-party products that are installed.

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Data Collection Process

As shown in the figure above, the data suppliers deliver information about the installed elements in a particular system, update this data periodically, and send it to the SLD server by means of CIM over HTTP.

Currently, there are data suppliers available for all ABAP-based systems as of SAP Basis release 4.0B and for all J2EE-based systems as of SAP Web AS release 6.40.

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Data Sending Process

The figure above shows how the SLD data suppliers send data to the SLD server. The ABAP-based data supplier uses an RFC connection to send data to the SLD bridge by means of an SAP gateway and an RFC server. The J2EE-based data supplier uses HTTP to send data to the SLD bridge by means of an HTTP servlet. The SLD bridge receives the reported data and converts it into the format that is defined in the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard (see The SLD bridge then forwards the data to the SLD server.

Note Note

If you have installed multiple SLD servers (for example, for security purposes), the SLD bridge can be configured to send data to each of these servers. In the figure above, one SLD server has been installed locally (indicated by 1 in the figure) and multiple SLD servers have been installed remotely (indicated by 2 in the figure).

For more information, see Configuring the SLD Bridge.

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