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The Virus Scan Provider is the service of the AS Java that makes the interface tc/bl/vsi/api available to the SAP applications of the AS Java.

Select an installation type for the Virus Scan Provider, depending on your system prerequisites:

  • Virus scan adapter for a Java-only installation

    This procedure describes the normal case in which you are using a local virus scan adapter. The virus scan adapter is a native dynamic library from a third-party vendor, which can be loaded directly into the process environment of the AS Java. This means that you can check memory contents directly for viruses, which achieves a higher performance.

  • Virus Scan Server for a Java-only installation

    This procedure describes the special case, in which the platform or process architecture does not allow the direct inclusion of a virus scan adapter. This is the case, for example, if the required operating system for SAP NetWeaver is not compatible with the external anti-virus product. In this case, use a Virus Scan Server. The Virus Scan Server communicates with the AS Java using TCP/IP (SAP RFC protocol) and accesses the external anti-virus product using a virus scan adapter.

    Restrictions apply to the Virus Scan Server (see SAP Note 782963 Information published on SAP site).

Both Java-only installations provide the same interface to Instancejava from the package

The configuration of the virus scan provider service is stored in the Configuration Manager of the AS Java. A Web Dynpro application is available to you as a configuration tool.


You are an administrator of the AS Java.


Virus Scan Server for a Java-only installation

For more information, see SAP Note 964305 Information published on SAP site.

Virus scan adapter for a Java-only installation

After you have installed an external anti-virus product including a certified adapter, you only need to enter the path to the adapter specified in the documentation for the partner product in the VSA_LIB field.

  1. Start the SAP NetWeaver Administrator (NWA) with the following URL http:// <Host>:<Port>/nwa .

  2. Log in as administrator of the AS Java.

  3. Choose Start of the navigation path Configuration Management Next navigation step Security Management  Next navigation step Virus Scan Provider  End of the navigation path.

  4. Perform the following steps:

    1. Define a scanner group

    2. Define a Virus Scan Provider.

    3. Define a virus scan profile.