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SAP Host Agent is an agent that can accomplish several life-cycle management tasks, such as operating system monitoring, database monitoring, system instance control and provisioning.

Validity of this Documentation

This documentation has the latest version. It is valid for SAP Host Agent 7.20 Patch Level 160 and higher. For information about how to check the version of an existing SAP Host Agent installation, see SAP Host Agent Reference - Command Line Options of the saphostexec Executable.

See SAP Note 1907566 Information published on SAP site about how to update older versions of this documentation within your local SAP Library installations.

SAP Host Agent Usage

SAP Host Agent is installed automatically during the installation of new SAP instances with SAP kernel 7.20 or higher. SAP Host Agent is upgraded automatically as part of the SAP instance, when you patch or upgrade the SAP kernel. However, you can also install and upgrade SAP Host Agent independently from an SAP instance.


SAP Host Agent provides you with the following features:

  • SAP instance discovery and inventory

  • SAP instance control

  • Database monitoring and management

  • System or instance provisioning:

    • Hosting the infrastructure of SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM), formerly known as SAP NetWeaver Adaptive Computing Controller (ACC)

    • Hosting software lifecycle (SL) tools interfaces

  • Operating system monitoring:

    • Using saposcol

    • Using Common Information Model (CIM) based infrastructures

  • IBM i-specific features:

    • Dynamically adopted authorization for SAP kernel 7.20 and higher

    • SAP ILE daemon (SAPILED)

    • SAP Database Performance Collector for IBM i