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To receive data that is automatically reported and sent by the SLD data suppliers that run on individual systems, you have to configure and start the SLD bridge. The SLD bridge converts the system data that is sent by the SLD data suppliers to the SLD server into a CIM-compliant format.

The data between the SLD data suppliers of ABAP-based systems and the SLD bridge is exchanged by means of an RFC connection. Therefore, you have to configure an SAP gateway service. We recommend that you use a local gateway. If you have a standalone installation of J2EE Engine and if no local gateway is available, install a standalone gateway with an instance number from the Presentation DVD. Choose an instance number for the gateway that has not been used on your computer so far.

You can also perform the configuration of the SLD bridge during installation. Use this procedure if you want to change the configuration.


  1. Choose   Administration   Data Suppliers  .

  2. If you want the SLD data supplier bridge to forward system data that is received from data suppliers to the default sld/active namespace of this SLD server, set the Update Local Namespaces parameter for sld/active to true.

  3. Choose   Administration   Profile.  

  4. In the Sectionfield, choose datasupplier.

  5. Enter SAP gateway host and gateway service.

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    The changes to the gateway service take effect only after you restart the SLD server.

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    One SAP gateway server must be linked only to one SLD server as a data receiver. Sharing one SAP gateway server between multiple SLD servers leads to errors.

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    Make sure that you have set up the SLD data suppliers correctly in the systems that have to report system data automatically. For more information, see the User Manual - System Landscape Directory for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 at

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  6. If you want the SLD bridge to send data to multiple SLD servers, choose   Administration   Data Suppliers   Add SLD  .

  7. Enter the URL and logon data of the SLD server you want to add and choose Save.