This section is all about learning SLD tool in SAP PO. SLD is the component of SAP Netweaver which acts as a central information repository of system landscape and its installed software. With this, you can view and manage technical systems, landscapes, business systems, products and software components.
SLD stands for System Landscape Directory.
This is the first tool you will learn in PO and your first hands on session to develop something.
In this topic, you are going to learn theory on what is SLD, why SLD need to be setup and how it is used in design and config time of the interface. SLD information is used in Enterprise Service builder ESR and Integration Directory ID during the interface development.
I have broken down this topic into two sections one is theory and another one is hand on training. So, first you learn all the theory here and then you can go thru the hand on training session.
After the theory and hands-on, I have added some exercise for your do-it-yourself for your practical training purpose.
Without SLD, you cannot build interface in PI. Let me repeat this statement without the complete understanding of SLD you cannot develop anything. If you are really serious about learning PO then understanding SLD is a must. This topic is not just learning you need to start working on the tool.
SLD is used to define your company landscape. Landscape means collection of hardware and softwares. Like how many servers are there and what software they are running.
You can define your SAP R/3 systems, Database, Java servers and other 3rd party systems inside your landscape. We even map what software are installed on these machines.
This topic will help you understand how to define things in SLD and then how it used for interface development purpose.
At the end of the blog, you can download the presentation file that is used in this demo! It is Absolutely FREE!
This blog only covers the outline of this course but if you are interested in the course then you can find the details below.
Is there any Prerequisite?
The Prerequisite for this course is to complete the following course:
Topics Discussed in this Course
In this topic, you will learn lots of things, well you might want to consider taking breaks during completing this course. At the end, make sure you do the exercise on your PO systems.
Let me explain what you’ll learn:
- We start the session by understanding what is SLD and landscape are defined.
- Then we look at components of SLD like Landscape and Software Catalog. I will give you very easy to remember theory.
- Then we will deep dive into Landscape and understand the purpose of technical systems and Business systems
- In the software catalog, you will learn about software components and products.
- Development section is interesting because you will learn how to use the SLD information during the interface development with ESR and ID
- Finally, I will help you understand the use cases of SLD
Also, this session is just on theory there is another follow up session on hand-on where you will watch and learn how to create products, software components, technical system, business system and import them during development. After that complete the exercise. I know I have told you this above but I repeat to make sure you get it twice..:)
I will show you all the hands-on on SAP PO 7.5 machine. Latest version. Cool!
Also, don’t skip these section. As SLD does not change much from new PO version. So if you learn it once then next version of PO its all same. Make that investment wisely.
I am super excited to help you teach how to work with this topic and I hope you are energized to learn.
What is SLD?
The main purpose is to store system landscape and software component together. It acts as a central repository of IT landscape. System Landscape meaning the physical systems details and software components meaning product and software details.
These are just snapshot from the course. To take the course following the link above.
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