SAP BASIS Interview Questions And Answers

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SAP BASIS Interview Questions And Answers

SAP BASIS Interview Questions and Answers

These SAP BASIS interview questions have been designed to get familiar with the nature of the questions to readers that are asked during interview session in SAP BASIS. Normally questions start with some of the basic concepts of the subject.

1.What are the key responsibilities of SAP BASIS Administrator?

The key responsibilities are:-

  • System installation and configuration.
  • Load balancing on servers.
  • Performance management of different components.
  • Managing interfaces and integration with servers.
  • Managing servers and different services.

2.What is the current version of SAP GUI? How do you install it?

SAP GUI 7.4, the latest version for Windows was released in October, 2014. It supports various features like — it is by default installed with NWBC 5.0 and SAP GUI and GUI shortcuts are launched through NWBC.

3.What is the difference between developer trace, system log and system trace?

System trace: When you want to record internal SAP system activities, system trace is used. The trace is useful in diagnosis internal problems within SAP system and the host system.

System log: To know the recent logs for application server and CI, System log is referred.

Developer trace: In the event of problems, developer trace, records the technical information about the error or problem.

For problem analysis and system monitoring Developer trace or System log is used.

4.Which SAP GUI type is suitable for different kind of users? How do you decide?

When users are working mostly in the SAP system

SAP GUI for Windows or SAP GUI for Java is recommended.

When users are ABAP developers

For ABAP developers, SAP GUI for Windows is recommended.

When users use operating systems other than Microsoft

It is recommended that they use SAP GUI for Java and HTML or they can use SAP GUI for Windows on a remote server

For integrating Dynpro transactions to the Portal

The use of SAP GUI for HTML is recommended. This allows you to integrate classic Dynpro-based applications into the portal easily.

5.How do you maintain roles in the SAP system?

To maintain roles in the SAP system we use transaction code PFCG.

6.What is developer key? How to generate developer key?

The developer key is a combination of you installation number, your license key and the user name. You need this for each person that will make changes in the system.

7.Why do we create instances in SAP system? How are these instances configured?

SAP instance is defined when you install and configure a SAP system. These are used to refer to memory, processors and other resources in the system. SAP instance allows users to login to the SAP system and share the same resources.

A SAP instance is managed by CCMS and is used by users to login.

A SAP system can consist of one or more instances — you can set up a SAP system with a single instance with only one CCMS or you can configure a system with two or more separate instances in client/server environment.

We need to consider the following points to configure a SAP instance:

  • You need to define separate directories for UNIX, AS/400 or Microsoft Windows NT server on which the instance is to be run.
  • You can use a shared file system
  • For each instance, there are entries created in operating system configuration files.

8.In a situation where My SAP system is down (Users unable to login to SAP system), How to analyze the problem?

  • Check the database status
  • SAP Services
  • SAP management console (Dispatcher, IGS and message server)
  • You need to find out trace root on the basis 
  • Check network connectivity

9.Explain the architecture of SAP system with different layers. What is the use of gateway?

Presentation layer communicates with the application server to perform all the processing. This is known as the brain of a SAP system.

An application server consists of multiple instances and communicates with the database layer of the three-tier architecture.

Bottom layer is called the database layer. This is responsible to store all the data. Database of SAP system is kept on a separate server for performance and security reason.

The Presentation layer consists of different components for ABAP and JAVA that enables the communication and processing of data in SAP system. The key components at Presentation layer also include Gateway. This is used to manage communication between SAP system and external systems.

10.Suppose You have to integrate SAP ECC 6.0 to AWS cloud. How can you achieve this?

You have to make use of SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL). This will help you to directly push SAP ECC software to your cloud environment by entering the Security key.

11.What is the difference between support package, kernel and SAP note?

SAP Note: An error in a single transaction or program is removed by implementing a SAP note.

Kernel: Kernel contains the executable files (.EXE) like other applications and when a Kernel upgrade is done a new version of the EXE file replaces the older versions.

Support Package: SAP support packages is a bunch of corrections, this can be used by applying transaction SPAM.

12.What is OK code and Tcode?

“OK” code is used within a program to execute a function. “Tcode” is shortcut which helps to run a program.

13.How do you check the installed software components and product versions on SAP system?

Go to SAP system data → Click on component magnifying glass.

The following two options will be displayed

  • Installed software component versions
  • Installed component versions

14.What is client Administration in SAP system? Why do we use multiple clients in SAP system?

A client is used in SAP system for multiple login on a single instance. You can create multiple clients on a single instance. It also provides data security as one user with one client can’t see the data of the other user with another client and also there is no need to install the software again.

The following are the advantages of client administration in SAP system

  • Using SAP clients, the sane resource can be shared between multiple users.
  • It helps you to manage SAP system landscape as you can create multiple clients for DEV, QA and PROD team.
  • It allows you to share the SAP system with a large number of users.

15.What are default clients in SAP system? How can you create a new client in SAP system?

SAP system comes with the following three standard clients 

000 – This is called the master client and is available when you install R/3 system.

001 – This is a copy of 000 and it comes with a test company. Generally, this client is used to create new clients.

066 – This is called the SAP Early watch. This is used for diagnostic scans and monitoring service in the SAP system.

Following are the steps to create a new client in SAP

To create a new client in SAP system, use transaction code SCC4.

To create a new client, enter the following details after clicking on new entries:

  • Client number and name
  • City
  • Currency, roles

Enter client specific data and set permission for the clients as per your requirement and click on save.

16.What is private mode? When does user switch to private mode?

Private mode is a mode where the heap data is getting exclusively allocated by the user and is no more shared across the system. This happens when your extended memory is exhausted.

17.Version or name of SAP that is implemented in real time?

The version depends on implementing modules

The history of the R/3 is

  • 3.0D Basis 300
  • 3.0E Basis 300
  • 3.0F Basis 300
  • 3.1H Basis 310
  • 3.1I Basis 310
  • 4.0B Basis 400
  • 4.5B Basis 450
  • 4.6C Basis 460
  • 4.71 Basis 6.20
  • 4.72 Basis 6.20
  • 5.00 Basis 6.40 (ECC 5.0 – Enterprise Core Components)
  • 6.00 Basis 7.00 (ECC 6.0) – actually in ramp up

All those have increased business functionality and interfaces to other systems like CRM, BW etc.

18.What is the use of trusted system. I know that there is no need of UID and PWD to communicate with partner system. In what situation it is good to go for trusted system?

For example if you have an R/3 system and a BW system and don’t want to maintain passwords. Some goes for CRM and a lot of other systems/applications.

19.What do you understand by SAP client administration?

A client is used in SAP system for multiple login on single instance. You can create multiple clients on a single instance. It also provides data security as one user will client can’t see data of other user and also there is no need to install the software again.

20.What are the benefits of using different clients in SAP system?

  • Using SAP Clients, you can share the same resources between multiple users.
  • It helps you to manage SAP system landscape as you can create multiple clients for DEV, QA and PROD team.
  • It allows you to share the SAP system within large number of users.
  • Standard Clients in SAP system.
  • You can create clients in SAP system from 000-999.
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