SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Administrator's Guide


SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Administrator's Guide
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  • Written in an easy-to-follow manner, and in simple language
  • Step-by-step procedures that take you from basic to advanced administration of SAP MDM in no time
  • Learn various techniques for effectively managing master data using SAP MDM 7.1 with illustrative screen shots

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 336 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2011
ISBN : 1849682143
ISBN 13 : 9781849682145
Author(s) : Uday Rao
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Web Development, Enterprise, SAP

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: MDM Scenarios and Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Getting to Know the MDM Console
Chapter 3: Accessing the MDM System
Chapter 4: MDM Repository Maintenance
Chapter 5: MDM Repository Administration
Chapter 6: Server Administration
Chapter 7: Import Server Administration
Chapter 8: Syndication Server Administration
Chapter 9: MDM System Administration
Chapter 10: Security
Chapter 11: MDM Integration Scenarios
Appendix: Getting Started with MDM
Index
  • Chapter 1: MDM Scenarios and Fundamentals
    • Master Data Management
      • Benefits of Master Data Management
    • MDM scenarios
      • IT scenarios
        • Master Data Consolidation
        • Master Data Harmonization
        • Central Master Data Management
      • Business scenarios
        • Rich Product-Content Management
        • Global Data Synchronization
        • Customer-Data Integration
    • MDM Server know how
      • What is an MDM Server?
        • MDM auxiliary servers
      • What is an MDM repository?
        • What makes a database a master data repository?
        • MDM repository structure
        • Other key capabilities of an MDM repository
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Getting to Know the MDM Console
      • Launching the MDM Console
        • MDM Console Settings file
          • Loading the MDM Console Settings file
      • MDM Console main window
        • Hierarchy pane
        • Objects pane
        • Object detail pane
        • Functions tab
        • Tables and Fields tab
        • Status bar
      • Configuration parameters
        • MDM Console settings
        • MDM server settings
        • MDM auxiliary server settings
        • Repository settings
        • DBMS settings
      • Keyboard shortcuts
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Accessing the MDM System
        • Accessing the MDM servers
          • Mounting and unmounting an MDM server
          • Starting and stopping an MDM server
        • MDM repository properties
          • DBMS server
          • Repository port numbers
        • Accessing the MDM repository
          • Mounting and unmounting an MDM repository
          • Connecting to and disconnecting from an MDM repository
          • Loading and unloading an MDM repository
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: MDM Repository Maintenance
          • Working with MDM repositories
            • Creating an MDM repository
              • Creating a default repository
              • Creating a repository from an archive
              • Repository creation options
            • Deleting an MDM repository
          • Working with tables and fields
            • Table properties
            • Adding tables
            • Editing tables
              • Display Fields
              • Unique Fields
            • Deleting tables
            • Field properties
            • Adding fields
            • Editing fields
              • Reordering fields
            • Deleting fields
          • Working with tuples
            • Tuple properties
            • Adding or deleting tuples
            • Working with tuple member fields
              • Adding tuple member fields
              • Deleting tuple member fields
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: MDM Repository Administration
            • Appropriating an MDM repository
            • Updating an MDM repository
            • Verifying an MDM repository
            • Duplicating an MDM repository
            • Maintaining a master/slave repository
              • Benefits and limitations of master/slave concepts
              • Master/slave landscape strategies
              • Publication slave
              • Master/slave repository in the Console
                • Identifying master and slave repositories in the Console
                • Creating a master and slave repository
                • Synchronizing a slave repository
                • Normalizing a slave repository
              • Broken master/slave repository
            • Repository archive and unarchive
              • Archiving
              • Archive Options
              • Unarchiving
              • Publication model archive and unarchive
            • MDM schema transportation
              • Exporting schemas
              • Importing schemas
              • CTS+
              • Schema migration vs. CTS+
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Server Administration
              • Accessing MDM servers
                • Monitoring MDM server activity
                • Optimizing MDM's performance
                • Import slices and import sleep time
              • Logs, traces, and reports
                • Logs
                • Traces
                • Reports
              • MDS configuration
                • Server-level configuration
                • Repository-level configuration
              • DBMS settings
                • DBMS initialization
                • MDM on multiple DBMS instances
                • DBMS servers list
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Import Server Administration
                • Master Data Import Server
                  • Difference between the MDIS and the Import Manager
                • MDIS's Ports
                  • File types supported by the MDIS
                  • MDIS's support for text files
                  • MDIS's support for XML files
                  • Working with other XML types
                • Virtual Extended Records
                  • Structural Transformation phase
                  • Value Transformation phase
                  • Import phase
                • Using the MDIS
                • Exception handling
                  • Structural Exceptions
                  • Value and Import Exceptions
                  • Block on Structural Exceptions
                • The MDIS configuration
                  • Global MDIS parameters
                  • Repository specific MDIS.ini parameters
                  • Configuring the MDIS from the MDM Console
                  • Configuring optimal performance
                • Troubleshooting
                  • Import files are not being processed by the MDIS
                  • Port has exceptions
                  • Source fields or values not being imported
                  • Source file is too large to open in the Import Manager
                  • Enabling tracing and audit trails in the Import log
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Syndication Server Administration
                  • Master Data Syndication Server
                    • Difference between MDSS and the Syndicator
                    • MDSS Ports
                      • Automated
                      • Scheduled
                      • Manual
                  • Using MDSS
                    • Monitoring MDSS activities
                  • MDSS configuration
                    • Global MDSS Parameters
                    • Repository specific MDSS parameters
                      • MDSS - Auxiliary Servers node in the MDM Console
                  • Troubleshooting
                    • Problem 1: No syndications are executed
                      • Server and repository status
                      • Outbound port settings
                      • Map properties
                      • MDSS configuration errors
                    • Problem 2: Syndications are not executed as per scheduled time
                    • Problem 3: Unchanged records are not suppressed
                    • Problem 4: Changed records are not syndicated
                  • Syndication tips
                    • Tip 1: Syndicating large files
                    • Tip 2: Avoid changes to master data during syndication
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: MDM System Administration
                    • MDM security: at a glance
                    • Managing MDM users, roles, and privileges
                      • Managing MDM users
                      • Managing MDM roles
                        • Functions tab
                        • Tables and Fields
                    • Trusted connections
                    • Additional system tables
                      • Connections
                      • Change tracking
                      • Links
                      • XML schemas
                    • Summary
                    • Chapter 10: Security
                      • Users, roles, and authentication
                        • Password protecting the MDM servers
                        • Password protecting the MDM repositories
                        • Changing password on login
                        • Password expiration
                        • Avoiding weak passwords
                        • Minimal password length
                        • Deactivation due to inactivity
                        • Resetting the admin password
                      • Network and communication security
                        • SSL support for securing the communication channel
                      • MDM server configuration
                      • Authorization concepts and management
                      • Auditing
                      • Content security
                      • MDM file locations and file system security
                      • Summary
                      • Chapter 11: MDM Integration Scenarios
                        • MDM BI integration
                          • Pre-requisites
                          • Integrating BI and MDM
                        • MDM XI/PI integration
                          • Communication
                          • Implementation
                          • Configuration of the Adapter
                          • Monitoring the MDM Adapter
                        • MDM Portal integration
                          • MDM Portal integration prerequisites
                          • Before working with SAP Enterprise Portal
                          • Integrating SAP NetWeaver MDM with Enterprise Portal
                        • Summary

                          Uday Rao

                          Uday Rao is an engineering graduate with a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Information Technology. He started his career as a Java programmer and soon started writing Enterprise Java Beans for the SAP MDM Enrichment Adapter.

                          He is a certified SAP NetWeaver MDM 5.5 technology consultant with over 3 years of work experience in the IT industry including over 2 years work experience on SAP NetWeaver MDM. Apart from the MDM core implementations he has also worked on creating SAP NetWeaver MDM enrichment adapters, incorporating MDM Java APIs, MDM ABAP APIs, developing SAP WebDynpro Java applications and SAP MDM Portal integration.

                          His experience on other SAP technologies include: working on SAP WebDynpro ABAP, creating and testing SAP ABAP programs for various support and development projects. He has also published SAP SDN community network blog on the SAP MDM Enrichment Adapter titled "SAP MDM Enrichment Adapter - more than just enrichment".

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                          What you will learn from this book

                          • Explore SAP NetWeaver MDM Business Scenarios
                          • Configure the MDM Console, MDM Server, MDM repository, and the DBMS
                          • Gain an overview of MDM Servers and repositories
                          • Create, delete, and modify repository tables and repository fields
                          • Maintain the integrity of your MDM repositories by backing up and restoring them
                          • Configure the MDM server and its underlying DBMS using the available options
                          • Load source data files into repositories using import maps
                          • Automate the syndication process using the Syndication Server
                          • Gain an overview of the daily administration tasks
                          • Perform SAP authorization and administration tasks related to security
                          • Understand integration of MDM with various SAP NetWeaver components

                          In Detail

                          SAP Master Data Management (SAP MDM) enables information integrity across the business network, in a heterogeneous IT landscape. SAP MDM enables the sharing of harmonized master data, formerly trapped in multiple systems, and ensures cross-system data consistency. This book will guide you through all the aspects of this software making it possible for you to get optimum output.

                          This book is a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to successfully administer SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1. You will learn to plan and manage master data with SAP NetWeaver MDM. The book highlights best practices and life cycle implementation using MDM and the concepts behind various aspects of SAP MDM administration.

                          Successfully administer and manage master data with SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1

                          Approach

                          This book is written in an easy-to-read style, with a strong emphasis on real-world, practical examples with step-by-step explanations.

                          Who this book is for

                          This book will appeal to administrators who are responsible for implementing and managing SAP NetWeaver MDM in their systems. Basic knowledge of MDM is desirable, but not knowledge of SAP NetWeaver MDM. If you are already familiar with NetWeaver it will be easy for you to follow the book.

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