What is SAP host control?

The SAP Host Agent is a tool that you can use for monitoring and controlling SAP and non-SAP instances, operating systems, and databases. It is installed automatically during the installation of new SAP instances with SAP kernel 7.20 or higher.

How do I start a host control in SAP?

The SAP Host Agent is usually started automatically when you restart the operating system. You can also manually control it using the saphostexec program. By default the host_profile file is located in the executable directory.

How do I know my SAP host agent?

To determine the version of the installed SAP Host Agent you can use You can use the command ‘saphostexec -version’. Alternatively you can use ‘saphostctrl -host -function ExecuteOperation -name versioninfo’ to determine the SAP Host Agent version of a remote system.

How does SAP hosting agent work?

saphostexec is a service or daemon that only runs under privileged user accounts such as root on UNIX or Local System under Windows. saphostexec hosts the life-cycle management processes of the SAP Host Agent itself, such as upgrade and installation. SAPHostControl runs within SAP Host Agent under the sapadm user.

How do I download the SAP host agent?

Go to the SAP Software Distribution Center at http://support.sap.com/swdc .

  1. Log on with your SAP Support Portal ID.
  2. In the navigation bar, choose Support Packages and Patches Browse Download Catalog SAP Technology Components SAP HOST AGENT SAP HOST AGENT 7.21 .

How do I start host control?

To start and stop the SAP Host Agent:

  1. (Windows)   %ProgramFiles%\SAP\hostctrl\exe\saphostexec.exe -[option] [pf= ]
  2. (UNIX)   /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/saphostexec -[option] [pf= ]

How do I know if SAP host is not running?

Proceed as follows to check if SAP Host Agent is working correctly:

  1. Log on on the respective server as adm.
  2. Execute the following command (Note: Instance number is always 99. This is not an example!) : on UNIX: /usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/sapcontrol -nr 99 -user “” “” -function ConfigureLogFileList add /tmp.

How do I know if my hosting agent is running?

What is Tabim_upg phase?

During the TABIM (table import) phase, additional data is loaded in tables that belong to the SAP name range. All SAP table classes S, W, E, C and G are affected by row insertions, modifications and deletions – except for class A, which is protected against row modifications, where only insertions are allowed.

How do I install Hostagent?


  1. Log on as a user with the required authorization:
  2. IBM i only: Enter the command CALL PGM(QP2TERM) to start a PASE interactive terminal session.
  3. Download the SAPHOSTAGENT .SAR archive as described in Downloading the SAPHOSTAGENT Archive.

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