Technical Requirements

External Systems

External systems must support TCP/IP.

·        OS/2:      TCP/IP for OS/2 from IBM.

·        Windows 3.1/3.11:     All TCP/IP products that support the socket interface.

·        Windows NT/95:  Microsoft standard.

·        UNIX platforms:  Manufacturer’s standard.

The RFCSDK for the respective platforms contains the following libraries and includes:

·         saprfc.h

This include file contains all data types and structures required and the prototypes (declarations) of the RFC calls.

·        sapitab.h

This include file contains all the RFC calls required to manipulate internal

tables

·        librfc

Depending on the platform, the following libraries are required:

 

OS/2:

librfc.dll and librfc.lib for Compile/Link

 

Windows 3.1/3.11:

librfc16.dll, librfc2.dll, librfc3.dll, librfc4.dll

 

and librfc5.dll and librfc16.lib for Compile/Link

 

Windows NT/95:

librfc32.dll and librfc32.lib for Compile/Link

 

UNIX-Platforms:

librfc.a

SAP Systems

For RFC between external systems and SAP, there are no specific requirements in the SAP system.

Contrary to this, RFC between SAP R/2 in an IBM environment and the SAP system or external systems requires an SAP gateway to run on a machine that supports the SNA LU6.2 protocol for the IBM host.  The SNA product must also be installed on this machine, and the SAP gateway must be operable with this product. This is necessary, because some SNA products are not compatible on the same machines.

The following SNA products are currently supported:

·        SNA services or SNA server on IBM-AIX machines

·        SNAplusLink on HP-UX machines

·        Communication Manager on OS/2

·        SNA server on Windows NT

·        SNALink SNA peer-to-peer 8.0 on SUN machines

·        TRANSIT-SERVER and TRANSIT-CPIC on SIEMENS-SINIX-machines.

SAP R/2 Systems

·        IBM host (CICS): Release 5.0D with the following components:

Ў        082

Communication via Remote Function Call (RFC)

Ў        153

SAP Intersystem Communication

Ў        080

Host communication with DOS, OS/2

Ў        or 081

Host communication with other LU6.2 systems

·        IBM host (IMS): Probably not before IMS >= 4.1 with MVS/APPC

·        SNI host: Release 5.0D with the following components:

Ў        082

Communication via Remote Function Call (RFC)

Ў        153

SAP Intersystem Communication

Ў        083

Host communication via TCP/IP (BS2000)