Combination of RFC and DB Multi-Connect

In the following scenario for remote database monitoring via RFC and database multi-connect, we assume that we use system TST, running on SERVER1 to monitor system JVAPRD, running on SERVER3.

The following features apply:

  • PRD must be an SAP ABAP database of same SAP release as TST
  • The PRD application server SERVER2 must run on Windows
  • TST can run on any platform, not necessarily on Windows and SQL Server. If TST is a non-SQL Server system, you have to use transactions ST04_MSS, DB02_MSS and DB12_MSS instead of transactions ST04, DB02 and DB12.
  • JVAPRD can be an SAP ABAP database or the database of a non-ABAP based application
  • JVAPRD must be a SQL Server system (SQL Server 2000 or higher)
  • Some monitor functions are not available

The following list provides an overview of potential applications for using this scenario:

  • There is a firewall between the two servers (SERVER1 and SERVER2) that needs to be penetrated. Database multi-connect uses ordinary TCP/IP SQL Server connections, which are blocked by firewalls.

You want to run the monitor transactions on TST and you need to use database multi-connect to access the target database (in our example database JAVAPRD), but SERVER1 and the other TST application servers are not running on Windows.