X Server


The Max DB X Server is the communication server for the database system. The X Server listens out for connection requests from clients such as database applications and database tools.

The X Server is necessary if a client is establishing a connection to a database instance located on a remote computer. The JDBC interface also requires the X server for local communication. Communication between clients and X Server can be encrypted with SSL/TLS in SAP systems.

The X Server can be used on all operating systems supported by the database system.

Implementation Notes

The X Server is part of the MaxDB software package, which you can download from the MaxDB Website (see Download and Installation Profiles).

For further information about the database system, see the documentation Concepts of the Database System and the Glossary.


·        Starting the X Server

·        Stopping the X Server

·        Ports and Protocols of the X Server.

See also:

Concepts of the Database System,

·        Network Communication

·        Data Encryption

·        Overview of the Processes

MaxDB Security Guide, Using the MaxDB X Server Behind a Firewall