By using a Netweaver 7.52 server (or newer) you can use that server a central ATC server for running the ATC. For explanation on ATC itself, please check this blog.
Questions that will be answered in this blog are:
- What are reasons for running remote ATC checks?
- How to set up remote ATC checks?
- Which limitations does remote ATC checks have?
Reasons for running remote ATC checks
There are several reasons why you might want to do this:
- Run ATC against an old 7.00/7.01/7.02 system, where ATC is not delivered by SAP
- Run ATC for S4HANA Readiness checks (see blog)
- Run the latest ATC checks and you want to use the new baseline function (see blog)
- Run the ATC tool centrally when you have more development systems, but still want to maintain the ruleset only once
Consider very carefully if the benefits you are looking for are worth the setup work below.
The master OSS note for the remote checks is 2375864 – ATC: Remote Checks – Developer Scenario.
First of all you need a 7.52 or higher system. This might already be big stumbling block if you don’t have this. In past blogs and notes you might find it works for 7.51 as well, but this will have severe limitations. For example the S4HANA Readiness only works properly on 7.52.
Read note 2364916 – Recommended SAP Notes for using ATC to perform remote analysis. Goto the section of the central check system for your version and see which OSS notes you need to apply so solve the known bugs.
The master note 2375864 – ATC: Remote Checks – Developer Scenario contains the OSS notes to be applied for the older versions. For the newer versions OSS note 2190065 – ATC/CI: Remote Code Analysis – Object Provider Stub is needed.
Note 2270689 is a HUGE OSS note. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to download and will result into a time-out dump is you have standard 10 minutes set. Ask basis team to set rdisp/max_wprun_time and rdisp/scheduler/prio_high/max_runtime to 30 minutes for you to able to download this note.
Per checked system you will need an RFC connection from the central system to the checked system.
To initialize the remote check per checked system you must run program RS_ABAP_INIT_ANALYSIS:
Also run this program in the central system!
Configuring the central system
Start transaction ATC and goto the setup menu to set the system role:
Select here the second option to make it a central system:
Then goto the menu for setting up the object providers:
First create a group:
The fill the RFC Object providers:
The vital element here is the RFC connection that you have created from the central system to the local system.
Make sure in the central system by testing in SM59: the connection is properly working. Also make sure that the user in the checked system has sufficient RFC rights to execute the remote ATC checks.
Setup the SCI variant for remote execution
In the central system set up the SCI variant for remote execution.
Be aware here one of the major limitations: you can only select the check which SAP has enabled for RFC based check:
Remote ATC run execution
In the central system now define the ATC to run:
- The check variant has to be defined in the central system
- The variant runs against the selected object provider you have just defined
After the first run you must likely will get check tool failures:
Read the failures carefully and solve them one by one.
The end result is the same as with the local system. By clicking on the code you will jump from central to checked system.