18 Interview questions for SAP Basis role

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Performance tuning in an SAP system is most important job task for any SAP Basis consultant. You should be able to answer and do following tasks.

1. What is MTE?

A node in the monitoring tree is called a monitor tree element (MTE) – RZ20

2. What is SAP start service?

Ans: sapstartsrv (sapstartsrv.exe on Windows or sapstartsrv on UNIX Platforms)

3. What is the recommended system for central monitoring?

Ans: SAP Solution Manager

4. What is monitoring segment?

Ans: The monitoring segment is the area of main memory that contains the monitoring data from the data collectors

 5. How many days’ ABAP dumps are stored in the system

Ans: 28 days

6. What is the parameter to configure System Log File Location in File system

Ans: rslg/local/file

7. What is the file name of System log

Ans: slog<Instance_Number> ex: slog00

8. What is the use of keep/release menu option in ST22

Ans: If you want to keep any specific DUMP without being deleted, you can use this function

9. What is the alternative name for Performance Analysis

Ans: The Performance Analysis function is often also called performance trace ST05

10. Location of Dev trace files?

Ans: /usr/sap/SID/Inst.Dir/work

11. What is st11?

A: It shows all the dev trace files

12. What is AL11?

Ans: It shows all the SAP directories

13. What is monitoring attribute

Ans: The measured values that are collected by the data collectors are displayed at the lowest level

in the leaves of the tree. The leaves are called monitoring attributes

14. t-code for Tune summary

Ans: st02

15. System trace t-code

Ans: st01

16. t-code to set time zone?


17. What is SOLMAN_SETUP

Ans: It is a t-code in Solution Manager used for solman configuration

18. What is the purpose of ST22?

Ans: This t-code is used to display ABAP dumps in an SAP system

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