Appendix F System context

The system context that can be recorded during a scan consists of the following elements:

ABAP system context

Depending on the type the satellite system, the system context may store a large amount of data:

The ABAP system context shows general information about the main SAP version and support package levels, the database type and version and schema ID and the IP-address of the Primary Application Server. In addition it lists the available clients and ABAP component levels of the satellite system.

ABAP Instance data

For each system instance, all SAP parameters are recorded:

The SAP parameter settings at the time of the scan determine many of the security related properties that the satellite system had a the time of the scan.

JAVA system context

For a JAVA type system or a dual-stack (ABAP & JAVA) type system, all JAVA related components are listed along with their service levels and patch levels.

JAVA instance

For each JAVA Instance, all relevant SAP parameters are recorded.


The SAPControl context contains:

  • a list of SAP instances and the services that they offer

For each instance:

  • The SAP parameters, the environment variables of the <sid>adm SAP user on the operating system level

  • The list of network ports (access points) of the SAP kernel

  • A list of kernel executables and their version related properties

HANA system context

The HANA system context is for SAP systems with a HANA database (BW4HANA or S/4HANA) or for standalone HANA databases. It contains general information, a list of instances, the HANA parameter (.ini) files and lists of HANA components and delivery units with their main versions and support package levels.


By pressing the "SAPControl" button in the HANA system context, you will see the SAP Control agent data for the HANA database:

A list of instances, each with it's: parameters, environment variables, ports and executables.

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