Saturday, January 31, 2009

SAP - Configuring Load Balancing

In SAP if you have more than 1 application server, ex. central instance and dialog instance, load balancing can be applied. SAP has given this function using transaction code SMLG. Load balancing can be made by defined logon group. Logon group can be grouped based on user group. If you have several user groups (FI , HR, MM user groups, for example) you can arrange them so the FI and MM user will be assigned to application server A and the HR user will be assigned to application server B. This method will give a chance to tune your application server properly and will leave you free to make memory and buffer adjustment.

To get the more benefit from this setup, you have to do the buffer hit ratio analysis/DB table and index access analysis (per user group).

From application server side, below the steps you can follow to create a new logon group:
1. Run transaction code SMLG
2. Create a new assignment and specify the desire name of the logon group name. Enter the desired instance that belongs to this logon group.
3. Repeat the last step until you have entered the all instance that belongs to the logon group.
4. Save your changes.

From user side, you can follow below step to ensure that you can connect using load balancing:
1. Open file services under drive:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
2. Add new service in the last row with the format
sapms(SID) port_number (3299)/tcp
3. Activate the new service by enter this command in cmd
services restart
4. Open your SAP GUI and create new item. Select Group/Server connection in the connection type. Enter your message server name or the IP address and system ID.
5. In the Group/Server field select your logon group.
6. Save the changes and try to connect to your message server.

If your logon group does not appear or can not make a connection to the application server, you have to check your entered-service in the file services. If everything is ok, you can do some tricks as describe below:
1. Give enter after you enter the service name
2. If trick number 1 does not success, you can create a new file in same directory with sapgui.ini and name it as sapmsg.ini. You type this command in the file:
SID = host name on which your message server is running

Friday, January 30, 2009

SAP - Client Copy

Why do we need client copy? and what the difference between client copy and database refresh? There are so many reason for you to performing SAP client copy, below are the some of them:
1. You have installed the new SAP system on the box and you want to make another client besides the standard ones.
2. You want to make a testing using data from the production. So you have to copy the production data to Q/A system.

When the client copy is performed, actually we erase the old data in the target client and fill the database with data from the source target. Client copy only copy client-dependent tables. This activity will effect only one client in a instance (system). Different with database refresh, where you delete all the table from 1 instance and fill it with all tables from the source.

Client copy in SAP can be done locally or remotely. Locally if you do it from one client to another client in one instance. On the other hand, remote client copy is done if you want to copy a client to another client in the different instance.

If you want to do the remote client copy, you have to make sure that the Support Package level between the source and target are same to avoid the inconsistency database. We also have to check the database structure from each standard table to ensure that nothing differences occur in the source and target system. But the important thing you have to do is check the space availability (please read OSS note 0118823)

If you want to make a fresh client, you can follow steps below (local client copy):
1. Run transaction code SCC4 and create new client.
2. Edit the value of parameter login/no_automatic_sap_star_user to 0 (zero)
3. Activate the profile.
4. Login to the new client using username SAP* and default password PASS
5. Run transaction code SCCL. Select profile, source client, and target client.
6. Perform test run to know that we will go well
7. Run the actual copy if the test run go well (no error)
8. Do not forget to always check the database space, especially saparch directory.

Remote client copy can be done as the steps below:
1. Run transaction code SCC9 from target client.
2. Select profile and source destination (please maintain in SM59)
3. Perform test run to know that we will go well
4. Run the actual copy if the test run go well (no error)
5. Do not forget to always check the database space, especially saparch directory

When the copy has been performed successfully, do the next step as describe in OSS note 8730 (for validation).

note:
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1. Sometimes you need to check parameter abap/buffersize. Please increase its value to avoid error no pxa storage available.
2. It's not recommended to perform remote client copy for a large database. Preferably choose client export/import.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Inauguration Speech

20 January 2009, Barack Hussein Obama has been sworn officially as 44th president of USA. He is the first Afro-American born who hold the office.


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After He said his oath, Obama made his Presidential inaugural address. In his speech, He hope that America can change, and offering a friendship to all countries including Muslim countries, all races, and all faith even to non-believers. All are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

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Obama Inauguration Speech part 1

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Obama Inauguration Speech part 2


If you can not hear clearly the speech you can read the transcript below.

My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many.

They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America - they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sahn. Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions - that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do.

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions - who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control - and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart - not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.

To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West - know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages.

We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment - a moment that will define a generation - it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility - a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

This is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed - why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

LOVE

LOVE is patient
LOVE is kind
LOVE does not envy
LOVE does not boast
LOVE is not proud
LOVE is rude
LOVE is not self-seeking
LOVE is not easily angered
LOVE keeps no record of wrongs
LOVE does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth
LOVE always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres
LOVE never fails.

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not LOVE, I gain nothing

Hatred stirs up dissension, but LOVE covers over all wrongs

A bowl of vegetables with someone you LOVE is better than steak with someone you hate

LOVE prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends

A friend LOVES at all times, and a brother is born for adversity

Dear children, let us not LOVE with words or tongue but with actions and in truth

There is no fear in LOVE. But perfect LOVE drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in LOVE.

LOVE bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. LOVE never ends

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Sunday

Woke up in the morning on 7 am, I started my day with my habit from high school. Maybe you have a question in your heart what my habit is, but I won't tell you that. Looking for breakfast, I decided to eat 'burjo' or 'bubur kacang ijo' from a food stall near my boarding house. After ate my meal, I went back to my room and realized I just left my cellphone in the stall and suddenly panic mode on. Like Flash I ran as fast as I could....And thanks God my phone was there.

It was Sunday and I had to go to church...I texted 2 of my friend, Timothy and Gadri, and asked them whether they want to go to church this Sunday or not...Timothy texted me back that he could not go with me because he so sleepy, last night he had slept on 3 am. Gadri did not reply my SMS soon and I decided to call him and guess....He just woke up and he woke up because of my calling. He said yes I will go to church.

After took a bath my cool-phone rang, the caller was Gadri and He said that maybe he will be late because his head so dizzy and asked me to go to church alone. So I prepared myself, took my shoes and started my walk to Veteran Building where my church is.

After the Sunday service, I made handshake with the other attendants including David Hermawan, my former small-group leader from college, and Gadri who came lately. Gadri and I decided to company David to buy a Batik dress for his professor in Taiwan. David is student in an university in Taiwan. He come to Jakarta for vacation and will back there on 28 this month. After found what We looked for, We decided to have a lunch. We will lunch in food court, but before go there We will buy mineral water in Giant supermarket...Why did we do that? Because mineral water is so expensive in the food court...Noodle contain pork and a bottle of mineral water were what I had that noon....

Backed to my boarding house, took a little nap, woke up on 2.20 pm, washed my face, made a little chat with Moty, changed my shirt to t-shirt, put my Zara jacket, locked my room, headed to Grand Indonesia mall, and met my friends who waited me there, bought a pair of trousers, waited other friend were my next activities that day. After She came, all of us: Me, Satria, Lim, and Dian, headed to Cafe au Lait (milk coffee) a cafe at street Cikini Raya for having a little chat.
It was a Lim's treating because he had graduated from my company about 1 month ago. There all of us ordered Espresso au lait bowl. was served with a plate of bread. The drink was so great and that my first time drank coffee from a bowl....



The dusk had fallen and we started the engine to a cafe for a dinner near the Sarinah building. The Hongkong Cafe was our last stopping place that night. We ordered meals and ate all of them. The meals were great and not so much exspensive. After eating we had a little conversation. The conversation was about our job, what happened in my company, and about a tv program from Agung Sedayu Group that aired in some channel, about my vacation, and Dian's plan to visit Tana Toraja. Had nothing to talk anymore, we back to Lim's car and headed to Karet area to drop me and satria.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Roll off means....

After took vacation for almost 1 month, I back to my work. Back to my headquarter in Wisma BNI 46. Ye..this me now stuck in 18 floor of the second highest building in this city. I am a consultant and I work based on project. If I do not have any project to be handled, it is mean i am free of work which means nothing to do. But if you come to office and some people in office know that you have rolled off from your project, they will come to you and asked you to help them in making a proposal for next project. This is a boring and sucks job...you work for nothing...so if you do not want to get caught, you have to pretend that you have a work to do by take a chair in the project room. No one will suspicious and no one will dare to ask you for your help.I always do that and look chatting, browsing, streaming, and downloading are my activities nowadays.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Last Vacation

Dah lama gak update nich blog, semenjak gua pergi liburan ke kampung halaman gua. Liburan kemaren cukup panjang dan gua seneng banget. Gua brangkat ke Makassar 16 Dec 2008 and balik ke Jakarta 10 Jan 2009. Banyak hal yang terjadi di sana cuman gak bakalan semuanya gua tulis di blog ini.

Kebanyakan kerjaan gua di sana adalah berenang. Maklum selama gua di Jakarta, bisa dihitung jarilah gua berenang. Walhasil, kulit gua menjadi lebih gelap dari biasanya.
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Selain berenang, kegiatan wajib yang gua lakuin selama di Makassar adalah wisata kuliner. Makassar terkenal dengan makanan-makanan enaknya, mulai dari yang halal sampai yang haram.

Liburan kemaren pas banget dengan natalan, dan gua senang banget karena gua bisa natalan ama keluarga gua lagi. Semenjak gua kuliah di ITB gua gak pernah ngerayain natal bareng mereka, maklum pas natalan pas juga kita-kita UAS. Bener-bener liburan yang menyenangkan bagi gua dan gua berharap tahun ini gua masih diijinkan ama Tuhan untuk bisa merayakan natal ama mereka.

Moment taon baru gua gak seperti kebanyakan orang. Gak ada kembang api dan terompet. Malahan menurut gua cenderung konvensional banget. Gua ama keluarga gua cuman ngumpul-ngumpul, cerita-cerita mengenai kejadian yang terjadi di tahun 2008, rencana ke depan mau ngapain, makan-makan, udah itu doa deh.....Tapi gua senang banget, karena bisa kumpul lagi ama mereka...Hehehe..

Selain ketemuan ama keluarga gua, gua juga nyempetin ketemuan ama temen-temen lama gua di sana. Bahkan gua bisa ketemu ama temen-temen SD gua yang udah lama banget gua gak ketemu. Gua berharap taon 2009 ini, gua bisa reunian ama temen SD gua. I hope this plan dapat terlaksana, may God bless it.

Sebenarnya masih banyak hal yang terjadi, cuman menurut gua itu rahasia pribadi gua dan biarlah gua doank yang tahu. Dan skarang, gua balik ke Jakarta back to my work. Mudah-mudahan semua yang udah gua rencanain dapat berjalan dengan baik dan semoga gua bisa lebih fokus ama karir gua. Hehehe