Instance

Definition

Installable administration unit in the R/3 System

An R/3 System consists of three layers of services. Each of these three layers can be distributed.

The application layer of each R/3 System consists of one or more instances, to each of which one or more SAP servers (see definition) belong.

An instance describes which servers belong to it. It is stopped an started as a whole.
Example: DVEBMGS00