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Job Scheduling Management with SAP Solution Manager

Support Package 15 of SAP Solution Manager will help customers in realizing the Job Scheduling Management standard which is one of 16 SAP Standards for Solution Operation.

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Job Scheduling Management with SAP Solution Manager delivers the following functionalities which will be presented in future) blogs:

Enhancements with EhP1 or SP18/SP19:

  • SAP Online Knowledge Product: SAP Solution Manager: Update tutorials
    • SAP Solution Manager 7.0 Enhancement Package 1 (EhP1)
      • Job Scheduling Management
    • SAP Solution Manager Extensions:
      • Process Scheduling Adapter (Connecting to SAP CPS by Redwood and Job Management)
  • Job Management Work Center
    • New Alert Inbox
    • Alert Trend Analysis of Business Process Monitoring
    • Integrated Task Management
  • Job Request/Documentation
    • Configuration/Personalization
    • Print forms (require Adobe Document Service)
  • Templates for Jobs Documentation
  • Callbacks from SAP CPS into SAP Solution Manager
    • Display Job Documentation that corresponds to a CPS job
    • Create a Job Request
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  • Hi Martin,

    Nice Blog. Just want to know if it is possible to configure service desk to take all the inputs on batch job scheduling like the programs to be executed and scheduling information.

    Thanks for starting on this topic.. Was eagerly looking for some blogs in this area.

    Best regards,
    Vithalprasad

    • Hi Vithalprasad,

      the Job Request comprises (but not limited to) the following informations:
      – Job name and job schedule
      – Programs to be executed by the job
      – Business requirements
      – Related business process
      – Error handling procedures.

      If the Service Desk (SD) is already set up, just activate the web dynpro services of job scheduling management. Visit the new IMG activities “Job Scheduling”.

      If you want to create or update job documentations automatically during job request processing you will either have to add the relevant actions to the SD action profile or just assign the new template action profile.

      There’s also the Process Scheduling Adapter for SAP Solution Manager adding deep SAP CPS by Redwood integration.

      Kind regards,
      Martin

      • Hi Martin,

        Thanks for your quick reply. I have even got some OSS notes related to it (e.g. 1054005). We are right now on SP 12 of Solution Manager 4.0 and these features are not available.

        Also latest support pack available is 13 for SOL MAN 4.0.

        Please let us know in which support pack of 4.0 version these features will be available.

        Thanks & regards,
        Vithalprasad

        • Hello,

          the Job Request and all other components of Job Scheduling Management and the Process Scheduling Adapter for SAP Solution Manager are part of support package 15.

          Support package 12 (or higher) contain the basic job documentation application. Go to:
          -> http://service.sap.com/rkt-solman
          -> Technology Cons. & System Admin.
          -> Job Scheduling Management

          Kind regards,
          Martin

          • Hi Martin,

            Thanks for your quick guidance. I have gone thru the SAP Knowledge Products. 

            As latest support pack available is 13 for Solution Manager 4.0, just want to know when support pack 15 will be released for customers.

            Thanks & regards,
            Vithalprasad

          • Hi,

            I propose that your or your customer apply for the SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood and the Process Scheduling Adapter for Solution Manager ramp-up.

            Go to:
            -> http://service.sap.com/rampup
            -> Ramp-Up Programs
            -> SAP Netweaver
            -> SAP Central Process Scheduling by Redwood
            You will find the desired date on the ramp-up site: “Target Release to customer: Q1, 2008”.

            Regards,
            Martin

          • Dear Martin,

            Thanks for updates, but I think this is you are talking about Redwood (SAP CPS) ramp up. Our customer already has 6.0.2 version of Redwood for batch job scheduling and we are looking for integrating its batch job scheduling using Solution Manager.

            As stated by you all the job scheduling features will be available in support pack 15 for solution Manager 4.0 version. I want to know when this support pack 15 of solution manager will be released for customers.

            Many Thanks,
            Vithalprasad

  • Hi Martin,
    Nice blog with very good info.
    When concerned about basics of jobs,I got a doubt (This could be a silly doubt).
    JObs are client dependent..Right??
    But If see update statistics jobs which update statistics in database,It is not necessary to run them on each and every client?(dev or quality e.t.c)
    Could you please clear me in the context of Client dependency.

    Thanks a ton in advance

    Sree

  • Hi Martin,
    Recently I have seen few jobs which are scheduled from a remote system are getting delayed by Huge amount of time (on avg 6000 sec).
    I checked the Work processes available at that time.I found many WP in waiting state.
    Can you help what could be the reason for Delays in Job execution?
    Thanks alot !!!

    Best regards

    • Hi,

      jobs come in three different classes (A,B,C) where C means low priority and the default class.

      WP come and different flavors: dialog and background processing. WP of type dialog cannot be used for background processing.
      Background WP are assigned to job classes and order to realize some kind of “load balancing”.

      Example: You have three jobs running in our system and one job is of high priority. You schedule the important job with class A and the other ones with class C.
      You have two WP available for background processing. You release one WP for class A ONLY to ensure that the high priority job always has a free WP it can be assigned to You release the other WP for all (or B&C or C ) classes and this WP processes runs all other jobs.

      Check the job class and check the configurate of your WPs, especially the background WP.

      Start transaction RZ04, select the operation mode and check the number of Bp WPs.
      See also NW documentation:
      http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70/helpdata/EN/c4/3a5eeb505211d189550000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

      Regards,
      Martin

    • Hi,

      I forgot to mention the background job analysis of transaction ST13 which provides a detailed view onto WP ressources and allows a root cause analysis.

      Transaction ST13 is part of the add-on ST-A/PI.

      Regards,
      Martin

  • Hi Martin,

    is it possible to import all jobs from a satellite system? From end-user-documentation I understand it’s only possible after manually creating one new jobname and then import it’s job definition. This would mean a lot of manual work also many job informations are already available.

    Regards
    Markus

    • Hello Sahmad,

      in JSM Work Center on view Job Documentation you see the table with the list of all Job Documentations. Select any entry in the table, select button “Job Documentation” -> “Delete”.

      Please make sure that you have deactivated the Job Monitoring beforehand as this will – up to now – not be done automatically.

      Kind regards,
      Martin

      • Hi Martin,
        Thanks for your reply, even I have done as yuo described, deleted job is still displayed in the table.

        I am new to this topic, is there any how to guide which I can use to configure this area.

        Thanks once mmore for your hel[p.
        sahmad

        • HI Martin,
          Thanks for your reply, even I have deleted the I still see the deleted job in the table.

          I am new to this topic, is there any How to documentation, I can use to configure this area.

          Thanks for your help once again.

          sahmad

      • Hi Martin,
        Thanks for your reply, even I have done as yuo described, deleted job is still displayed in the table.

        I am new to this topic, is there any how to guide which I can use to configure this area.

        Thanks once mmore for your hel[p.
        sahmad

    • Hi,

      to delete Job Documentation go to Wotk Center Job Management, select view Job Documentation and execute/refresh a query to get the list pf job documentation you want to delete.
      Select one or several entries and select button Job Documentation -> Delete.

      Kind regards,
      Martin

  • Hi Martin,

    Thanks for the blog. Its very informative.
    Could you please elaborate some more on the approval process for scheduling a job via solman work centers?