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Hot News (as from SolMan 7.01) has been integrated into ‘System Recommendation’ as a part of Change management work center

First, why the intent to blog on this Hot News. I got a requirement from our customer to configure Hot News for our new Solution Manager 7.1.

For me, I spent almost two hours, finding documentation on how to configure HotNews on SolMan 7.1. The reason being HotNews term is somewhat less

significant/obsolete in the SolMan 7.1 terminology.

The new name was System Recommendations as cited in the below excerpt. Hence I hope if some googles for a HotNews configuration with Solution Manager

7.1, this shows up and saves them some time!

In addition, the feature provides a most current System Recommendation Report which I found very useful.

I have concluded the blog with some focus on that.

 

Excerpt from the SAP Help Link

 

  • System Recommendations

You can use this function to find appropriate SAP Notes for a technical system, to display them, and to execute additional tasks associated with them.

In addition to HotNews, which has been integrated into System Recommendations, you can manage Security Notes, Performance Notes, Legal Change Notes,

and Correction Notes. These functions are available in the Change Management work center

Prerequisites for the above System Recommendation remain the same as for the previous Hot News configuration

 

–         You should have run the SOLMAN_SETUP wizard up until the Managed System setup wizard for the respective system.

–         The above wizard creates a required connection to the Service Marketplace

–         It also creates required product system, technical system and RFCs to the respective managed system.

–         Assists in the creating logical component for the product system

–         You also need to assign the logical component to a Solution via SOLMAN_WORKCENTER -> Solution Manager Administration -> Solutions

 

Start the tcode solman_workcenter and navigate to the Change Management Work Center.

(You need to assign the required Role to be able to view this work center)

 

 

Specify a filter for the system

 

 

 

Choose the solution, system in the solution and the date window as per requirements.

 

As soon as you hit Apply Filter, the calculation is started:

 

 

 

The above information is to be ‘Refreshed’ manually to get the latest information about updates.

 

Update Note Information Automatically

 

Recommended option is to add the system

 

Click on ‘Settings’ on the Far Top Right of the screen

 

 

 

In the next screen select Turn On Automatic Notes Checking

 

 

 

In the next screen, add the systems from your Solution

 

 

 

And Save the above. A weekly job is scheduled which would check for the latest updates for the respective system from the Service Marketplace

 and provide System Recommendation as below.

 

In the Workcenter, click on ‘System Recommendations Report’

 

 

 

The Report gives a unified view of Notes recommendation for the added systems in the Solution Landscape.

 

 

 

Back at the workcenter, you could either export the notes list to excel for future

reference or create change request directly for the respective Note.

Once note implementation is complete, note status can also be set here directly.

Personally, the usefullness of this feature is that it shows a filter of notes which would correct some errors in your system.

Whether you are currently facing that particular error depends on your system’s usage or rather your luck 🙂

More importantly, if and when an issue is reported on the system – the basis administrator can scan through the system recommendation report and check

very easily if a Note exists which could solve the problem. This is a lot easier than searching for the error directly in the SMP Notes section.

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  1. Tom Cenens
    Hello

    Solution Manager System Recommendations feature review

    I encourage community members to blog but you would be better off to do a bit of research first on existing content. The SCN Wiki already contains the necessary information on the system recommendations features (how to use it).

    Please don’t get me wrong, keep on blogging but try to do some preresearch. That way you blog on topics there weren’t recently featured or are already covered and as such you can get more traction of your own content that way.

    The screenshots in the blog are very screamy and large as well. I would try to limit that somehow.

    Kind regards

    Tom

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    1. Former Member Post author
      Hi Tom,

      Thanks for your valuable feedback.

      Apologies for not being able to search out for the informative blog already written by you. If I would have found this before, would have saved me quite some time 🙂

      I did however google out for already existing articles, but just could not land onto your blog. Just today I googled for ‘Hotnews + Solution Manager 7.1’ and ‘System Recommendation + Solution Manager 7.1’. Perhaps the search engines need different keywords for the hit.

      I will make sure to perform a more intensive search in the future. And apologies for the format as I found the blog format very difficult to manage. I had earlier submitted articles to SDN and have to say they are a lot easier to submit.

      Regards,
      Srikishan

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    2. Former Member Post author
      Hi Tom,

      Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback.

      Apologies for being able to search out for the informative blog written by you. If I could have, I would have saved quite some time 🙂

      I did however google out for existing blogs, but just could not land onto the blog. Just today I did a search for ‘HotNews + Solution Manager 7.1’ and ‘System Recommendation + Solution Manager 7.1’. Perhaps the search engines need better keywords for the hits.

      I will make sure to search more intensively in the future. And apologies regarding format. I initially had compact pictures, but was unable to upload them to SDN – it gave an inexplicable error. I had to use an external storage site to upload the images. I will try to get on terms with the limitations of SDN blog format.

      Best Regards,
      Srikishan

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      1. Tom Cenens
        Hello Srikishan

        No apologies needed 🙂

        The best way to upload pictures into your SDN Blogger section is to use Chrome (don’t use IE because it can time out) because then the upload works far better.

        There are restrictions in size so the pictures you show here you wouldn’t be able to upload. Those are stated on the upload page. By the look of what you have in your blog, they exceed both the maximum height and width size.

        It’s best to search within SDN and even then it’s a good idea to try different keywords or check different area’s (that’s how I discovered the explanation on the Wiki).

        I hope you keep blogging because it’s a very rewarding process. It makes you think about what you are writing, you also expose others to your thoughts and you can provide them with useful information.

        You are welcome to contact me in case you need help. You can find my contact details on my business card within SDN.

        Best regards

        Tom

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      2. Tom Cenens
        Hello Srikishan

        No apologies needed 🙂

        My blog isn’t really the same or anything but the Wiki pages are very similar (you can find the links on the bottom of my blog).

        The best way to upload pictures into your SDN Blogger section is to use Chrome (don’t use Internet Explorer because it can time out) because then the upload works far better.

        There are restrictions in size (height-width) and in MB so the pictures you have here are too big (height-width wise for sure). The maximum allowed height-width is stated on the upload page.

        It’s best to search within and outside SDN and even then it’s a good idea to try different keywords or check different area’s (that’s how I discovered the explanation on the Wiki).

        I hope you keep blogging because it’s a very rewarding process. It makes you think about what you are writing, you also expose others to your thoughts and you can provide them with useful information.

        You are welcome to contact me in case you need help. You can find my contact details on my business card within SDN.

        Best regards

        Tom

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