BPmon Solution Transfer
Business Process Solution Transfer From Solman 7.0 EHP1 to Solman 7.1 Sp8
The following session will show how to copy the solution from one system to other system, example from Quality Environment to Production environment after the successful testing and Validation. In our case it’s transferring the Solution from older version to new, from Solman 7.0EHP to Solman 7.1(SP8). This document shows the step by step approach and also mentions the troubleshooting faced after moving the solution from Old Version to new
STEP 1: EXPORT SOURCE SOLUTION
First we need to export the Source solution from source System using Tcode SOLUTION_TRANSFER, i.e. Business Process Monitoring Solution from Solman 7.0 EHP 1 to local desktop in ZIP file.
Once the solution in uploaded, all the logical components are visible please click on EXPORT option below.
Now the Solution dump is downloaded in Local system.
STEP 2: CREATE NEW SOLUTION
Now we have to create a New Target solution in Target system with name “X” Business Process Monitoring
Go to Work center SOLUTION MANAGER ADMINISTRATOR
Now enter the New Target solution name “X Business Process Monitoring” in Solman 7.1 and save the solution.
STEP 3: IMPORT TO TARGET SOLUTION
Import the downloaded solution in target system by using Tcode SOLUTION_TRANSFER, and feed the source solution name and also newly created target solution in MNS and upload.
Once uploaded we can see the Target Solution System Landscape along with the Logical components in the target system.
We can select on COPY only (Don’t REPLACE) since replace will deactivate the old Solution and make the new copied solution as master.
Replace: The target solution replaces the source solution. This option can only be selected once per source. The Replace option ensures that SAP, recognizes the replacement after re sending the solution and its data (Top Issues). After importing and testing your solution data in the target system, you should no longer use the solution in the source system.
Copy: The source solution with data is the template for the target solution. If you send the target solution with your contents to SAP again, it is handled as a new solution Check whether it is advisable to put the data in Scope (Top Issues, Issues, Expertise on Demand Requests and Service Plans) in your new target solution
Now click on IMPORT OPTION, to import the solution to target system.
STEP 4: LOAD MONITORS FOR ALL LOGICAL COMPONENTS
After completion of Solution transfer to target system, we need to set up in Bpmon and load monitors for the assigned logical components.
STEP 5: GENERATE AND ACTIVATE THE BUSINESS PROCESS
Now generate all the Business Process in the solution, and then activate it for monitoring and alert enabling.
Once activated the data collectors will be started and the monitoring process started according to the defined threshold and alert values.
We might face errors normally when you migrate SP Level UP (mainly From SP5 , SP6 and SP7) or trying to Transfer solution from Lower version Solman to 7.1
Here we faced an error where LOGICAL COMPONENTS were missing Monitoring Objects after the transfer and unless we see the monitoring Objects there will be no Alerts in ALERT Inbox as shown below.
So in order to solve the problem we need to implement notes:
Note 1734897 – Upgrade SP05/06/07:Error in maintenance project or BPMon
Note 1775564 – Issues with BPMon Migration to SM 7.1 SP 5 or higher
This tells us to run the report R_AGS_BPM_SOLUTION_MIGRATION and make sure Indicator for creating the backup version is set before executing the report.
Once the report is successfully executed now we can see the Monitoring Objects populated in Setup and also started receiving the Alerts in ALERT Inbox.
Good Document for reference. Thanks
We have Solution Manager 7.1 SP8 and I setup BPMON to use for several things such as monitoring Batch Jobs and Process Chains. It was working well and we were getting email alert notifications, but when someone in good spirits attempted to setup "Technical Monitoring" to use MAI, all BPMON alerts suddenly stopped. They believe the BPMON was setup to use CCMS, but I'm not sure of that because I specifically went by the Solution 7.1 guide. So my question is...
Is it possible to change from CCMS to MAI so that BPMON and Technical Monitoring can use MAI together on SP8? Are we missing templates to choose MAI when setting up BPMON configuration or is it automatic?
I'm sure its a loaded question, but I hope I'm clear enough to get pointed in some direction on this as we investigate. I really appreciate your time and opinion on this matter.