Solution Manager – What is New Today, Planned for the Future – ASUG Webcast Part 4
This is the final part.
SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10: Custom Code Management
Figure 1: Source: SAP
What custom code is used, is it justified, using the UPL as shown in Figure 1
Figure 2: Source: SAP
Figure 2 shows how UPL works. When transactions are used, all objects are logged on SAP kernel. The UPL tracks and reads kernel level logging, and the UPL is stored in BW which provides you ability to evaluate data and reduce custom code footprint.
Figure 3: Source: SAP
Figure 3 shows an operations dashboard showing system availability and performance across the systems. You can drill into a system and you can send this to someone for review
Figure 4: Source: SAP
Figure 4 shows the job progress monitor capability, which allows you to keep better track of active, scheduled and completed jobs with drill down capabilities.
SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10: Application Operations
Figure 5: Source: SAP
Figure 5 shows the timeline
With 7.1 introduced new monitoring and alerting infrastructure
On the right with SP10 SAP has started the process to harmonize business process monitoring into monitoring and alerting infrastructure; this is to be completed by end of year (planned)
Job monitoring is already harmonized (Figure 4).
Figure 6: Source: SAP
You can view job monitoring activities in a common view, UI, as shown in Figure 6
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Figure 7 shows that interfaces landscape monitoring improvements
Interfaces are more complex in landscapes and you can view it as shown in Figure 7.
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Guided procedures have been expanded (SOLMAN_SETUP)
Guided procedures are used in many use cases in 7.1
You can tailor guided procedures for troubleshooting
Planned innovations are subject to change; the usual SAP legal disclaimer applies.
Figure 9: Source: SAP
Figure 9 shows phase 2 of development and future direction, including enhancement scope and effort analyzer and final phase business process monitor
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SP11 is planned for calendar week 11. It is coming soon. One capability SAP is introducing is the enhancement scope & effort analyzer, with the change impact of enhancement or support pack without implementing it. It is a guided procedure with little or no effort.
If your timeline to get to SP10 crosses over when SP11 is available, John recommends applying SP11
Figure 11: Source: SAP
Figure 11 is future architecture to run Business Suite and SolMan on HANA with the “slimmest SolMan platform ever”. No data replication, savings of 70% of running SolMan on HANA
Resources provided by SAP:
SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Wiki: http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/Solution+Manager++7.1
SAP Enterprise Support Information: http://service.sap.com/alm
SAP Solution Manager Homepage: http://service.sap.com/solutionmanager
7.1 Ramp-Up Knowledge Transfer: http://service.sap.com/rkt-solman
Cloud demo: http://www.sapsolutionmanagerdemo.com/
Meet John this month in person at SAP Admin 2014 in Orlando and ASUG Annual Conference in June