It has been quite a while since the last TechED which happened in 2013 and therefore there are lot of new changes happening in Solution Manager as well.
This year SAP TechED was so much streamlined/well planned with sessions in Bengaluru,India and quite a good exposure has been provided in terms of future SAP Products along with working Demo’s/Hands-on etc. In addition, plenty of sessions were held on various Topics of Solution Manager 7.1 and how it is going to address the new products/hybrid scenarios.
I am fortunate to visit this time and met with plenty of good friends, speakers, SAP developers/sessions speakers friends and really a big thanks to SCN Moderator team for promoting and appreciating the Topic leaders again this year. Of-course I was there representing our Solution Manager space but this on behalf of our entire Solution Manager family spread-ed across multiple organizations and collaborating for noble cause of knowledge sharing, helping others etc.
Overall the experience was very good as always and I will try to share some of the important learning which is received during the SAP TechED 2015, Bangalore. Please note that I can’t cover everything as we have more than 30-40 sessions but will try to cover the most important key notes received/covered from my perspective.All the below slides or information I have received while attending multiple sessions in SAP TechED 2015 and please note all the slides are part of SAP disclaimer policy.
The very first session which I have attended was ITM100 – Holistic IT Management for Hybrid Solutions and further lot of connected sessions were shared/advised.
Here our knowledge was upgraded from HANA and Cloud perspective and SAP’s plan and offerings in this area. We now understand there are multiple options available for SAP customers to either have a complete on premise HANA solution or mixed scenario or completely public cloud based solution.
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As soon as we understood the concept of these hybrid scenarios we were trying figure out the importance of Solution Manager and whether it supports above.
The answer is yes it supports above hybrid scenario but with certain limitations with respect to functionalities of Solution Manager and it will help us to complete visibility in terms on Promise scenarios and HANA Enterprise Cloud scenarios.
How this will happen?
Again the concept remain based upon LMDB and SLD setup we will identify the Cloud scenarios and this will help us to implement functionalities which are running for Hybrid scenarios like Change Management, Monitoring etc.
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for. e.g in above scenario, the SLD on cloud solution will be linked to internal SLD on customer on premise and further fill the LMDB with information over VPN network.
Again the concept of monitoring remain the same here and Diagnostic/Host Agent will play the main role as noted above.
In some of the other sessions like ITM212 – How to Operate SAP-Based Cloud Solutions with SAP Solution Manager, we were enlightened about Solution Manager 7.1 SP13 as below and can see how good new things are coming from support perspective or Operations side.
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Also, there is good theoretical exposure on SAP Solution Manager 7.2(ITM261- From Business Requirement to Solution with SAP Solution Manager) focusing more on Business Process Management where we will live without
- System monitoring workcenter
- Solar01/solar02 for documentation
- BPM – Business Process Monitoring based on CCMS
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Really a big thanks to SAP for conducting these wonderful informative session’s and I will try to attend the same next year.