Few years back, it was very difficult to renew Maintenance license for each system (very complicated for big landscape)
Dedicated Basis Resource needs to work only on Maintenance certificate really solution Manager doing great job, really good concept of Automatic Renewal of Maintenance License
Solution Manager can be used to distribute maintenance license to all Abap systems of landscape. If Automatic License Maintenance is activated, Solution Manager becomes the agent between a satellite system and Service Market place.
As illustrated below in diagram: it checks with satellite system if the maintenance license is expiring, if yes solution manager receives maintenance license from Service Market Place and makes it available in satellite system’s s license.
Note: To receive maintenance license via Solution Manager from Service Market Place , it is necessary that a valid maintenance contract is active between SAP and customer
Procedure to setup automatic distribution of maintenance license:
To setup solution manager distribution of license, it is necessary that managed systems are configured for EWA report setup in SDCCN. Once EWA is setup in Solution Manager, create job for fetching license data from managed systems:
Go to SDCCN –> Go to To do tab -> Click on Create button on the menu bar -> Select “Get License Data” from the menu
This would schedule a daily job for collection license data from managed systems To check the logs of job, click on Done tab – > click on log icon in Logs column
How to renew Maintenance License Automatically using Solution Manager
Second step is to activate license distribution from change management : Go to Solman_workcenter
Click on Change Management -> License Management ( in left Menu )
In the screen select a system and click on “Activate Distribution” select “Activate Automatic Distribution”
Solution Manager can fetch the license 30 days in advance.