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Part 1: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – I – Installations

Part 2: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – II – Configurations

Part 3: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – III – Changes from 7.1 to 7.2

Part 4: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – IV – Managed System Config – General Info

Part 5: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – V – Managed System Config – ABAP System

Part 6: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – VI – Managed System Config – HANA DB

Part 7: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – VII – Managed System Config – Busines Objects

Part 8: Solution Manager 7.2 – Installation and Configuration – VIII – Managed System Config – Java System

 

 

Solution Manager 7.2 is already in Ramp-Up.

 

I watched the video of the chearful team of Solution Manager 7.2.

As System Administrators we willl also be installing and configuring Solution Manager 7.2 from now on.

So I decided to install it on premise.

 

Cloud version of Solution Manager 7.2 is also available on SAP Cloud Appliance Library https://cal.sap.com/

(SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS01 on SAP HANA for Content Activation Evaluation of a Customer’s Own Documentation)

 

I am going to try to write some series of blogs on Solution Manager 7.2 in terms of System Administration.

They will be about installations, configurations, changes and managed system configurations.

Below you can find the installation specific part of this series of blogs.

 

Preperation Steps

  • Since Solution Manager 7.2 is in Ramp-Up yet you need to apply for this. You can find detailed info about Ramp-Up in links Demystifying SAP’s Ramp-Up process and SAP Ramp-Up
  • Prepare a system for installation. If possible find a system that you could install SM 7.2 on HANA DB. Unfortunately I did not have chance to use HANA DB. I installed my system on SQL Server 2012. My system is a virtual system with 4 vCPU and 32 GB of RAM and enough disks.
  • Download DVDs

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  • Obtain Master Guide and Installation Guides
  • Read SAP Notes about Solution Manager 7.2
  • Preperatory Steps on the system
    • Turn Off UAC
    • Turn off Automatic Updates
    • Turn off Windows Firewall
    • Turn off IE ESC
    • Timezone Settings
    • Regional Settings
    • Configure Hostname
    • Configure Page File Size
    • Configure DEP
    • Configure Folder Options
    • Configure Start Menu
    • Configure Command Prompt
    • Activate Telnet Client
    • Install Notepad++

 

 

After preperation steps I followed the Implementation sequence from Master Guide in below order.

 

Master Guide

 

For information on the installation of SAP Solution Manager go to link SYSTEM PROVISIONING – SAP SOLUTION MANAGER 7.2 SPS 01 BASED ON SAP NETWEAVER 7.4 ABAP +JAVA (from master Guide: see service.sap.com/instguides –> SAP ComponentsSAP Solution ManagerRelease 7.2 –> InstallationSystem Provisioning for SAP Solution Manager 7.2)

 

From PAM page you can go below links about Solution Manager 7.2

SAP Road Map

Product Homepage

Master Guide

Installation / Upgrade Guide

SAP Help Portal

Release Notes

Release Restrictions Note

Additional Release Information

SAP Community Network

 

Installation and Configuration

 

The installation of SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP01 needs to be run in the following way:

 

1. Instal DB Software (Microsoft SQL Server 2012)

 

Installed DB Software Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 and then updated to SP2.  (Upgrade to and Installation of SQL Server 2012 in an SAP Environment)

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2. Install the SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP01 ABAP system with SWPM and the resulting stack.xml.

 

Followed below Guide for installing ABAP part of the system.

Installation of SAP Systems Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.1 to 7.5 Using Software Provisioning Manager 1.0: MS SQL Server, Operating System: Windows, Technology: ABAP

 

 

SID

SMA

Instance Numbers

00,  01

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Post Installation Steps for ABAP:

 

    • Logon to System
    • Perform the automated initial setup
    • Install the SAP license
    • Perform the consistency check
    • Configure the Transport Management System
    • You perform post-installation steps for the application server ABAP
      • Upload and set system profiles using transaction RZ10

Configure your Solution Manager 7.2 profile parameters according to the note

2048519 – Profile parameters for SAP Solution Manager 7.2

      • Create logon and RFC server groups using transactions SMLG and RZ12
      • Create operation modes using transaction RZ04
      • Schedule standard jobs using transaction SM36
      • Configuration of SLD data supplier using transaction RZ70 (After installation of Java and configuration of SLD)
      • Perform load generation using transaction SGEN
    • If required, you install additional languages and perform language transport
    • SAP Kernel Release 7.40 and Higher: You perform IP Multicast Configuration
    • You configure the user management
    • You ensure user security
    • If required, you perform the client copy
    • SAP systems based on SAP NetWeaver 7.40 and higher only: If required, you change the keys for the secure storage
    • You apply the latest kernel and Support Packages

You run Maintenance Planner instead of Maintenance Optimizer transaction using the link   Maintenance Planner for applying SP Stack 01. You can have detailed information about planner using Maintenance Tools: Maintenance Planner and Maintenance Optimizer

These are the screenshots from maintenance planner. You can download stack.xml file on download files tab of the application.

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You get stack.xml file and download Support Packages

Before applying the stack you should check below notes and according to directions you need to apply some of them before, some of them during update and some of the others after SUM update.

I advise you to read the notes carefully because this can effect the update and later configurations.

2084104 – Central Note – Software Update Manager 1.0 SP14 [lmt_005]

1595736 – Solution Manager: Overview on Release Information Notes

2229953 – Solution Manager 7.2 SP Stack 01S0014395147: recommended corrections

1668882 – Note Assistant: Important notes for SAP_BASIS 730,731,740

2248091 – Change to reimplementation handling

2087917 – SAP Solution Manager 7.20 SP1 – Basic functions

2216794 – ABAP Download Service: Correction of Transformation

2166856 – API roles: Maintenance of organizational levels

2189071 – DGP: Improved clean up for waiting export entries

1472465 – SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and 7.2 – System Landscape Setup Guide

2154957 – Unified Rendering for SAP_UI 740

You download SUM also to update the ABAP system and run the tool. You can see some screenshots from the tool below.
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You can see initial and target stack SP versions and levels in below report of SUM.

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    • You perform a full system backup

 

 

3. Install the SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP01 Java system with SWPM from the Java DVD.

 

Followed below Guide for installing Java part of the system.

Installation of SAP Systems Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.1 to 7.5 Using Software Provisioning Manager 1.0: MS SQL Server, Operating System: Windows, Technology: Java

 

SID

SMJ

Instance Numbers

02,  03

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Post Installation Steps for Java:

Java component patches shall be downloaded from the Support Portal at https://support.sap.com/swdc -> Software Download -> Support Packages and Patches -> Browse Our Download Catalog -> SAP Technology Components -> SAP Solution Manager -> SAP Solution Manager 7.2 -> Solution Manager JAVA Stack. After download, place the files corresponding to the below software component list, in a preferred folder in order to implement the patches. See the SUM guide for further details (see link above, ‘Chapter: 7 Applying Single Component Updates and Patches Using a Manually Prepared Directory’).

        • J2EE ENGINE SERVERCORE 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 20 (or higher) for J2EE ENGINE SERVERCORE 7.40 SP 11
        • J2EE ENGINE LM-CORE 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 5 (or higher) for J2EE ENGINE LM-CORE 7.40 SP 11
        • J2EE ENGINE CORE TOOLS -> OS independent: Patch 1 (or higher) for J2EE ENGINE CORE TOOLS SP 11
        • J2EE ENGINE APPLICATIONS -> OS independent: Patch 4 (or higher) for J2EE ENGINE APPLICATIONS SP 11
        • J2EE ENGINE FRAMEWORK 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 6 (or higher) for J2EE ENGINE FRAMEWORK 7.40 SP 11
        • J2EE ENGINE FACADE 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 1 (or higher) for J2EE ENGINE FACADE 7.40 SP 11
        • LMNWABASICCOMP 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 1 (or higher) for LMNWABASICCOMP 7.40 SP 11
        • ENGINEAPI 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 6 (or higher) for ENGINEAPI 7.40 SP 11
        • LM NWA BASIC APPS 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 4 (or higher) for LM NWA BASIC APPS 7.40 SP 11
        • UME ADMINISTRATION 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 6 (or higher) for UME ADMINISTRATION 7.40 SP 11
        • LM CONFIGURATION WIZARD 7.40 -> OS independent: Patch 1 (or higher) for LM CONFIGURATION WIZARD 7.40 SP 11
        • In case you do operate Introscope 9.5 (and not yet 9.7):
          WILY INTRO AGT 9.5 MIN J5VIASM -> OS independent: Patch 1 (or higher) for WILY INTRO AGT 9.5 MIN J5VIASM SP 06

 

Use SUM and apply the patches like below.

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    • You configure the user management
    • You ensure user security
    • You run automated configuration
      • SLD Configuration

Use http://<hostname>:<port>/sld/fun and enable SLD automatically.

 

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    • You perform a full system backup

 

 

And this is the end of the installation phases of Solution Manager 7.2.

I will continue on Configurations blog coming soon.

 

See you soon.

 

 

 

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  1. Yuksel AKCINAR Post author

    Hello Ashish,

    No need to upgrade SLD of managed systems.

    SLD is needed for collecting managed systems data. LMDB data is synchronized from the SLD.

    Regards,

    Yuksel AKCINAR

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  2. Rupali Sutar

    Hi Yuksel,

    I am trying to install Solution Manager 7.2 with Oracle DB, however I am stuck at Kernel DVD (Software Package Browser). For some reason its not accepting SAPEXE.SAR and SAPEXEDB.SAR but rest of the SAR files it did from same Kernel CD. I tried several versions of Kernel (745 – 5150554_10, 5105286_10, 749 – 51051432_10 and latest Win Kernel sar files from support pack) and 2 versions of SWPM 19_20, but no luck. Did you come across same issue ?

    Regards,

    Rupali S

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    1. Yuksel AKCINAR Post author

      Hello Rupali,

      Download the latest kernel patch from SMP and show the related folder on Package  Path.

      It must work.

      Regards,

      Yuksel AKCINAR

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  3. Uday Bhoomagoud

    Hi Experts,

    While upgrading Solution Manager 7.2 JAVA stack, getting issue in phase “Specify user credentials” I get “provided credentials are either incorrect or note should be applied 927637” (Attached).

    > We’ve done the following items. SOLMAN 7.2 ABAP Installation SOLMAN 7.2 JAVA InstallationSOLMAN 7.2 ABAP Upgraded to SP05.

    > We have successfully upgraded JAVA Kernel 749 SP 200 (Latest), after started upgrade process with latest Host Agent 721 SP 26 and SUM 1.0 SP19 patch 7 but issue is not resolved.

    > Also, referred SAP SNOTE’s 2459354, 1563660, 927637 and 1600846. We have tried similar ways to resolve the issue is the same but not resolved,

    > Here is the procedures:
    #1. SUM has been initiated under the <Drive>\usr\sap\SID\SUM and D:\SUM2.

    #2 service/protectedwebmethods = DEFAULT, SDEFAULT and NONE. Parameters maintained in instance profile and default profile .

    #3. Host Agent version: SAPHOSTAGENT26_26-20009417 , SUM version: SUM10SP19_7-20006676 and SUM10SP20_0-20006676 (Latest).

    > SAPcontrol tools are showing as ‘GREEN’. As per the log attached followed many sap notes. Let us know for anything else to follow for java upgrade smooth execution.

     

    Regards,

    Uday

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    1. Krisztian Lazar

      Hi Uday,

       

      Did you check SAP note 927637 as mentioned by the error message ?

      Did you correct the authorization of sapuxuserchk ?

      Did you configure the hostcontrol parameter service/admin_users ?

       

      And as a sidenote, we had many issues/bugs with 7.49 200-212-219 kernel. For webdispatcher we still use 7.45.

       

      BR,

      Krisztian

       

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