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Overview:

This document contains specifics of  Maintenance Planner usage and steps to produce an error free stack XML .

What is Maintenance Planner:

Well !! We can say it’s a new face of Maintenance Optimizer in layman word , which should be used from netweaver 7.5 onward or to perform any netweaver 7.5 upgrade stack XML generation . Addionally for Solman 7.2 SP01/02 upgrade also it’s mandatory to be used. Customer can use MOPZ with Solman 7.1 , however from Solman 7.2 onwards, MOPZ is completely replaced by maintenance planner. You can see in following digram how maintenance planner is getting data from satellite systems/ managed systems to build required stack XML.

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For more information , please check this SCN DOCUMENT – http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-65243

Steps to Generate XML via Maintenance Planner:

1. Send SLD data from managed systems to your central SLD system :

    For ABAP system – Use RZ70

    For JAVA system –  Use NWA (from NW7.1 onwards) or use Visual Administrator (for NW < 7.1)

 

2. Then login into SLD and check whether all technical systems (including SCS & ASCS instances are avilable or not) :

   SLD URL :  https://<SLD_Host_Name>/sld          or         http://<SLD_Host_Name>:<port>/sld

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3. Based on SLD – LMDB synchronisation job, you should also be able to view th same data in LMDB. Based on last modified date in LMDB you can find out whether the available data is latest or not i.e. recently got updated from SLD or not :

   

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NB: Always check whether “System Database” section contains database SID details , “Technical Instances” & “Hosts” are holding complete data or not. Create Logical Component by including correct Product Version. Once everything is completed, run VERIFICATION CHECK , which should be successful to get a GREEN SIGNAL for next step.

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Now sync the LMDBD data with SMP (Service Market Place) by clicking on following button. Please make sure your ID , customer ID & S User ID are mapped properly in AISUSER before performing this step.

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As a next step, login into Maintenance Planner and follow below steps :

1. Login into  https://support.sap.com/solution-manager/processes/maintenance-management/maintenance-planner.html   with your S User ID and click on “Maintenance Planner” button.

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Click on EXPLORE SYSTEMS to select required system [please make sure, last update date is same as teh date you synchronise from LMDB]. Under TRANSACTIONS tab, you can find already generated stack XML information.

After selecting the SYSTEM, you will get following screen, where choose “PLAN” option to proceed for new XML generation :

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Now select UPGRADE OPTIONS – Add on install/upgrade or SP upgrade . You can view the logs in a very suitable manner from below highlighted tab :

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After each selection , click on CONFIRM SELECTION & then proceed for NEXT button. Then select required components based on your change management process . At the end, you will get the XML and will be able to add all the softwares in Download Basket.

In case any issue while generating XML via Maintenance Planner , you can create AGS ticket to BC-UPG-MP component.

Hope this information would be useful !!

Your advice over here to enrich this document with more information would be appreciated.

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