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If you are currently certified as Partner Center of Expertise (PCOE) or preparing to get certified, you know that SAP Solution Manager is a critical requirement (and mandatory for SAP Business All in One and SAP HANA solution support).

The Mainstream Maintenance for SAP Solution Manager 7.1 will end on December 31st 2017. Therefore this version will no longer meet requirements for PCOE certification after this date. From January 1st 2018 onward, only SAP Solution Manager 7.2 or SPS -2 will be compliant with PCOE requirements.

Upgrading your SAP Solution Manager system to version 7.2 is a significant project, so please start planning now.

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You can find the latest SPS release information for SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and SAP Solution Manager 7.2 on the SAP Support Portal.

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  1. Luigi Traffano

    Hi Stefanie,

    thanks for all infos, just a question: our PCoE certification will expire after 1st Jan 2018….this means that we must upgrade our 7.1 SolMan even if we are certified?

    thx

    nice day

    luigi

     

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    1. Stefanie Rindt Post author

      Hello Luigi

      yes, you will have to upgrade your SAP Solution Manager eventually. Your recertification audit after December 31, 2017 will require the 7.2 version.

      Stefanie

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  2. Khuram Shehzad

    Hi,

    Can you please confirm if we dont use Hana Db with Solman 7,2 is that still accepted for VAR support. Also if there is any document for this kindly share.

    Thanks

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    1. Stefanie Rindt Post author

      Hello Mauricio,

      the link for the 7.2 configuration guide is https://support.sap.com/content/dam/support/en_us/library/ssp/sap-solution-manager/partners/service-providers/_VARGuide_Config_SolMan72.pdf

      Regards,

      Stefanie

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    1. Stefanie Rindt Post author

       

      Hello Farroq, please refer to SAP Note 2282944 https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2282944 and related notes.

      Stefanie

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      1. Farooq MFarooqAli- Abacus

        Dear Stefanie Rindt

        Thanks a lot

        It means we need to first download the customer systems from SAP Portal using LMDB. Then we need to complete the Managed system configuration for each system ? If customer has EWA reports in their own Solman then is it possible taht customer send us the EWA reports. Also, if the customer is sending EWA to SAP and not the partner then how can we download the EWA from SAP portal to patner solnam

        Please advise

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        1. Stefanie Rindt Post author

           

          Hi Farooq,

          I’m afraid I cannot comment on this. I suggest to attend the Expert -guided sessions (EGI) offered by the SAP Enterprise Support Academy. They cover SAP Solution Manager and ITSM setup, and you have the chance to talk to an expert directly. You can access the EGIs via the SAP Learning Hub, Enterprise Support edition: https://support.sap.com/en/offerings-programs/enterprise-support/enterprise-support-academy/expert-guided-implementation.html

          Regards

          Stefanie

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  3. Stefanie Rindt Post author

     

    Hi Faheem,

    for the audit, the latest SPS or -2 is required. We are currently at SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SPS 6, so we would accept SPS 4 or higher for audit. SPS 7 is planned for May. So if your audit is after that, the requirement would be SPS 5+.

    Regards,

    Stefanie

     

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