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SAP Landscape Management (LaMa) Automation Studio

Introduction

This blog acts as an easy reference point for documentation and other blogs related to the use of SAP Landscape Management (LaMa) Automation Studio. See the list at the bottom of this page.

What is Automation Studio? This is a functionality within SAP LaMa that allows customers to easily extend, customize, modify, or even replace existing workflows within the solution. You can also easily integrate other tools with LaMa using Automation Studio.

The table below lists some of the customization types that are supported with automation studio:

Extension Description
Custom hooks Custom specific functionalities to extend predefined actions, for example, run cleanipc each time you stop a system.
Custom operations Custom specific action buttons to define your own operations, for example, create restart HostAgent operation.
Custom notifications Custom specific definitions, when you want to receive a notification, for example, receive message for failed activities.
Custom processes Custom specific process chains, to combine operations, for example, change profile parameter and re-start the instance.
Custom provisioning processes Custom specific process for system provisioning, for example, backup/restore via script.
Custom tabs Custom specific tabs to access further tools and home pages within LaMa, for example, including SAP help into LaMa.
Custom links Custom specific external applications can be called via custom links, for example, call NWA from LaMa.
Custom properties Custom specific properties like username of custom instances, for example, username.
Custom instances Custom specific non-SAP applications can be added, for example, add mail server to LaMa.
Custom dependencies Custom specific dependencies between systems, for example, start system x before system y.

Example of Automation Studio Visual Editor.

Use Cases

The use cases are numerous but here are a few that our customers have implemented (or are in the process) with Automation Studio.

  • Stop/Start for OS patching
  • Custom Provisioning
  • SAP Profile Parameter Change
  • nZDM Process
  • Scheduled Automation (e.g. End-to-End Refresh)
  • Automated OS Patching
  • Mass OS level password changes (sapadm, <sid>adm etc.)
  • SAP Host Agent Updates
  • OS version upgrades
  • Automated suspend of cloud instances (e.g. application servers)
  • Integrate HA clustering software with SAP LaMa (cluster commands executed part of LaMa operations)

List of Documentation/Blogs

1. Automatic Patch Management
2. SAP HANA Replication Status based on SAP HANA HA/DR Hook
3. How to use SAP Landscape Management custom validations
4. Diagnostics Agent provisioning with LaMa
5. Automation SAP Kernel Upgrade Maintenance Using LaMa
6. [GERMAN] Kundenspezifische Betriebsprozesse managen mit SAP Landscape Management (LaMa)
7. How To Integrate SUSE LINUX Enterprise High Availability Extension 12 with SAP Landscape Management 3.0
8. Custom ASE Database Refresh
9. Outgoing API Calls from LaMa
10. Transfer Parameters of Custom Operation or Hook in LaMa
11. SAP LaMa Automation Studio Official Guide
12. RFC Operations with LaMa

 

As more blogs and documentation becomes available, they will be added to the above list.

 

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