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Update to LaMa 3.0 SP17 today!

With this new feature support package – SAP Landscape Management 3.0 SP17 – we’re delivering a couple of new features which have been requested by several customers. In this blog post I would like to highlight 3 of them. All the other ones are listed in the table below and more details can be found on the SAP Help Portal for SAP Landscape Management.

*** Update on 11/30/2020: Please make sure that you updated to SAP NetWeaver AS for Java SPS17 or later. ***

Once you have updated to SP17, you’re able to retrieve and even change ABAP profile parameters just with a click out of LaMa. You can do the change on a single system, but also on multiple systems at the same time. This will immensely reduce your work especially for the change as you don’t have to log in to several systems and do it manually.

Another feature I would like to highlight is related to the SAP Host Agent. You can do an upgrade of the SAP Host Agent on one host or multiple hosts directly via LaMa without switching to the command line of the operating system of the hosts. This really helps to simplify and accelerate the entire upgrade process.

The last feature I would like to mention is the SAP Kernel Update. Besides the possibility to view the current Kernel release, you can now perform an update on a single system as well as on multiple systems. The old kernel is backed up and can be restored if there’s an error.

We’re very proud that we could release these new features and improvements to you and look forward to delivering even more innovations in 2021 and beyond. We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have ideas how we can support you even further with SAP Landscape Management.

As already stated, please find the feature list of LaMa 3.0 SP17 and additional info below.

New Features in SP17

Feature Description
REST APIs: Integration with SAP API Business Hub Availability of REST APIs as a digital content package on SAP API Business Hub to build integrations and extensions with SAP Landscape Management software.
Retrieve and Change ABAP System Parameters Ability to retrieve and change system parameters for an ABAP system directly from SAP Landscape Management software:

  • Retrieve the value for a given parameter in the ABAP system and use the output for other operations with the remote function call (RFC) operation Get Profile Parameter
  • Change the value for a given parameter in the ABAP system with the RFC operation Change Dynamic Profile Parameter
  • Update a system parameter in multiple ABAP systems at once
Upgrade SAP Host Agents on Managed Hosts Ability to upgrade SAP Host Agents running on managed hosts – centrally from SAP Landscape Management software:

  • Upgrade SAP Host Agents running on managed hosts with operation Upgrade SAP Host Agent
  • Single operation: perform an upgrade on a single host
  • Mass-operation: perform an upgrade on multiple hosts
SAP Kernel Update Ability to update the SAP system kernel release on managed systems – centrally from the SAP Landscape Management software:

  • Current system kernel release: view on managed systems
  • Update the SAP system kernel release with operation SAP Kernel Update
  • Single operation: perform a system kernel update on a single system
  • Mass-operation: perform a system kernel update on multiple systems
  • Old kernel is backed up and can be restored if there’s an error
SAP Host Agent Repositories Ability to store and manage the SAP Host Agent data files in a repository on a central share.
Check Backup Integrity Ability to check the backup integrity when performing a Restore based Refresh.
Skip Failed Steps Ability to skip failed steps for an activity that has failed or partially failed.
Stop System and Virtual Host Ability to shut down all instances of a system, deactivate the virtual hosts the instances are assigned to, and shut down the operating system running on the system with the operation Stop System and Virtual Host.
Default Software Provisioning Manager Directory Ability to configure the default working directory for the software provisioning manager.
Default Post-Copy Automation Export Paths Ability to configure the default path for post-copy automation export files.

Further information

What’s New in 3.0 SP17 Enterprise Edition
SAP Note 2908399 – SAP Landscape Management 3.0 SP17

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  • Hi Jens, thanks for the announcement. One of the most visible topics is also the totally white Fiori screens now. Any plans for a dark theme? Thanks in advance for your answer 🙂

  • Hi Jens,

    Finally this tool is improving in the right direction.

    But still I would like to know

    1. Roadmap of LAMA3.0: Will it be running on NW Java for many more years or is there a plan to migrate it to NW ABAP/Fiori/Odata pretty soon?
    2. We would like to integrate Ansible Playbooks in the near future for enhancing functional SAP Basis Mass Configuration range. We have a Playbook which is automatically updating the ICM SSL Certificate (right now only for Let's Encrypt) on all ABAP Systems every 3 months including whole Registrar renewal process. Very important task after 1-year TLS reduction for commercial Certificates. Do you guys have a smart idea how to combine Ansible with LAMA?

    Best Regards

    Reto Richner

    • Hi Reto,

      thanks for your feedback and questions!

      LaMa will still run for many more years on NW Java. For integration with 3rd party solutions, please take a look at the Automation Studio capabilities as well as our RestAPI offerings.

      If you have further questions or feedback, please reach out to me via email.

      Thanks & best regards,
      Jens

       

       

  • Thank you for sharing about the new features of LAMA SP17. I am interested to explore these features, may I know if there is any standard guide to try out features like "SAP Kernel Update

  • Hi Jens,

     

    I have gone through the steps below

    Update SAP System Kernel

    what are the configurations do we need to do while executing this operation? in the above guide its not clearly mentioned. can you please provide the steps.

    in your blog you mentioned

    • Initiate automatic rollback if there’s an error

    How this can be configured? its not mentioned in the guide.

    Looking for your reply and help as we are going to implement this in our Landscape.

    Thanks,

    Ashok

     

    • Hi Ashok,

      thanks for your question. As already replied in your ticket, please get in touch with your SAP TQM so we can discuss how we can support you further.

      Thanks,
      Jens

       

  • Hello LaMa fans,

    Once you have updated to SP17, you’re able to retrieve and even change ABAP profile parameters just with a click out of LaMa. You can do the change on a single system, but also on multiple systems at the same time. This will immensely reduce your work especially for the change as you don’t have to log in to several systems and do it manually.

    Is this part of the Enterprise or Standard edition?

    Thank you,

    Martin

  • Hi Jens,

     

    not sure who to ask but I was not able to find the answer in SAP notes. We would like to do following scenario:

     

    We have the setup of 2 Azure subscriptions, All the non-production under one subscription and the production environment are on another subscription. Any idea, Can we use the cloning method via SAP LAMA tool across subscriptions ?

     

    thx

    • Hi Martin,

      Microsoft is the developer of the Azure connector (also called Cloud Manager) for SAP LaMa. They added multi-subscription and cross-region system copy/clone support in LaMa SP17. So what you are trying to do should be doable.

      SAP Note 2343511 will be updated shortly with the above feature details.

      Regards,

      Naeem