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Getting Started with SAP Landscape Management Cloud Trial

In this blog post you learn how to get started with a trial for SAP Landscape Management Cloud. SAP Landscape Management Cloud is a software as a service (SaaS) solution for managing SAP systems in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) environments. It provides cost visibility and analytics at SAP system level and helps you systematically manage system uptimes.

You can now start your 30-day free trial of SAP Landscape Management Cloud, explore how it can help you leverage an on-demand cloud infrastructure effectively, and manage IaaS budget proactively to reduce total cost of ownership.

Key Features Available in the Trial

  • Create patterns to manage SAP system uptime proactively
    Define individual schedules to start and stop SAP systems and the underlying cloud infrastructure or to scale in and out SAP systems by starting or stopping application servers as needed.
  • Evaluate cost forecasts and schedule SAP system uptime by applying patterns
    Evaluate the cost and energy consumption impact of different patterns, take full advantage of uptime schedules, and minimize system idle times.
  • View how your landscape optimization impacts your carbon footprint
    View your estimated energy savings and check how far you can go with that energy if you want to make a trip around the world with an electric car.
  • Run operations
    Start and stop or snooze and wake up your SAP systems and the underlying cloud infrastructure as needed, without scheduling patterns.

First Steps

Manage Discovered Systems

The trial comes with a simulated SAP system landscape that is discovered automatically after your first log in. As soon as the initial discovery is completed, you can view all discovered system in the Discovery PortalSystems view.

To get cost estimates for the discovered systems, simulate cost and energy savings forecasts, or schedule and run operations, you must manage and assign system groups to your discovered systems. You either create required system groups in the Configuration → Group Management view or you create new system groups when managing systems in the Discovery Portal.

An interactive guided tour will walk you through these first steps.

Initial Discovery Portal View

We recommend the following logical group assignment for the simulated SAP system landscape:

System System Group
A42: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Development
A4H: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Development
D01: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Development
D02: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Development
P00: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Production
P01: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Production
Q00: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Quality
Q01: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Quality
S00: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Sandbox
S01: NetWeaver ABAP 7.50, Sandbox

Managed systems are no longer visible in the Discovery Portal view but moved to the Managed Systems view.

Managed Systems View

All managed systems are now also displayed on the Dashboard and in the Landscape Management views and the estimated monthly costs are calculated.


Some tiles on the Dashboard such as the Estimated Monthly Energy Savings do not yet display any data. That is because you haven’t made any optimization to your landscape yet. Let’s change that by creating and applying an availability pattern.


Create a Pattern

To manage system uptime proactively, you can use ready-to-use patterns created by SAP:

Patterns Created by SAP

If these patterns do not completely meet your requirements, you can create your own patterns with your individual uptime schedules. Either copy the preconfigured patterns and adjust the copy as required or create your individual pattern from scratch. To do so, take the interactive guided tour in the Patterns view and create for example the following pattern:

Create Pattern Dialog


Apply a Pattern

Once you have defined patterns that meet your requirements, you can apply these patterns to SAP systems. Proceed as follows:

  1. In the Landscape ManagementOptimization view, choose the system group containing the SAP systems to which you want to apply the pattern. For example, choose the Development group you have created.
  2. Select all systems in this group and choose OperationsApply Pattern.
    Development Group
  3. In the Apply Pattern dialog, select the pattern you want to apply to the SAP systems or for which you want to evaluate the cost and energy consumption forecast.
    In the Cost and Consumption Forecast section, you immediately see an estimate of cost and energy savings due to the reduced uptime. Using the Forecast Timeframe buttons, you can forecast how the costs and savings will develop over 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, or 1 year:
    Apply Pattern Dialog
  4. Finally, activate the pattern and choose Apply. The SAP systems and the underlying cloud infrastructure will now start and stop as defined in the pattern.
  5. You can now go back to the Dashboard and check how the data shown in the tiles has changed.

Learn More About Analytics

With the embedded edition of the SAP Analytics Cloud solution, SAP Landscape Management Cloud can present cost analysis of SAP systems running in IaaS environments with different views and analysis. Without access to your systems and historical data, you can watch the demo video in the Analytics view. You will see how the analytics capabilities can provide insights into your IaaS costs with an SAP system-centric view across your entire landscape, helping you manage those costs.

Wondering what to do next? Why don’t you try out the snooze and wake up functionality? You can find additional information in the official product documentation.

More Information

  • Product Page
    Get acquainted with the software and familiarize yourself with its capabilities, pricing, and use cases.
  • SAP Help Portal
    Find official product documentation, user guide, release notes, and more.
  • SAP Store
    Buy SAP Landscape Management Cloud.
  • SAP Community
    Learn about new blog posts, featured information, news, releases and learning opportunities.
  • Q&A Area
    Find related questions and take the opportunity to receive helpful answers by other community members and experts.

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