As of July 2015, Maintenance Planner in SAP Support Portal is the central tool to plan updates, upgrades, and new installations in your system landscape. later Maintenance Optimizer has retired since January 9, 2017 in SAP Solution Manager 7.1
Maintenance Planner is compatible and mandatory for all updates', upgrades', and system conversions' calculation done with all Solution Manager versions available. It is the successor of the Maintenance Optimizer, LMDB product system editor and verification in SAP Solution Manager 7.2.
The stack XML created by the maintenance planner can be consumed by Software Update Manager (SUM) to update an existing system, or by Software Provisioning Manager (SWPM) for new installations.
Here in this blog series I have generated stack file by using first method explained above.
Before starting with the maintenance planner , make sure system details are up to date in LMDB.
As of SAP Solution Manager 7.2, report AI_SC_UPLOAD_SYSTEM_DATA is used to upload system data from the LMDB to the SAP backend.
The regular job SM:UPLOAD SYSTEM DATA for the upload of system information from SAP Solution Manager to SAP Support Portal is automatically setup in SAP Solution Manager Configuration (or transaction SOLMAN_SETUP), under Mandatory Configuration -> Basic Configuration -> Schedule Jobs.
If system data is not up to date in LMDB , try to re-synchronize system from SLD and then you can instantly upload system data from LMDB to SAP Support Portal as shown below.
Click on Plan
Click on Plan a Maintenance->Sap Solution manager 7.2-> SPS 08
Click on Next.
Select Linux 64 bit->Hana
Download Stack XML file and push to download basket
Next we will move ahead with the ABAP system preparations step, please follow below link .