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SAP's john.krakowski gave this webcast to ASUG this past week.  Part 1 is here.  Part 2 is here.  Part 3 is here

This is the final part.

SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10: Custom Code Management

Figure 1: Source: SAP

What custom code is used, is it justified, using the UPL as shown in Figure 1

Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows how UPL works.  When transactions are used, all objects are logged on SAP kernel.  The UPL tracks and reads kernel level logging, and the UPL is stored in BW which provides you ability to evaluate data and reduce custom code footprint.


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Figure 3 shows an operations dashboard showing system availability and performance across the systems.  You can drill into a system and you can send this to someone for review

Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 shows the job progress monitor capability, which allows you to keep better track of active, scheduled and completed jobs with drill down capabilities.

SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP10: Application Operations

Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows the timeline

With 7.1 introduced new monitoring and alerting infrastructure

On the right with SP10 SAP has started the process to harmonize business process monitoring into monitoring and alerting infrastructure; this is to be completed by end of year (planned)

Job monitoring is already harmonized (Figure 4).

Figure 6: Source: SAP

You can view job monitoring activities in a common view, UI, as shown in Figure 6

Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows that interfaces landscape monitoring improvements

Interfaces are more complex in landscapes and you can view it as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 8: Source: SAP

Guided procedures have been expanded (SOLMAN_SETUP)

Guided procedures are used in many use cases in 7.1

You can tailor guided procedures for troubleshooting

Planned Innovations

Planned innovations are subject to change; the usual SAP legal disclaimer applies.

Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows phase 2 of development and future direction, including enhancement scope and effort analyzer and final phase business process monitor

Figure 10: Source: SAP

SP11 is planned for calendar week 11. It is coming soon.  One capability SAP is introducing is the enhancement scope & effort analyzer, with the change impact of enhancement or support pack without implementing it.  It is a guided procedure with little or no effort.

If your timeline to get to SP10 crosses over when SP11 is available, John recommends applying SP11

Figure 11: Source: SAP

Figure 11 is future architecture to run Business Suite and SolMan on HANA with the “slimmest SolMan platform ever”.  No data replication, savings of 70% of running SolMan on HANA

Resources provided by SAP:

WIKIs: Access SAP Solution Manager Expert Knowledge

SAP Solution Manager 7.1 Wiki:

SAP Enterprise Support Information:

SAP Solution Manager Homepage:

7.1 Ramp-Up Knowledge Transfer:

Cloud demo:

Meet John this month in person at SAP Admin 2014   in Orlando and ASUG Annual Conference in June

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