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:
Custom specific functionalities to extend predefined actions, for example, run cleanipc each time you stop a system.
Custom specific action buttons to define your own operations, for example, create restart HostAgent operation.
Custom specific definitions, when you want to receive a notification, for example, receive message for failed activities.
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 specific tabs to access further tools and home pages within LaMa, for example, including SAP help into LaMa.
Custom specific external applications can be called via custom links, for example, call NWA from LaMa.
Custom specific properties like username of custom instances, for example, username.
Custom specific non-SAP applications can be added, for example, add mail server to LaMa.
Custom specific dependencies between systems, for example, start system x before system y.
Example of Automation Studio Visual Editor.
The Provider Definitions available in LaMa as of SP25 are:
Script Registered with Host Agent
A script that is registered on and executed by SAP Host Agent.
REST (added in SP25)
A REST API that is called by SAP Landscape Management
A servlet or similar that is called directly by SAP Landscape Management.
A web service (server-side) that implements the WSDL defined by SAP Landscape Management.
Remote Function Call
An ABAP function module that is called and executed by SAP Landscape Management.
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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
SAP Profile Parameter Change
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)