SAP Solution Manager

Accelerate/Speed Up the Upgrade Process of Productive System Solution Manager 7.2

How to Acceleratespeed up the Upgrade process of Productive System SAP Solution Manager 7.2 In the following blog I have described an alternative how to reduce significant downtime reduction and speed up content activation on your productive SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Instead of performing the entire Mandatory Configuration (transaction SOLMAN_SETUP) first and then start with the content activation, you can carry out a few steps of the configuration, start content activation …

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SAP Solution Manager 7.2: Free Text Search in ITSM and ChaRM without TREX

Introduction SAP Solution Manager 7.2 makes extensive use of the SAP NetWeaver Enterprise Search (ESH, also known as Embedded Search). The Enterprise Search allows you to perform cross-scenario free text searches through unstructured long texts, office documents, and other object attributes. A highlight, if you are using the Solution Manager on a HANA database, is that you do not require an external TREX server in order to use the Enterprise …

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SAP HANA 2.0 now released for SAP Solution Manager 7.2

Great news: SAP HANA 2.0 has been officially released also for SAP Solution Manager 7.2! With this release, you can now run your SAP Solution Manager system using SAP HANA 2.0 as a database. Find more detailed release information in the Product Availability Matrix (PAM). More information about SAP Solution Manager is available on the SAP Support Portal. Information about SAP HANA 2.0 is available here.

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Data Consistency Management metrics and KPIs

SAP Solutions deals with data exchange among multiple systems in order to cover all core business processes. Keeping all master and transaction data consistent in hybrid environment with On Premise, SaaS cloud, SAP Cloud Platform components is a very challenging task due to the multiple communication channels like inbound-outbound queues, iDocs and Web Services.   Monitoring and Maintaining data consistency is a characteristic of high performing information system.    In this blog, …

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SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Process Management – Displaying Assigned Change Documents

SAP Solution Manager 7.2. SP05 introduced a new “Related Documents” section in the Process Management application. This new section displays the type and number of “loosely coupled” documents assigned to the current element. These documents could be Incidents, or Requests for Change, or similar. SAP delivers several pre-configured document types, some active and some inactive. By default Incidents and Requests for Change are active. You can activate the other document …

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Data Readiness Monitoring(DRM) in SAP Solution Manager 7.2

Data Readiness Monitoring Data readiness monitoring in SAP Solution Manager provides you with the overview of whether the data is available at the intended time. Parameters for Data readiness : Currently, the following parameters are considered in identifying the data readiness – Status of the job Age of the last successful run Date and Time of the check (Also called as SLA – Service Level Agreement ) No of successful …

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Help! It’s a Business Process Diagram!

When I got my first look at a new SAP Solution Manager 7.2 business process diagram, I had to overcome an initial mild shock. Do you know the feeling when a kindergartner offers you their crayon drawing to review? Maybe you cautiously accept the color-scratched paper. Maybe the miniature artist stands by with a wide-eyed stare, impatient to discuss all the graphic representations . . . But then something begins to happen. With me, I could …

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CTS projects are not created in all required development systems

Sometimes you can bump into weird issues in SAP Solution Manager and you can really crack your head open looking for a solution. The solution might not even be complex but it’s not always easy to tell what’s going on and why the system behaves in a certain way. During post processing after an upgrade to SAP Solution Manager 7.2 at customer side I bumped into an issue while creating …

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SAP Solution Manager 7.2 – Change Request Management session at SAP TechED Barcelona 2017

Being back from SAP TechED Barcelona 2017, I can hardly remember the last time that I was so inspired by attending a SAP event. Not that the event itself was so different this year compared to last year but it was a special edition for me. The SAP Mentors celebrate their 10th anniversary, SAP Community has always been close to my heart and I’m happy to see changes are on …

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SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Dashboard Builder – new features with SP06

In this blog I want to introduce some of the new features we provide with SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP06. Below you can find the video which includes the following new features: Icon support for numeric tiles Performance improvements for table controls Auto-refresh Interaction between drill-down views Color definition based on standard Fiori color palette Support of additional chart types Filter icon highlighted in case filter is set Icon support …

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