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SAP Basis Automation with SID-Refresh Now Supports ECC CRM BW and More

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Feb 12, 2018 5:01:56 PM

IT-Conductor SID-Refresh Process v1.4 SAP ABAP Post-Copy Automation

Figure 1: System Refresh Process

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Announcement

As of February 2018, we have released version 1.4 of SID-Refresh supporting additional technical configurations which now includes: ALL Netweaver ABAP instance TYPEs (BW, ERP, HR, CRM, SRM, SCM, GTS, WEM).  It is offered as a subscription service included FREE in our monitoring, or for separate subscription.  If interested, please Submit an Inquiry or visit the SID-Refresh Solution Page for further details on cost, and user guide.

Introduction

For background in SID-Refresh please visit our past articles:

In the last year we've seen more demands for SAP system refreshes due to upgrade cycles and/or migrations to new platforms (including cloud, OS and DB).  SAP Basis teams are stretched thin between project needs for DB refreshes.  While there have been improvements for cloud, virtualization, storage technology, and vendor tools for system copy, the basic issue is still performing post-copy technical configuration in the refreshed system.  Tools such as SAP LaMa (Landscape Management), which is the new name for SAP LVM (SAP Landscape Virtualization Manager), are costly and requires yet another SAP installation.  IT-Conductor has maintained the elegant, efficient and affordable subscription solution for your post-copy automation needs.

FAQ - SID-RefreshTM

SID-Refresh is a basis automation tool designed to simplify, automate, and optimize the process of updating the ‘technical data and configuration’. It has the following advantages:

  • Additional hardware is not required.
  • Minimal resources for implementation and operations
  • No major changes in the existing landscape
  • Easy implementation with minimal process
  • Can be deployed on platforms that use different Operating Systems and Database
  • It’s an Automated process
  • Minimizes Downtime
  • Increased integrity

General

  1. What SAP ABAP Systems can SID-Refresh support?
    1. Post activities for ALL Netweaver ABAP instance TYPEs (BW, ERP, HR, CRM, SRM, SCM, GTS, WEM, Solman)
  2. Customer-specified Config Tables:  Can custom tables be added to the list for export/import?
    1. Yes.  This is for expert, customer understands and takes responsibilities for tables they specified.
  3. Basis Table Cleanup:  Can some Basis configuration tables be cleaned up?
    1. Yes, below is a list of ‘technical data and configuration’ that may be cleanup using SID-Refresh
      1. Cleanup of Operating System Monitoring Data (ST03N)
      2. Cleanup of CCMS Configuration (RZ20, RZ21)
      3. Cleanup of CCMS History (CCMSHISTORY)
      4. Cleanup of Selected ABAP Basis Tables (OTHERS)
      5. Cleanup of DBA Cockpit Configuration (DBACOCKPIT)
      6. Cleanup of RFC Inbound Queue Configuration (SMQ2)
      7. Cleanup of RFC Outbound Queue Configuration (SM58, SMQ1)
      8. Cleanup of Background RFC (SBGRFCMON)
      9. Cleanup of SAPconnect Data (SCOT)
      10. Cleanup of Spool Requests and Logs (SP01)
      11. Cleanup of TMS Configuration (STMS)
      12. Cleanup of Batch-Input Data and Configuration (SM35)
      13. Cleanup of Web Service Configuration (SOAMANAGER)
      14. Cleanup of Integration Engine Runtime Data (SXMB_ADM)

SAP Technical Data and Configuration Support

Below is a list of ‘technical data and configuration’ that may be exported/imported using SID-Refresh. Note that selected options are saved on initial use, and can be reused on subsequent execution of the refresh.

  1. ALE Configuration
  2. ALE Customizing
  3. Archiving ADK Configuration
  4. Archiving Customizing Configuration
  5. Archiving Objects Configuration
  6. Batch Jobs (SM37)
  7. Report Variants
  8. Batch Server Groups (SM61)
  9. CCMS Configuration (RZ20, RZ21)
  10. CCMS History
  11. DBA Cockpit Configuration (DBACOCKPIT)
  12. Additional DBA Cockpit Config. for Oracle
  13. Operating System Commands (SM69)
  14. Cross-Client File Names/Paths (FILE)
  15. SAP License (SLICENSE)
  16. Logon Groups (SMLG)
  17. Operation Modes (RZ04)
  18. Spool Configuration (SPAD)
  19. System Profiles (RZ10)
  20. RFC Connections (SM59)
  21. RFC Inbound Queue Configuration (SMQ2)
  22. RFC Outbound Queue Configuration (SM58, SMQ1)
  23. Background RFC (SBGRFCMON)
  24. SLD Data Supplier Configuration (RZ70)
  25. SAPconnect Configuration (SCOT)
  26. HTTP Service Configuration (SICF)
  27. SLD Access Data Configuration (SLDAPICUST)
  28. Update Program Administration (SM14)
  29. Security Audit Profile Configuration (SM19)
  30. Trust Manager Configuration (STRUST)
  31. SNC Access Control List (STRUSTSSO2)
  32. TMS Configuration (STMS)
  33. TMS Quality Assurance Configuration (STMS)
  34. Version Management
  35. Virus Scan Definitions (VSCAN)
  36. Web Service Configuration (SOAMANAGER)
  37. Test Workbench Configuration (CATT, eCATT, STWB)
  38. Internet Transaction Server Config. (IACOR, ITS)
  39. Project Customizing (SPRO)
  40. Client Configuration (SCC4)
  41. Integration Engine Configuration (SXMB_ADM)
  42. SolMan Configuration in Managed System
  43. ChaRM/CTS Configuration
  44. Service Data Control Center Configuration (SDCCN)
  45. Service Data Control Center Download Data (SDCCN)
  46. Login Screen Information
  47. Initial Screen Configuration (SMW0)
  48. Lock/Unlock Users (EWZ5)
  49. Batch-Input Data and Configuration (SM35)
  50. SAP NetWeaver Workflow Configuration (SWU3)
  51. SAP NetWeaver LDAP Configuration (LDAP)
  52. Secure Store (SECSTORE)
  53. SAP Office Configuration (SBWP)
  54. Customer Defined Configuration Tables (CUSTOMER)
  55. CRM Middleware Configuration
  56. CRM Plug-In Configuration (CRM/ERP)
  57. CRM Integration in ERP
  58. CRM Component Configuration
    1. CRM Analytic Component Configuration
    2. CRM Interaction Center Component Configuration
    3. CRM Marketing Component Configuration
    4. CRM Miscellaneous Component Configuration
    5. CRM Field Applications (Mobile) Component Configuration
    6. CRM Sales Component Configuration
    7. CRM Partner Channel Management Component Configuration
    8. CRM Service Component Configuration
    9. CRM Web Channel Enablement Component Configuration
  59. CRM WebClient Configuration
    1. Define transaction launcher and IC WebClient
    2. Communication Management Software Connections
  60. SRM Component Configuration'
    1. Technical Basic Settings
    2. Settings for Supplier Synchronization
    3. Activate Users
  61. SCM Basis Integration Configuration
    1. Activation of Incremental Data Transfer
    2. Distribution Definition Maintenance
    3. Generation of Distribution Definitions
    4. Maintain Business System Group
    5. Assignment of Logical System and Queue Type
    6. Activation of CIF Error Handling
    7. Assignment of RFC Destinations to Application Cases
    8. User Parameters
  62. SCM Server Integration Configuration
  63. Remote Control and Communication Framework Configuration
  64. SCM Configuration in ERP
    1. Basic Settings for Setting Up the System Landscape
    2. Basic Settings for the Data Transfer
    3. Application-Specific Settings and Enhancements
  65. GTS Component Configuration
    1. SAP Compliance Management
    2. SAP Customs Management
    3. SAP Risk Management
  66. EWM Server Configuration
    1. Master Data Settings
    2. Batch Management
    3. Goods Issue Process (Work Center)
    4. Printer Settings
    5. Others Settings
  67. EWM Interface Configuration RFID
    1. Settings - mandatory
    2. General Settings for ERP - mandatory
    3. General Settings for ERP
    4. Delivery Processing for ERP
    5. Goods Movement
    6. Transportation
    7. General Settings for GTS - mandatory
    8. General Settings for GTS
    9. Non-SAP Systems
    10. Availability Check
    11. Migration from LE-WM
  68. BW Configurations

Future Plans

We are planning to integrate SID-Refresh into IT-Conductor cloud monitoring and automation platform to enhance flexibility of configuration, monitoring of source and target systems as well as the refresh process, centralized control of the refresh process including tasks that would traditionally be done for OS and DB.

 
Linh Nguyen

Written by Linh Nguyen

Linh was born in democratic Vietnam, escaped from the communist after the war as a boat-people refugee to Malaysia, subsequently immigrated to Australia where he attended high-school and completed dual-degrees in Computer Science & Computer Engineering in just 5 years. He started SAP career in Melbourne, then came to the US in the mid-1990s as a SAP technical consultant. He built a software and consulting company in Silicon Valley in 1996 named OZSoft and has been an entrepreneur with a passion to automate IT processes. In 2014, he started IT-Conductor, Inc. as CEO and co-founder along with David Stavisski, with the goal to help IT organizations to Stop Guessing and Start Managing by automating IT operations using a cloud-based platform IT-Conductor.

Topics: SAP Basis Automation, SAP LVM, SID-Refresh

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