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Component documentationSAP Solution Manager Configuration


You use this work center to configure SAP Solution Manager immediately after installation, following an upgrade, or after importing Support Packages. The system leads you through the process using guided procedures, and provides a constant overview of the progress of your configuration.

For assistance, you can use the help texts that are available for scenarios, steps, and activities. In addition, you can export all help texts of a scenario by choosing the Export to HTML button in the last step of each scenario.

Implementation Considerations

Before you can use SAP Solution Manager Configuration, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • SAP Solution Manager and the license key are installed.

  • The Transport Management System (TMS) is configured.

  • The SAP Solution Manager Java instance is up to date.

  • You have started the load generator (transaction SGEN) for the following components to increase the performance of your systems during configuration:

    • ST


    • SAP_ABA

  • You are authorized for the SAP Solution Manager Configuration work center.

For more information, see the SAP Solution Manager Security Guide on SAP Service Marketplace at Start of the navigation path published on SAP site Next navigation step SAP Components Next navigation step SAP Solution Manager End of the navigation path.


SAP Solution Manager Configuration comprises mandatory and optional scenarios.

For new installations, the following scenarios are required:

  • Overview: shows the mandatory scenarios System Preparation and Basic Configuration and their status.

  • System Preparation: configure prerequisites for performing SAP Solution Manager Configuration scenarios.

  • Basic Configuration: Configure the most important functions, applications, and work centers in SAP Solution Manager, for example, Maintenance Optimizer and Diagnostics.

  • Managed Systems Configuration: Connect your managed systems to SAP Solution Manager. You have to perform this scenario separately for each managed system. It is the basis for other functions, such as root cause analysis, technical monitoring, or EarlyWatch Alert.

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    You can choose whether to perform the full configuration or only the minimum required configuration. For more information about the difference between these configuration modes, see the dialog that opens when you change the configuration mode.

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Depending on your implementation, you configure, for example, the following scenarios:

  • EarlyWatch Alert Management: Configure your EarlyWatch Alert service.

  • Technical Monitoring: Configure the following sub-scenarios:

    • System Monitoring monitors the status of the managed systems.

    • SolMan Self-Monitoring monitors the status of SAP Solution Manager.

    • End-User Experience monitors hosts at various locations to simulate the availability and performance of business processes from an end-user perspective.

    • Orchestration Monitoring contains the scenarios Process Integration and Message Flow.

    • Interface Monitoring monitors interfaces and connections between business-critical systems in real time.

    • Job & BI Monitoring: BI Monitoring monitors process chains, queries, and templates, as well as Business Objects or Data Services background jobs. Job Monitoring monitors ABAP Jobs, BW process chains, Business Objects and Data Services.

  • IT Service Management: Configure central message management and processing. For more information, see Configuration of IT Service Management.

  • Change Request Management: Configure end-to-end management of your SAP Solution Manager projects. For more information, see Configuration of Change Request Management.

  • Business Process Monitoring: Configure the monitoring of the systems that are relevant for core business processes.

  • Business Process Change Analyzer: Configure the system so that it shows which parts of a Business Process Hierarchy are affected by a change.

  • Measurement Platform Setup: Configure the infrastructure to measure key figures and monitor the overall operating costs of your systems.

  • Data Volume Management: Configure the monitoring of the data volume in your system landscape to enable you to reduce the size of databases and the amount of data.

  • Custom Code Management: Configure the management of your custom code developments.

  • Job Management: Configure the monitoring, documentation, and scheduling of background jobs.

  • Service Availability Management Setup: Configure the reporting of agreed service outage duration in SAP Solution Manager.

  • Further Configuration gives access to tools and documentation that support further configuration scenarios, for example, Test Management, Quality Gate Management, and Change and Transport System. You configure these scenarios manually.