"Operations Automation for System Management" provides an easy way to document and optionally automate reoccurring operation flows as guided procedures. They help the user to execute reoccurring operational activities in a guided and reproducible way. In addition, it is possible to automate the activities inside guided procedures and to execute them automatically with or without minimal manual involvement.
Operations Automation helps to reduce TCO and improve IT operations quality through:
A guided procedure consists of one or several steps. Each step has one or multiple activities. The following different activity types are supported:
The result of a guided procedure execution can be exported into a result report and sent via e mail. For the result report the following formats are supported: HTML or Microsoft Word.
The "System Management Guided Procedures" tile in Advanced System Management is the central entry point to create, edit and run guided procedures. You can execute guided procedures either manually or plan them for automatic background execution.
Under the view "Guided Procedure Catalog" you can see the guided procedures available for Advanced System Management.
For each of them you have the following options:
You can customize the content of the guided procedure per your needs. For example, you could add HANA database checks or include measured system availability and outages from Service Availability Management. For some plug-ins, you can change their behavior, for example, if they should check for the last day instead of last three days or that the result should be displayed as a bar chart instead of a table.
The following describes how to create and adapt a customer specific guided procedure based on the example of the System Health Check for ABAP Systems. The description is applicable for other Guided Procedures as well.
How to create a customer specific guided procedure using the System Health Check for ABAP systems as a template
How to edit a customer specific guided procedure
How to schedule guided procedures automatically in the background
Guided procedures with automatic activities such as System Health Check for ABAP Systems can be executed automatically in regular intervals. After the execution, a result report is sent out to defined receivers.
To plan the automatic execution of a guided procedure in the background, proceed as follows:
If you would like to execute an already defined and processed guided procedure plan again, proceed as follows:
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Press the Display Execution Logs button to get an overview of the past executions of the selected guided procedure.
By default, it shows the guided procedure instances that were executed in the last week for the selected system scope and the selected guided procedure.
You have the following options:
SAP Focused Run 4.0 SP00
SAP Focused Run 3.0 FP03