"System Management - Guided Procedures" in SAP Focused Run provide an easy way to document and optionally automate reoccurring operational activities as guided procedures. These guided procedures help the user to execute reoccurring administrative activities or alert reaction procedures 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.
Guided procedures help 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 HTML result report and sent via e mail.
Guided Procedures for Advanced System Management allow you to define and automate regular administrative tasks.
One example for this is the System Health Check for ABAP Systems. It performs several health checks on ABAP systems and sends out a result report with all findings to interested parties. It can be executed manually or scheduled to execute automatically at regular intervals.
The System Health Check for ABAP Systems covers ABAP availability, performance, exceptions and host checks. It can be executed as is or easily customized and enhanced by other activities which are available in the guided procedure plug-in repository. For example, you could add HANA database checks or include measured system availability and outages from Service Availability Management into the health check.
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: