Starting with 7.2 SP7, the Guided Procedure Planning Management allows to schedule the execution of guided procedures fully automatic in background by creating and maintaining Guided procedure Execution Plans. After the execution, a result report is sent out to defined receivers.
If you want to schedule the fully automatic execution of guided procedures in background, we recommend using Guided procedure Planning Management instead of IT Task management for scheduling fully automated Guided Procedures.
A Guided procedure Plan consists out of the information which guided procedure shall be executed in background for which managed systems and who should receive the e mail with the result report afterwards.
The Guided Procedure Planning Management has two entry points via the Guided Procedure Browser:
To create a plan, you should open the Guided Procedure Browser and click on the button Create Plan:
In the create plan drop down list, there are two available modes to create a Guided Procedure Plan:
It should be noted that you can only create plans can for active Guided procedures which contain fully automatic activities.
The expert mode follows detailed guided steps.
Regarding the steps, they are described as follows:
In this step, the name and the description of the plan must be specified as shown in the picture above
In this step, the following fields must be filled as they represent the general preferences of the job configuration:
Once in the job control step, users can specify the parameters in controlling the job.
The section “Scope Details” allows to determine the systems for which the guided procedures shall run. The parameters act as a filter that filter out relevant systems.. The user can specify the Database type, the Extended System SID and the System type.
Press button “Show systems” if you want to get a preview of the systems, for which the guided procedure will be scheduled. All available systems can be displayed by leaving all attributes fields empty and clicking on the Show system icon.
The following step, Receiver Email Notification allows to customize the content of the result email:
The link Documentation will show a help text explaining the available placeholders in this step.
The mentioned placeholders for the receiver email template above are as follows:
The Business Partner is the person to whom the Guided Procedure reports should be sent to. Therefore, the ID of the partner who will receive the reports and the execution status must be entered in the field Business Partner ID. The assigned business partners must have a valid e mail address.
You can customize the subject and the mail content fields according to the your wishes by adding texts.
In the Review step, a summary of the created plan is presented with all the previously added details:
The preview icon will allow the user to have a simulation of the execution and provide details on the number of systems, the number of child background jobs and a tree table that contains the list of all the resolved systems for each child job:
Whereas the tree table is displayed as follows:
Once everything is verified, click on Finish to create the plan.
In the Simple Plan mode, only the required minimum features are necessary to create a plan.
There are four major sections:
The button Preview has the same actions as the button Preview of the expert mode. After checking the content of the fields, the user will click on OK in order to create the plan.
The Execution Plans Management presents these functionalities:
The Guided Procedure Planning Management offers the following functionalities:
The job status is displayed in the Master job status column. It can varies as follows:
The job status will be available as long as it is available in transaction SM37. In case a retention period is defined for the job data, deleted jobs will appear in the Guided Procedure Planning Management with an empty status.