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Regarding Maintanance optimizer

Postby riteshdb »

Does any body know about maintanance optimizer, kindly reply.

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Ritesh Bhatia
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Maintenance Optimizer

Postby Rajnikanth »

As the information on Maintenance Optimizer (MOPZ) is straight forward,
I am posting this reply from the SMP.

Maintenance Optimizer

The flexibility of SAP applications has lead to a considerable increase in the number of software components that are used by individual customers and can be installed centrally on one server or distributed over multiple servers. For example SAP ERP 2005 contains more that 50 different software components. To efficiently manage the resulting combinations, professional support is necessary.

To date, customers selected the relevant maintenance updates from an unfiltered list of software packages in the SAP Service Marketplace and downloaded them. Then the customer had to import the patches into the development system, test them in the quality assurance system and finally release the patches to the production system. These steps are now simplified by the SAP Solution Manager, thus the customer can always have an overview of the maintenance activities in all systems and solutions.

All corrective software packages, including Support Packages (Stacks) for SAP NetWeaver 2004s and subsequent versions, as well as all applications which are based on this software (including SAP Business Suite 2005), released after April 2, 2007, will be available exclusively through the Maintenance Optimizer in SAP Solution Manager.

Optimized Maintenance Procedure

As a part of the SAP Solution Manager, the Maintenance Optimizer offers a comprehensive procedure for software maintenance, including:

1. The Maintenance Optimizer shows relevant maintenance files for the customer's solution.
2. The customer selects the required packages and approves the download of the maintenance files.
3. The customer downloads the software.
4. The customer imports the software (furthermore uses familiar tools such as SPAM, SAINT,...).
5. The customer closes the maintenance procedure.

Value Proposition

* A seamless software maintenance procedure increases the level of transparency and improves the traceability of software changes.
* The standardization of support process is necessary to prepare for future challenges facing support organizations, for example supporting service-oriented architectures.
* The Maintenance Optimizer is a central access point for activities related to planning and downloading software updates.
* The Maintenance Optimizer simplifies the software maintenance procedure for your support staff and thus reduces your cost of operations.
* The SAP Solution Manager monitors the complete maintenance procedure for your entire SAP solution.

Details About the Maintenance Optimizer

Affected SAP Software Packages

* Support Package Stacks, Support Packages and Patches for Java instances, except for kernel patches
* Legal changes

SAP Applications and Versions

* Mandatory for SAP NetWeaver 2004s and all applications based on this software (including SAP Business Suite 2005)
* Optional for all SAP applications

Required SAP Solution Manager Versions

* SAP Solution Manager 4.0 SP Stack 09
* SAP Solution Manager 3.2 SP Stack 15 (with limited functionality)

Time Frame

* Press Release from July 25th, 2006.
* Customer letter was sent to all customers early 2007.
* The Maintenance Optimizer is available as of January 2007.
* Maintenance Optimizer will be the ONLY source for maintenance files released after April 2, 2007 .
* Maintenance Optimizer is being further enhanced in 2007. Planned stages of extension comprise:
Automatic delta calculation and integration into Change Request Management.

Activating the Maintenance Optimizer

To use the new software download function in the SAP Solution Manager, the following activities must be performed:

1. Install the SAP Solution Manager
2. Connect the systems to the SAP Solution Manager
3. Connect the SAP Solution Manager to SAP
4. Download the Support Package containing the extension for the Maintenance Optimizer

For SAP NetWeaver 2004s and applications based on this software, the first three steps are performed as part of the installation or upgrade project. Therefore, the customer only has to perform the fourth step. As a result, the Maintenance Optimizer is activated and ready for use.



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Rajnikanth
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Postby riteshdb »

Thank you rajnikanth, thats a good information, but actually i wanted the details for the configuration ofMaintanance optimizer. it will be great if it is available.
thanks and regards,
Ritesh Bhatia,
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Re: Regarding Maintanance optimizer

Postby hussaini »

Hi Rukku,

The link is very good that anyone can get the clear concept of what a maintenance optimizer is and what is its purpose and use...
Regards,
Syed Hussaini.
SAP BASIS Consultant
Terrenos Software Technologies Pvt (Ltd).
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Re: Regarding Maintanance optimizer

Postby hussaini »

Good information Rajni

Thanks..
Regards,
Syed Hussaini.
SAP BASIS Consultant
Terrenos Software Technologies Pvt (Ltd).
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