This document provides guidance for setting up an adaptive-enabled landscape with managed systems on Windows. You are guided through a scenario that allows you to manually test the ability to relocate your system. You should execute this scenario before you start to manage an adaptive enabled SAP system using SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management. The Guide provides a set of governance rules for an adaptive Windows landscape.

Note that the updated Guide is attached to SAP Note 1783702.

SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management software 2.0 SP 04 is available as of March 3, 2014.


In the enterprise edition, new and enhanced features are available in the field of system provisioning, SAP HANA database management, and SAP Solution Manager integration.


For details, see the documentation.

 

For most current updates, see  SAP Note 1945543.

 

You can download the software from the SAP Service Marketplace.

Go to Support Packages and Patches, then choose

-> A-Z Index -> N

-> SAP NW LANDSC VIRT MGT ENT

  -> SAP NW LANDSC VIRT MGT ENT 2.0

   -> Support Package Stack Download

  

 


SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management software 1.0 SP 08 is available as of February 18, 2014.

 

LVM 1.0 SP 08 contains bug fixes only. For details, see SAP Note 1875577.

 

You can download the software from the SAP Service Marketplace.

Go to Support Packages and Patches, then choose

-> A-Z Index -> N

-> SAP NW LANDSC VIRT MGT ENT

  -> SAP NW LANDSC VIRT MGT ENT 1.0

   -> Support Package Stack Download

To accompany and support the SAP Cloud strategy, SAP Education has developed a new curriculum covering SAP Cloud Management and Virtualization for SAP solutions. The new training and course content are intended to enable IT professionals and help them to become prepared to support their customers to move from on-premise to on-demand.

 

Read this blog post by SAP Education's Haythem OUESLATI entitled A New Cloud Management & Virtualization Education Curriculum for full details on the new courses and their target audiences. In his post, Haythem also refers to SAP Learning Hub, the new cloud-based offering from SAP Education which lets people learn anytime, anywhere in a new environment based on SuccessFactors Learning and using SAP Jam.

 

Among the learning content provided free of charge in SAP Learning Hub, discovery edition are video overviews such as this one below.

 

Happy learning!

 

In addition to the RKT Delta Learning Map for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0, enterprise edition (already offered since last year), there is now a learning map available especially for the topic of post-copy automation, as offered by SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management.

 

You can access the new learning map as follows:


The learning map covers the following topics:PCA_Learning_Map.jpg

  • Overview of post-copy automation
  • Implementing ABAP post-copy automation (including demos)
  • Using ABAP task manager and stand-alone task manager (including demos)
  • Available automation content (ABAP and Java basis content, content for SAP Business Suite, content for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse)
  • Best practices for using ABAP post-copy automation

 

Altogether, the learning map offers over 7 hours of material, giving you a jump start to the efficient usage of post-copy automation.

We have updated the demo videos to LVM 2.0 and created a set of new ones about customization of LVM.

You can find the youtube playlist here: SAP NetWeaver LVM - YouTube

 

Kind Regards

Michael

As of today, December 2, 2013, Support Package 03 of SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management is available.

You can download it from the SAP Service Marketplace under Support Packages and Patches.

 

SP03 provides a set of enhanced features.

 

On implementing SP03, you can:

 

  • take a snapshot of a system including all volumes in order to
    re-use a consistent state of the system for system provisioning operations,
  • configure multiple HTTP proxies and assign them to instances and hosts.
  • reassign instances to another system within the managed sysetm configuration.
  • use an example of how to pass parameters to the ABAP task manager launched through SAP Logon,
  • configure general custom properties to centralize configurable and secure properties,
  • configure custom properties
    • for pools or pool containers to centralize configurable and secure properties,
    • for hosts to centralize configurable and secure properties.
    • for systems to centralize configurable and secure properties
  • start custom hooks in parallel with other subsequent process steps, and
  • download a support information ZIP file and attach it to an OSS message you are creating.

Please also note the following minor enhancements and changes:

  • The procedures for scheduling mass operations and sequential operations have been refined.
  • The procedures for configuring a managed system as a SAP Solution Manager system
    and assigning that system to other managed systems have been refined.
  • SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0, Support Package 03
    is required to run JAVAPCA 2.0, Support Package 00.
  • The framework of the Standalone Task Manager for Lifecycle Management Automation 1.0
    is delivered as part of SL Toolset 1.0 SPS09.
  • The dual stack split and system rename functionality (formerly known as SAPinst)
    has been integrated into the software provisioning manager SWPM.


For further details on SP03, see SAP Note 1878159  - SP 03 for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0            

For further details on the product, please see the topic SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management at a Glance.

For a detailed description of the product's functional scope, see http://help.sap.com/nwlvm.

Dieter Krieger

LVM overview updated

Posted by Dieter Krieger Nov 21, 2013

Note that the overview presentation on use cases, features and benefits of the product SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management has been updated. It now includes an overview of new features available with Release 2.0. For an overview of all available documents, see the table at the top of the document SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management.

The next Support Package, SP 03,  for SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0 (LVM 2.0) is planned to be shipped in early December.

It will provide quite a few enhancements, such as,

  • configuration of  multiple HTTP proxies,
  • reassignment of  instances to another system within the LVM configuration, and
  • configuration of custom properties for hosts and for systems to centralize configurable and secure properties,

among many others.

Note that the Delta Learning Map published on SAP Service Marketplace is now also available on SCN

This document outlines new and enhanced features available with SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0. It is based on the Learning Map of Release 1.0, which is exclusively available on SMP.

 

Enhancements and new features are available in the following fields:

  • Usability and customization
  • System provisioning
  • Additional platform support and integration

 

No enhancements were made to the standard edition.


For further
details, see the online documentation.

SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0 (LVM 2.0) is generally available as of October 21, 2013.  For further details, see this announcement.

 

LVM 2.0 is available in two editions, standard edition and enterprise edition.

  • Enterprise edition focuses on improved usability as well as enhanced functionality in several key areas such as the system copy/refresh framework. New features include custom provisioning, and support for additional SAP applications such as SCM, CRM, and BW as sources for system copies. Addtional supported databases include SAP Sybase ASE, SAP HANA and DB2 on z/OS.
  • Standard edition comprises a subset of the functional scope of enterprise edition and does not include the system provisioning functionality.

 

New features of enterprise edition are described in the Delta Learning Map.

 

For a general overview of the product, see SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management at a Glance.

For a detailed description, see the documentation.

 

SP03 is planned to become available in mid-November.

With SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM), you can simplify and automate the management and operations of your SAP systems and landscapes running on physical or virtual infrastructures and increase your business agility.

 

Catch SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM) 2.0 “live-in-action” at SAP TechEd Amsterdam 2013 and learn about the new innovations delivered with release 2.0. The session incudes: comprehensive product overview, live product demos, technical details on setup & configuration and customer testimonials.

 

Come join us for:

ITM203: SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0 – Live in Action

 

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With SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM), you can simplify and automate the management and operations of your SAP systems and landscapes running on physical or virtual infrastructures and increase your business agility.

 

Get hands-on experience with SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM) 2.0 at SAP TechEd Amsterdam 2013 and learn about the new innovations delivered with release 2.0. The session includes: hands-on exercises on mass-operations on SAP systems, SAP system copy with custom provisioning, ABAP post-copy automation, the new global search feature and much more…

 

Come join us for:

ITM160: Hands-On with SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management 2.0

 

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Tailoring SAP Netweaver Virtualization Management Software to your needs

 

With SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM), you can simplify and automate the management and operations of your SAP systems and landscapes running on physical or virtual infrastructures and increase your business agility.

 

In this new session, learn how to customize and adapt LVM to YOUR needs. This session is intended for customer that have already some understanding of LVM and will show concepts an demos for

Custom Tabs:               Define your own tabs in the LVM GUI to integrate your tools

Custom Services:        Detect, manage and integrate additional applications

Custom Operations:    Define your own action buttons in the LVM GUI

Custom Hooks:            Extend the functionality of the pre-defined activities

Custom Provisioning: Bring your own (replication) technology

Come join me for:

 

ITM300: Tailoring SAP Netweaver Virtualization Management Software to your needs

SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management now offers post-copy automation (PCA) for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and connected systems (SAP ERP, SAP CRM) for easier, reliable, and efficient system copies.

 

Join this session at SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2013 to learn about BW PCA offering along with technical details on different BW PCA scenarios supported by live product demos.

 

Come join us for:

ITM204: Post-Copy Automation for SAP NetWeaver BW System Landscapes

 

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