Learn how to reduce SAP system copy & refresh time from weeks to a few hours and automate the management and operations of your SAP landscapes using SAP LVM and TDMS
SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management (LVM) software is a management tool that enables the SAP basis administrator to automate SAP system operations including end-to-end SAP system copy/refresh operations.
SAP NW LVM complements the SAP Solution Manager application management solution by providing insight into infrastructures as well as the applications running in those infrastructures. The software works in conjunction with key infrastructure components – such as the Virtualization layer, storage, operating system, and network – to deliver visibility and control of the managed applications and underlying infrastructure.
SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management reduces the time and effort required to clone, copy, and refresh systems. Using automated workflows, you can:
Clone – Make an exact image of a source application, such as a storage-level clone or a virtual machine clone of the SAP ERP application, while retaining the system name and ID. This enables you to theoretically test a business-critical production system without shutting it down.
Copy – Make a copy of an existing application in order to create a new system. The software enables you to make a clone of the source application and then change the system name and ID so that it operates as a new system. It also supports post copy tasks for SAP Business Suite applications such as the SAP ERP, SAP Customer Relationship Management, and SAP Supply Chain Management applications.
Refresh – Refresh business data in a non-production system by copying over the production system. SAP NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Management exports all of the critical information about the target system (such as the system name and ID, connections, and user information) before performing a system copy operation. The exported system configuration information is restored after the copy is made, and the target system is returned to the configuration it had prior to the start of the refresh process – just with updated business data.
SAP Test Data Migration Sever (TDMS)
SAP Test Data Migration Server (SAP TDMS) is a high-speed data extraction tool that transfers relevant business data from your SAP production system to your development, test, quality assurance, or training system. By enabling the transfer of just the relevant set of application data from the SAP production system, SAP TDMS allows you to create a lean and consistent non-production system.
- Donik Mullaademi
ALM Solution Architect
- Jens Rolke
Senior Solution Manager for SAP Landscape Virtualization Management
Friday, March 25, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT