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SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager

21 Oct 2016 10:59 am || 0

Transporting native SAP HANA content with SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager

This tutorial focuses on Application Lifecycle management aspects and transporting native SAP HANA Content with SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager

What is SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager?

SAP HANA Application lifecycle management is the tool which helps user in all phases of a SAP HANA application lifecycle that are from modelling user product structure, through application development, transporting, assemble, and installing .

SAP HANA Lifecycle Manager Aspects

Platform Lifecycle management Aspects

  • SAP HANA Platform Lifecycle Manager is used for platform Lifecycle management tasks
  • Updating our SAP HANA system
  • Adding/removing additional SAP HANA systems or additional hosts
  • Adding additional SAP HANA components
  • Integrating our SAP HANA platform into your system landscape

Application Lifecycle management aspects

  • SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager is used for application lifecycle management tasks
  • Consist of a product management parts to manage products, delivery units and packages.
  • It also consists of transport management part in order to manage systems and transports routes
  • Perform transports and monitor transport processes

Accessing SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager

Please follow the steps given below in order to access Application Lifecycle Manager

  • First Go SAP HANA Studio
  • Right click on the system and select Lifecycle Management

SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager Basic Transport Landscape

There are mainly three basic tools in SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager basic transport landscape

SAP HANA Source

  • SAP HANA Source system is place where all the development objects are created and located

SAP HANA Target

  • As an administrator role, user uses SAP HANA Target system in order to register the source system, define transport routes and assign appropriate delivery units.
  • As a transporter role user execute transport by full on or delta delivery unit and for monitoring transport logs.

Delivery Unit

  • Delivery unit is transported from the source system to the target system by a pull principal.
  • The Delivery Unit exported from the source system. It is transferred in one step in one action and imported to target system.

Use cases for SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager

  • SAP customers who need a lightweight transport management
  • New SAP customer without SAP ABAP experience.

Advantages of SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager

  • SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager
    is a native SAP HANA transport tool which can be used without any additional system
  • SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager is lightweight and easy to use tool
  • Easy setup and minimal configuration effort

Disadvantage of SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager

  • SAP HANA Application Lifecycle Manager does not have central management of extended system landscape
  • No transport synchronization o non-HANA content
  • No integration in SAP process tools (ChaRM, QGM)