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System Landscape: Working with Attributes, Solution Manager

15 Dec 2011 8:42 am || 0

The “System Landscape: Working with Attributes” tutorial.

After completing the session you will have a good overview of:

  • Creating attributes
  • Set-up possible entries (F4) help for attributes
  • Assigning attributes to landscape components
  • Overview graphics for attributes

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Creating and assigning Attributes for Landscape Components.

You create attributes for hosts, database, systems and main instances, to be able to assign additional properties to them, e.g. hardware attribute information or the person responsible for a system. As a prerequisites, you have to be in the Solution Manager System Landscape transaction (SMSY). Double click  on “SMSY- System Landscape”.

 

 

System Landscape

Click on “Utilities” in the menu.

 

 

 System Landscape

Click on “Attribute Definition” in the menu.

 

 

 

 

 Display View “Attribute Definition”: Overview

Switch to Edit mode by clicking on the button “Edit Mode”.

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Overview

Click on “New Entries”.

 

 

 

 New Entries: Details of added Entries

Assign an attribute key in the customer namespace, i.e. beginning with Y or Z.  For this demo, please enter “ZRESPONSIBLESYS” and press tab.

 

 

 

 

New Entries: Details of added Entries

Now you have to enter an attribute name. for this demo, please enter “Responsible for System” and press Tab.

 

 

 New Entries: Details of added Entries

As a description, please enter “Responsible Person for System” and press Tab.

 

 

 

 New Entries: Details of added Entries

Check value “System Attrib”.

 

 

 

 New Entries: Details of added Entries

Now you have your entries. Please click on “Save”.

 

 

 

 New Entries: Details of added Entries

Go Back.

 

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Overview

The system displays the newly- defined attributes of the landscape components, in the “Other Attributes” tab. You can see the appropriate tab here. Press Enter to continue.

 

 

 

 

Display System QW8

You are now going to assign the attributes you defined to a landscape component, our example system QW8. Click on tab Attributes.

 

 

 Display System QW8

Click on F4 Help Button in field “Attribute Value”.

 

 

 

 Display System QW8

Click on “Possible entries”.

 

 

 

 Display System QW8

Select User “itutor” by clicking on the user name.

 

 

 

 Display System QW8

Click on “Continue”.

 

 

 

 Display System QW8

Click on “Continue”.

 

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Overview

You are now going to assign a possible enters help to your new attribute. Every time you want to assign attribute values to a landscape component this possible entries help will be displayed. Select this attribute.

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Details

In this tutorial we will assign an existing possible entries help, in this case the user data possible entries help of a system. Enter “USER_COMP” then press Tab.

 

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Details

Double click on the line “AGR_NAME”.

 

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Overview

Click on “Show Details”.

 

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Details

To save your changes, click on “Save”.

 

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Details

To assign attribute values to the search click on F4 Help.

 

 

 

 

Change View “Attribute Definition”: Details

Go Back.

 

 

 

 

Display System QW8

You have now assigned attributes to a landscape component. Press Enter to exit.

 

 

 

 

System Landscape

You can view the attributes you create a graphic. The overview graphic presents the landscape components sorted by the attributes assigned to them. Click on “Overview”.

 

 

 

 

System Landscape

Click to expand the tree.

 

 

 

 

System Landscape

Click on “Responsible for System”.

 

 

 

Display Attribute Responsible for System, Component Type System Overview

This is the overview screen of the attribute “Responsible for system”. You can see the system you are assigned to. Press Enter to exit.