On this 2nd day of SAP TechEd, Solution Manager 7.2 was the most popular topic. Rooms were packed! The reason is quite simple: Solution Manager 7.1 will expire on December 31, 2017. Therefore, we have 15 months left to plan the transition to version 7.2. Overall, there are no significant changes with respect to basic functionalities such as SLD, LMDB and SOLMAN_SETUP. The look is now standardized with tiles. As for Maintenance Optimizer, it will be replaced with Maintenance Planner.
In addition, Solution Manager 7.2 is no longer a “dual-pack” as its core is now NetWeaver 7.4. This version remains available in the most popular databases. It can also be installed on SAP HANA.
Will you opt for an upgrade or a new installation? Several factors must be considered in order to make the right choice.