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Solution Landscape vs CEN Setup

Hello all,

i am unsure how to setup the Solution Manager 4.0 for monitoring a sattelite system like a XI-Server.

Possibility one:

Within the Solution Manager you can maintain a solution landscape. The solution landscape allows monitoring CCMS alerts on the sattelite system as well as administering the sattelite system by calling several transactions remotely on the sattelite systems.

Possibility two:

On Solution Manager you have also the possibility to setup the Solution Manager as CEN (rz21). Relevant CCMS data is polled via RFC connections or pushed by agents from the sattelite systems to the CEN.


What are the advantages/disadvantages on using one or the other possibility? Or is it even a good idea to use both?

Thanks for answers


Former Member
Former Member replied

Hello Frank:

1) From the Solution Landscape in the System Monitoring area you will have the possibility to look at the CCMS information that is currently gathered from your monitored systems; you can also from there complete the alerts or navigate into the system to analyze the problem.

2) from CEN you will be able to trigger alerts in terms of email or pager notifications, this is useful if you don't want to look at System Monitoring in the Solution Landscape but you want sort of strong alerting capabilities from a central location if for instance some particular component in the SAP system has reached some threshold value.

I will recommend to use both !

Hope this helps!

Best Regards,


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