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Getting StartedSAP Global License AuditingDocument Version: 1.2 – 2015-03-13

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Getting Started with the License AdministrationWorkbench 2.0 (LAW 2.0)

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Getting Started with the License Administration Workbench 2.0 (LAW 2.0)Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started with the License Administration Workbench 2.0 ........................................................ 31.1 Prerequisites ............................................................................................................................................................ 31.2 User Interface .......................................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Process Steps in Consolidation ..............................................................................................................62.1 Starting License Administration Workbench 2.0 ................................................................................................. 62.2 Editing Master Data ................................................................................................................................................. 62.3 Process Steps in Consolidation .............................................................................................................................. 7

2.3.1 Managing System Data........................................................................................................................... 72.3.2 Managing Results .................................................................................................................................... 82.3.3 Grouping Users........................................................................................................................................ 92.3.4 Consolidating Users .............................................................................................................................. 102.3.5 Analyzing Results ................................................................................................................................... 112.3.6 Transferring Results ............................................................................................................................. 12

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1 Getting Started with the LicenseAdministration Workbench 2.0

This short introduction is intended for administrators who are carrying out a license audit and want to consolidatelicense measurement data with the License Administration Workbench 2.0 (LAW 2.0).

To quickly get started with LAW 2.0, the standard processing steps involved in the consolidation are describedbelow.

You can find detailed information about the all the functions in LAW 2.0 in the help texts, which can be called upfrom the question mark icon.

1.1 Prerequisites

SAP NetWeaver Release (SAP_BASIS) 7.02 (Support Package 13 or higher) or 7.40 is installed.

The collective note 1995778 (for 7.02) or note 2067837 (for 7.40) was applied including all manual steps.

CautionThese collective notes are enhanced regularly. Make sure you have applied the newest version.

The Internet Graphics Service (IGS) and the Adobe Document Services (ADS) must be available and configuredcorrectly.

The measurement results from the component systems are available as files (.txt or .xml), or can be transferredover a predefined RFC connection to SAP component systems.

You use the LAW system overview sent with the measurement request to display all the systems whosemeasurement data you want to consolidate in LAW 2.0. All necessary system data (system number, installationnumber, hardware key, system ID) are already contained in the system overview. In addition, individualconsolidation rules and engine usage information can be imported with the system overview.

In SAP Support Portal there is a list of frequently asked questions:

http://support.sap.com/keys-systems-installations/measurement/law/law-faq.html

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Getting Started with the License Administration Workbench 2.0 (LAW 2.0)Getting Started with the License Administration Workbench 2.0

1.2 User Interface

CautionThe License Administration Workbench 2.0 runs in a Web Browser. If the maximum inactive time isexceeded, the connection to the server is closed. To avoid data loss, save your work regularly.

User Interface of the License Administration Workbench 2.0

The Header contains the current Consolidation Number (consolidation ID). The current consolidation ID isdisplayed as soon as you save the consolidation. As long as a newly created consolidation has not been saved, thetemporary number $1 is displayed.

In the Header you can also find the current consolidation:

· In Process

Measurement results have been imported or the engine usage information entered.

· Users grouped together

Users were grouped together according to a grouping criterion.

· Consolidated

Users were consolidated.

· Sent to SAP

Results were transferred to SAP or the result was saved in the local system as an .xml file. This step finishesthe consolidation. The last consolidation with status Sent to SAP can be opened again if necessary, bychoosing Open Consolidation from the menu bar.

· Canceled

Canceled consolidations can be displayed, but not opened again

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In the Menu Bar of LAW 2.0 you can set the function mode and choose between:

· Standard

All of the functions for carrying out a standard consolidation are provided here.

· Extended Mode

The following additional options are available:

o Import and define consolidation rules

o Create and define consolidation groups

o Perform additional grouping (according to a second attribute)

o Assign external user attributes and use them for grouping

o Assign external systems if automatic system assignment is not possible for external results (e.g. SAPHANA).

o Import and define engine usage information

o Define LAW settings

o Assign RFC connections

o Maintain description of special users

The Consolidation Roadmap displays the process step in which the current consolidation is located.

By selecting an active process step you can go directly to this step, or else choose Next Step and Back. A non-active process step (grey) becomes active as soon as the process step required for it has been performed.

In the message area you can see system messages, e.g. whether actions have been executed successfully or witherrors.

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Getting Started with the License Administration Workbench 2.0 (LAW 2.0)Process Steps in Consolidation

2 Process Steps in Consolidation

2.1 Starting License Administration Workbench 2.0

You start the License Administration Workbench 2.0 (LAW 2.0) with transaction code SLAW2 in SAP GUI.

When LAW 2.0 is started for the first time, you can confirm with Yes that the processing of RFC results isswitched to LAW 2.0. If you want RFC results to still be processed with the previous version of LAW, this settingcan be changed at any time. If you choose No RFC results will continue to be processed with the previous LAWversion.

You can now see the following functions in the initial menu:

· Start New Consolidation

(later also Process Current Consolidation and Display/Delete Completed Consolidation

· Edit Master Data

2.2 Editing Master Data

The function block you get to when you choose Edit Master Data groups together the master data editing optionsfrom the separate processing steps. You can edit the master data in the relevant process steps, or at any time bychoosing Edit Master Data . The editing options are available in the individual processing steps in Extended Mode.

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2.3 Process Steps in Consolidation

2.3.1 Managing System Data

RecommendationThe system overview provided by SAP makes it easy to check results are complete by comparingsystems that are relevant with those systems that have been measured up to now. In addition, individualconsolidation rules, engine usage information, and engine preselection can be imported with the systemoverview.

To import the system overview, choose Import System Overview, and if necessary, define non-relevant systemsby choosing Edit Systems or going directly to the overview table. If you want to run the consolidation without asystem overview, go to the next process step Manage Results, and import the results of the component systemsdirectly.

NoteIn the Manage System Data process step, in Extended Mode you can also:

o Copy a system overview used previously

o Assign an RFC connection

o Create a consolidation group (for internal purposes)

o Assign external systems (e.g. from an SAP HANA measurement) to a system

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2.3.2 Managing Results

To import results from individual component systems and the central LAW system, choose Import Result.

Results can be imported in document formats .txt and .xml. Results from multiple systems can be saved as a ziparchive and imported as a zip file.

To enter results for usage of products that cannot be automatically calculated by the measurement program,choose Engine Usage Information.

NoteIn the Manage Results process step, in Extended Mode you can also

o manage RFC actions.

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2.3.3 Group Users

In Group Users you can select a grouping attribute and put users into a group. When you select a differentgrouping attribute a new group is created and the previous group is deleted.

NoteIn the Group Users process step, in Extended Mode you can also:

o Create a grouping using an additional attribute

o Assign external user attributes and use them as a grouping attribute

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2.3.4 Consolidating Users

To start the consolidation, choose Start New Consolidation.

NoteIn the process step Consolidate Users, in Extended Mode you can also:

o Use individual consolidation rules

o Select the engines you want to display

o Display a partial consolidation using a group consolidation created previously (partial consolidationsare only for internal purposes. They cannot be transferred to SAP)

o Maintain description of special users

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2.3.5 Analyzing Results

Here you can display the results from different perspectives.

This functionality can only be used if the Internet Graphics Service (IGS) is available and configured correctly.

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2.3.6 Transferring Results

You can select the following options here:

· Transfer result to SAP

The result is sent directly to SAP. A confirmation of successful transfer is sent to the email address youentered.

· Save result locally

The result can be saved locally as an .xml file and sent by e-mail to SAP.

With these two options consolidation is completed and saved.

The two functions Display PDF Log and Download XML Result can be performed any time after the consolidationwas completed.

To display the PDF Log the Adobe Document Services (ADS) must be available and configured correctly.

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