The Central Calendar is part of the DBA Cockpit in the SAP system. It gives you a single point from which to manage database administration (DBA) actions in an integrated SAP environment. The actions available differ according to the database platform but the method of use is the same. Examples of actions are backups, database system checks, and so on.
The Central Calendar is only for viewing DBA actions by system.
However, you can easily switch to the DBA Planning Calendar for any SAP system registered in the DBA Cockpit to plan – that is, schedule, change, delete, or execute – DBA actions.
The Central Calendar gives you a single point from which to manage:
● Databases of different types and versions on remote SAP systems
● Databases for different versions of the SAP system
● Databases of non-ABAP SAP systems
The Central Calendar runs with all database platforms delivered as a standard part of the SAP system and supported by SAP (except DB2 for i5/OS, which has good equivalent tools).
● You can manage in real time systems directly administered from the system where the DBA Cockpit is running as well as remote systems, including non-ABAP systems.
● You can quickly check the color-coded status for each system to see if actions have executed successfully.
● You can quickly check the number of actions and number of actions with the highest status severity for each system, as shown in the following example:
The entry for February 2007 in the cell for Thursday February, 08 is:
3 FUD 2
On system FUD for Thursday 8th January 2007 (in the past), there were 3 actions planned, 2 of which had the highest status severity. For example, the highest status severity might be “Warning”, in which case the entry is displayed with a yellow background.
1. On the system where you normally run the DBA Cockpit, you plan a regular job in the DBA Planning Calendar to update the results from remote systems using the action Central Calendar Log Collector. For example, you plan this job to run daily at 06:00.
2. You define the systems you want to monitor in the DBA Cockpit by setting the flag Collect Central Planning Calendar Data for each system.
3. You regularly check the results using the Central Calendar.
4. If you need to schedule, change, delete, or execute actions, you switch to the DBA Planning Calendar.
For more information, see Using the Central Calendar.