Running a Simulation

IT Asset Management (Cloud)

You can simulate the application of one or more rule sets to see what outcome it will have before applying a rule set.

Tip: You can create copies of your rule sets with minor adjustments and run simulations to identify the best possible results. For information on copying rule sets, see Copying a License Rule Set.

To run a simulation of one of more rule sets:

  1. In IT Asset Management, go to the License Assignment Rules page (Licenses > SAP Optimization > License Assignment Rules). Choose a system landscape and click on it.
    The License Assignment Rules: system landscape name page is displayed.
  2. If you want to switch to a different landscape, click Change Landscape in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. On the License Assignment Rules: system landscape name page, select one or more rule sets that you want to simulate.
  4. In the Tasks section, click Run Simulation.
  5. In the Create New Simulation dialog, enter a name and description (optional) of the simulation.
  6. Click Create.
    The Simulation: simulation name page is displayed.

You can preview the results of the simulation in the grid in the License Assignment Summary section. It lists the license type and the corresponding description, the current number of licenses of a specific type (No. of Licenses (Current) column), and the projected number of licenses of a specific type that would be achieved if the rule set was applied in its current state (No. of Licenses (Simulation) column).

IT Asset Management (Cloud)