With SAP Application Interface Framework (AIF) you can easily develop, run and monitor you all application interfaces your business needs. SAP AIF is an integral part of SAP S/4HANA and S/4 HANA Cloud Edition for interface development, error and monitoring handling. And it is also available as add-on for the SAP Business Suite.
While SAP AIF has a local monitoring tool integrated, the messages send through SAP AIF can be monitored also with Focused Run to provide a centralized monitoring for all interface types and all systems in the SAP landscape.
SAP Application Interface Framework is the standard monitoring and interface hub for SAP S/4 HANA and SAP S/4 HANA Cloud applications. AIF is now part of the S/4 HANA core component and no longer needs to be installed as an add-on to the system.
To be able to monitor SAP AIF messages you need:
FRUN 2.0 Feature Pack 01
S/4 HANA running on SAP Basis 7.50 or higher
The formerly used ABAP add-on for SAP AIF in SAP ABAP systems with SAP Basis < 7.50 is not supported by Focused Run.
To be able to monitor interfaces of an on-premise system you first have to add it to Interface & Cloud Monitoring and select the monitoring categories you want to monitor for the system.
In the next step, you see all monitoring categories which are available for the system, depending on the system type and the installed software components. Some recommended standard monitoring categories are preselected.
Select the monitoring categories in scope.
Available Monitoring Categories
The available monitoring categories are:
To monitor currently running interfaces and messages in the S/4 system please use transaction /n/AIF/ERR the setup of AIF is done in transaction /n/AIF/IFMON.
After selecting your monitoring categories you have to maintain filters to define what exactly you want to monitor. Some monitoring categories come with standard filters that usually just select all items of this monitoring category. Focused Run can handle this high amount of monitoring data, so you can stick to this standard filters. Or you can set up filters of your own. You can create more than one filter for a monitoring category.
Available Filter Options
For AIF Monitoring you can always collect all messages collected by AIF for all categories. However, you can also use the following filter parameters, to restrict the data collection:
To find useful filters for the categories, it makes sense to collect all messages first. The filter values will be in the collection context of the collected messages in Advanced Interface Monitoring
The setup of the filters for the monitoring categories only makes sure that the data is collected, however, alerts are not created automatically. To create alerts and notifications you have to create an alert individually. If you didn't use specific filters in the setup before, but rather opted to collect all data, you have to create filters for the alerts.
In the next sub-step, you have to maintain the filter. The filter values are the same as described above. For some metrics, you have to maintain metric parameters. Find details below in the overview of the available metrics.
In the last sub-step you have to activate the alert:
For single exceptions, the threshold type is always 'Already Rated'. This means depending on the calculation frequency the number of exceptions is checked and an alert is created if this number is bigger than 0. If you want to reduce the number of alert for these metrics, you could increase the value for the calculation frequency to increase the time between checks.
For message retrieved from SAP AIF the following metrics are collected:
Not for all monitoring categories, metrics are defined to create alerts.