Scenario Configuration

A scenario allows you to group point-to-point interfaces that belong to a more complex interface scenario. All connections that are part of a scenario can then be displayed together in a scenario topology. By adding filters to the connections you can define which messages and exceptions are in scope for a scenario and isolate their status information in the monitoring application.

By naming the filter group of a connection between components appropriately, you can add business-related information to your scenario. Knowing what exactly is sent via this connection will support the readability and understandability of the scenario for monitoring. This will simplify the communication between the business, functional support and technical support teams. 

Create Scenario

Before you can set up a scenario you first have to activate the monitoring for the components and integration categories in scope. Then you can create a scenario: 

  1. Open the Advanced Monitoring Application by clicking on the 'Integration & Cloud Monitoring' tile in transaction FRUN
  2. Click on the pinwheel in the upper right corner of the Integration & Cloud Monitoring' application
  3. In the configuration panel expand the 'Scenarios' tray and click on the pen icon in the upper right corner. This will open the 'Scenario Overview' view. 
  4. If your scenario is not on the list yet, click the 'Add' button to add it. If it is on the list, click on the scenario ID. The 'Details' view opens.
  5. Enter the technical name and a description for your scenario.
 

Maintain Topology

In the 'Topology' step you create the topology for your scenario.

  1. Click on the 'Node Selection' drop down
  2. Check all technical components that are part of your scenario
  3. Click the '+' button next to the drop-down
  4. The select technical components will appear on the topology screen
  5. You can add more nodes by repeating the steps 1 to 3
  6. To remove a node: Click on the technical component and select 'Main Actions' → 'Delete Node'

After adding the components you can do the following:

  • Add 'Alerts' to a component
  1. Click on the technical component
  2. Click on 'Alert for Component'
  3. Create the alert as described above
  • Add a 'Filter' to the component, to only see information for specific monitoring categories and interfaces.
  1. Click on the technical component
  2. Click on 'Filter for Component'
  3. Create the filter as described above

The alerts and filters can only be created for monitoring categories that are already set up for the technical component.

To create a real landscape topology you have to create connections between the technical components.

  1. Click on the technical component
  2. Select 'Main Actions' → 'Add Link to...' → Select target component
  3. To delete a link: click on the link and select 'Delete Link'

You can add a group of filters to the created link.

  1. Click in the link
  2. Select 'Add Line Filter'
  3. Enter a 'Filter Group Name' in the screen to the right
  4. Click the '+' button to add a filter
  5. Enter the filter name
  6. Select the component on which the filter should be created
  7. Select the monitoring category for the filter
  8. Maintain the filter as described above

The filters can only be created for monitoring categories that are already set up for the selected technical component.

Flow Configuration

Flows allow you to describe end-to-end message flows that run over several technical components. This is useful integrations consisting out of more than one point-to-point interface.

Currently supported end-to-end flows:

Supported Patterns Categories Limitations
PI → PI PI Messages (ABAP), PI Messages (Java) Split and Merge scenarios are not supported yet
IDoc → IDoc IDoc

 
PI → IDoc PI Messages (ABAP), PI Messages (Java), IDoc IDoc sent from ABAP to PI are not supported as part of a flow
CPI → C4C / C4C → CPI SAP Cloud Platform Integration, SAP Cloud for Customer Split and Merge scenarios are not supported yet
ABAP WS → CPI / CPI → ABAP WS SAP Cloud Platform Integration, Web Service Messages (ABAP)

 
ABAP WS → C4C / C4C → ABAP WS SAP Cloud for Customer, Web Service Messages (ABAP)

 

For these end-to-end flows, you can see a status summary and the average duration and status over time for the whole flow in the E2E Monitor of the Advanced Integration Monitoring application.

It is optional to create end-to-end flows for a scenario. 

 

Maintain Flows

To create a flow go to the step 'Flows (Optional)' in the scenario configuration:

  1. Click the 'Add' button to add a new flow
  2. Enter a name and a description
  3. Select the start component of the message flow from the 'Node Selection' drop-down and click the '+' button
  4. Select the next component in the message flow from the 'Node Selection' drop-down and click the '+' button
  5. Repeat step 4 until all component of the flow are added
  6. Lines between the components are created automatically

For each component enter a filter that identifies the messages of this message flow:

  1. Click on the component
  2. Select 'Filter for Node'
  3. Set up the filter in the screen to the right
  4. You can only create a filter for monitoring categories that are already set up for the component.