The "System Health Check for ABAP Systems" is a guided procedure that is delivered with Focused Run. It performs several health checks on ABAP systems and sends out a result report with all findings to interested parties. It can be executed manually or scheduled to be executed automatically in regular intervals.
The "System Health Check for ABAP Systems" covers ABAP availability, performance, exceptions as well as host checks. It can be executed as-is or easily customized and enhanced by other activities which are available in the guided procedure plug-in repository. For example, you could add HANA database checks, or include measured system availability and outages from Service Availability Management.
The following section describes how to schedule the health check so that it runs automatically in background and how to edit it's content.
How to plan the automatic execution of guided procedures (e.g. System health Check) automatically in background.
Guided procedures with automatic activities like the " System Health Check for ABAP Systems " can be executed automatically in regular intervals. After the execution, a result report is sent out to defined recipients .
To plan the automatic execution of a guided procedure in background, proceed as follows:
As of Focused Run 2.0 FP02:
Before Focused Run 2.0 FP02:
Create a customer specific Health Check guided procedure:
Add a step: To add a step, click on New, and select the step type in the menu, as shown below. You can also reuse an existing step. A new step will be inserted below the selected step, in the Steps tree.
Create Help text:
The step help text provides detailed information about each step, such as what is checked, and what will happen in the background. The "New" button in the help text section opens the "Create New Document" Pop up, which allows you to define documentation for a step or an activity. You can create a new HTML document or upload a PDF. If the HTML result report needs to show also the documentation in line, choose HTML.
Add Complete Step: The Complete step is the last step in the guided procedure, which provides an overview of the execution status of the previous steps. If the guided procedure is being executed manually, the HTML result can be generated only from the complete step. If you guided procedure does not have a complete step yet, add it.
Remove a Step: Select the step and click on Remove to remove obsolete steps.
Add an Automatic Activity:
The following activity types are supported by Guided Procedure Framework, however only Plug-ins should be used in the if the guided procedure should be executed in background lie the System Health Check:
|Manual||Simple manual activities consist of a description and either no navigation link, or a navigation link to a UI in Focused Run, in the managed system, or an external link. The navigation link can be configured.|
|Automatic||Automatic activities are activities that can be carried out in a Guided Procedure without user interaction or manual steps. If you have developed a suitable automatic activity, you can include it in the health check.|
|Plugins||Plug-ins are automatic activities that can be customized during Guided Procedure creation time. SAP delivers many health check Plugins to that can be easily customized and included into the health check Guided Procedure.|
Remove Activity: Select the relevant activity and select "Remove" to remove the relevant activity if it is obsolete.
Change Activity: Select the relevant activity and select "Edit". Change the plug in attributes per your requirements.
Set the Guided Procedure HTML Report Configuration:
For guided procedures with automatic activities
For manual or mixed guided procedures
If the health check guided procedure was edited in a development system and needs to be transported to QA and production systems :