Several SAP public cloud solutions now support the delivery of monitoring data to SAP Focused Run using PUSH data collection.
PUSH data collection means that data collection is triggered in the managed cloud service and that the managed cloud service is actively pushing monitoring data to SAP Cloud ALM. The advantages of PUSH data collection are a usually much easier setup and that monitoring data is only transferred if there is actual monitoring data to report.
However, usually SAP Focused Run is located behind a firewall in the customer data center. To enable SAP public cloud services to push monitoring data directly to SAP Focused Run, this firewall would have to be opened and SAP Focused Run would be accessible from the Internet. This is not desireable.
Hence, another solution had to be provided. The SAP Focused Run Reverse Proxy is this solution. In this solution SAP Cloud ALM together with an SAP Cloud Connector act as reverse proxy for SAP Focused Run and allow a secure transfer of pushed monitoring data to SAP Focused Run.
The SAP Cloud ALM entitlement is included in SAP Enterprise Support Cloud Editions. For more information please click here.
The graphic below shows the architecture of the SAP Focused Run reverse proxy infrastructure.
In this scenario SAP Cloud ALM solely acts as pass-through for the metrics pushed by the managed cloud services. The metrics are forwarded via the SAP BTP Connectivity Service and the SAP Cloud Connector directly to SAP Focused Run.
Only in SAP Focused Run the metrics alerts are generated as per the setup.
In SAP Cloud ALM only the connectivity to SAP Focused Run has to be defined.
The following prerequisites have to be fulfilled before the setup:
To make sure that SAP Focused Run can be successfully reached, please ensure the following setup in SAP Cloud Connector:
Before you can start the setup in SAP Cloud ALM, you have to perform the following setup steps in SAP Focused Run:
Create a system entry in Landscape Management for SAP Focused Run
Create one endpoint for each customer network that will receive push monitoring metrics
The setup in the managed cloud service depends on the cloud service type. Please refer to the page Integration Monitoring Scenarios and the select the respective page for the detailed setup description.