Setup for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

This page explains how to connect SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain to SAP Cloud ALM to enable the monitoring of SAP IBP.

Currently the following monitoring application are supported for SAP IBP:

  • Job & Automation Monitoring
  • Real User Monitoring

Setup Video

The following video demonstrates the setup steps to set up application monitoring for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain.

A textual step by step description for all setup steps is provided in the sections below the videos.

 

Set Up Application Monitoring for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

  • Prerequisites for this video:

Prerequisites

To enable SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain to send monitoring data to SAP Cloud ALM:

  • You need an user with administrator authorizations in SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain
  • You need to obtain the SAP Cloud ALM Service Key to connect to the SAP Cloud ALM system
    • Endpoint: The host part of the service key parameter "Api", e.g. eu10.alm.cloud.sap
    • OAuth URL: Service key parameter "url" + /oauth/token, e.g. calm-tenant.authentication.eu10.hana.ondemand.com/oauth/token
    • Client ID: Service key parameter "clientid"
    • Client secret: Service key parameter "clientsecret"

Create Communication System

  1. Log on to your SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain tenant
  2. Navigate to the 'Communication Management' view and select 'Communication Systems'
  3. Check if there already is a communication system for this SAP Cloud ALM tenant.
    1. Search for the endpoint host (e.g. eu10.alm.cloud.sap) in the Search field
    2. To verify that the same SAP Cloud ALM tenant is addressed please compare the value in the field 'Token Endpoint'
    3. If a communication system exists you can move on to "Create Communication Arrangement"
  4. Click the New button the create a new communication system
  5. Enter a System ID and description and click the Create button
    1. Enter the Cloud ALM endpoint URL in the 'Host Name' field
    2. Make sure the 'Port' is set to 443
    3. Under 'OAuth 2.0 Settings' enter the Cloud ALM OAuth URL in the field 'Token Endpoint'
    4. Under 'Users for Outbound Communication' click the + button to create a new user
      1. Authentication Method: Choose OAuth 2.0
      2. OAuth 2.0 Client ID: Enter Cloud ALM client ID
      3. Client Secret: Enter Cloud ALM client secret
  6. Save the communication system.

Create Communication Arrangement

The Communications Arrangement is necessary to schedule the collectors.

  1. Navigate back to the 'Communication Management' view and select 'Communication Arrangements'
  2. Check if there already is a communication arrangement for scenario SAP_COM_0527 for this SAP Cloud ALM tenant
    1. Enter '0527' in the Search field. 
    2. If you find a communication arrangement check if it uses the communication system for the SAP Cloud ALM tenant you want to connect
    3. If a communication arrangement already exists move on the step 5
  3. Click the New button to create a new Communication Arrangement
    1. Scenario: Select SAP_COM_0527 'Application Monitoring Push Integration'
    2. Arrangement Name: Enter a name
  4. Enter the communication system for your SAP Cloud ALM tenant in the field 'Communication System' 
  5. Enter an 'X' for each use-case for which you want to collect data
  6. The 'Outbound Communication' fields are automatically propagated from the communication system
  7. Under 'Outbound Services' 
    1. Scheduler: Enter a '/' in the field 'Path' and press the ENTER key. This will trigger the propagation of the fields below
    2. Job Execution Details: schedule the job to Run Every 01 Minute(s). The job will be set to 'Active' after saving.
  8. Save the communication arrangement.