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 desirable.
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:
* Please note: if the SAP Cloud ALM tenant is the first subaccount in this cloud connector you will automatically be forwarded to the "First Subaccount" page.
If you use an SAP Web Dispatcher in your landscape you have to make sure that the requests can be routed successfully. To be able to connect successfully to SAP Focused Run, please verify that the following paths are permitted in your Web Dispatcher:
Note down the "Admin Request Parameter" for each customer network in SAP Focused Run that will receive metrics from the metric push
If you don't want to create the SAP Focused Run system manually in SAP Cloud ALM, you can register it before continuing the setup in SAP Cloud ALM.
To register SAP Focused Run in SAP Cloud ALM, please perform the registration as described on the page SAP NetWeaver Application Server for ABAP higher than 7.40.
After the registration is successful, you find your SAP Focused Run system in SAP Cloud ALM:
If you didn't register your SAP Focused Run system in SAP Cloud ALM, you have to create the system entry manually. If you registered SAP Focused Run in the step before, you can skip this activity.
For the setup in the managed system copy the reverse proxy URL
Starting with SAP Focused Run 3.0 FP03 you can automatically import the subscribed cloud services from the Landscape Management in SAP Cloud ALM into the Cloud Service Management in SAP Focused Run.
Please do not activate this for older SAP Focused Run releases.
For older SAP Focused Run releases you might have to create the cloud services manually in Cloud Service Management, before activating the monitoring data push. Please refer to the respective product setup pages under Supported Products for details.
The setup in the managed cloud service depends on the cloud service type. Please refer to the page Supported Products and select the respective page for the detailed setup description.
The reverse proxy is used for the following cloud products: