System Monitoring is an application in SAP Focused Run in the area Advanced System Management. It provides permanent collection of the most important KPIs to monitor technical systems, databases and hosts.
System Monitoring for a technical system is automatically configured during Simple System Integration (SSI). During the SSI step “System Monitoring”, all installed products of the technical system, as well as its database and hosts, will be identified and the corresponding default templates will be applied and activated.
When configuring System Monitoring, it is important to consider whether the default assigned monitoring template is sufficient to reflect your monitoring requirement. SAP has provided various monitoring templates over the past years to cover a wide range of products adopted by the most customers. These SAP provided monitoring templates is delivered within the component FRUN-CONT and contain the definitions of the metrics, events, and alerts as well as the details of settings such as the assigned threshold value, collection period etc. For more information, check the Rapid Content Delivery page.
All available templates are listed on the System Monitoring- Template Maintenance screen (located under Advanced System Management) on Focused Run launchpad. They are divided into categories like Database, Database Instance, Host, Technical Instance, Technical System.
Nevertheless, it is easy to identify that the already activated metrics or alerts cannot be deactivated or the assigned threshold value cannot be modified anymore (all settings are greyed out), which is made by design. These predefined SAP delivered monitoring templates are called as the standard templates. Of course, standard templates alone could not fulfill the customer's monitoring requirement, considering the fact that each customer has own preferred set of metrics and also it can vary depending on the system role (e.g. production or development system). Therefore, we SAP come up with the concept custom (monitoring) template and each customer can flexibly define own preferred set of metrics in it.
The custom template can be created conveniently by copying the standard template. The user needs to first mark the corresponding standard template and press the button Create Custom Template.
To ensure that during SSI step “System Monitoring” a custom template is assigned automatically, a default assignment must be changed. Therefore, please open System Monitoring – Individual Maintenance or you can jump in from System Monitoring - Template Maintenance by selecting the Managed Object Type (e.g. Technical System) in the Templates area and clicking on Default and Rulebased Assignment.
On the first screen you will see the template statistics in terms of assignment modes, grouped by managed object types. Following assignment modes are available:
You can switch between two views – Technical System Monitoring and Solution Manager Self-Monitoring by clicking on the corresponding radio button.
To change the default assignment, click on the relevant managed object type on the left part of the screen, then search for a relevant product/product group. In the column Default Assignment, either a name of current assigned template like SAP HANA DB is displayed or the number of assigned templates like 2 different templates (in case more than one product version exists and those having different default templates assigned). By clicking on that field, in a pop-up window the default assignment can be reviewed and changed. Either on the Product Group Level, for all product versions or one dedicated custom template per single product. Select a custom template from the list. If required, you can jump in from this view to the particular template or restore to SAP default. Close the window and save the changes.
Remark: Prior SAP Focused Run 2.0 FP03 you can maintain the default template for each product in the Template Maintenance application as follows:
It is also possible to implement additional logic for a rule-based template assignment. As of SAP Focused Run 2.0 FP03 this functionality is available in the standard. For previous releases it can be configured by a BAdI which is executed during template assignment. Each customer can develop an own implementation of the BAdI to influence which templates should be assigned under which condition. This process is described here.
The Remote Availability Checks are performed from a defined (central) Simple Diagnostic Agent (SDA) located in the related Customer Network of the Managed System.
The selection of the central SDA based on three attempts:
For all three options it is checked, if the related SDA is online.
The active central SDA can be displayed in the Metric Details of the Remote Availability Check Metric:
As of SAP Focused Run 3.0 FP01 it is possible to monitor standalone hosts. Initial setup has to be performed via report located under MAI_TOOLS -> Configuration -> Configure Monitoring. On the Entry Point Selection screen, provide following information:
Please repeat the same steps for the Monitoring Use Case Solution Manager Self-Monitoring!
Hint: in case you would like to configure the monitoring for several standalone servers from different custom networks/data centers, you can use multiple selection screen for Entry Points. A namespace of a custom network can be passed along with host name with the following syntax: <hostname>~<namespace>. The Namespace Name field remains empty in that case.
Once the initial configuration is executed, the result can be checked in the System Monitoring UI. On the Scope Selection screen, select the Hosts tab and provide the details, e.g. host name.
All further reconfigurations can be performed via Manual Template Assignment (part of System Monitoring – Individual Maintenance and Assignment UI). To do so, select the Managed Object Type ‘Host (Server)' from the drop-down menu and search for a host in the Managed Object field.
Yes, as of SAP Focused Run 3.0 FP01 it is possible to monitor standalone hosts via System Monitoring.
You can find the list of supported products here.