Job monitoring belongs to important central monitoring tasks and can ensure that background jobs and job chains are running as expected.
SAP Solution Manager provides a complete, centralized job monitoring concept based on the End-to-End Monitoring and Alerting Infrastructure (MAI). You can monitor the following types of jobs in a distributed system landscape:
Data from backend systems (SAP ERP) is collected by a job monitoring data collector. This collector continually looks for changes of all background jobs since the last data collection and stores this information in database tables.
The configuration of a monitoring object (identification criteria, schedule, and metric configuration) is stored in the data collector as well. This information is written to the data collector when the monitoring object is activated.
Job Monitoring data can be viewed by the Job Monitoring and Reporting Application.
Resulting alerts can be processed within the MAI Alert framework, they are accessible via Alert Inbox.
These applications are integrated into Job Management Fiori Launchpad of SAP Solution Manager 7.2.
In case the external scheduler SAP BPA by Redwood is used, it is possible to monitor process chains in SAP Solution manager using the application ‘Central job Overview', also available in Job Management Launchpad.
At the minimum, top business critical jobs and job chains (please note that in SAP BPA job chains are named as process chains) should be monitored and an immediate resolution needs to be found in case of a problem.
To identify whether the most important jobs and job chains run as scheduled, with good performance and finish successfully, different metrics are available:
Following are the highlights of capabilities offered by Job monitoring:
On https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/SM/Job+Management a detailed guide called Configuring Job Monitoring in SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is available. Below we describe the basic principle on how to configure job monitoring using a guided procedure. Please note, that the setup can be done from three entry points:
To configure job monitoring for a technical scenario, follow the guided procedure in SAP Solution Manager Configuration under Application Operations > Job Monitoring.
Before you can add jobs, you must define the scope by creating a technical scenario or selecting an existing technical scenario. The technical scenario groups technical systems for technical monitoring purposes.
You can configure job monitoring for a business process step.
Setting Up Job Monitoring via Job Documentation
You can configure job monitoring from existing job documentation.