SAP ILM Store Channel

SAP Information Lifecycle Management (SAP ILM) enhances the SAP standard delivery with the ability to manage the lifecycle of live and archived data based on rules. SAP ILM uses ILM-specific, enhanced data archiving functions.

Typical Features:

  • Lifecycle Management of data with the following Retention Management functions:
    • Defining ILM rules (for example, retention rules) for the purpose of mapping legal requirements and their application to live and archived data.
    • Putting legal holds on data that is relevant for legal cases in order to prevent early destruction.
    • Destroying data while taking legal requirements and legal holds into account.
  • Storage of archived data on an ILM-certified WebDAV server (to guarantee non-changeability of the data and to protect it from premature destruction)

Technical Prerequisites

To be able to monitor SAP ILM stores you need :

  • SAP Solution Manager 7.2 SP05 or higher
  • The latest ST-PI 740 SP05 plug-in must be installed on the SAP ILM system
  • The SAP ILM system must be connected to SAP Solution Manager via managed system setup

Available Monitoring Content

Monitoring Template: ILM Store

The ILM Store template contains metrics comparable to the local ILM Store monitor. The ILM Store Monitor can be accessed by using the transaction ILM_STOR_MON.

Metric Name Description MAI Category Since SP
Number of closed pool table Shows the number of pool tables that are closed in a period. Configuration 7.2 SP05
Number of opened pool tables Shows the number of pool tables that are open in a period. Configuration 7.2 SP05
Total number of all pool tables Shows the total number of pool tables. Configuration 7.2 SP05
ILM Store Return Code Shows the number of unsuccessful requests within a specified period. Exceptions 7.2 SP05
Amount of bytes read Shows the overall size of total written data in a specified time period. Performance 7.2 SP05
ILM Store: Lock Time Shows the number of current table locks that took longer than the specified threshold period. The threshold value is 3600 seconds (1 hour). Performance  7.2 SP05
ILM Store: Write count Shows number of read (PUT) accesses that occurred within a specified period.   Performance  7.2 SP05
Number of read accesses Shows the number of read (GET) accesses that occurred within a specified period.  Performance  7.2 SP05
Written Byte Shows the overall size of total written data in specified time period. Performance  7.2 SP05

Configuration

The Interface and Connection Monitoring setup can be accessed via SAP Solution Manager Configuration (SOLMAN_SETUP). 

To access the Integration Monitoring setup please go to SAP Solution Manager Configuration (SOLMAN_SETUP) → Application Operations → Integration Monitoring → Interface and Connections.

If you didn't perform the infrastructure configuration yet, please follow the Interface and Connection Monitoring Setup with SAP Solution Manager 7.2.

Monitoring Template: ILM Store

Navigate to the step 'Define Scope'. You can create a new scenario or use an existing one. Make sure the sender and the receiver system are part of the Interface and Connection Monitoring scenario.

Create the Interface Channel:

  1. Select the scenario and click 'Next'
  2. In step 'Preparation' perform all relevant manual activities and run all automatic activities.
  3. In step 'Configuration' click the 'Add' button.
    • Channel Name: Enter a meaning full name (max. 30 characters)
    • Type: Select 'SAP ILM Store'
    • Monitoring Template: Select 'ILM Store'
    • Description: Enter a description for the channel
  4. Click Next.
  5. Source type:
    • Select 'Technical System'
  6. Source: Select the source system from the drop-down list
  7. Target Type:
    • Select 'Technical System'
  8. Target: Select the target system from the drop-down list
  9. The measuring point is selected automatically.
  10. If more than one client are connected for the on premise system please select the correct client for the monitoring
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Finish.

This interface type can only be created with two ABAP systems. The target system must have the SAP ILM add-on installed.  

Maintain the Interface:

  1. Select the interface channel you created
  2. On the 'Interfaces' tab click the 'Add' button.
  3. Provide the following information
    • Interface Name: The name of the interface
    • Origin (mandatory): Enter the Origin of the ILM data. The Origin serves as the identifier of the source of the data (data origin). All of the systems that want to use the ILM Store do this in the context of the origin (data origin).

Select Metrics:

  1. On the tab 'Metrics' select the metrics you want to monitor. Please note that the selected metrics are collected for each interface entered above.

You can maintain attributes as described in the Interface and Connection Monitoring Setup with SAP Solution Manager 7.2 on the tab 'Attributes'.

Thresholds and the collection schedule are maintained in the next step of the guided procedure. Once you have maintained all your channels, click 'Next' in the main guided procedure to move to the step 'Activation'.

Maintain Thresholds and Schedule:

  1. Select the Alert for the channel (the alert is the line with the red flash icon next to it)
    • On alert level you can maintain notification and incident message creation
  2. Select the Metrics
    • You can adjust the thresholds on the tab Thresholds.
    • Do not change the data collector type or data collector name on the tab 'Data Collection' as the monitor will not work anymore if this is changed.
    • Only change the collection interval if you know what you do or if advised to do this by SAP.
  3. Click 'Apply and Activate' → <Choose one option> to activate the monitoring

Further Information

Identifying Parameter Input Values

To find out which origins are available in your SAP ILM system, please call transaction ILM_STOR_MON in your SAP ILM system. In this transaction you can select from all existing origins in the system. When opening the local monitor the origin and its monitored values will be displayed.