Installing CA WIly Introscope BCI Adapter for SAP Java Systems

SAP Focused Run system collects performance metrics and trace data of the SAP Netweaver Java systems through the CA Wily Introscope Byte Code Injection (BCI) Adapter.

Before you perform SSI for a SAP JAVA system you need to install and configure the BCI Adapter on each instance of the Java stack

Upon installing the BCI Adapter, SAP JAVA system reports performance and trace data to the CA Wily Enterprise Manager (Wily EM) and later on SAP Focused Run monitoring will collect the data from Wily EM for the relevant monitoring metrics.

Unlike SAP Solution Manager, for SAP Focused Run BCI Adapter setup for managed system is a completely manual step. This blog is therefore intended for the technical or SAP BASIS consultants who are responsible for installation and setup of SAP Focused Run system.

The following steps are required to install and configure the Introscope Agent

  1. Extract the Introscope Agent files
  2. Configure the Introscope Agent
  3. Introscope-enable the application code by setting Java VM parameters

Pre-Requisite

The BCI Adapter needs to connect to a Wily Enterprise Manager. You must ensure the Wily Enterprise Manager is already connected and configured for your SAP Focused Run system. In our blog we have explained how to configure Wily EM to connect to a Focused Run system.

You can also refer to this SAP Blog.

Extracting Introscope Agent Files

Extract the agent installer file ISAGNTJ5STD*.zip into the Netweaver CCMS directory, usually: :\usr\sap\ccms.

Upon extracting you will find wily directory in the :\usr\sap\ccms directory

Configuring Introscope Agent Settings

For a SAP JAVA System the agent configuration settings are found by default in the file :\usr\sap\ccms\wily\core\config\IntroscopeAgent.profile.

To configure the Introscope Agent you need to locate the following parameter and set the values.

1. introscope.agent.enterprisemanager.transport.tcp.host.DEFAULT = <IP address or hostname of the Enterprise Manager

2. introscope.agent.enterprisemanager.transport.tcp.port.DEFAULT = <port on which the Enterprise Manager listens for Agent connection. Default is 6001>

3. introscope.autoprobe.directivesFile = < DEFAULT is sap_typical.jar,sap_ep.jar,sap_ep_iviews.jar,sap_xi_typical.jar > . You may need to add further duirective jar files by adding entries to
the property, separated by comma.

Below table shows the various directive file names for various java application types.

sap_typical.jarMain instrumentation set for SAP
Netweaver. Includes support for generic
Netweaver functionality, like database,
JCO, Web Services. This jar is always
mandatory.
sap_sapvm.jarFor SAP Netweaver 7.10 and higher with
JDK5 or higher. Specific
instrumentation, e.g. memory
allocation. Do not activate for Java
1.4!
sap_bo_enterprise.jarSAP Business Objects Enterprise 3.x
instrumentation
sap_boe_webapp.jarSAP Business Objects Enterprise 4.x
instrumentation
sap_ep.jarSAP Portal specific instrumentation
sap_ep_iviews.jarAP Portal instrumentation: One node
per iView – should be preferred for
installations with many roles or when
collaboration rooms are used. Requires
sap_ep.jar
sap_ep_iviews_rolename.jarRe-activate metrics for each
iView/rolename combination. Activate
only one of these 2:
sap_ep_iviews.jar or
sap_ep_iviews_rolename.jar!
sap_duet.jarSAP Duet specific instrumentation
sap_hybris.jarInstrumentation for Hybris.
sap_smp.jarInstrumentation for SAP Mobile
Platform.
sap_omnichannelbanking.jarSMP instrumentation extension for Omni
Channel Banking
sap_xi_typical.jarDefault and mandatory instrumentation
file for PI
sap_xi_adapters.jarExtended instrumentation for PI
adapters.
sap_xi_passport.jarExtended PI instrumentation to detect
passport propagation.
sap_xi_full.jarExtended instrumentation for PI. Some
of these metrics might have a performance impact
sap_smd.jarSolution Manager self-monitoring
sap_mdm.jarSAP Master Data Management
sap_compliance.jarSAP Compliance (SAP GRC, SAP EC, SAP
REACH, …)
sap_epm.jarSAP EPM (SAP SSM, …) instrumentation
sap_retail.jarSAP Retail (SAP POS, SAP Triversity…)
sap_hilo.jarSAP Visual Intelligence instrumentation
sap_srm_crm.jarSAP SRM & SAP CRM (SAP Convergent
Charging, SAG Frictionless
e-Commerce, …)
sap_manufacturing.jarSAP Manufacturing (SAP SAP
Manufacturing Execution, SAP xMII, …)
Sap_hadoop.jarSAP Hadoop instrumentation
sap_partner.jarInstrumentation for SAP partner
products. See SAP Note 1852015.
sap_tomcat_typical.jarDefault and mandatory instrumentation
file for Apache Tomcat
sap_tomcat_full.jarExtended instrumentation for Apache
Tomcat
sap_websphere_typical.jarDefault and mandatory instrumentation
file for IBM WebSphere Application
Servers
sap_websphere_full.jarExtended instrumentation for IBM
WebSphere Application Servers
sap_weblogic_typical.jarDefault and mandatory instrumentation
file for Oracle WebLogic Server
sap_cem_integration.jarInstrumentation for integration with CA
product CEM (only for SED)

Activating the Agent: Set Java VM Parameters

You have to add Java VM options to enable the agent. Typically, you will only want to activate the agent on the SAP J2EE server nodes, not on dispatchers.

You need to set the following parameters for the Java VM.

  1. Run the SAP J2EE Configtool.
  2. Navigate to Instance/VM Parameters/System and enter the following new parameters
NameValue
com.wily.introscope.agent.agentName${SYSTEM_NAME}${INSTANCE_NAME}$[elem/Name]
com.wily.introscope.agentProfile<drive>:/usr/sap/ccms/wily/core/config/ IntroscopeAgent.profile

3. Navigate to Instance/VM Parameters/Additional and enter the following new java parameter

-javaagent:/usr/sap/ccms/wily/Agent.jar

4. Save and Repeat steps 1 to 3 for all instances of the SAP JAVA system.

5. Restart the SAP instances.

To verify that Config tool changes were made, open the file: :\usr\sap\\\j2ee\cluster\instance.properties and check for a line beginning with ID.JavaParameters, and see if it contains the lines you entered in the step above.

Simple System Integration of SAP JAVA Systems

For activating SAP Focused RUN monitoring functionalities on an SAP JAVA system you need to perform Simple System Integration of SAP JAVA Systems.

In our previous post we explained how to perform Simple System Integration (SSI) of ABAP systems. Performing SSI for SAP JAVA systems is similar to that of ABAP systems.

You need to ensure the below pre-requisites are met which are same as the pre-requisite for for performing SSI of ABAP systems.

Focused Run Prerequisites

Before you can perform SSI for any managed system, you need to ensure the basic framework setup prerequisites are met. For this ensure all activities mentioned in section 5.2.4 Preparing Simple System Integration of the SAP Focused Run master guide.

Managed System Prerequisites

1.) Simple Diagnostics Agent deployed on all hosts of Java Managed system.

In this blog we have explained the steps for deploying SDAs on managed systems.

You can also refer to the SAP documentation here.

2.) JAVA Managed system is registered in LMDB and Data Supplier Completeness check is green.

In our future blogs we will explain how to register various types of managed systems into LMDB. And for troubleshooting in case Data Supplier Completeness check is not green, you can follow SAP’s documentation here.

3.) Database preparation is complete.

You need to perform certain database specific pre-requisite configurations in order to perform the integration of the underlying database of the managed system. In this SAP documentation SAP has outlined the steps for various types of databases.

4.) A system user is created in the managed system. This user will be required to authenticate local HTTP and P4 calls by the simple Diagnostics Agent for data collection. We refer to this user as FRUN user.

You can refer to this SAP documentation to get the list of roles that needs to be assigned to this FRUN user.

Additional Pre-requisite for JAVA Managed Systems.

Other than the above mentioned pre-requisites, for JAVA systems, you also need to Install BCI Adapter ( CA Introscope Wily Adapter) to collect performance metrics and trace data of the NW Java.

In this blog we explain how to install and configure the BCI Adapter for Java systems.

You can also refer to section SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java in this SAP Focused Run expert portal blog for managed system preparation.

Performing SSI of JAVA managed system

For executing SSI navigate to the SSI app in the Infrastructure Administration section of the Focused Run launchpad.

In the SSI app scope selection area you can enter the managed system extended SID individually or you can select a more generic filter to list multiple systems.

SSI is performed in 2 steps for JAVA managed systems.

Step 1: Edit Configuration

In this step you provide the credentials for the SDA agent to connect to JAVA Managed System.

  1. The FRUN User and password you created as a pre-requisite
  2. The HTTP and P4 ports for connecting to the Java managed system.

Step 2: Configure Automatically

In this step, select the JAVA managed system for which you want to perform the SSI and click on the button Configure Automatically.

Note: When you perform SSI for the main technical system , it will automatically perform the SSI for all the underlying components in the system hierarchy. That is, if you perform SSI for Application Server JAVA, it will also perform the SSI for the system’s database. However the if you perform first the SSI of the system’s database it will not automatically perform the SSI of the main technical system and you will again have to perform the SSI for the technical system again separately.

Cloud monitoring overview

The integration and cloud monitoring function of SAP Focused Run consists of 2 main functions:

  • Cloud monitoring between on premise and cloud SAP products
  • Interface monitoring between SAP systems (read more on interface monitoring in this blog)

This blog will give an overview of the Cloud monitoring between SAP on premises systems and SAP cloud solutions.

Questions that will be answered in this blog are:

  • How does the Cloud monitoring in SAP Focused Run look like?
  • How much details and history can I see in SAP Focused Run interface monitoring?
  • Can I link an Cloud monitoring event to and alert?
  • Which Cloud monitoring scenarios are supported?

Cloud monitoring

To start the cloud monitoring click on the FIORI tile:

Select the cloud scenarios:

You now reach the scenario overview screen:

Click on the tile for details (we will take Ariba as example):

Click on the red line between the on premise and the cloud system:

Click on the red errors number for the error overview:

Click on specific error:

Supported cloud scenarios

Not all cloud products and scenarios of SAP are supported via SAP Focused Run Cloud monitoring. On the SAP Focused Run Expert Portal the following scenarios are currently published:

Read the scenario details carefully! Inside the details there might be less monitored than you were expecting.

Could monitoring setup

The setup for cloud monitoring will be explained in a future blog.

Interface monitoring: web service monitoring

The generic interface monitoring setup in SAP Focused Run is explained in this blog. This blog will zoom into monitoring of web services.

Web services monitoring automates the monitoring in transaction SRT_MONI, which is extensively explained in this blog.

This monitoring does not check the connection availability of the web service. To make that happen, you would need to install a custom program from this blog, that writes an entry to SM21. From the SM21 entry, you can create a custom monitoring metric that alerts on the connection issue. How to setup custom metrics is explained in this blog.

Data collection and alerting setup

In the configuration for interface monitoring in the Technical System settings, goto the monitoring part and activate the data collection for Web Service Errors:

In the monitoring settings, you can filter on specific criteria, or leave everything blank to report on everything:

In the alerting part check you can choose between amount of entries and number of error entries:

And set the filters for the alerting:

The filter for monitoring and alerting can be different. It could be you want to monitor all errors, but only activate specific important ones.

Save your monitoring data collection and alerting settings.

Graphical modelling

In the graphical modelling add the filter between two systems for the web service monitoring:

Also here: first scroll down to see the OK button. Press first OK before pressing Save, or you might loose the data and have to re-enter it. This it bit annoying in the UI.

Monitoring usage

The end result looks as follows:

You can click on the errors or success messages and zoom all the way down to individual messages:

Simple System Integration of SAP ABAP Systems

Simple System Integration (SSI) of SAP ABAP Systems made easy.

For activating SAP Focused RUN monitoring functionalities on an SAP ABAP system you need to perform Simple System Integration of SAP ABAP Systems

Simple System Integration, or shortly known as SSI, is a guided procedure similar to the managed system setup in SAP Solution Manager. SSI is used for integrating a managed system to SAP Focused Run system. Unlike SAP Solution Manager managed system setup, SSI is fully automatic and has no manual steps.

In order to ensure SSI is completed successfully we need to ensure all -prerequisites are met.

Focused Run Prerequisites

Before you can perform SSI for any managed system, you need to ensure the basic framework setup prerequisites are met. For this ensure all activities mentioned in section 5.2.4 Preparing Simple System Integration of the SAP Focused Run master guide.

Managed System Prerequisites

1.) Simple Diagnostics Agent deployed on all hosts of ABAP Managed system.

In this blog we have explained the steps for deploying SDAs on managed systems.

You can also refer the SAP documentation here.

2.) ABAP Managed system is registered in LMDB and Data Supplier Completeness check is green.

In our future blogs we will explain how to register various types of managed systems into LMDB. And for troubleshooting in case Data Supplier Completeness check is not green, you can follow SAP’s documentation here.

3.) Database preparation is complete.

You need to perform certain database specific pre-requisite configurations in order to perform the integration of the underlying database of the managed system. In this SAP documentation SAP has outlined the steps for various types of databases.

4.) A system user is created in the managed system production/main client. This user will be required for RFC connection to the managed system. We refer to this user as FRUN user.

You can refer to this SAP documentation to get the list of roles that needs to be assigned to this FRUN user.

Performing SSI of ABAP managed system

For executing SSI navigate to the SSI app in the Infrastructure Administration section of the Focused Run launchpad.

In the SSI app scope selection area you can enter the managed system extended SID individually or you can select a more generic filter to list multiple systems.

SSI is performed in 2 steps for ABAP systems.

Step 1: Edit Configuration

For ABAP systems in this step you need to enter the details of the FRUN user that you created as a prerequisite.

For this select the row for the ABAP system and click on the Edit Configuration button as shown in below screenshot. Next in the pop-up enter the credentials of the FRUN user.

Step 2: Configure Automatically

In this step, select the ABAP managed system for which you want to perform the SSI and click on the button Configure Automatically.

Note: When you perform SSI for the main technical system , it will automatically perform the SSI for all the underlying components in the system hierarchy. That is, if you perform SSI for Application Server ABAP, it will also perform the SSI for the system’s database. However the if you perform first the SSI of the system’s database it will not automatically perform the SSI of the main technical system and you will again have to perform the SSI for the technical system again separately.

Mass SSI

Focused Run also provides even higher level of automation by allowing to perform SSI at a time for multiple systems. In our future blog we will explain how you can perform mass SSI.

Once the SSI automatic activities finish, you can check the logs of the SSI automation steps in the Log Messages area.

In our future blog we will explain details of each step in the Configure Automatically guided procedure of SSI and how to troubleshoot in case of error.

In our future blogs we will also explain how to perform SSI for various system types.