Batch job monitoring overview

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Batch job monitoring is a powerful part of SAP Focused Run system monitoring.

This blog will give you the overview of functions of batch job monitoring.

For setup of the batch job monitoring, you can read all details in this blog.

Questions that will be answered are:

  • How does SAP Focused Run job monitoring work?
  • What can I alert on?
  • Is maintenance needed for batch job monitoring?

Batch monitoring overview

For batch job monitoring start the Job Monitoring FIORI tile:

The batch job monitoring overview screen opens now:

You can now zoom into the job errors per system:

And you can zoom in per job now:

Go back to the previous screen to click on the alert generated:

During the setup of batch job monitoring (see this blog), you make the settings on alerting and who to inform when a batch job fails.

In the settings of batch job monitoring you can alert per job on:

  • Job cancellation
  • Job start delay
  • Job run time
  • Message codes in the job log

Maintenance

Maintenance on Job monitoring is required. In the initial setup the SM37 job schedule is read. But you still need to perform maintenance:

  • Jobs that no longer run need to be removed
  • Changed job behavior (for example run time length)
  • New jobs (these you need to add)
  • New insights into job criticality and more points to monitor (you typically start with cancelled jobs only, later you learn and fine tune per job)
  • Receivers of alerts change over time

For maintenance, you can open the batch job configuration screen and with the icons on the right see the alerts for changed or deleted jobs:

Reference

The full setup guide for batch job monitoring can be downloaded from the SAP Focused Run expert portal via this link.

Author: Frank Umans

Working in SAP since 1998. Started as ABAP developer and later moved to SAP basis and authorizations. Since 2020 working with SAP Focused Run.

3 thoughts on “Batch job monitoring overview”

  1. Hi SAP

    Can get a cloud solution with SAP Focused Run, where I can monitor all our on-premises SAP systems jobs?
    I am after a place, where we can have all our Batch jobs documented and monitored, and send out alarms to the owner, if any of them fails.

    1. Hi Erik,

      You can have a look at SAP cloud ALM. See https://www.saptechnicalguru.com/test-drive-sap-cloud-alm-demo-system/ .
      SAP Cloud ALM is an SAP solution for monitoring cloud systems. It also has option to monitor on premise systems batch jobs. Your backend needs to be setup to send data to the SAP Cloud ALM solution.
      If you are running already something in the SAP Cloud, the Cloud ALM is part of the license. If you don’t have any, you should contact your account manager.
      You can see the functions live on the cloud ALM test demo system: https://www.saptechnicalguru.com/test-drive-sap-cloud-alm-demo-system/
      Implementation information for on premise batch jobs on Cloud ALM: https://support.sap.com/en/alm/sap-cloud-alm/operations/expert-portal/job-monitoring/job-automation-monitoring-details.html

      Regards, Frank

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