System monitoring overview

This blog will give you and overview of the functional capabilities of the System Monitoring in SAP Focused Run.

Questions that will be answered in this blog are:

  • What are the main functions of System Monitoring?
  • How to zoom in on systems and specific metrics?

System monitoring

From the Advanced System monitoring group in FIORI launchpad, select the System Monitoring tile:

Now select the systems you want the see the monitoring data about in the Scope selection block (for usability tips and tricks read this blog):

Select Go when you finished your filtering. You now reach the overview screen:

If you want to zoom in click on one of the numbers, or select the Systems button from the left hand toolbar:

The traffic lights indicate where the issue or issues are: availability, performance, configuration or exceptions. If you want to go directly to an alert click on the alert number. More on alerts in this blog.

Click on a single system in the left column to open the system monitoring view for a single system:

On the left hand side, you can see the application (in this case ABAP) on top. You can also see the database (HANA) and application server, CI and their hosts. On the right hand side in a tree structure you can see the diverse checkpoints and issues in the system. The checkpoints are called metrics and they are clubbed together into logical blocks (like system exceptions, performance, availability). In this case there is a system exception due to too many short dumps today.

You can open the graph for this metric to see the details in time:

By clicking on the start and to date, you can select the date/time range or use the Select Time Frame button for a predefined time range:

Summary

The overview above gives the top – down approach in full: from the total landscape, to single system, to group of metrics to single metric.

For more System Monitoring usability tips & tricks, read this dedicated blog.

Guidelines for fine-tuning and tweaking the alert metrics via templates are explained in this blog.

A special type of monitor is the System Down monitor, which focuses on availability of systems. Read more in this dedicated blog.

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