ABAP system monitoring detecting PRIV modes

When you system has too many PRIV modes, it is about to fall over. This situation must be detected and acted upon.

You can create a custom monitoring metric to measure and act on this.

Creation of the custom metric for detecting PRIV modes

Create a custom metric following the steps in this blog. The template to be adjusted is the technical system SAP ABAP 7.10 and higher template.

Don’t forget to tick it on for monitoring otherwise it is not active.

In expert mode create a custom metric.

Create technical name Z_METRIC_DIA_WP_PRIV:

Now setup the definition for the data collection:

This will collect the PRIV dialog processes in percentage.

Mark the custom metric as relevant for monitoring:

And set the usage:

Last but not least: you need to set the alerting threshold:

Save the custom metric and make sure the template reassignment is done to activate the custom metric for your systems.