We help you gain knowledge and identify a few tools that could make your job easier
We understand that system monitoring in SAP involves checking numerous parameters daily for one or several systems, and everybody is looking up to you to ensure the optimal performance of the entire system. This means that you have a very complex job.
As a team with experience, we understand the stress that it comes with. As such, I have created this blog to help you gain knowledge and identify a few tools that could make your job easier.
SAP System Monitoring Tools
Every SAP system contains several tools that display detailed information about application servers, work processes, and user sessions. These tools are available under administration and monitors on your computer. The system also contains test programs that you can take advantage of when operating at the system level to monitor the gateway or message server.
Consistency Check – It monitors possible inconsistencies in your servers before the system is placed in productive operation.
Display and Control Work Processes – With this tool, you can monitor work processes belonging to an instance and assess the utilisation of the work process. It also allows you to manage the work process.
Administration of Number Range Buffer – This one gives you information about buffer and allows you to make configurations to ensure that it corresponds with your requirements.
SAP Gateway Monitor – With this tool, you can monitor and manage RFC connections
Overview of SAP Application Servers – This tool allows you to see the application server instances of the SAP system. It also allows you to monitor and alter their states.
Display and Manage User Sessions – This tool allows you to see which users are logged in and what resources they are using on the instance. It also allows you the liberty to manage each session.
Process SAP System Messages – This tool allows you to create and send short messages to users who are logged on the SAP system.
Monitor RFC Resources on the App Server – This tool allows you to check the utilisation of work processes by parallel RFCs.
Monitoring and Administration of the SAP Message Server – This is the central location where information about the application servers is kept. It’s also the main area where servers exchange information.
Trace Functions – This one allows you to configure, evaluate, and track errors.
ABAP Dump Analysis – It displays summaries of short dumps created when an ABAP program terminates uncharacteristically.
System Log – System warnings and errors are displayed and recorded in the system log.
SAP System Monitoring and Health Check
The health of an SAP landscape dictates the success of your company. If it degrades, so does the productivity of the entire business. As such, you need to be proactive with your system monitoring job. Some of the concepts you can emulate include:
- Monitor all application servers
- Monitoring system work processes for both wide and individual instances
- Check to know the available space in the database
- Monitoring and updating processes
- CPU utilisation
- Monitoring lock entries
- Checking buffer statistics and resolving them
- Monitoring system log
- Check for spool request
- Monitoring batch jobs
- Database check
- Monitor application users
- Check the number of print requests
- ABAP dump analysis
- Monitor the performance of your database
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