ADM 107 – “SAP System Monitoring Using CCMS II” (where the “II” means 2, as in “I” is 1, in other words, ADM 106)
For those with access to the ASUG.COM discussion forums, please login, then readthis thread for background into why I wanted to take this course. Otherwise, seea brief mention of Dieter Krieger, an SAP expert on advanced monitoring topics, in one of my Tech Ed rambles.
I downloaded several SAP Tutor demos, as suggested byDieter Krieger to get up to speed on Central Monitoring, Central Performance History, and Centralized Auto-Reaction.
In the meatime, Jason Schweitzer asked about a tutorial for feeding Central Performance History (CPH) into BW. Alas, I can’t find it on service.sap.com, either. The course book (page 259) even teases us with the comment “Try the excellent SAP Tutor at http://service.sap/com/monitoring:Education & Workshops” (I can hear Bill and Ted now: “excellent!”).
I was pleased to see that the instructor is Jeff Barr (of SAP, not the Amazon one). I took a BC course from Jeff way back when SAP training in Philadelphia was near the airport. Jeff is an amazing instructor, very intense, good-natured, and with a wealth of useful experience. He also mentioned he’s the only U.S. instructor teaching one of the advanced Systems Management course.
We hit a wicked pace the 1st day, after dire warnings about getting bogged down between the monitored and the monitoring systems. We covered the 1st four units, including 8 (count them — 8) classroom exercises.
The main content so far was on agents and central auto reaction. Tomorrow we’re drilling into basic tasks such as monitoring jobs (we use AutoSys, so I am less interested in that topic) and log files (could be good). The big hurdle will be Unit 7 – Central Performance History. I’m glad I saw this at Tech Ed, including new reports still in the development queue.
The course content is advertised as follows:
- Configuration of the sapccm4x, sapccmsr, and ccmsping agents
- Use of the central data cache
- Configuration of central autoreaction methods with e-mail notification
- Configuration and use of the central performance history and reporting on it using BW in SAP Web AS 6.40
- Monitoring background tasks
- Monitoring file contents using agents
- Availability monitoring of RFC connections
- Connecting the CCMS to Alert Management (ALM)
- Configuration of GRMG monitoring (such as Web site availability)
- Further details on system monitoring
But, based on reading ahead, it doesn’t look like we will get to do anything with BW. Darn. The course book shows the BI material as an “appendix”, and Example 12 lists the “OPTIONAL exercise for experts – to be done at home” – “Create your own reports using SAP BI”. That is pretty disappointing, although it would be hard to claim false advertising given this is only a 2 day class.
Jeff listed a bunch of notes related to CEN/CPH:
- 730269 – CCMS agents: Java interface for registration
- 734247 – Registering CCMS agents for SAP Web AS Java as of 6.30https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/734247
- 209834 – CCMS agent technology (composite note)
- 110368 – FAQ – CCMS MONITORING INFRASTRUCTURE
- 501746 – RZ20: Central data cache: Composite SAP Note
- 650719 – RZ20: Cache settings of CCMS monitoring architecture
- 985720 – CCMS: Performance of CSMCONTX table
- 577467 – Downporting the new PerfDB (CPH) from 6.30 development
Solution Manager? Oh, yeah, you can use your Solution Manager system to install CEN and CPH. Up to you.
If anyone has a link to the tutorial on BI extractors for CPH, let me know!