Portal Activity Data Collector using Solution Manager
During my UP265 hands-on session at Phoenix TechEd 2009, John Polus showed me how easy it was to enable the Activity Data Collector for out of the box Portal Usage Reporting. So here is another example of the many ripples caused when you attend a hands on session at SAP TechEd.
Activity Data Collector (ADC)
The ADC monitors portal requests and maintains details for each request, such as users logged on, processing time, and requested iViews and pages. The ADC trace files can be aggregated and loaded into the Solution Manager Workload Analysis by using the SMD agent. Once loaded into Solution Manager, BI queries and web templates are used to display the analysed data.
- Enterprise Portal 7.01
- Solution Manager 7.01
- Patch 3 for SOLMANDIAG 7.01 SP2 (LMSERVICE package)
What you get
The ADC application is delivered with the following 5 standard reports:-
- User Statistics
- iView statistics
- iView Time Profile
- Page statistics
- Page Time profile
To configure ADC:-
Step 1. On the Portal, navigate to System Administration –>System Configuration –>Service configuration and take the ADC node.
Step 2. Fill out the appropriate properties as per the screen shot and save.
Step 3. On Solution Manager, navigate to the Root Cause Analysis work center and select the Extractor FWK Administration link. This will generate an Internet Explorer session where you can configure the Workload Analysis collector process.
In my example, I will show you how we used Solution Manager ADC to verify what EP7 tasks users performed during our recent MSS/ESS system testing phase.
Step 1. Navigate to the Root Cause Analysis work centre and select the End to End Analysis –> Workload Analysis link. This will open a new Internet browser session with the available Configuration Validation reports.
Step 2. Select the timeframe that interests you then press the Portal Activity Reporting tab and take the user statistics report. This will provide a line graph and a BI tabular report
Step 3. Select the other available reports to show activity for iViews and Portal Pages.
The Portal Activity Data Collection activation guide is attached to SAP Note 1309740.