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This blog explains about PI 7.3 New Local Monitoring Tools:

Upon completion of this blog, you should be able to :

  • Understanding each functionality of Local monitoring
  • Understanding how it is helpful in daily work
  • Comparing with current functionalities with your PI version

Introduction to Local monitoring Tools:

  • User defined search   
  • Idoc Monitor
  • Integration Process Monitor
  • Message monitor, Channel monitor, Component monitor, New Background Job Monitor for IE

Some highlights in local monitoring tools:

SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 introduces an improved set of web tools to monitor the complete PI installation:

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Key New Monitoring Features:

  • User Defined Message Search

          

               1. Logical connections (and/or)

               2. Interface Independent

  • Message Status Detail

              1. Shows the errors and error category “inlined” with the message.

  • IDoc Status

              1. IDoc adapter status also integrated in message monitoring

  • Download messages and payload in NWA
  • Ping Adapter Status

              1. Retrieves adapter information at runtime User

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PI Configuration & Monitoring Home Page Screenshots:

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New Monitoring Features at a Glance:

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User-Defined Message Search in Message Monitoring:

  • Payload fields are extracted during message processing, and stored in an index table
  • Only for messages that meet specific filter criteria
  • Index is archived together with message
  • Payload search integrated into local message monitoring on each component
  • Search for all attributes (AND) or search for at least one attribute (OR)
  • User-defined attributes are displayed for each message (if available)

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Configuring User-Defined Message Search:

  • Local configuration on each component

          1. NWA for Adapter Engine
          2. SAPGui for Integration Engine

  • Configuration steps:

          1. Define Filters for Indexing

  • For each filter, define Extractors

         1. XPath expression for Payload Fields
         2. Adapter-specific Headers

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Navigating User-Defined Message Search :

Access the “Integration Engine” (Adapter for Web Services runs in the Integration Engine):

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Start the “Message Monitor” for Database messages:

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User-Defined Message Search in Message monitoring :

This is the Web browser based version of ABAP transaction SXI_MONITOR, which you could also run in the SAPGUI.

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User-Defined Search :

  • Change the time range to cover August 2010

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  • Switch  to the “User-Defined Selection Criteria” tabstrip.

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  •   Search for these attributes:

                 SURNAME like “Fly*”
                 FIRSTNAME = “Fred”
                 Then click on “Execute”.

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  • Select date and time (start time) columns, by keeping the “Control” key pressed and clicking in the table headers

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  • Sort descending by clicking
    the “  Icon.jpg   ” icon.

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  • Select the first row (last message with that selection criteria) and execute
    Attributes.jpg ” to see the extracted information from the message payload.

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  • As you can see, the message contains information from several persons, including Fred.

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  • Execute “Display“ to see the message details

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IDOC Monitor:

  • Analyze the IDoc Metadeta
  • Obtain an overview of the IDoc message traffic
    • Search IDocs
    • Access payload and control record
    • Monitor acknowledgements

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IDOC Monitor: Loading Meta-Data

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Integration Process Monitor :

Integration Process Monitor Process Overview Monitor:

  • Monitor the processes running on the Business Process Engine
  • View messages related to a process type

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Message monitor, Channel monitor, Component monitor, New Background Job Monitor for IE:

 

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Message monitor, Channel monitor, Component monitor, New Background Job Monitor for IE :

Improvements in Message Monitor Combined Overall and Idoc Status:

  • Idoc adapter status integrated in message monitor
  • Overall status as a combination of message status and Idoc outbound status

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Improvements in Message Monitor New Message Status Error Labels:

  • Unified and simplified status details across PI components
  • New error labels combining several error codes

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Improvements in Message Monitor Download Large Messages:

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Communication Channel ping:

Ping channel to check if it is functioning properly:

  • Carries out a series of tests depending on adapter type
  • Right now implemented for following adapters:
    • File, JMS, JDBC, RFC, Mail, SOAP
  • API support for partner adapters

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Component Monitor Enhanced Self-Tests:

Ping channel to check if it is functioning properly:

  • Carries out a series of tests depending on adapter type
  • Right now implemented for following adapters:
    • File, JMS, JDBC, RFC, Mail, SOAP
  • API support for partner adapters

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Component Monitor Enhanced Self-Tests:

Enhanced PI Component Self-Tests:

  • New Self-Tests for Integration Engine
    Job status
  • New Self-Tests for Adapter Engine
    Job status
    Deployment tests
    Registration tests
  • New Self-tests for Integration Directory
    Cache status

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New Integration Engine Background Job Monitor in NWA:

New background job monitor in NWA for jobs specific to Integration Engine:

  • Status and job details of all IE relevant jobs at a glance
  • Navigation to job maintenance and job overview

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Now I hope that my information will help to understand about PI 7.3 Overview.
Your feedback and improvement ideas are always welcome!

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    1. Suseelan Hari Post author

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  1. Sebastien Dewaele

    Hi Hari,

    I’m using version 7.31 SP08 java stack only.

    I defined some user defined searches.

    Everything is working fine when searching for messages in database tab of the message monitor.

    But once the message is getting archived I can’t use the user defined search in the archive tab of the message monitor to find messages.

    It’s always returning 0 messages. The messages are there and I can access their payload.

    I used XML DAS to archive the messages.

    Any idea what could be the problem?

    Kr,

    Sebastien

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