I would say its a smart option in NWDS.
Most of the PI consultants use either sxi_monitor or message monitoring in the browser.
But I found a smart option in NWDS, i.e iflow monitoring.
I just wanted to share to all of you that, in NWDS also we can do all monitoring work.
Connect NWDS to PI server.
[Check the link, for NWDS set-up for PI – http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-48397].
Open the iflow which you would like to monitor like below.
Enter login credentials and you could see the browser embedded in NWDS.
Next is, all the options available, just use it.
See below pic for few examples.
Channel monitoring :
Its smart, isn’t it?
Just enjoy the monitoring in NWDS.