This blog lists some of the enhancements that we have implemented to make SAP PI monitoring as easy as possible. The goal is to provide a monitoring tool that first level support staff would be able to use to guarantee that daily operations are running smoothly properly.

1. Interface related errors displayed in a central screen with all relevant information for troubleshooting purposes. Support user does not need to logon into different systems to monitor interfaces thru SAP PI.

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Predefined Payload for most important fields. These predefined fields can be included in the alert email.

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Access to BD87 to retrieve IDOC payload and status information. The tool will displayed outbound and inbound IDOC errors on the ECC back-end systems. From the PI Monitor, the user can reprocess failed IDOCS or proxies on the ECC back-end systems.

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2. Simple alert setup for different kind as process exceptions. Alerts can be set on interface level or on interface group level.

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Alerting in case interface did not run as expected for a define time interval. This is a very useful feature to alert business in case critical files are missing.

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Alerting in case interface performance is degrading.

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Alerting can be prioritized or suppressed, for example, temporal web service call errors do not need to generate unnecessary alert every time.

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Alerting in case a job is cancelled as these jobs may be critical for triggering a specific interface.

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Alerting for ABAP and JAVA queues. The JAVA queue monitoring is very helpful to send our alerts when channels are hanging with “DELIVERING” status.

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3. Allow business users to monitor their own processes. Business objects information could be configured to display in the PI Monitoring tool. Associated transaction can be linked to a business object.

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Summary: Monitoring SAP PI interfaces is a time consuming and complex task, this Advantco PI Monitor tool tries to hide some of these complexities and to automated manual tasks.

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