For some time now, I have been thinking about a way to allow functional people to monitor processes and message flows, but without letting them use SAP PO. In the past, PI monitoring came close and was not bad at all. But now, my requirements are completely covered using Message Flow Monitoring on SAP Solution Manager. This is what functional people need!
We use a SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP12 system in conjunction with a SAP PO 7.4 SP09 system.
SAP PI 7.31 SP07 or higher and SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP09 or higher. Also, make sure all MFmon related OSS notes are implemented, depending on your Solution Manager’s SP level. More information can be found http://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/TechOps/MFMon_Prerequisites#MFMon_Prerequisites-RelevantSAPNotes -> Relevant SAP Notes.
For all managed ABAP systems to be monitored with Message Flow Monitoring, make sure
- ST-PI 2008_1_* plugin SP08 or higher is installed
- In the SAP Solution Manager Configuration work center, the Managed System Configuration scenario has been performed.
You have set up Integration Visibility and run a discovery of your PI system landscape.
In case you need more (specific) setup details, please do let me know
On the SAP Solution Manager system, take transaction SOLMAN_SETUP…
… and follow the guided procedure.
All the steps in the guided procedure are very straight forward. For that reason, I will not go into detail.
Keep in mind that the Flow Maintenance (5) and Flow Group Maintenance (6) steps are imported. Here you build up your monitoring looks and provide names for an Integrated Scenario or a group of Integrated Scenarios.
- Once the setup was finished, I found out that the reporting part was not working at all. To enable it, please do the following: take transaction SICF, put in the field Service Name the value solmanlib and activate that service. Do the same for service name wda_e2eem_mf_overview
- More information on (specific) Message Flow Monitoring authorizations can be found in a PDF document
Be aware of the payload part. You need to define User-Defined Message Search items on your SAP PO system. Only those ones will be visible.
Have a look at the screenshots below.
Again a general overview, but slightly different look
General overview with more details displayed.
Specific flow with all relevant details and payload
The flow track, in graphical modus, with the different systems involved.
For each system, a message status is available.
Reporting details with a legend next to it