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SAP DB Control Center (DCC) and Fiori allows users to create and use System Groups to organize and simplify the system view in each administration tile. In this blog I will introduce System Groups and how it relates to filtering in DCC.

Note: This blog post was originally created by a former colleague of mine, Yuki Ji, in support of a customer engagement initiative regarding the SAP DB Control Center (DCC) product.  To preserve this knowledge, the post was migrated to this space.

System Groups

To create a group, start by launching the System Directory tile, then select the System Groups tab.

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Here you can create and manage your existing System Groups. I’m not going to cover creating System Groups in detail but it is covered here.

System Groups can be created according to preference and need. For example, I may want to group all the systems that are hosted at a certain location, systems that are in production, test, QA. Below in TestGroup, I randomly selected PM1 to be in this group.

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The groups listed below are fairly straight forward. “MDC system group” contains the system database and all tenant databases of the MDC system. “Single DB” contains two Single-instance HANA Database systems. TestGroups contains a single system, in this case PM1.

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Filtering

What we can do with the System Groups is filter the systems displayed in the Enterprise Health Monitor, the Alerts Monitor, and all other DCC Administration tiles.

For example, in the Enterprise Health Monitor the norm is to see all the registered systems (5 in this case):
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When filtering systems by clicking on the filter button SysGrp_filterbutton.PNG, you can select one or more System Groups to form the criteria. The systems that are then displayed are the ones that are a part of any one of the selected System Groups. If there is a group that is included in multiple System Groups it is only included in the results once.

MDC System Group and TestGroup applied as filters:

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Single DB and TestGroup applied as filters – Although PM1 is included in both “Single DB” and “TestGroup”, it only appears in the results once:

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All in all System Groups can be used to organize your systems and simplify your view.

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