SLD availability monitoring setup in Solution Manager 7.1
SLD availability monitoring using Http ping in Solution Manager 7.1
SLD availability monitoring is possible with http ping in solution manager 7.1, to achieve this we have to create custom template.
URL MONITORING USING HTTP PING WITH RESPONSE
The simple Http Ping always returns only the Http status code and a status message. If you want to do some more intelligent monitoring, e.g. checking if the website is not only up and running, but checking if a certain content is available (via a regular expression), then you have to use the data collector SAP Ping Http Response Generic (Push)
For example we want to monitor the SLD of our system is running and not stopped. So we need to search for the string “Running” on the website we ping. Because this website is reachable even if the SLD server is stopped.
Custom template setup for SLD monitoring:
To set this up, we will create a new metric using this data collector and set up a text threshold that filters for the string “Running”.
Create a new metric. Make sure you set the data type to String
SOLMAN_SETUP –>Technical Monitoring –>Template maintenance–>Technical Instance –>Generic Product Version–>create custom template
Go to Expert Mode –> Create–>Metric
Provide the inputs for mandatory fields.
For the data collection, select the data collector SAP Ping Http Response Generic (Push) and add the URL.
Set up the text thresholds
Note: The text patterns have been changed in Latest versions.
In NW 7.4 SLD status has been changed from “Running” to “SLD Running”.
The threshold values text for SLD custom template has to adjust accordingly in latest version
For Lower versions:
For NW 7.4:
In the next step you assign the metric to a custom alert of the same category. If there is no alert available you have to create one.
Assign custom created template to the system in technical monitoring –> setup monitoring and activate
check the status from technical monitoring–>system monitoring
Thank you Pratap for the document. Useful.
Excellent Posts , please keep up the good work
Thanks all 🙂
Good blog on metrics.. please post more on the solman if you can.
Great stuff Pratap, using this method is it possible to setup specific PORT monitoring? For example, I would want to know when a BODS job server is unavailable on port 3500.
It could be possible. but we need define the text pattern accordingly for BODS job server... ( for eg: for SLD monitoring we define the text pattern as "stopped" and "Running")