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Local Use of SAP MC for AS Java Systems Management

SAP Management Console (SAP MC) is a platform-independent Java application you can use to display monitoring information and execute administration tasks. It can be started browser-based as an applet or locally.

In this blogpost the focus is on setting up a pre-configured SAPMC so that administrators can monitor and administrate multiple AS Java infrastructures.

 

Why SAP MC Java Applet and not SAP MMC Snap-In for Windows?

The SAP MMC Snap-In for Windows could be an alternative to the SAP MC. In this case the Java Applet ist prefered because:

  • It does not need administrative rights on Windows Clients (The MMC Snap-In needs them for installation and console start).
  • It is platform Independent.

 

Step 1: Switching from browser based Applet to local application

  • Copy the SAPMC content from a Netweaver Application Server Java to your local file system or to a network share (using a network share will give you the opportunity to use a centralized console together with your colleagues).
    • You’ll find SAPMC Folder in: /usr/sap/<SID>/J00/exe/servicehttp/sapmc/
  • Edit codebase-Attribute in sapmc.jnlp:
  • Change it from: codebase=”http://hostname” to your local or network path, e.g.: codebase=”file:///C:\temp\SAPMC”
  • Be careful: You need 3 Slashes “///” (Two for file protcol and one for starting a file path)
  • Save the file and open it. An empty SAPMC will start on your local client. In this case (march 2017) it is version 7490, 18, 26, 7524

 

Step 2: Configure and export system infrastructures

  • Configure a System landscape (“File”->”New”) and save it as “landscape file”:

 

Step 3: Implement one or multiple “landscape files” in SAPMC

  • Edit <aplication-desc> attributes in sapmc.jnlp:
  • Implement each landscape file with <argument> tag:
  • Be careful:
    • Your file path has to start with a Slash “/”
    • Blanks in your file path have to be replaced with “%20”
    • Backslashes “\” from Windows file paths have to be replaced with Slashes “/” (that differs from the codebase path in step 1)
  • Save the file and open it (don’t wonder, it could take some time until the systems appear in the console window)

Related Links:

https://blogs.sap.com/2013/07/10/monitoring-just-a-click-away-with-sapmc/

https://blogs.sap.com/2010/06/14/sap-mac-os-x-systems-management/

https://leghen.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/sap-management-console/

https://help.sap.com/saphelp_snc700_ehp04/helpdata/de/43/0cea4f5a82439b8cf004e733f36e2f/content.htm

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      Author's profile photo Bruno Marleau
      Bruno Marleau

      Hi Kai,

      Nice blog! Do you know if it is possible to bulld hierarchies  (folders, subfolders) in this tool? I would like to do something like this:

      <Prod>

      <landscape1></landscape1>

      <landscape2></landscape2>

      </Prod>

      <Dev>

      <landscape3></landscape3>

      <landscape4></landscape4>

      </Dev>

       

      Where each landscape contains multiple systems?

      Thanks

      Bruno

       

      Author's profile photo Kai Bauer
      Kai Bauer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Bruno,

      as far as I know there is no way to build hierarchical tree structures.

      Maybe it helps you to group your systems by using multiple landscape files in sapmc.jnlp:

      <application-desc main-class="com.sap.managementconsole.swing.main.ManagementConsole">
        <argument>landscape=/C:/[...]/PROD%20Landscape%201</argument>
        <argument>landscape=/C:/[...]/PROD%20Landscape%202</argument>
        <argument>landscape=/C:/[...]/DEV%20Landscape%203</argument>
        <argument>landscape=/C:/[...]/DEV%20Landscape%204</argument>
      </application-desc>

      Cheers Kai

      Author's profile photo Filipe Luna
      Filipe Luna

      Excellent explanation and illustration. Thanks for taking the time to create this content

       

      Author's profile photo Pierfrancesco COCCO
      Pierfrancesco COCCO

      Hi!

      As per JAVA 8 security restriction - SAPMC is not starting anymore on my PC.

       

      Any idea?

      Author's profile photo Kai Bauer
      Kai Bauer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi,

      "Application Blocked by Java Secuity" is the default behavior of the Java Runtime.

      The workaround is to add a local file exception for the SAP Management Console to the Java Exception Site List (Java Control Panel - Security tab).

      Syntax: file:///C:\temp\SAPMC\sapmc.jnlp

      Have fun,

      Kai