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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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  1. 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

     

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    1. Kai Bauer 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

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