Solution Manager has many features, recently I was asked to setup Process Integration Monitoring and yes as always, the question was how quickly can this be achieved.
With Solution Manager 7.2 SP5 and above this can be achieved very easily and quickly, but…there is always a but! ‘You must have the basics of Solution Manager setup and setup correctly’.
- Mandatory Configuration -> System Preparation, Infrastructure Preparation and Basic Preparation
- Managed Systems Configuration
Inside the Mandatory Configuration à Infrastructure Preparation you need your PO SLD as well as your local SLD so Solution Manager can read the PO Domain setup. SLD strategies will be different at all sites so just note the PO SLD connection is required but you don’t need to setup the LMDB sync with this SLD.
PO Monitoring can check the status of components, channels, and cross system messages that are in your PO domain. Normally this is done per system via NWA and with Solution Manager you can now check it centrally.
- Overview Monitor
- Component monitor
- Channel Monitor from central SAP Solution Manager
- Message monitor
- Message Search monitor
- Message based alerts monitor, PI messages based on PI alert rules
Just follow the easy 7 step wizard process from SAP Solution Manager Configuration: Integration Monitoring – Process Integration.
2.1 – Check Pre-Requisites – Check require Integration and Basic configuration is complete.
2.5 – Update Content – Download latest required monitoring content.
2.6 – Automatic configuration – Only required if message flow monitoring was setup in Solman 71 and Solman was upgraded to 7.2.
4 – Template Maintenance – Use standard or copy to customer. I’d recommend copy to customer namespace as any upgrade could possibly override your configuration.
5 – Define scope – Here we connect to the required PO domain and select components to monitor i.e. ABAP Proxy, integration directory, Central Adaptor Engine etc.
6 – Monitoring and Alerting.
6.1 – PO Domain Overview – Gives you over all view on your Domain.
6.2 – Load Meta-data – Sets up and connects Channel Master Data Loader Mandatory, BW Master Data Loader Mandatory, Integration Flow Master Data Loader Mandatory, Integration Configuration Data Loader Mandatory, Advanced Metric Setting Data Loader Mandatory.
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6.3 – Schedule Adaptor – Automatically creates extractors for Channel and Message monitoring.
6.4 – Template Assignment – Assign standard or Customer templates to your PO managed object PO Domain for ABAP Proxy, integration directory, Central Adaptor Engine etc.
6.5 – Message Alerting – This pulls in any Alert Rules created in your PO system in the NWA.
Under System and Application monitoring we get the Firoi tile “Process Integration Monitoring.
With the below overviews, you can drill down to the details and launch into the PO system from Solution Manager to review in detail any issues and as well you can setup up notification Mangement so you can receive email alerts so you are proactive.
We select our domain for the scenario and get a status overview.
Messages drill down.
All of this can be achieved very easily and be in operation within one day, sure there will be fine tuning on alerts etc. but you can easily make a difference in a short period of time.
Have a great day.