Configuration principles

  • Define the systems to monitor via the creation of companies, systems and connectors
  • Define how to monitor the systems by creating monitoring profiles
  • Assign profiles to systems to define how they will be monitored
  • The same profile can be associated to several systems, allowing to centralize the monitoring configuration

1. Define WHAT to monitor: the systems

  • Systems are organized within companies - also called groups - and are monitored via connectors

Create groups/companies

  • Connectors are grouped within companies and systems
  • Start by creating companies manually via the Systems→Companies menu
  • Companies can be used to represent organizational units
  • The companies menu helps to create, update or delete companies

Create systems

  • A system represents an SAP system, per SAP terminology
  • You can add systems from the Profiles or company menu
  • Select the type of system you want to create
  • Systems are identified by a trigram, the SID

Create connectors

  • Connectors can be manually created for NetWeaver and BusinessObjects systems
  • Connectors for HANA systems are created automatically based on settings defined in the system profile. One connector per tenant will be created.
  • To create a connector, open the menu of the target system and select Add connector
  • A connector form will open, allowing to setup the connector parameters

2. Define HOW to monitor: the profiles

  • Get a profile from the monitoring library or create and populate your own
  • Customize the monitors of the profile

Monitoring profile definition

  • The configuration of the monitoring is defined in the profiles
  • To monitor a system, simply assign profiles to its connectors
  • Default profiles are provided to facilitate the setup of the monitoring, you can visualize them via the menu PROFILES→Select default profiles
  • These profiles contains monitors with a default configuration

  • To visualize the content of a profile, simply select one in the PROFILES section, this will display its current monitors (1)
  • Use the assign button to associate a profile to one or several connectors. This will open a screen where you will be able to move connectors from right to left and vice versa. The ones on the left will use the profile

  • You can also create empty profiles and define exactly which monitors you want to activate

Profile Customization

  • From a profile, you can press the EDIT button to open the list of available monitors
  • On the right side are displayed the available monitors and on the left, the ones already used in the profile.
  • Simply move the monitors left and right to add and remove monitors.
  • Warning: If you remove a monitor from a profile, you will loose its customization, and it won’t be used against the assigned systems.


Configure the monitors

  • Once you have selected the monitors of a profile, you can customize them.
  • Monitors will perform the actual monitoring, by fetching and analyzing data from the systems, and then generating alarms, metrics and reports.
  • The configuration screen of each monitor gives the possibility to define exactly how a monitor should react, and what kind of metadata it should produce.
  • The customization of a monitor is local to a profile and will not be influenced by customizations done in other profiles.
  • To customize a monitor, press its EDIT button.

  • All monitors will have customizable parameters specific to each type, but they will also share a set common settings (2):
    • State: If active (green led), the monitor will be executed.
    • Schedule: Defines how often a monitor will be executed. Press Edit schedules to create new schedules
    • Timeout: Define the execution time allocated to a monitor before triggering a timeout.

  • From the top right side of the screen, you have the following actions (2):
    • Activate/Deactivate: Modify the state of the monitor
    • Save the monitor
    • Clear the monitor: Will remove customized parameters and fall back to its default configuration
    • Help: Displays documentation about how to use and configure the monitor
    • Close: Closes the configuration screen

Surveillance table

  • Most monitors can be customized via a surveillance table.
  • You can create several rules and set parameters like filters, thresholds, severities, periods, etc…
  • Each surveillance table will be specific to a type of monitor and will reflect the relevant settings necessary to configure the monitor. Use the Help button of each monitor to get more detailed information
  • However, some parameters are often common to many monitors and will be briefly described here (3):
    • Severity: The severity of the generated alert
    • Auto clear: If an alarm condition is not valid anymore, send a signal to clear the generated alarm
    • Alarm tag: Used to associate a tag to an alarm message.
    • Alarm, Metric: If active, sends respectively an alarm or a metric
    • Report: If active, the line of surveillance will be used to highlight problems in the reports
  • Rules can be managed with the Add, Remove or Clone buttons

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