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Interface and Connection Monitoring
Interface and Connection Monitoring (ICMon) in SAP Solution Manager provides a common, centralized approach to monitor communications via various interface technologies within your landscape. In order to abstract from a concrete technical implementation of an interface, so-called Interface Channels are defined to bundle a certain amount of interfaces communicating between two technical entities (e.g. Technical Systems, Hosts, etc.). Inside an Interface Channel the separate interfaces can be defined and metrics can be selected which monitor the interface in various aspects, focusing on error or backlog situations during processing. The monitoring results can be viewed in SAP Solution Manager’s work centers, and automatic alerting can be enabled based on the common Monitoring and Alerting Infrastructure.
As of SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP12 an integration with Business Process Monitoring (BPMon) is at hand. The interface monitoring functionalities which were already available in BPMon are merged with the content the Technical Monitoring provides. A common configuration UI ensures that all interface monitoring setup is performed in the same way, and it enables the end user to re-use existing Interface Channels in a different context. This way the setup procedure is not only eased and standardized, but the managed systems can also be relieved from unnecessary load as redundant monitoring configuration can be avoided.
Currently, Interface and Connection Monitoring provides monitoring for the following interface technologies:
Technical and Application Support
How to organize the Monitoring?
To allow for aggregate overviews, you organize the monitoring as follows:
This page is part of the Application Operations Wiki. Notice that Application Operations itself is a use-case of SAP Solution Manager 7.1