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Introduction

There is a BPO Administration tool available under the tile “Object Administration – Business Process Monitoring”.
Within this Admin tool, you can:

  • Reload Monitor Definitions from the managed system
  • Execute Mass Maintenance of Monitoring Objects
  • Download Monitoring Configuration

Please note that you CANNOT create new monitoring objects or Analytics objects in this Administration tool.

How to Access the BPO Admin Tool

Call transaction SOLMAN_WORKCENTER to access the SAP Solution Manager Launchpad. In here, use the tile “Object Administration- Business Process Monitoring”. This opens the Object Administration tool.

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How to navigate in the BPO Admin Tool

Navigate to the required solution context. Notice that you cannot navigate to business processes, but only to logical components.

For the selected context, the object list is displayed in the right hand-side. Objects can be displayed per logical component or per solution.

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In each tab you can select which columns contain the relevant information via the personalization. 

Move columns between “Available” and “Displayed” to hide or display columns. Afterwards, save.

The list of available columns differs per tab.

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In addition, you can set filters on the columns in the tables. Access the filter options via a left-mouse click on the column header and create a custom filter if you want to filter for name ranges.

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Reload of Monitor Definitions from Managed System

In node "Logical Components" you can execute the reload of monitor definitions from the managed system. Select the systems for which you would like to execute the reload. You can select more than one system. Afterwards, choose "Load Monitor Definitions".

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Mass-Maintenance of Monitoring Objects

The mass maintenance of objects is possible in the node for the respective logical component.

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For each monitoring objects, you can access the individual maintenance of the monitoring object via the pen-icon in the first column. In addition, there are mass-maintenance options directly in the tables.

There are several tabs available for mass maintenance:

Tab Overview

Tab “Overview” lists the monitoring objects with general information such as:

  • Name
  • Status
  • User and time stamp for status changes

The following settings can be changed directly in the table:

  • Name of the monitoring object
  • BPO Area
  • You can generate and active one or several objects.

Tab Configuration

In tab “Configuration” you can display and change selection criteria for monitoring objects and key figures.

The following settings can be changed directly in the table:

  • Selection criteria for key figures/parameter sets for application monitors, application log monitors
  • Group-by selections for alerting objects and alerting on analytics objects

Tab Thresholds

In tab “Thresholds” you can see the configured thresholds for configured key figures. Keep in mind that analytics objects do not contain thresholds and therefore are shown as greyed-out fields.

The following settings can be changed directly in the table:

  • Thresholds for configured key figures/parameter sets
  • Status ratings for status key figures

Tab Data Collection

In tab “Data Collection” you can display and change the data collection schedule per monitoring object.

You can change the entire scheduling information directly in the table.

Please notice that alerting on analytics objects do not have a data collection schedule, but run every time the data collection for their parent object has finished. Consequently you cannot maintain the data collection for such objects (fields are greyed out).

Tab Alert Handling

In tab “Alert Handling” you can see the guided procedures assigned to a monitoring object.

The following settings can be changed directly in the table:

•  Assigned guided procedures per monitoring object
Please notice that alert handling is not available for analytics objects.

Tab Notifications

In tab “Notifications” you can see the notification variants assigned to a monitoring object.

The following settings can be changed directly in the table:

•  Assigned notification variants per monitoring object
Please notice that notifications are not available for analytics objects.

Tab Incidents

In tab “Incidents” you can see the incident variants assigned to a monitoring object.

The following settings can be changed directly in the table:

•  Assigned incident variants per monitoring object
Please notice that incidents are not available for analytics objects.

Tab Third-Party Components

In tab “Third-Party Component Variants” you can see the third-party component variants assigned to a monitoring object.

The following settings can be changed directly in the table:

•  Assigned third-party component variants per monitoring object
Please notice that third-party components are not available for analytics objects.

Tab Further Settings

In tab “Further Settings” you can see the further settings configured for a monitoring object.

All settings can be changed directly in the table.

Please notice that further settings are not available for analytics objects.

Tab Runtime Overview

In tab “Runtime Overview” you can see runtime information per monitoring object. This tab is for display only and is usually accessed for root cause analysis in case of issues with BPMon. You can activate additional logging for the data collection from this tab.

Download Options

In all tabs, you can use the download button to start an MS Excel download of the table displayed in the tab.

Each tab needs to be downloaded separately. You cannot download all tabs at once.

The MS Excel sheet can be accessed in the download area.

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The download contains exactly the displayed content of the object list. Hidden columns will not be downloaded. So for the download it might make sense to display all available columns and afterwards hide or delete them in the MS Excel Sheet.

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