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Overview

Advanced Monitoring is used for all use cases in System Monitoring where the template approach does not help, as the configuration differs largely between different Managed Objects.

For a specified Managed Object, Advanced Monitoring easily allows to:

  • Create several different Metric definitions
  • Simultaneously update different Metric values and thresholds
  • Test the Metrics by a direct call to the Data Provider on the Managed System
  • Create Incidents, Notifications, Third-Party Components, Auto Reactions for Alerting
  • Perform the Monitoring and Alerting Activation

Data are then automatically available in System Monitoring and Alerting Infrastructure.

The following use cases are already available:

  • Oracle Tablespace Monitoring
  • ABAP Transaction Monitoring
  • File System Monitoring
  • URL Availability Monitoring
  • Exception Monitoring (fully integrated in the Exception Management Configuration of Root Cause Analysis Workcenter):
    • ABAP Short Dumps
    • ABAP System Log
    • ABAP Update Errors
    • ABAP Application Log
    • Log File Monitoring (non-ABAP)

Starting Point

  • Transaction GPA_ADMIN (except for Exception Monitoring):
    • Type: Guided Procedure
    • Application Area: Advanced Monitoring Configuration

Features

Create several different Metric definitions

Simultaneously update different Metric values and thresholds

Test the Metrics by a direct call to the Data Provider on the Managed System

Create Incidents, Notifications, Third-Party Components, Auto Reactions for Alerting

Perform the Monitoring and Alerting Activation

System Monitoring Integration

 

URL Monitoring

In URL Monitoring you can define a list of URLs which should be additionally monitored in aspect of a technical system. Typical use cases are URLs for Web Dispatcher or 3rd party load balancers which need to be available to access a system. For the maintained URLs you can check the availability and the https certificate of the URL. The following section describes how URL Monitoring can be configured:

Open the Guided Procedure Catalog with transaction GPA_ADMIN or from the Fiori Launchpad (Section Guided Procedures -> Guided Procedure Catalog)

Execute the Guided Procedure for URL Availability Monitoring

  • Choose Application Area "Advanced Monitoring Configuration"
  • Select the Guided Procedure "URL Availability Monitoring"
  • Click "Execute"

URL Availability Monitoring can only be configured which are enabled. Enabled systems have a flag in the column "Monitoring". Perform the following steps to enable systems:

  • Select the system(s) you want to enable for URL Availability Monitoring in the table below.
  • Click on "Activate Monitoring"

Now you can configure the URLs you want to monitor on a technical system:

  • Select the system where the URL checks should be performed
  • Click the "Next" button (or select the step "2 Monitoring Configuration" on top)
  • Click on "Create"
  • Choose the key figure type. Possible options are 
    • URL Availability: Checks if the URL is available
    • URL Certificate Check: Checks if the certificate is currently valid
    • URL Certificate Lifetime: Returns the number of remaining days until the certificate expires. It will provide a red rating if the certificate is valid for less than 30 days.
  • Enter the URL to be monitored
  • Click "OK"
  • You can repeat this step to monitor multiple URLs or different key figures for a URL

Click "Save" after you have added all your metrics. This will activate the metrics and start data collection.

Example:

The results of the metrics can be seen in the System Monitoring application. Your system should now show a new entry "Additional System URLs" in the System Availability category. If any of the configured metrics fails, this will trigger an alert for the technical system in the Alert Inbox.

 

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