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Top 10 Things To Check For Continuous SAP Monitoring

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Sep 20, 2017 6:17:44 PM

For the common SAP Basis checklist, there are critical SAP monitoring tasks which should be automated for continuous health check.

  1.  Batch jobs
  2.  RFC destinations availability
  3.  Security alerts - failed login attempts/lockouts
  4.  Filesystems utilization
  5.  System availability
  6.  Database space utilization
  7.  Blocked or errors with tRFC/qRFCs
  8.  SAP service queue utilization
  9.  SAP service process status
  10.  Program dumps
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Will HANA Dominate in SAP Performance over Oracle?

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Sep 6, 2017 11:56:46 PM


attles have been fought over SAP Performance for years and with HANA as the relatively new kid on the old SAP block, there's bound to be comparisons, as well as jibs and jabs between leading contenders.  We're here to provide the stats to help judge this battle and today's fight is between two of the leading contenders, SAP HANA and Oracle.  We didn't set up this fight, it was already staged by one of our customers (anonymized for privacy reason) who chose us to monitor the battle.  Disclaimer: this fight may not be absolutely fair but we deem the battleground and conditions are reasonable, though not scientifically equal, just like when Boxing champion Mayweather boxed against Mixed Martial Artist McGregor.  We'll present the stats so you make your own judgment, and since a picture is worth a thousand words, there's no point describing the fight - just show it!

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Alexa! Get me an AWS Marketplace SaaS SAP Monitoring App

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Aug 31, 2017 8:51:37 AM


What Amazon Wants, Amazon Gets!

Amazon wanted some groceries, Alexa got Whole Foods.  Officially on Monday August 28, 2017 the deal was done, Amazon Echo and Dot devices were being sold in Whole Foods stores.

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S/4HANA Monitoring is LIVE on SAP App Center

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Aug 16, 2017 6:11:19 PM


It's LIVE on SAP App Center Approved for S/4HANA Monitoring!

SAP has approved IT-Conductor SaaS platform for immediate monitoring of S/4HANA (including HANA Monitoring and SAP Monitoring of supported technologies).  It intelligently orchestrates complex IT operations, saving SAP customers up to 90% of time and cost of SAP Monitoring and Application Performance Management.

IT-Conductor simplifies monitoring of SAP products (e.g. ABAP, BOBJ, PO) based on different types of DBMS (e.g. ASE, HANA, Oracle, DB2, MS*SQLServer), and add-on components (e.g. SLT, RFC).

Take the SAP App Center Tour

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SAP Basis Automation of HANA Backup and Cleanup

Posted by Terry Kempis on Aug 2, 2017 5:25:59 PM

 

It's cool if you can perform SAP monitoring and SAP HANA monitoring without installing an army of agents, but that's not enough, we want to enhance SAP Basis Automation using Cross-platform automation capabilities.  Whether you want to automate system copy post-processing with our SID-Refresh tool, or manage backups, it's easy once you are monitoring SAP with IT-Conductor.  The IT operations automation possibilities for the Basis team are limitless once customers realize up to 90% saving in the time and cost over traditional SAP monitoring solutions.

In this article we'll demonstrate HANA backup integration as well as cleanup of old backups.  These same principles and processes can be applied to other databases such as Oracle, SAP ASE, etc.

Introduction

  1. Creating backup of HANA databases (single or multi-tenant) utilizing the ITC advanced feature ‘SQL Jobs’ presented in  ‘Advanced SAP Monitoring Features by IT-Conductor’.
  2. Clean-up of catalog and files of older backups, using hdbsql and Linux’s crontab for scheduling. Note – future release of ITC will includes ssh feature which allows scheduling of task within ITC, instead of using crontab.
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Advanced SAP Monitoring Features by IT-Conductor

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Jul 25, 2017 9:24:54 PM


Introduction

IT-Conductor is a SaaS platform which intelligently orchestrates complex IT operations, saving SAP customers up to 90% of time and cost of SAP Monitoring and Application Performance Management.

IT-Conductor simplifies monitoring of SAP products (e.g. ABAP, BOBJ, PO) based on different types of DBMS (e.g. ASE, HANA, Oracle, DB2, MS*SQLServer), and add-on components (e.g. SLT, RFC).

  • Drill-down feature
  • SQL Jobs
  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
  • CCMS Alert
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S/4HANA Installation Quickstart Guide and Monitoring S/4HANA

Posted by Terry Kempis on Jul 19, 2017 10:53:23 AM


Recently, our team has seen a lot of staffing requests for SAP Basis expertise with buzz words like "Must have at least X S/4HANA project/deployment Experience".  So we set out to bust the Myth of S/4HANA installation and configuration as something significant that requires special experience and skills beyond Netweaver Basis and HANA.  We'll leave the judgment up to you if warrants some special skill or is it just like most new SAP products that came along for Basis over many years.  Interestingly, S/4HANA is not much different in dictionary and codebase savings when compared to ERP 6.0 EHP7.  We're publishing this blog to show you what it takes to get a small S/4HANA environment installed (e.g. IDES S/4HANA 1610 release), and more importantly how to use SAP monitoring to manage SAP performance as soon as it's up and running.  Bear in mind, this is not about migration to S/4HANA which would be a complex discussion.

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Solution Manager 7.2 SAP Monitoring - Part 4 (S/4HANA Monitoring)

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Jul 12, 2017 4:24:53 PM


This week we look into configuring the S/4HANA Monitoring scenario as the final part of the Solman 7.2 SAP Monitoring installation and setup procedure.  You can download the complete SAP Solution Manager 7.2 Getting Started with Monitoring eBook below if you choose to set up your own environment.  Prior parts are listed below

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