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SAP Monitoring including SLT Monitoring

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Feb 24, 2016 1:19:13 PM

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I'm glad to be finally back from a very successful customer Go-live of an SAP ERP 4.7 to ECC 6.0 Ehp7 Near-zero Downtime (nZDM) upgrade, combined with a database upgrade and platform migration from AIX/Oracle 11g to Linux/Oracle RAC 12c over the President's Day holiday.  There were plenty of sleepless nights during go-live but the client was very happy with the performance of the new system.  It was good to be prepared for performance comparisons mentioned in our last blog post about Crucial Performance Tips for Upgrades & Migrations.  On average, Batch workload ran twice as fast, and Dialog rocketed to three times the speed compared to the old system.  The increased speed and capacity will allow this customer to drastically improve the way business is done in the near future, including the ability to replicate and report near real-time using a combination of ECC, BW on HANA and SAP LT Replication Server (SLT - SAP Landscape Transformation), otherwise known as a Sidecar scenario.  SAP SLT is enabling customers to replicate business data across their system landscape at the database trigger level, thus allowing high speed data synchronization between similar or disparate database platforms.  For the Basis team, this is another technical scenario to monitor to ensure the availability and performance of SLT meets the business demand for near real-time information.  See SAP Operations Guide for detailed information about SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server.

Let's look at existing ways we can perform SAP LT Monitoring:

  1. In the SLT Server using transaction LTR (Configuration & Monitoring Dashboard) which launches a web-based SAP Netweaver Business Client.  You will need to assign the role SAP_IUUC_REPL_ADMIN to your user's profile
  2. In the SLT Server using LT Replication Server Cockpit (LTRC) to check and monitor a single configuration at a time for transfer status, analyze errors, and manage the load and replication
  3. In the SLT Server using LT Replication Server Monitoring (LTRO) which is relatively new and can monitor and manage multiple configurations
  4. In the SLT Server using Migration Workbench (MWBMON) to monitor and analyze Mass Data Transfer
  5. In SAP Solution Manager 7.1 (at least SP05, and DMIS_2010 SP07 on SLT Server).  SAP Note 1558756 – ‘Solution Manager 7.1. – BI Monitoring: Prerequisites’ describes the prerequisites to be met and the necessary configuration steps in order to integrate the SAP LT Replication Server Monitoring Information into the SAP Solution Manager E2E Alerting Infrastructure

See more details below, but unsatisfied with set of manual methods above, we started to develop our own SLT Monitoring solution add-on to the SAP Management Pack for Microsoft SCOM, capable of monitoring health, availability and performance of SLT configurations down to each table level.



Crucial SAP Performance Monitoring Tips for Upgrade and Migration

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Feb 10, 2016 6:45:19 PM

I'm writing this week's blog from the trenches on the front line of an SAP Upgrade & Migration project at a very large customer site about to go live.  Back in June 2015, we published an SAP Performance Best Practices for Implementation, Upgrade & Migration article, and I wish this customer had read and implemented some of those best practices recommendations.  Particularly regarding what I'm about to point out in this publication so you too may avoid the potential pitfalls.  The scenario is an SAP ERP 4.7 to ECC 6.0 Ehp7 Near-zero Downtime (nZDM) upgrade, combined with a database upgrade and platform migration in the same go-live weekend.  The culprit is missing performance baselines and historical stats on the source system pre-golive to compare with the target system post-golive!


What does The Super Bowl 50 and SAP Performance have in common?

Posted by Linh Nguyen on Feb 3, 2016 5:19:04 PM

There's a lot of excitement going on right now in San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley about the historic 50th Anniversary Super Bowl (coined Golden Super Bowl for it's Golden State of California location) at the brand new Levi Stadium, which reportedly cost $1.2 billion USD and will cater for about 80,000 fans this coming Sunday February 7th, 2016.  Who will have the higher performance, the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos?

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