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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


SAP Solman 7.2 Getting Started with SAP Monitoring eBook

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

In summary of our efforts, here are the main points:

Solman 7.2 Technical Monitoring has not changed since Solman 7.1, only the GUI has!

Solman 7.2 System Monitoring is a project, not a simple task, which involves:

  • Planning, budget, time, resources (Solman as well as the managed infrastructure)
  • Installation of Solution Manager, upgrade, patches
  • System Preparation including BW store, SLD, LMDB, Introscope, Life Cycle Managers
  • Basic Configuration: Solution Manager Diagnostics Agents, Host agents and connectivity
  • Managed Systems Configuration: discover agents, assign products
  • System Monitoring: scope of systems and report
  • Search Engine: TREX installation is needed for non-HANA databases

Solman is a mission-critical enterprise application with full IT landscape requiring dedicated management of:

  • Systems, software, components, connectivity, knowledge, and team.
  • In return, you get automated aggregation of alerts, metrics and chart.
  • For historical metrics, you need to configure BI

Effort Comparison:

  • Installation of Solman 7.2 took more effort than Solman 7.1, mainly due to Solman 7.2 having HANA option, separate JAVA stack, and TREX search engine requirement if you don't choose HANA
  • In this example we set up Solman to monitor an S/4HANA environment, total effort (60 hours – Solman Installation & Setup, 20 hours Managed System Configuration). The effort excluded infrastructure cost and setup, and without TREX search engine (we may cover this in a later blog for non-HANA)
  • In comparison, IT-Conductor took less than 1 hour to configure and monitor S/4HANA using cloud-based SaaS platform, no infrastructure required:

SAP Monitoring as a Service:

  • Irrespective of what version or platform you have for Solman, every customer’s Solution Manager should be monitored as a business critical environment for optimal availability and performance. IT-Conductor can be used in this scenario ‘How to Monitor SAP Solution Manager’: especially if you choose to upgrade Solman or have lengthy Solman deployment and need alternatives

Get the latest SAP & HANA Monitoring Comparison

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Linh Nguyen

Written by Linh Nguyen

Linh was born in democratic Vietnam, escaped from the communist after the war as a boat-people refugee to Malaysia, subsequently immigrated to Australia where he attended high-school and completed dual-degrees in Computer Science & Computer Engineering in just 5 years. He started SAP career in Melbourne, then came to the US in the mid-1990s as a SAP technical consultant. He built a software and consulting company in Silicon Valley in 1996 named OZSoft and has been an entrepreneur with a passion to automate IT processes. In 2014, he started IT-Conductor, Inc. as CEO and co-founder along with David Stavisski, with the goal to help IT organizations to Stop Guessing and Start Managing by automating IT operations using a cloud-based platform IT-Conductor.

Topics: SAP HANA Monitoring, SAP Solution Manager Technical Monitoring, SAP Solution Manager, SAP monitoring, SAP Solution Manager 7.2, S/4HANA Monitoring

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