As more sites are using system replication (SR) with feature ‘active:active read_enabled’, it it is of great benefit to perform SAP HANA monitoring not only the primary site – but also the secondary site.
This presentation covers IT-Conductor cloud-based monitoring support for HA/DR/SR feature – monitoring HANA both sites of HA/DR landscapes, and the system replication activity/status in more detail.
In prior posts, we have covered several topics on HANA HA/DR, System Replication and Dynamic Tiering, please visit these for additional background:
- SAP HANA Distributed System - Guide to Scale Out, HA and Monitor HANA
- Managing and Monitoring SAP HANA 2 Active:Active System Replication
- SAP HANA System Replication - Setup, Operations and HANA Monitoring
- SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering Test-drive
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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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).
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.
- 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’.
- 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.
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.