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Setting Up Database Monitoring and

Alerting in SAP Solution Manager


Use
To set up the end-to-end monitoring and alerting infrastructure, you use the standard
transactions for setting up SAP Solution Manager. You need to perform the following steps:

Procedure
1.

Install the Diagnostics Agent on your database systems.


The Diagnostics Agent gathers information from the managed systems and reports them
to the SAP Solution Manager system. This also includes information about the availability
of the database and its host. You need to install a Diagnostics Agent on each server
(virtual hostname) that you want to monitor. You can use the SAP installation tool to
install the Diagnostics Agent.
2.
Configure data suppliers in the system landscape directory (SLD).
Use the transaction System Landscape Directory: Local Administration (RZ70) to
configure SLD data suppliers in the system landscape. Here, you need to provide the port
and the host of the SLD. The SLD data suppliers are programs that collect the database
attributes Database Host, Database Type and Database Name at defined periods. Once
the SLD data suppliers are up and running, they push database attributes from the
database to the SLD.
3.
Connect the Diagnostics Agent to SAP Solution Manager.
Use the transaction SAP Solution Manager Configuration (SOLMAN_SETUP) System
Preparation to connect the SAP Diagnostics Agent to SAP Solution Manager.
4.
Configure the systems managed by SAP Solution Manager.
Before continuing, watch the detailed SCN presentation Monitoring Remote SQL Server
Systems with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 , which explains the following steps specifically
for SQL Server target systems. Then use the transaction SAP Solution Manager
Configuration (SOLMAN_SETUP) Managed System Configuration to perform the
following activities:

Connect the SAP Diagnostics Agent to the managed databases.

Specify system parameters required to configure the managed databases.


Some of these parameters, such as the server and database names, are automatically
detected by the Diagnostics Agent. Other parameters have default values.
The following parameters are required for the initial setup:
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Administrator login and password

This is only used once to set up the connection.


The administrator login must exist on the remote server.
Monitor login name and password

This login is created and used for the monitoring.


Object Source Schema

This is the schema that is created in the database to hold the monitoring objects.
SAP recommends using the default name.
Trigger automatic configuration activities

This includes the setup of database extractors, which collect data for monitoring the
databases in SAP Solution Manager.
5.
Set up technical monitoring, including alerting.
Use the transaction SAP Solution Manager Configuration (SOLMAN_SETUP) Technical
Monitoring to set up the technical monitoring of databases in SAP Solution Manager. You
set up the following:

Activation or deactivation of auto-notifications (for example, e-mail

notifications) about database alerts


By default, auto-notification is activated.
Recipients and recipient lists of auto-notifications
Assignment of monitoring templates to selected systems in scope for
monitoring
Monitoring templates contain the definitions or values of metrics, events, and alerts
(MEA) that trigger incidents and notifications. The SAP templates have predefined
settings, but you can also adapt the templates to your customer-specific needs