Monitor Your Entire SAP Landscape From One Central Point

  • by Labinot Bytyqi, Senior Technical Consultant, Solution Manager and Extensions Practice Lead — West Region, SAP America, Inc.
  • October 15, 2008
Learn how to centrally monitor SAP landscapes by setting up and using SAP Solution Manager’s Computing Center Management System (CCMS) functionality.
Key Concept

Computing Center Management System (CCMS) allows continuous monitoring of SAP R/3 and SAP ERP systems at the operating system, network, database, and application levels. This is SAP’s central infrastructure for monitoring system landscapes: All landscape components are continuously checked. As a first and most important check, CCMS ensures the availability of all productive components. If something is wrong, an alert is triggered, and a person in charge can be notified automatically.

Monitoring a system landscape is a complex, important task for every company that operates one or more SAP systems. While the complexity increases with every additional system, component, or extension, it is important to detect any problem as early as possible to ensure business processes’ availability and minimize system downtime.

With the monitoring architecture of Computing Center Management System (CCMS), SAP Solution Manager 7.0 provides a flexible infrastructure that allows you to monitor your entire IT landscape centrally and that reports problems quickly and reliably. You can centrally monitor your entire SAP and non-SAP landscapes with real-time monitoring of system components, business processes, and interfaces, which reduces administration effort.

This article will explain the challenge of monitoring a landscape, overview CCMS monitoring, and give step-by-step directions to set up CCMS monitoring in SAP Solution Manager.

Labinot Bytyqi

Labinot Bytyqi graduated with a degree in computer science and business management and a minor in economics from George Fox University in 2005. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in information technology management. Labinot joined SAP in 2007 as a technical consultant with more than eight years of information technology experience and SAP consulting, particularly in the application lifecycle management area, where he was a lead for an SAP Solution Manager and extensions practice in the West region. Labinot currently is responsible for field services software sales portfolio business development and strategy, as well as for SAP Extended Diagnostics by CA Wily.

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