Additional Settings for Availability Monitoring with the GRMG

Use

Configure and start the availability monitoring of applications in transaction GRMG. The normal steps for doing this are described in the process Activating and Customizing Monitoring with the GRMG.

The transaction also provides additional functions for editing GRMG scenarios and adjusting the GRMG availability monitoring, which are described here:

The following information is displayed for each scenario in the table of GRMG scenarios that have been uploaded into the central monitoring system:

  • Scenario Execution Status; this column specifies whether the scenario was successfully executed, and therefore an availability check could be performed:

    ScenarioExecution Status

    Meaning

    The scenario was successfully executed; there is therefore information about the availability for the monitored application.

    The scenario could not be successfully executed; it was therefore not possible to check the availability of the monitored application.

    The scenario is inactive; this can occur in the following situations:

    • The scenario was deleted; however the associated tree still exists in the alert monitor.

    • A severe error occurred when dispatching the scenario (for example, the scenario could not be started).

    The execution of the scenario was stopped. The scenario is only executed again once you have manually activated its execution.

    A monitoring pause is in effect; the scenario is not currently executed.

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    The scenario has not yet been executed, or the scenario name is too long (> 40 characters)

  • Name of the scenario; this name is used as part of the names of the MTE classes in the GRMG nodes for the scenario in the alert monitor.

  • Version and instance of the scenario; differentiates between multiple scenarios with identical technical names (for more information about this, see Creating a Template for the Customizing File)

  • Description of the scenario; the scenario is displayed under this name in the Alert Monitor

  • URL/RFC Destination of the scenario that is called for the actual availability check

Features

First call transaction GRMG in your central monitoring system.

Note

For a description of the basic functions, see:

  • Activating and deactivating execution

    To stop the execution of selected scenarios, choose Start of the navigation path Start/Stop Next navigation step Deactivate Execution End of the navigation path. To reactivate the execution of a stopped scenario, choose Start of the navigation path Start/Stop Next navigation step Activate Execution End of the navigation path.

    Use this function, if you want to temporarily pause a scenario; this can be the case, for example, if it is causing problems, or is temporarily not required.

  • Scheduling monitoring pauses

    You can deactivate the availability monitoring for selected periods, for example, during the weekend or during maintenance work. You can also repeat these monitoring pauses daily or weekly. You have two options for scheduling monitoring pauses:

    • You can schedule monitoring pauses independently for each selected scenario. To do this, choose Start of the navigation path Pauses Next navigation step Schedule Monitoring Pause End of the navigation path.

    • You can schedule identical monitoring pauses for all selected scenarios. To do this, choose Start of the navigation path Pauses Next navigation step Uniform Monitoring Pause End of the navigation path.

    Defining monitoring pauses works in the same way as a corresponding function in the context of availability monitoring with CCMSPING. This is described in Creating and Changing a Monitoring Pause.

  • Copying a scenario

    To copy a scenario, choose the button Start of the navigation path Edit/Delete Next navigation step Copy Scenario End of the navigation path.

    Note

    You can copy both GRMG Lite and GRMG scenarios; however, it is only meaningful for GRMG scenarios. This is due to the fact that the copy does not allow any changes to the components of a scenario, which is usually necessary for GRMG Lite scenarios with their scenario-specific component descriptions.

  • Deleting a scenario

    To delete selected scenarios, choose the button Start of the navigation path Edit/Delete Next navigation step Delete Scenario End of the navigation path. The monitoring trees in the Alert Monitor that belong to the deleted scenarios are also deleted.

  • Downloading GRMG Scenarios from the System to the Front End

    You can download the Customizing file for a GRMG scenario to your front end at any time. To do this, select the relevant scenario, and choose Start of the navigation path Upload/Download Next navigation step Download Scenarios End of the navigation path. The system displays the file name and the path of the file.

    Note

    Note that passwords (property type PW) are not downloaded.

  • Checking CCMS agents for new scenarios

    GRMG Customizing files with the prefix GRMG_, which are in the directory [Drive]:\usr\sap\prfclog\grmg (Microsoft Windows) or /usr/sap/tmp/grmg (UNIX) on a host with a running CCMS agent, are automatically loaded into the central monitoring system and started. This automatic process can last up to an hour, since it is dependent on the running of the program SAPMSSYT, which is started once an hour. To see the results immediately, choose Start of the navigation path Upload/Download Next navigation step Query CCMS Agent for Scenarios End of the navigation path.

  • Updating the display

    To update the display for the GRMG scenarios for availability monitoring, choose Start of the navigation path Start/Stop Next navigation step Update Execution Status End of the navigation path.

  • Displaying status messages

    If a GRMG scenario could not be successfully started (scenario execution status ), you can display the relevant error message by selecting the desired GRMG scenario and choosing Start of the navigation path Start/Stop Next navigation step Display Status Messages End of the navigation path. For a description of the possible error messages, see GRMG Self-Monitoring Monitor.

    Note

    To display additional information about an error, start the GRMG Selfmonitoring Monitor in the Alert Monitor.

  • Performing the monitoring in dialog/in the background

    You can decide whether you want to perform the availability monitoring in dialog or in background processing. More information: Executing GRMG Scenarios in the Background.

  • Calling utilities

    For GRMG troubleshooting, choose the Utilities button. The following functions are available to you there:

    • Choose Display ICM Log to display the local log for the Internet Communication Manager. The log contains information about connection errors and problems when creating or executing HTTP sessions.

      Note

      To fully utilize the possibilities of the ICM log, set the ICM trace. To do this, start the ICM monitor (transaction SMICM) on the application server on which you are working, and set the trace to the value 3 ( Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Trace Level Next navigation step Set End of the navigation path). Execute the scenario that you want to analyze in transaction GRMG, and then display the ICM log. You then also see the message bodies that are exchanged with GRMG. Do not forget to reset the ICM trace to the standard value.

    • Choose Ping Target Host to perform a connection test to the host that is specified in the URL of the selected scenario.

    • Choose Trace Route to Target Host to execute the command TRACEROUTE (or TRACERT in Microsoft Windows). You can use it to check whether the host from the URL of the scenario is accessible through the network from the application server on which you are logged on to.