The System Monitor provides a number of interactive dashboard-style overviews of the key areas of usage and performance that a system administrator needs to monitor.

Monitoring information shows the current state of the system and also historical information for a selected time frame in the last year. The monitor also includes Trace (a system log), containing details of all traceable events and errors.

These monitoring features are available on four separate tab pages:

  • Overview

  • System Usage by Memory

  • System Usage by User

  • Trace


The Overview shows basic system information as well as a license count chart and historical usage charts.

The license count and historical usage charts show separate data for the following user types:

  • Planning Professional User

  • Planning Standard User

  • Business Intelligence User

  • Business Intelligence User (Concurrent Session)

  • Analytics Hub User

The Licenses chart also specifies whether or not the system includes licenses for SAP Digital Boardroom.

In the Historical Usage charts, you can select a user type to highlight the relevant data in each chart.

You can set the time frame of the data being displayed by using the sliding scale features or choose a zoom level ranging from one month to all historical data.

System Usage by Memory

This tab page displays two charts showing memory usage in MB for: Memory Use by Model and Memory Use by User.

You can get easy-to-read details of the data by pointing with the mouse over the chart details, and you can use the Sort buttons to re-sequence the data.

System Usage by User

This tab page simply shows, for each user, metrics for Transaction Count and Storage Usage in MB. If storage space on the server is allocated and managed for individual user accounts, administrators can get a visual check of the levels per user here.

You can sort and filter columns on this tab page using the drop-down menu in the header of each column.

The system administrator determines what levels of error messages are included in the log (see System Configuration Trace Level in Start of the navigation pathSystem Next navigation step AdministrationEnd of the navigation path) and how far back in time the log file goes, but the log file may extend over many pages. The Search and Filter features are therefore useful tools for working with the log file. Additionally, to help you identify information you are looking for, most columns of the display are sortable using a Sort feature in the column headers.

The Search feature operates on the User Name, Component, and Message columns and filters the items listed on screen to those that include a match with the search string you type.

The Filter feature allows you to enter a date range to select only log entries within a fixed period of time.

The following columns of data are available:
Trace Columns




The date and time value for each message.

Trace Level

Log messages are categorized on the basis of a severity level and the system administrator can set which levels of message are displayed. Typically only Errors (trace level 4) are visible.

User Name

This column shows the ID of the user account that generated the message.


Where relevant, the technical component name is shown here.


The text of the error message. If the message text is truncated, use the mouse pointer to hover over the message to read the text in a tooltip.


Click the link text Stack to display the text of the stack message in a popup window.


Additional information for the error may be displayed here.

The log file is limited to a maximum of 350,000 rows of data. The oldest log entries will be deleted to maintain this limit.

You can also manually delete log entries by selecting the Delete icon. In the Clear System Trace dialog, you can choose to remove all log entries, or remove entries older than a specified time period.