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To collect the availability of the systems to be monitored, CCMSPING communicates with the ABAP and the Java message servers of the corresponding systems, depending on the system type. To do this, CCMSPING requires the connection data for this server.

You do not normally need to determine the connection data for the ABAP message server yourself, since this data should be available for SAPLogon on every SAP front end in your system landscape. The data is in the services file, which contains the port numbers of the ABAP message servers in the format sapms<SysID> <Port_No.>/tcp.

This procedure describes how you can manually obtain the connection data for ABAP or Java message servers of a system to be monitored.


To manually add a new system to availability monitoring, proceed as follows:

  1. Start transaction RZ21 in the central monitoring system, and choose the menu path Start of the navigation path Technical Infrastructure Next navigation step Availability Monitoring Next navigation step Configure CCMSPING Monitoring End of the navigation path.

  2. Choose the button Start of the navigation path Monitoring Next navigation step Add System End of the navigation path.

  3. Specify the system ID of the system to be monitored, and choose the Continue button. The Connection Data and Monitoring Options screen appears

  4. To monitor the system using the ABAP message server, proceed as follows:

    1. Fill out the input fields Message Server Host Name and IP Service Name. The IP Service follows the naming convention sapms<SysID>.


      Note that you need to enter the system ID <SysID> in upper-case letters.

    2. For availability monitoring, CCMPSING requires an entry for the corresponding system in the services file on its host (in Microsoft Windows XP systems, under [Drive]:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc, in UNIX systems, under /etc). The entry has the following format: sapms<SysID> <Port No.>/tcp.

    3. The port number that you are looking for usually has the format 36<system number>. Enter the corresponding line in the services file, and save the file.

  5. To monitor the system using the Java message server, proceed as follows:

    1. Fill out the input fields Message Server Host Name and Message Server HTTP Port.

    2. If you do not know the Message Server HTTP Port, you can find this information in the profile of the central services instance. The profile file is on the instance's host under the path usr\sap\<SysID>\SYS\profile and has the naming convention <SysID>_SCS<Inst. No.>_<host>. Search in the profile for the entry ms/server_port_0 = PROT=HTTP, PORT=<port number>.

  6. If the connection to the monitored system is created using a SAProuter, proceed as described in Creating a Connection to a Monitored System Using SAProuter.

  7. If you want to set the monitoring options, follow the procedure described in Creating and Changing Monitoring Rules.

  8. Save your changes.


The desired system is included in the list of systems that can be monitored from the monitoring architecture. You can now activate the monitoring for this system using the normal user interface. To display the availability data, expand the SAP CCMS Monitor Templates monitor set in transaction RZ20 and open the Availability and Performance Overview Monitor.

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