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Transaction SICF includes various functions for monitoring, analysis, and troubleshooting in the ICF environment. You can also make use of central Application Server analysis functions to identify issues such as performance problems in ICF applications.


For more information about which analysis tool you need in which circumstances, see the following:


You can use the following tools:

  • Activating Debugging

    To run an analysis of individual segments of code, choose Start of the navigation path Edit Next navigation step Activate Debugging End of the navigation path.

  • Activate and Deactivate Traces

    To check ICF applications at the kernel level by activating and displaying traces, choose Start of the navigation path Edit Next navigation step Traces End of the navigation path.

  • Parsing URLs

    Choose Start of the navigation path Edit Next navigation step Parse URL End of the navigation path to display details of how any URL is used in searches for services, aliases, and so on.

  • ICF Recorder

    To activate, display, and define the recording of HTTP requests, choose Start of the navigation path Client Next navigation step Recorder End of the navigation path.

  • Logging

To access other functions used for configuring and analyzing HTTP communications, choose Goto.

  • ICM Monitor

    Monitoring transaction (SMICM) for the Internet Communication Manager (ICM)

  • Message Server Monitor

    Monitoring transaction for SAP Message Server (transaction SMMS)

  • Maintain Profile Parameters

    You can use this transaction (RZ11) to display any profile parameter and modify selected parameters dynamically.


    Note that, if you make dynamic changes, these are lost the next time the instance is started. To keep these changes when the system is restarted, you must include the changes in the profile file.

You can also use central tools to monitor ICF activities:

  • Central Monitoring Functions

    You can use the central system monitors to display overviews of general system data (for example, for troubleshooting, identifying bottlenecks, and analyzing response times).