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On the left of the Directory Browser, there is a navigation bar in which you can select the desired managed object for which you want to display metrics, events, alerts, and templates used.

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Once you have selected the desired managed object, you can hide the navigation bar at any time to have more space for displaying the data. To do so, choose the Hide Navigation (Hide Navigation) button.

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A managed object is an entity in your system or business process landscape; in technical monitoring it is also a container for metrics, events, and alerts. The following types of managed objects are displayed in the Directory Browser:

Object type



In technical monitoring, you can monitor both the databases of technical systems and standalone databases.

Host (Server)

The object type Host (Server) includes all hosts for which metrics are monitored in the context of technical monitoring.

Process Integration (PI/XI) Domain

A Process Integration (PI/XI) domain consists of different technical systems and the associated PI component, and is defined in the System Landscape Directory of the PI (see Component Monitor).


A Script is an entity of End User Experience Monitoring. A script contains a sequence of dialog steps within an EEM scenario; this can be part of a business process, for example. The scripts are created centrally and distributed across various robots on which these scripts run.

Script on Robot

Instances of the object type Script on Robot contain the monitoring data that is specific to a script, that runs on a particular robot. A robot is a special instance of an SMD agent. In contrast to normal SMD agents, it is not installed directly in the managed systems, but instead in an end-user environment.

Script Step on Robot

A Script Step on Robot is part of a Script on Robot. It is the smallest unit to which a performance or availability value can be assigned. This means a step can be the execution of a dialog step, for example.

Technical Instance

A Technical Instance is part of a Technical System that runs on a physical host and forms an administrative unit. The technical instances are stored in the Landscape Management.

Technical Component

A Technical Component usually contains a particular function within a technical system and is part of the integration landscape of a PI domain. It is monitored in the context of PI monitoring (see Viewing the Status of Components).

Technical System

A Technical System is a complete, technical unit that is installed and administered as a whole. The technical systems are also stored in the LMDB.

Technical Scenario

A Technical Scenario combines one or more technical systems and, if appropriate, associated entities (such as the RFC connections in connection monitoring).


A Connection is an element from Connection Monitoring. A connection contains a name, a status, and the technical systems that are linked by this connection.

There are a number of ways in which you can group the managed objects in your landscape in the navigation bar. You can specify these in the dropdown box Navigation per. The following grouping options are available to you there:

  • Managed Object Type

    The managed objects are grouped by their type (see table above).

  • Technical System

    The managed objects are grouped by the technical systems to which the respective objects belong. Typically, for a technical system, this is its database, the technical instances of the system, and the associated hosts. In this way, you can identify which objects are monitored for a particular technical system in the context of technical monitoring.

  • Scenario Type

    The scenario type corresponds to the monitoring application case; the managed objects are therefore grouped by the different topic areas of technical monitoring.

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You can show or hide the entire list at any time by choosing the relevant buttons Collapse All or Expand All.

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