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Function documentationThe Overview View of Self-Monitoring


The Overview of the self-monitoring monitors the monitoring and alerting infrastructure (MAI) and other central functions of SAP Solution Manager. The metrics, events, and alerts are displayed grouped by technical components.

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For information about which technical components are displayed, see Self-Monitoring of the Monitoring and Alerting Infrastructure; you can also display information about the technical components by choosing the info button for the corresponding line.

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The Overview is one of two Self-Monitoring views; the other is the System view, which displays analogous information, grouped by managed systems (see Self-Monitoring System View).


If you want to monitor the components of the MAI or other central functions of SAP Solution Manager, call the work center Administration of SAP Solution Manager and choose the Self-Monitoring entry in the navigation bar of the work center.

The most important metrics are displayed, together with their status (green, yellow, red, or inactive) and the number of associated alerts, broken down by the technical components listed above. The following functions are also available to you:

  • For metrics, you can display a description that provides information about the meaning of the metrics and, if there is an error status, about the meaning, consequences, analysis, and possible solutions of the error. To do this, in the Description column, choose the corresponding button; the description appears below the element.

  • For performance metrics, you can display the development over time of these metrics in the Metric Monitor. To do this, choose the button with the graph icon next to the current measured value.

  • Appropriate analysis tools are available to you at the level of metrics, but also at the level of technical components. You can call these tools directly from the self-monitoring user interface. When you call these tools, additional context information is passed, so that corresponding filters are set to display only the information that is related to the affected object in the appropriate tool. The following analysis tools are available:

    • ECE Performance History

      This tool displays the most important KPIs of the Event Calculation Engine during a definable time period, so that you can assess the performance of the ECE.

    • Log Viewer

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      Note that, after calling the Log Viewer, you still need to select the desired query from the Active Queries area, and then need to choose the Refresh button in the bottom right.

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    • Alerting Framework

      You can use this tool to monitor the status of the infrastructure that is responsible for alerting. The framework consists of the components alert consumer connector, data provider connector, and Event Calculation Engine. For more information, see Alerting Framework.

    • Agent Framework

      You can use the agent framework to centrally manage diagnostics agents installed in your managed systems. For more information, see Agent Framework.

    • Alert Inbox

      At the level of the technical components, when you choose the corresponding tool, you always switch to the Alert Inbox with the relevant filter.

  • To display all alerts in the context of self-monitoring, regardless of the technical components, choose the Self-Monitoring Alert Inbox button at the top of the screen. You can open the Alert Inbox in a new screen by choosing Open New Window or on the existing screen Embedded.

  • In the Autom. Update dropdown listbox, you can decide how often the displayed data is updated. Alternatively, you can choose the Refresh button next to the dropdown listbox to manually update the values.

  • You can expand or collapse the individual subtrees of the technical components individually by choosing the corresponding icon next to the description. You can also expand or collapse all subtrees by choosing the buttons Expand All or Collapse All.