You can use the CCMSPING agent to monitor the availability of your SAP system landscape (see Availability Monitoring with CCMSPING). Normally, you only require one CCMSPING agent to monitor your entire system landscape. However, you can also use multiple CCMSPING agents. This can have the following advantages, for example:
In this scenario, it can be useful that one system is monitored by multiple CCMSPING agents, to check the accessibility of the system from various points. You can do this by combining these CCMSPING agents into an agent group, and assigning this agent group the system as the responsible CCMSPING.
This procedure is part of the Configuring Availability Monitoring process. It is therefore a prerequisite that you have already performed the part of the process that is to be performed before this procedure.
You can only use multiple CCMSPING agents, if you install all CCMSPING agents with the -push option (see Installing Availability Agent CCMSPING). Without this option, the registration of an additional CCMSPING might overwrite existing registrations in CEN.
Combining Multiple CCMSPING Agents into an Agent Group
If you want to monitor the availability of certain systems using multiple CCMSPING agents, you need to combine the different CCMSPING agents into an agent group and then assign this group to the relevant systems as the responsible CCMSPING.
To combine multiple CCMSPING agents into an agent group, proceed as follows:
If you want to delete the last assignment of an agent to a particular agent group that is still assigned to systems as the Responsible CCMSPING, the system displays a corresponding warning.
Displaying the Responsible CCMSPING
The system is displaying the Configure Availability and Performance Overviewscreen. To display the CCMSPING agent or agent group responsible for your monitored systems, proceed as follows:
Choose the button Views → System Info View. The RFC destination of the responsible CCMSPING or the responsible agent group in each case is shown in the corresponding row. The destination has the following naming convention:
By default, <instance number> is 00.
Changing the Responsible CCMSPING
To change the CCMSPING agent responsible for monitored systems, proceed as follows:
Note that a system is only correctly selected when the entire line is highlighted:
You can also change the responsible CCMSPING on the Connection Data and Monitoring Options screen (see Creating and Changing Monitoring Rules).
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