You can use the Consistency Check of the CCMS Monitoring Infrastructure to check the general settings and runtime status of the CCMS monitoring infrastructure. However, you can also define reference settings for selected IMTE classes, with which the settings for the corresponding nodes in the checked systems are compared.
The specified reference settings for the MTE classes are in a CCMS customizing check group; a check group of this type is therefore a container for the following settings for selected MTE classes:
Method assignments (data collection methods, analysis methods, and auto-reaction methods)
Currentness of the nodes (maximum age of the last update)
For each of these three settings, you can specify at MTE class level, whether it is to be part of the consistency check.
Differences are output during the consistency check in the check objects Method Status for Check Groups and MTE Configuration (more information: Displaying the Results of the CCMS Consistency Check).
In addition to the check, you can also distribute these reference settings to all checked systems. To do this, create a check area by activating the Troubleshooting indicator for the check objects specified above (more information: Troubleshooting and Distributing Settings of the Consistency Check). You can also transfer the reference settings in the consistency check display, if you have the relevant check object repaired (more information: Displaying the Results of the CCMS Consistency Check).
The only exception is the currentness of the nodes. You can use this information to check whether the local data collection methods are still running. For example, if the collector for Oracle Tablespaces is no longer running, this can lead to an error situation not being identified, and in the worst case, the system could hang. There is no automatic repair available for data collection activity.
To create or change a CCMS Customizing check group, you need to first specify which MTE classes are to be contained in the check group. You can do this in two ways:
You can explicitly specify MTE classes and the settings that you want for them.
This method is particularly useful if you know exactly which settings you want to check or distribute for which MTE classes. This method also has the advantages that you can use wildcard characters ( *) when specifying the MTE class.
You want to set and distribute threshold values for the available free memory and a central auto-reaction method for all monitored systems with the database type MaxDB. The desired MTE class is SDB_space_data_free_mb_pfcl_<System ID>; therefore, to include all nodes regardless of the ID of the monitored system, enter the MTE class SDB_space_data_free_mb_pfcl_* with the desired settings in the check group.
You can use a rule-based monitor definition to import MTE classes from this monitor defintion with their settings. This is particularly useful if you have already created a corresponding monitor definition that contains the MTE classes and settings that are relevant for you.
For information about how to create a rule-based monitor definition, refer to Creating and Changing Monitors.
Both options are described below.
Creating a Check Group by Importing a Monitor Definition
Start transaction RZ51, and choose the button.
A hierarchical list with all monitor sets and associated monitors in CEN appears in the navigation bar on the right. Choose the desired definition.
Next, select the system from which the settings for the MTE classes of the monitor definition are to be taken.
At this point, you can also specify a system other than the central monitoring system (CEN), even if the monitor definition itself is transferred from CEN. The reason for this is that it is possible that the settings for the desired MTE classes are missing in CEN, because the relevant nodes do not exist there. If, for example, you want to create a check group for settings of nodes for monitoring Oracle databases, but CEN has a different database type, select the monitor definition Database from the monitor set SAP CCMS Monitor Templates, and choose a monitored system that has an Oracle database.
All MTE classes are now displayed in a table with their properties, corresponding to the monitor definition in the selected system. Transfer the desired MTE classes to the check group by setting the Apply indicator for the relevant line. To transfer all MTE classes displayed, choose .
Use the indicators for the columns Check Threshold Values, Check Tool Assignments, and Check Data Collection Activity to define which checks are performed for the individual MTE classes.
The Check Threshold Values indicator is only meaningful for performance attributes and is activated by default for these. In this case, the system checks whether nodes with this MTE class in the checked systems have the threshold values defined in the check group. If this is not the case, the discrepancy is displayed in the consistency check and, if you have set the corresponding check settings, the threshold values from the check group are transferred (more information: Restricting the CCMS Consistency Check to Specific Topics).
The Check Tool Assignments indicator is activated by default if method assignments exist in the properties of the MTE class. While it is not meaningful to change the data collection method, if you have created your own assignments for analysis and auto-reaction methods in a system, you can compare the settings in all checked systems with these reference assignments and, with the relevant check settings, transfer the assignments from the check group.
Auto-Reaction Methods - Central Auto-Reaction Methods
The Check Data Collection Activity indicator is not activated by default. It checks whether the nodes for the relevant MTE class are still provided with values in all checked systems; if this is not the case, a corresponding message is displayed. If you want to check the data collection activity, specify the maximum time in seconds that is to have passed since the last update in the Last Update (Seconds) column. If a time is defined in the corresponding MTE class, as of which a value is to be regarded as obsolete ( 'Value is obsolete' and set to inactive after...), the system uses twice this length of time as the default value.
If this time is exceeded, a corresponding message is displayed during the check.
Define the check group to which the properties of the MTE classes are to be assigned by selecting it in the drop-down list box Assign to Check Group. If you want to create a new check group for this purpose, choose .
Save your settings.
Creating a Check Group Manually
Use this procedure if you want to create a new check group manually, or if you want to add a new MTE class and its properties to an existing check group.
Start transaction RZ51, and choose the button.
In the Check Group for CCMS input field, enter the name of the check group to which you want to assign the MTE class and its properties. You can use the input help for this input field, if you want to make the assignment to an existing check group.
In the input field MTE Class, enter the name of the MTE class that you want to assign to the check group. You can use the wild card character ( *) here.
Use the indicators Check Threshold Values, Check Tool Assignments, and Check Data Collection Activity to define which checks are performed for this MTE class.
The Check Threshold Values indicator is only meaningful for performance attributes. In this case, the system checks whether nodes with this MTE class in the checked systems have the threshold values specified in the check group. If this is not the case, the discrepancy is displayed in the consistency check and, if you have set the corresponding check settings, the threshold values from the check group are transferred (more information: Restricting the CCMS Consistency Check to Specific Topics).
The Check Tool Assignments indicator allows you to check the settings in all checked systems against reference method assignments. With the relevant check settings, the assignments of the check group for the analysis and auto-reaction methods are transferrred for the checked nodes.
By selecting the Check Data Collection Activity indicator, you can have the system check whether the nodes for the relevant MTE class are still provided with values in all checked systems; if this is not the case, a corresponding message is displayed.
Switch to the Threshold Values tab page. If you want to check the threshold values, enter the desired reference threshold values in the relevant input fields.
Switch to the Method Assignment tab page. If you want to have the method assignment checked, enter the reference settings for the data collection, analysis, and auto-reaction methods in the relevant fields.
If you want to check the data collection activity, specify the maximum time in seconds that is to have passed since the last update in the Last Update (Seconds) input field. If this time is exceeded, a corresponding message is displayed during the check.
Save your settings.
You have created a check group with reference settings for selected MTE classes. If you sepcify this check group for the consistency check, the properties for the relevant MTEs in all checked systems are compared with the reference settings and differences are shown. With the relevant check settings, you can also have the reference threshold values and method assignments distributed to all checked systems.