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Procedure documentationConfiguring Job Monitoring


You configure job monitoring by using a guided procedure that can be accessed from the following entry points:

  • Technical Monitoring configuration

  • Business Process Monitoring configuration

  • Job documentation (Systems tab page)

The guided procedure has the following basic steps for all job types:

  1. Select jobs for monitoring and schedule data collection. You can add jobs in the following ways, depending on the job type:

    • Search for and select scheduled jobs from the managed system.

    • Search for and select scheduled jobs from a connected, SMSE-certified external scheduler.

    • Add jobs directly by name or job description. (This option is available for ABAP jobs and SMSE jobs and job chains.)

  2. Configure alerts and activate monitoring

    • Choose metrics and define thresholds for generating alerts.

    • Generate and activate monitoring objects to start collecting monitoring data.

  3. Configure notifications for alerts

    • Define settings for the automatic creation of incidents and e-mail and text message notifications for red and yellow alerts.

    • Use predefined templates or define the settings manually.


  • All required SAP Notes for the Support Package level of SAP Solution Manager 7.1 have been implemented.

  • The administrator has performed the managed system configuration and the system monitoring configuration in SAP Solution Manager Configuration.

  • SAP BW process chain monitoring requires SAP NetWeaver BW 7.0 or higher on the managed systems.

  • SAP Data Services jobs monitoring requires SAP Data Services 4.2 or higher on the managed systems.

  • To add jobs from an external scheduler, the communication between SAP Solution Manager and the external scheduler must be configured. The required activities are given in the Job Management scenario of SAP Solution Manager Configuration, in the step Integrate with SMSE.

  • The SMSE jobs configuration allows you to monitor any type of externally scheduled job, using data pulled directly from the external scheduler. This type of monitoring requires a secondary database connection in addition to the standard SMSE integration. For more information, see the Central Job Overview Configuration Guide at Start of the navigation path published on SAP site Next navigation step SAP Components Next navigation step SAP Solution Manager Next navigation step Release 7.1 Next navigation step Additional Guides - Job & BI Monitoring End of the navigation path.


Setting Up Job Monitoring via Technical Monitoring

To configure job monitoring for a technical scenario, follow the guided procedure in SAP Solution Manager Configuration under Start of the navigation path Technical Monitoring Next navigation step Job & BI Monitoring Next navigation step Job Monitoring End of the navigation path.

Before you can start adding jobs, you must define the scope by creating a technical scenario or selecting an existing technical scenario. The technical scenario groups technical systems for technical monitoring purposes.

Setting Up Job Monitoring via Business Process Monitoring

You can configuring job monitoring for a business process step.

  1. In the Business Process Operations (New) work center, under Related Links, choose Set Up Business Process Monitoring.

  2. Select a solution.

  3. In the Solution Settings area, select the Monitoring using MAI check box.

    Note Note

    This change is irreversible. This flag can only be set without migration if the solution has no monitoring object assigned.

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  4. Select the business process step that you want to monitor.

  5. On the Monitoring Objects tab, choose Add.

  6. Under Cross Application, select Background Processing.

  7. Choose the job type from drop-down Monitor list, and confirm.

  8. Follow the instructions in the guided procedure.

Setting Up Job Monitoring via Job Documentation

You can configure job monitoring from existing job documentation.

  1. Open the job documentation and choose the Systems tab page.

  2. Assign the relevant solution and business process or technical scenario. If no business process or technical scenario is assigned, you can simply assign the logical component that contains the system in which your job is running.

  3. Select the row for the context you added.

    A list of technical systems is displayed in the table below.

  4. Select the system client on which the job is running.

    Note Note

    If your job is monitored in the context of a business process step, you must select the system with the leading role.

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  5. Choose Configure Monitoring and follow the guided procedure.

  6. Save the job documentation.