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Monitor An SAP BTP ABAP Environment Service Using SAP Cloud ALM (CALM)

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Monitor An SAP BTP ABAP Environment Service Using SAP Cloud ALM (CALM)
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Monitor An SAP BTP ABAP Environment Service Using SAP Cloud ALM (CALM)

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November 17, 2021
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November 17, 2021
Configure health monitoring and real user monitoring for an SAP BTP ABAP Environment service using SAP Cloud ALM.

You will learn

  • How to configure outbound communication from your SAP BTP ABAP Environment using the communication arrangement SAP_COM_0276
  • How to configure communication from your SAP BTP ABAP Environment instance to the SAP Cloud ALM service using the communication arrangement SAP_COM_0527
  • How to configure the use cases you want for SAP Cloud ALM
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Prerequisites

  • SAP Cloud ALM instance
  • SAP BTP ABAP Environment instance with the Administrator role
  • Access to the Fiori app Health Monitoring

If you run SAP BTP, ABAP environment, as one part of a hybrid landscape with on-premise and cloud systems, you might already have a central monitoring and alerting infrastructure in place. For example, the service offering SAP Focused Run (FRUN) is designed specifically for businesses that need high-volume system and application monitoring, alerting, and analytics. This is particularly relevant for hybrid landscapes including on-premise SAP solutions. For cloud-centric customers, we offer SAP Cloud ALM as an application lifecycle management offering.

If you use SAP Cloud ALM as your monitoring and alerting infrastructure, you can integrate monitoring of the ABAP environment into your existing infrastructure. Using the health monitoring in SAP Cloud ALM, you can also watch whether your ABAP environment is still up and running and whether any exceptional situations occurred. In addition, you can use the real-user monitoring to monitor requests coming from business users and integration monitoring to watch the communication between integrated systems.

For more information, see SAP Help Portal: Integration in Central Monitoring and Alerting

Throughout this tutorial, objects name include a prefix, such as Zxx or suffix, such as XXX. Always replace this with your group number or initials.

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Step 1: Set up destination service

In the BTP Cockpit, you need to create a destination service in your BTP subaccount, if you have not already done so.

  1. Navigate to your Space, choose Instances, then choose Create.

    step1a-navigate-to-space-etc
  2. Enter the following, then choose Create.

    • Service: Destination
    • Plan: Lite
    • Instance Name: e.g. DST
    step1a-create-destinations-service
  3. Create a service key for your SAP Cloud ALM service and download it; you will need it later.

  4. Create a new service key for your SAP BTP ABAP Environment and download it; you will need it later.

    step1c-create-service-key-for-steampunk
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Step 2: Set up SAP Cloud ALM service

In the BTP Cockpit, you need to create a destination to SAP Cloud ALM if you have not already done so.

  1. Navigate to your Subaccount and choose Destinations > New Destination.

    step1c-navigate-to-destinations
  2. Configure the destination to your SAP Cloud ALM service using the credentials in the service key (from step 1.3).

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  3. Choose scenario SAP_COM_0276, paste the service key of your destination service (from step 1.4), then choose Create.

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Step 3: Create Communication Arrangement for Destination Service Integration (SAP_COM_0276)
  1. Logon to your SAP BTP ABAP Environment as Administrator and choose the app Communication Arrangements.

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  2. Choose New.

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Step 4: Create Communication Arrangement for Application Monitoring (SAP_COM_0527)
  1. Again, choose New, then choose Create.

    step3a-comm-arr-create-SAP_COM_0527
  2. Create a New Communication System.

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  3. From the dropdown list, choose the Name for your SAP Cloud ALM service, that you configured in step 1.3 - in this example, ABAPK8S_CALM.

    step3c-comm-system-name
  4. Choose the use cases you want to enable.

    step3d-configure-use-cases
  5. Configure the job execution details as follows and choose Save, then save the communication arrangement.

    step3e-configure-job-exec-details

Your SAP BTP ABAP environment is registered in your SAP Cloud ALM instance. However, it could take up to one hour before the first monitoring data is pushed to your service.

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Step 5: Test yourself
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