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Introducing AppDynamics for SAP

Overview

AppDynamics for SAP helps ensure that all of your SAP applications are performing well and that your business is successfully operating by providing an understanding of the availability and performance of these systems. The key capabilities of this offering are transaction tracking and transaction correlation. When there is a slowdown, AppDynamics isolates which component is slow and provides the code-level visibility necessary to diagnose the problem, down to the ABAP code. We also provide dashboards and views of the complete system, including our flow map that shows an overall view of application components. There are also dashboards for specific personas who are interested in the SAP technologies themselves. As a performance monitoring tool, we want to ensure we are not adding too much burden to the system we are monitoring so we automatically limit our capture to keep overhead low. When we see specific issues, we take snapshots that provide a lense into the slowness.  For a complete list of SAP-supported environments, click here

 

With AppDynamics for SAP, you get:

  • Flow maps that reveal dependencies with real-time views of every component
  • Manually defined and auto-detected Business Transactions for end-to-end application context
  • Dashboards that show the health of SAP components and databases (relational or HANA)
  • Insight into the baseline performance of transactions starting in, passing through, or ending in SAP
  • Transaction snapshots when performance deviates to analyze application and system errors
  • Monitoring of ABAP and associated database queries made from ABAP to identify the cause of slowness
  • Dynamic baselines that detect performance anomalies and help you take action based on resulting health alerts
  • The ability to adopt S/4HANA on-premises or in the cloud with less risk, plan migrations more effectively, and measure post-migration results

 

Implementation

SAP monitoring is made up of two components: the ABAP Agent and SAP Analytics. The installation process varies depending on if you are using a Linux or non-Linux OS. The AppDynamics C++ SDK requires Linux OS. If you are using another OS, you will need to install the AppDynamics C++ SDK on a separate machine (Gateway system). Deployment instructions and architecture overviews are available here: Install SAP Agent Monitoring. Note: SAP monitoring is available for AppDynamics version 4.3 or later with the applicable licenses.

 

You can also enable Business Transaction correlation for Java applications that communicate with SAP systems using SAP JCo. The package supports both Java to SAP System and SAP System to Java calls: Enable Business Transaction Correlation with SAP JCo

 

Viewing metrics

Within the Application section of your Controller, open the Application Dashboard to review flow maps of SAP components and monitor key performance metrics with the Transaction Scorecard.

SAP Flowmap and Errors.png

 

Build custom dashboards to monitor tier and node health, such as processes, utilization, and problematic background jobs.

SAP - My Dashboard.png

 

FAQs

For answers to your most common questions about SAP monitoring, visit the links below:

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 Sorry for the newbie/ignorant question, but can AppD be deployed in HEC using the same procedures?  I presume there are different contracts/legalities to navigate, but from a technical perspective, does the product still work the same without modification?  Or is there a "HEC-version"?

 

thanks,

-philk

Yes, we support HEC, but each customer implementation with HEC is variable. The variables include what they are hosting for you, your level of access, and the contract terms. Most of the contract terms depend on your deal, implementation, and SLAs with SAP for the hosting. 

can AppDynamic be deployed in sap crystal, Purpose to automate and monitor the configure crystal server services and processes.


@Jonah.Kowall wrote:

Overview

AppDynamics for SAP helps ensure that all of your SAP applications are performing well and that your business is successfully operating by providing an understanding of the availability and performance of these systems. The key capabilities of this offering are transaction tracking and transaction correlation. When there is a slowdown, AppDynamics isolates which component is slow and provides the code-level visibility necessary to diagnose the problem, down to the ABAP code. We also provide dashboards and views of the complete system, including our flow map that shows an overall view of application components. There are also dashboards for specific personas who are interested in the SAP technologies themselves. As a performance monitoring tool, we want to ensure we are not adding too much burden to the system we are monitoring so we automatically limit our capture to keep overhead low. When we see specific issues, we take snapshots that provide a lense into the slowness.  For a complete list of SAP-supported environments, click here

 

With AppDynamics for SAP, you get:

  • Flow maps that reveal dependencies with real-time views of every component
  • Manually defined and auto-detected Business Transactions for end-to-end application context
  • Dashboards that show the health of SAP components and databases (relational or HANA)
  • Insight into the baseline performance of transactions starting in, passing through, or ending in SAP
  • Transaction snapshots when performance deviates to analyze application and system errors
  • Monitoring of ABAP and associated database queries made from ABAP to identify the cause of slowness
  • Dynamic baselines that detect performance anomalies and help you take action based on resulting health alerts
  • The ability to adopt S/4HANA on-premises or in the cloud with less risk, plan migrations more effectively, and measure post-migration results

 

Implementation

SAP monitoring is made up of two components: the ABAP Agent and SAP Analytics. The installation process varies depending on if you are using a Linux or non-Linux OS. The AppDynamics C++ SDK requires Linux OS. If you are using another OS, you will need to install the AppDynamics C++ SDK on a separate machine (Gateway system). Deployment instructions and architecture overviews are available here: Install SAP Agent Monitoring. Note: SAP monitoring is available for AppDynamics version 4.3 or later with the applicable licenses.

 

You can also enable Business Transaction correlation for Java applications that communicate with SAP systems using SAP JCo. The package supports both Java to SAP System and SAP System to Java calls: Enable Business Transaction Correlation with SAP JCo

 

Viewing metrics

Within the Application section of your Controller, open the Application Dashboard to review flow maps of SAP components and monitor key performance metrics with the Transaction Scorecard.

SAP Flowmap and Errors.png

 

Build custom dashboards to monitor tier and node health, such as processes, utilization, and problematic background jobs.

SAP - My Dashboard.png

 

FAQs

For answers to your most common questions about SAP monitoring, visit the links below:



using the same procedures?  

AppDynamics for SAP is focused on ABAP. AppDynamics Java agent supports other SAP technologies. Many SAP systems use Java and ABAP together, so we combine both technologies often. Depending on the version of Crystal you are using it could be legacy VB based technology (which we do not support), or the newer technology which is built on .NET in which case our .NET agent could be used.