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
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.