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:
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
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.
Build custom dashboards to monitor tier and node health, such as processes, utilization, and problematic background jobs.
For answers to your most common questions about SAP monitoring, visit the links below: