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Reviewing Metrics Captured


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In this section of the AWS Certified: SAP on AWS Specialty learning path, we introduce you to strategies for operating and monitoring SAP workloads on AWS.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to use Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config to manage and monitor SAP infrastructure on AWS
  • Describe various AWS cost management tools including Cost Explorer, AWS Cost and Usage Reports, and AWS Budgets
  • Understand how to automate patch and state operations for our SAP instances using AWS Systems Manager
  • Explain how the AWS Data Provider for SAP is used to help gather performance-related data across AWS services


The AWS Certified: SAP on AWS Specialty certification has been designed for anyone who has experience managing and operating SAP workloads. Ideally you’ll also have some exposure to the design and implementation of SAP workloads on AWS, including migrating these workloads from on-premises environments. Many exam questions will require a solutions architect level of knowledge for many AWS services. All of the AWS Cloud concepts introduced in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.


When running the AWS Data Provider for SAP, you want to make sure and verify that metrics are being captured as expected.  To do this you can use a couple of methods to review metrics. Firstly you can use the SAP Operations Systems Collector which can read the metrics that have been identified. When using Windows change to the following directory from a command prompt. 

Then run the following command. This command will then put SAPOSCOL into interactive mode. From here enter the following to show all the values of the metrics that have been collected. The first metrics you should look out for are the. Enhanced Monitoring Access TRUE and Enhanced Monitoring Details ACTIVE. These metrics confirm and verify that the SAPOSCOL is communicating with the AWS Data Provider for SAP successfully and as expected. 

For other metrics, the AWS-related entries of interest all start with the following:

  • Virtualization_Configuration
  • CPU_Virtualization_Virtual_System
  • Memory_Virtualization_Virtual_System
  • System_Info_Virtualization_System

In addition to the SAPOSCOL, you can also use the SAP CCMS Transactions to review AWS-enhanced statistics.  A simple and quick way to review this information is to enter st06 or /nst06 in the top left corner of the SAP GUI, assuming you have the relevant access to do so. From the metrics and data displayed from the results, you will be able to review and access data and metrics that relate to the following and more:

  • Virtualization configuration
  • CPU
  • CPU Virtualization Host
  • CPU Virtualization Virtual System
  • Memory Virtualization Host

Within these categories you can find the cloud provider being used, the type of instance, the AWS-ID of the instances detected, the number of cores, CPU frequency, number of CPUs, CPU capacity, Network read throughput, volume queue lengths, Read/Write Ops, and much much more! 

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

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In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

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