SAP on Azure - Monitoring and Optimization

SAP landscapes are substantial and complex deployments that require constant monitoring to ensure optimal and efficient operation. It's not practical to manually keep an "eye" on virtual machines and network resources to ensure they aren't overwhelmed by spikes in workload or sitting idle or underutilized, consequently wasting money. Azure provides several services and tools that assist in monitoring infrastructure use in near real-time with automated alerts and resource scaling. Azure provides built-in integration with SAP database and application logs, providing a complete picture of overall system performance. This course explores these Azure services and how you can use them to monitor and optimize your SAP workloads.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a foundational understanding of Azure Monitor and Network Insights
  • Learn how to set up basic networking monitoring
  • Understand what Azure Site Recovery is and how to set to implement it through the Azure portal
  • Learn about SAP Hardware and Cloud measurement Tools as well as SAP Application Performance Standard
  • Get an overview of Azure Advisor and how how to optimize Azure ExpressRoute

Intended Audience

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to monitor and optimize their SAP landscapes using Azure services
  • Those studying for Microsoft's AZ-120 exam


To get the most out of this course, you should understand how to operate SAP workloads on Azure. If are new to this, we recommend you take the following courses first:


Hi and welcome to this SAP on Azure – Monitoring and Optimization course. In this course, we'll look at various ways to monitor the performance of an SAP system installed on Azure. The focus will be on features and functions for monitoring Azure infrastructure, although I will talk about some SAP monitoring tools. After looking at monitoring, we'll investigate options for optimizing the efficiency of your SAP installation, focusing on cost minimization, paying particular attention to virtual machines.

While this course is broadly aligned with the Maintain SAP Workloads section of the updated AZ-120 exam guide as of May 28th, 2021, many of the optimization topics are covered in other courses. With that in mind, courses such as Design an SAP Infrastructure for SAP Workloads and Deploy and Migrate an SAP Landscape to Azure talk about the optimum and most efficient ways to initially deploy and configure Azure infrastructure. While not prerequisites, I would strongly suggest viewing those courses before this one.  

My name is Hallam Webber, and I'll be your instructor for this course; we welcome all comments and feedback, so please feel free to reach out and get in touch with us at with any feedback, positive or negative. Let's dive in.

About the Author
Learning Paths

Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.