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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:


Network health and performance are extremely important in a multi-node system such as SAP, where close consideration has been paid to network design to minimize latency between databases and application servers. Network Insights monitors network performance from four perspectives.

Network health is an overview of all your network resources showing their status as available, degraded, unavailable, or unknown, along with any alerts that have been raised. The network resource's view can be filtered by subscription, resource group, or resource type.

 A dependency view shows the connection relationships between network components and depicts where any problems are occurring. The view is interactive, enabling you to drill down and zero in on specific problems.

The connectivity page displays the results from connection monitor tests. Connection monitor tests are ones you set up to poll network connections between source and destination endpoints. 

The traffic page shows which network security groups within each region are collecting traffic flow logs and have traffic analytics enabled.

Diagnostic Toolkit provides links to tools that help you to investigate specific network problems. You can capture packets on virtual machines, troubleshoot VPN  and connectivity issues, identify next hops and diagnose traffic filtering issues.

About the Author
Hallam Webber
Software Architect
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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.