What is the AWS Data Provider for SAP?
This course explains what the AWS Data Provider for SAP is, what it does, and how it can help monitor and enhance the performance of business transactions via your SAP applications.
By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of the AWS Data Provider for SAP, including:
- What this tool is and the benefit it provides
- Which services the data provider for SAP interacts with
- How access is granted for the AWS Data Provider for SAP
- How to review metrics that have been captured
- Those who are implementing and managing SAP on AWS
- Those who plan to take the AWS Certified SAP on AWS - Specialty (PAS-C01) certification exam
To get the most out of this course, you should understand Amazon EC2 and Amazon CloudWatch, and be familiar with AWS IAM Roles.
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:
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 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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