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Availability monitoring CCMSPING or hostagent

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We are using hostagent to monitor our satellite systems using solution manager system as CEN. Recently we are now setting up availability monitoring using ccmsping. For this we have to separately register ccmsping agent.

Both are working for us.

My query is regarding the requirement of ccmsping agent to set up availability monitoring. Is it possible to set availability monitoring using hostagent only without having ccmsping agent? Or we need to have ccmsping agent in addition to hostagent to have availability monitoring.

We are getting alerts from hostagent when saposcol goes down on any server. Which indirectly points us that somehting with services on that server. But its not specific to that instance availability. So I want to confirm whether it is possible to have instance availability alerts using hostagent only or we need to have ccmsping as well


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    Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 05:14 AM

    Hi Varun,

    Hostagent is for Operating system (monioring OS services, process), Host agent won't monitor SAP system, but OS and will send OS related details to SAP.

    CCMSPING is the program that will monitor SAP.

    In other words, Hostagent is more of OS and CCMSPING is more of SAP and not vice-versa.

    You will require CCMSPING for every system you would like to monitor be it SOLMAN or any satellite system, though you can ignore Solman.



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    • Thanks Prithviraj

      That clarifies the doubts

      So we are good to go ahead with ccmsping for availability monitoring in addition to hostagent related monitoring set up. It is also clear now that ccmsping is required on each instance for which we want to have instance availability monitoring; irrespective of it being solman or satellite.



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    Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 02:51 PM

    Dear Varun Kumar Sharma

    Host Agent shoul be installed on every phisical host in you landscape. CCMSPING agent may be only on Solution Manager host.

    If you have SAP Solution Manager 7.1 you can use End User Experience scenario for availability monitoring. Benefits of it you can monitoring availability from many seats for one system or systems.

    With best regards,


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