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PI message monitro

Hi experts,

Could you please share me the information about the PI message monitor? I am confused about when to get our message from GUI and when to get them from the web page. Also i want to know the differences between the ECC(GUI) sxi_monitor and the PI(GUI) sxi_monitor.
Thank you very much.
Best Regards,
Leo

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  • Mar 31, 2017 at 07:27 AM

    First of all, please share your PI Version. I'm assuming you have a Dual Stack system, since you are talking about GUI and web.

    Basically your main entry would be message monitoring residing on /nwa/pimon (assuming you have a current release). Technically this is running on the Java stack of the system. There might be situations, where sxmb_moni (sxi_monitor), running on the ABAP stack is more feasible, e.g. when using the (legacy) HTTP or IDoc Adapters, as they are running on the ABAP stack only (note that there are HTTP_AAE and IDoc_AAE Adapters which are ports of the ABAP adapters, now running in AS Java).

    The difference between EECs sxi_monitor and PIs sxi_monitor is that ECC will only show messages, that are in/outbound using Proxy Runtime. You will not see any IDoc or RFC messages there. In PI you will see virtually all messages that route through PI in sxi_monitor (however to get the most details, e.g. about an FTP target path of a message, you need to switch to the Message Monitoring in AS Java.

    I know, a Dual Stack can be complicated in terms of monitoring and we are only scratching the surface. I would advise some further reading about basics of PI, e.g. this here: https://blogs.sap.com/2013/05/21/sap-pi-for-beginners/

    Cheers

    Jens

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    • Do I understand correctly, that you see the said messages in SXI_MONITOR but not in (web based) Message Monitoring?

      If yes, that's probably strange. Is this synchronous communication and if yes, was synchronous logging activated then?

      If no (you do not see them in SXI_MONITOR either) it could be that the messages already fail at the adapter level. You would see this in communication channel monitoring (or if you set up alerting accordingly you would also receive alerts for this).

      HTH

      Cheers

      Jens