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End-to-End Workload Analysis: Architecture

Hi there,

I have read in training material about E2E Workload Analysis (from SAP) the following statement:

"On ABAP-based components, the workload related data is extracted from statistical files and is written in BI"

The picture in the training material shows, that e.g. Java and .Net needs a Diagnostics Agent. But for ABAP-based components only a RFC Interface is necessary.

Is it possible to use the E2E Workload Analysis without installing any Agent on the ABAP-System?

And are there any jobs which must be scheduled on the ABAP-System alternatively on the Solution Manager?

If I start the Workload Analysis and chose a ABAP-System, there are no statistical data.

Thanks for your reply!

Best regards,

Andreas

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  • Aug 11, 2010 at 04:31 PM

    Hi there,

    The ABAP systems connect using RFC, but it is just one of the required connections that are maintained among satellite and managing system. (this is actually established in the managed system configuration, step 1).

    The actual data is collected by SMD Agent, that pools several other services in the sattelite system itself, such as SAPOSCOL and SAP CCMS.

    There's a PDF attached to SAP note 1332428 called TroubleShootingGuideEhP1.pdf, go to page 4. The picture in this page is great to show how everything works. There you can see all the connections.

    The answer to your question is no, unfortunately. Make sure you follow the "Managed System Configuration" in the solman_setup, this will ensure you have everything that is needed for workload analysis, including SMD Agent.

    Please refer to note 1435043 to address what is needed for Workload Analsysis. Managed system configuration fits in item 5 of this note.

    I hope this is helpful for you.

    Best regards,

    Guilherme Balbinot

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    Aug 12, 2010 at 06:55 AM

    Dear Andreas,

    Please check the first point in the training material page from where you extracted the line. If you want to use the workload monitor, you need to install the diagnostics agents in satellite system as all the data will be stored in SMD database only.

    But if you wish to use the BI reporting feature, the data is extracted from RFC for ABAP and from SMD for Java. The below sentence only mentiones the BI part.

    > "On ABAP-based components, the workload related data is extracted from statistical files and is written in BI"

    By default, the BI system will extract the data through RFC from any ABAP system. The same concept is used here as Solman itself acts as a BI system.

    so as a conclusion, if you want the BI reporting of your ABAP part, you don't need any SMD agents. A BI consultant can help you in activating the infocubes and extracting the data through RFC.

    But if you want to use the E2E workload analysis, you require SMD agents.

    Rajeev

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