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How does Downtime Management monitor System availability?

Hello Gurus,

this is driving me nuts. I have a Solution Manager set up with satallite systems correctly listed in SMSY. However, I have no RFC connections enabled to these systems yet.

When I now go to Downtime Management, I have the system availability monitored correctly.

I really don't understand how this is working. I am sure it is not monitored by a CCMSPING Agent, because we havn't set it up yet.

Do you know how this is done? I cannot find any information about this. I am very curious.

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    Posted on Sep 01, 2010 at 12:35 PM


    The system monitoring functions in SAP Solution Manager are based on the CCMS Monitoring Infrastructure.

    I hope Availability monitoring done by CCMSPING only.

    can you chk this,


    and also chk this



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      please do not get struggled with all that stuff...

      1.) Downtime Management is not located in workcenter system-monitoring, but in the workcenter system landscape managment.

      2.) Entering this workcenter, you see the availability monitoring status of your lanndscape systems (you are right: nothing configured --> all grey). That is OK.

      3.) in workcenter system landscape management, navigating to downtime management (DTM), you see the DTM status of the systems: first green bubble: is there currently a downtime planned? second green bubble: component currently active (because there is no downtime scheduled). In my opinion, this is typical for SAP: looking through glasses and seeing.....

      4.) perform a simple test: schedule one single downtime for one system and you will see the result!

      Kind regards,


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    Posted on Sep 21, 2010 at 08:02 AM

    Hello Dirk,

    thank you for your answer but I am afraid it is not very helpful.

    The focus of my question ist not about Downtime Management in general. It is how the system availability in Downtime Management is technically realised.

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      Hi Spaggi,

      I cannot write it more clearly: NO CCMSPING --> NO INFO ABOUT AVAILABILITY.

      If you havent done any CCMSPING configuring, the green bubbles will not show your availabilty of the systems, but the AVAILABILITY of PLANNING DOWNTIMES for these systems.