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Use

You can use the Central Calendar in the DBA Cockpit to view actions on all the databases of your SAP Systems.

Prerequisites

        You have defined the systems to be displayed in the Central Calendar by double-clicking the required system in the screen DBA Cockpit: System Configuration Maintenance and selecting Collect Central Planning Calendar Data.

For more information, see Configuring Systems for Remote Monitoring Using Remote Database Connections.

        In an ABAP system, make sure that you schedule the jobs for the remote database in the central monitoring system. Jobs that have been scheduled in the remote system are not displayed.

        In the DBA Planning Calendar of the DBA Cockpit where you call the Central Calendar, you have planned the action Central Calendar Log Collector to run regularly. This collects information from the defined remote systems for display in the Central Calendar.

For more information, see Setting Up the DBA Planning Calendar.

Procedure

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       1.      Start the Central Calendar from the DBA Cockpit by choosing Jobs Central Calendar.

The Central Calendar is displayed. If you have already run or planned actions, you see entries by day, one for each system.

Here is an example of entries for Thursday February, 08 affecting two systems, FUD and FIB:

Example

3

FUD

2

4

FIB

1

On system FUD for Thursday 8th January, there were three actions planned, two of which had the highest status severity. For example, the highest status severity for FUD might be “Finished with warning”, in which case the entry for FUD is displayed with a yellow background. This means that two actions ended with a warning.

On system FIB for the same day, there were four actions planned, one of which ended with the highest severity. For example, the highest severity for FIB might be “Finished with error”, in which case the entry for FIB is displayed with a red background. This means that one action ended with an error.

The following table shows the color-coded statuses in the Central Calendar, which you can also see by choosing Legend:

Color

Status

Light blue

Planned

Dark blue

Running

Green

Finished successfully

Yellow

Finished with warning

Red

Finished with error

Dark yellow

No longer available

Dark red

Scheduling failed

       2.      To see a summary of the actions for a day, double-click the day header.

The system displays a summary of the actions and status for each system on the day you selected, as in the following example:

Example

System

Total

No longer available

Scheduled

Running

Finished

Warning

Error

Overdue

FUD

3

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

FIB

4

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

       3.      To see the individual actions for a system, double-click the entry for the system on the required day.

You see the relevant day in the DBA Planning Calendar. You can perform all usual functions in the DBA Planning Calendar.

       4.      To refresh the display for the system from which you called the Central Calendar, choose Refresh.

       5.      To refresh the display for all systems, choose Remote Refresh.

You can remotely refresh the display as follows:

Method

How the Refresh Runs

Run in Dialog

Runs in dialog mode, which can take a long time, so not normally recommended

Start immediately

Runs immediately in the background as a job

Schedule at

Runs in the background at the time that you specify

Recommendation

We recommend that you schedule action Central Calendar Log Collector to run regularly, as described above in “Prerequisites”.

       6.      If required, you can customize the calendar display as follows:

       Specify a factory calendar in Calendar ID.

Holidays are displayed in the same background color as weekend days. This in no way restricts the planning of actions in the DBA Planning Calendar.

       Switch to day, week, or month view by choosing Administration View Day, Administration View Week, or Administration View Month.

       Choose Save Settings and change Number of Weeks or Entries per Day in the display.

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