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Procedure documentation Configuring Systems for Remote Monitoring Using Remote Database Connections    Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


You use this procedure to configure systems that you want to monitor using remote database connections.


Depending on the database platform of the selected system, some options might not be available. In this case you cannot enter any data in the corresponding fields.


      The system(s) you want to monitor must have a database release that is compatible with the database release of your local database.

      The user for the database connection must have sufficient database permissions. For more information, see Maintenance Actions in the DBA Cockpit.


Adding a System


       1.      Call the DBA Cockpit.

The screen DBA Cockpit: System Configuration Maintenance appears. It displays a list of all systems available with a Stop, Go, or Inactive icon, which shows the current system status.


When you start the DBA Cockpit for the first time, the local system is automatically added to the list of all systems available. At least one system entry is displayed.

       2.      Choose Add.

The screen Configuration: System Administration – Add System Entry appears.

       3.      Specify the connection data as follows:

                            a.      In the System field, enter the name of the system you want to monitor.


This name is a unique ID and does not need to be the SAP system ID. You can choose any name except the SAP system ID of the local system, which is reserved for the local system entry.

Except for the local system entry, Remote Database is already selected.

                            b.      Select Database Connection.

Enter the name of the database connection. If the database connection does not yet exist, you are directed to the DB Connections: Add Connection Entry screen where you can specify all relevant data for the new connection. For more information, see Configuration of Database Connections.

                            c.      After you have saved your entries, you are redirected to the screen System Administration Details.

                            d.      If an additional RFC destination is used for special ABAP monitoring functions or if the connection is initially routed using an RFC connection (MS SQL Server only), select RFC Destination, too.

                            e.      If required, enter the name of the RFC connection.

After the connection data has been completed, it is displayed on the System Data tab page. You can enter additional data on the Administration Data tab page as follows:

       Enter a description of your system.

       Depending on the database platform, select the options for how you want to collect monitoring data:

       If alerts are to be provided for the RZ20 alert monitor, select Collect Alert Data.

       If data about the performance or the size of database objects is to be collected, select Collect Space and Performance History Data.

       If the task of collecting monitoring data is running on the remote system, select Data Collection by Remote System.

       If data for the central planning calendar is to be provided, select Collect Central Planning Calendar Data.

       Only for Oracle

If the diagnostic package is licensed, make sure that Oracle Diagnostic Package is Licensed (SAP Note 1250596) is selected.

       4.      Save your changes.

Changing the Connection Parameters of a System


       1.      Perform step 1 as described above under Adding a System.

       2.      Select a system.

       3.      Choose Edit.

The screen Configuration: System Administration – Change System Entry appears.

       4.      Enter your changes in the corresponding fields.

       5.      Save your changes.

Deleting a System Entry


       1.      Perform step 1 as described above under Adding a System.

       2.      Select a system.

       3.      Choose Delete.

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