Monitor SAP system from Azure portal (preview)

Important

Azure Center for SAP solutions is currently in PREVIEW. See the Azure Center for SAP solutions - Legal Terms for legal notices applicable to Azure Center for SAP solutions.

In this how-to guide, you'll learn how to monitor the health and status of your SAP system with Azure Center for SAP solutions through the Azure portal. The following capabilities are available for your Virtual Instance for SAP solutions resource:

  • Monitor your SAP system, along with its instances and VMs.
  • Analyze important SAP infrastructure metrics.
  • Create and/or register an instance of Azure Monitor for SAP solutions to monitor SAP platform metrics.

System health

The health of an SAP system within Azure Center for SAP solutions is based on the status of its underlying instances. Codes for health are also determined by the collective impact of these instances on the performance of the SAP system.

Possible values for health are:

  • Healthy: the system is healthy.
  • Unhealthy: the system is unhealthy.
  • Degraded: the system shows signs of degradation and possible failure.
  • Unknown: the health of the system is unknown.

System status

The status of an SAP system within Azure Center for SAP solutions indicates the current state of the system.

Possible values for status are:

  • Running: the system is running.
  • Offline: the system is offline.
  • Partially running: the system is partially running.
  • Unavailable: the system is unavailable.

Instance properties

When you check the health or status of your SAP system in the Azure portal, the results for each instance are listed and color-coded.

Color-coding for states

For ASCS and application server instances:

Color code Status Health
Green Running Healthy
Yellow Running Degraded
Red Running Unhealthy
Gray Unavailable Unknown

For database instances:

Color code Status
Green Running
Yellow Unavailable
Red Unavailable
Gray Unavailable

Example scenarios

The following are different scenarios with the corresponding status and health values.

Application instance state ASCS instance state System status System health
Running and healthy Running and healthy Running Healthy
Running and degraded Running and healthy Running Degraded
Running and unhealthy Running and healthy Running Unhealthy

Health and status codes

When you check the health or status of your SAP system in the Azure portal, these values are displayed with corresponding symbols.

Depending on the type of instance, there are different color-coded scenarios with different status and health outcomes.

For ASCS and application server instances, the following color-coding applies:

Check health and status

Note

After creating your virtual Instance for SAP solutions (VIS), you might need to wait 2-5 minutes to see health and status information.

The average latency to get health and status information is about 30 seconds.

To check basic health and status settings:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the search bar, enter SAP on Azure, then select Azure Center for SAP solutions in the results.

  3. On the service's page, select Virtual Instances for SAP solutions in the sidebar menu.

  4. On the page for the VIS, review the table of instances. There is an overview of health and status information for each VIS.

    Screenshot of the Azure Center for SAP solutions service in the Azure portal, showing a page of all VIS resources with their health and status information.

  5. Select the VIS you want to check.

  6. On the Overview page for the VIS resource, select the Properties tab.

    Screenshot of the VIS resource overview in the Azure portal, showing health and status information and the Properties tab highlighted.

  7. On the properties page for the VIS, review the SAP status section to see the health of SAP instances. Review the Virtual machines section to see the health of VMs inside the VIS.

    Screenshot of the Properties tab for the VIS resource overview, showing the SAP status and Virtual machines details.

To see information about ASCS instances:

  1. Open the VIS in the Azure portal, as previously described.

  2. In the sidebar menu, under SAP resources, select Central service instances.

  3. Select an instance from the table to see its properties.

    Screenshot of an ASCS instance in the Azure portal, showing health and status information for the VM.

To see information about SAP application server instances:

  1. Open the VIS in the Azure portal, as previously described.

  2. In the sidebar menu, under SAP resources, select App server instances.

  3. Select an instance from the table to see its properties.

    Screenshot of an Application Server instance in the Azure portal, showing health and status information for the VM.

Monitor SAP infrastructure

Azure Center for SAP solutions enables you to analyze important SAP infrastructure metrics from the Azure portal.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the search bar, enter SAP on Azure, then select Azure Center for SAP solutions in the results.

  3. On the service's page, select SAP Virtual Instances in the sidebar menu.

  4. On the page for the VIS, select the VIS from the table.

  5. On the overview page for the VIS, select the Monitoring tab.

    Screenshot of the Monitoring tab for a VIS resource in the Azure portal, showing monitoring charts for CPU utilization and IOPS.

  6. Review the monitoring charts, which include:

    1. CPU utilization by the Application server and ASCS server

    2. IOPS percentage consumed by the Database server instance

    3. CPU utilization by the Database server instance

  7. Select any of the monitoring charts to do more in-depth analysis with Azure Monitor metrics explorer.

Configure Azure Monitor

You can also set up or register Azure Monitor for SAP solutions to monitor SAP platform-level metrics.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the search bar, enter SAP on Azure, then select Azure Center for SAP solutions in the results.

  3. On the service's page, select SAP Virtual Instances in the sidebar menu.

  4. On the page for the VIS, select the VIS from the table.

  5. In the sidebar menu for the VIS, under Monitoring, select Azure Monitor for SAP solutions.

  6. Select whether you want to [create a new Azure Monitor for SAP solutions instance](#create-new-Azure Monitor for SAP solutions-resource), or [register an existing Azure Monitor for SAP solutions instance](#register-existing-Azure Monitor for SAP solutions-resource). If you don't see this option, you've already configured this setting.

    Screenshot of Azure Monitor for SAP solutions page inside a VIS resource in the Azure portal, showing the option to create or register a new instance.

  7. After you create or register your Azure Monitor for SAP solutions instance, you are redirected to the Azure Monitor for SAP solutions instance.

Create new Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource

To configure a new Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource:

  1. On the Create new Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource page, select the Basics tab.

    Screenshot of Azure Monitor for SAP solutions creation page, showing the Basics tab and required fields.

  2. Under Project details, configure your resource.

    1. For Subscription, select your Azure subscription.

    2. For Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource group, select the same resource group as the VIS.

    Important

    If you select a resource group that's different from the resource group of the VIS, the deployment fails.

  3. Under Azure Monitor for SAP solutions instance details, configure your Azure Monitor for SAP solutions instance.

    1. For Resource name, enter a name for your Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource.

    2. For Workload region, select an Azure region for your workload.

  4. Under Networking, configure networking information.

    1. For Virtual network, select a virtual network to use.

    2. For Subnet, select a subnet in your virtual network.

    3. For Route All, choose to enable or disable the option. When you enable this setting, all outbound traffic from the app is affected by your networking configuration.

  5. Select the Review + Create tab.

Register existing Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource

To register an existing Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource, select the instance from the drop-down menu on the registration page.

Note

You can only view and select the current version of Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resources. Azure Monitor for SAP solutions (classic) resources aren't available.

Screenshot of Azure Monitor for SAP solutions registration page, showing the selection of an existing Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource.

Unregister Azure Monitor for SAP solutions from VIS

Note

This operation only unregisters the Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource from the VIS. To delete the Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource, you need to delete the Azure Monitor for SAP solutions instance.

To remove the link between your Azure Monitor for SAP solutions resource and your VIS:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the sidebar menu, under Monitoring, select Azure Monitor for SAP solutions.

  3. On the Azure Monitor for SAP solutions page, select Delete to unregister the resource.

  4. Wait for the confirmation message, Azure Monitor for SAP solutions has been unregistered successfully.

Next steps