You may want to create an SAP Landscape as a container object for grouping purposes in vROps. The process for setting up an SAP Landscape is outlined below.



Creating an SAP Landscape includes the following tasks:

  • Creating a Container Group
  • Creating Groups for the Container Object
  • Importing Super Metrics
  • Creating a New Policy

Creating a Container Group

  1. From the vROps home screen, click Content.

  2. From the menu options displayed on the left, click Group Types.

  3. In the Group Types frame, click the Add add_icon icon to add a group.

  4. In the window that appears, enter “SAP Landscape” as the name of the container, then click OK.

Creating Groups for the Container Object

  1. From the home screen, click Environment.

  2. From the menu on the left, click Custom Groups.

  3. Click on the Groups tab in the main frame if not already selected.

  4. Click on the Add add_icon icon to create a new group.

  5. In the window that appears, enter a name for the group.

  6. From the Group type drop-down menu, select the SAP Landscape container type created earlier.

  7. In the Membership Criteria section, select “SAP System” for the Object Type.

  8. Define a suitable criteria to match the desired SAP Systems to the Custom Group.

  9. Click OK to close the window.

Importing Super Metrics

  1. Copy the SAP Landscape super metrics from your vROps host to your workstation.

    1. Create a directory and copy the super metrics to it:
    mkdir supermetrics
    scp root@VROPSHOST:/usr/lib/vmware-vcops/user/plugins/inbound/sap_adapter/conf/supermetrics/* supermetrics
  2. From the home screen of vROps, click Content in the left pane.

  3. In the left pane that appears, click Super Metrics.

  4. Click on the Gear configure_icon icon in the Super Metrics frame.

  5. From the drop-down menu, select Import Super Metric.

  6. Click Browse.

  7. Navigate to the location of the saved super metrics folder created in step 1.

  8. Select the super metric to import, then click Open.

  9. Click Done to close the window.

  10. Repeat steps 5 – 7 to import more super metrics.

Creating a New Policy

  1. From the Administration panel, select Policies.

  2. Click on the Policy Library tab.

  3. Select the SAP Landscape policy.

  4. For the Start with... drop-down menu, select Default Policy.

  5. Click the Add add_icon icon to add a new policy.
  6. In the window that appears, enter a name for the policy.

  7. Click Select Base Policy. Click Add settingsfor a new set of objects. Select the Container group that you created earlier. (In our example, the container is “SAP Landscape”.)

  8. Click Analysis Settings . Click Add Settings for a new set of objects. Select the Container group that you created earlier.

  9. Click Collect Metrics and Properties. Using the text filter box, search for a super metric that you imported earlier.

  10. For the Metrics that appear in the results, under the State column, select Local (with a green checkmark next to it) from the options.

  11. For KPI and DT columns, select Yes (with a green checkmark next to it).

  12. Click Apply Policy to Groups. For the group created earlier, select the checkbox.

  13. Apply To Group.

  14. Click Save to close the window.

    Important: If new super metrics are created/imported after creating the group policy, steps 8 – 10 would need to be performed for the new super metrics.

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