CTS Monitor Test

Change and Transport System (CTS) is the tool provided by SAP for the creation, documentation and distribution of changes within a system landscape.

Using this test, administrators may figure out the number of requests that were created, how many of those requests were successful and how many succeeded with errors. In addition, you may figure out how many transport requests were partially successful and how many requests encountered critical errors. This way, administrators may figure out how well the transport requests were processed and the exact cause behind the error prone requests.

Target of the test : A SAP ABAP instance

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every SAP ABAP instance being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed

Host

Host name of the server for which the test is to be configured.

PortNo

Enter the port to which the specified host listens.

ClientName

Specify the ID of the client system as what the eG agent will be connecting to the SAP ABAP instance. To know how to determine the client ID to use, follow the instructions provided in Determining the Client ID/Name for the eG Agent to Connect to the SAP ABAP Instance.

SAPUser

Typically, to connect to a SAP ABAP instance and run tests, the eG agent requires the permissions of a SAP user who has been assigned with certain authorization objects. Ideally, you will have to create a new user role on the SAP ABAP instance for this purpose, associate the above-mentioned authorization objects with that role, and assign the new role to an existing SAP user. The procedure for the same has been provided in Creating a New User Role for Monitoring and Assigning it to a SAP User. Once the new role is assigned to a SAP user, specify the name of this user against SAPUser.

Password

The password of the specified SAPUser.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

SysNo

This parameter appears only if the Use SAPControl flag is set to No – i.e., if the test uses SAPJCO to collect measures. An indicator of the TCP/IP port at which the SAP server listens. For example, for a server that listens at port 3200, the SysNo will be ‘00’. Similarly, if the SAP server port is 3201, the SysNo will have to be specified as ‘01’. Therefore, in the SysNo text box specify the system number of the SAP server with which the specified client communicates. To know the system number for the ABAP server being monitored, follow the procedure detailed in Identifying the SAP Router String and System Number.

Router

This parameter appears only if the Use SAPControl flag is set to No – i.e., if the test uses SAPJCO to collect measures. If the SAP client with the specified ClientName exists in a network external to the SAP server, then a router will be used to enable the server-client communication. In such a case, specify the router string of the router in the Router text box. If both the client and the server exist in the same network, then specify ‘none’ against the Router text box. To know what is the SAP Router string for the ABAP server being monitored, follow the procedure detailed in Identifying the SAP Router String and System Number.

InstanceName

This parameter appears only if the Use SAPControl flag is set to No – i.e., if the test uses SAPJCO to collect measures. This is set to none by default. This implies that the eG agent automatically discovers the instance name at run time.

Timeout

Indicate the duration (in seconds) for which this test should wait for a response from the SAP ABAP instance. By default, this is set to 120 seconds.

JCO Version

The eG agent uses the SAP JCO library to connect to the SAP ABAP system and pull out metrics. To enable the eG agent to make this connection and query the metrics, you need to specify the version of the SAP JCO library that the agent needs to use. For instance, to instruct the eG agent to use JCO v2.1.19, it would suffice if you specify the ‘major version number’ alone against JCO Version – in the case of this example, this will be 2.x. Note that if you have downloaded the SAP JCO CONNECTOR files for SAP JCO version 3 from the SAP market place (as instructed by Downloading the SAP JCO Connector files Required for Monitoring ), then the JCO Version configuration should be 3.x. 

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD Frequency. 

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total exports

Indicates the total number of requests that were created during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Successful exports

Indicates the number of transport requests that were successful during the last measurement period.

Number

The TPALOG return code for these requests is 0000.

Succeeded with warnings

Indicates the number of transport requests that succeeded with warnings during the last measurement period.

Number

The TPALOG return code for these requests is 0004. Warnings could be innocuous as in regular warnings issued when the transport request involves object deletion. Nevertheless, these warnings need to be checked.

Partial successes

Indicates the number of transport requests that were partially successful during the last measurement period.

Parts/sec

The TPALOG return code for these requests is 0008. These errors need to be analyzed and corrected. Examples of such errors include original/repaired objects not being overwritten. Detailed diagnosis for this measure provides details of these requests such as : Request timestamp, Request number, target system, source client, transport step, project number, transport user and transport admin.

Percentage of partial successes

Indicates the percentage of transport requests that were partially successful during the last measurement period.

Percent

The TPALOG return code for these requests is 0008. Typically these errors arise due to transport request configuration as opposed to a transport system error.

Critical errors

Indicates the number of transport requests with critical errors during the last measurement period.

Number

The TPALOG return code for these requests is 0012 or higher. These errors usually arise due to some serious error in the transport system and hence tend to impact a majority of the transport requests.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled lists the details of these requests such as Request timestamp, Request number, target system, source client, transport step, project number, transport user and transport admin.

Percentage of critical errors

Indicates the percentage of transport requests with critical errors during the last measurement period.

Percent

The TPALOG return code for these requests is 0012 or higher. These errors tend to correspond to the overall availability of the transport system.