Node Health Test

A node is a group of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform servers that run on the same host and are managed by the same Server Intelligence Agent (SIA). The first sign of problems with one/more servers running on a node is when the node is in the ‘Danger’ or in the ‘Caution’ state. Administrators should hence track node health continuously to spot server-related problems quickly. The Node Health test helps administrators achieve this by checking on the health of the monitored node frequently and reporting abnormalities instantly.

Target of the test : A SAP BOBI Node

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the node being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed.


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


Enter the port to which the specified host listens. This should be the port at which the web application server hosting SAP BOBI listens.

JMX Remote Port

Specify the RMI port number of the BOBI monitoring application.To know the RMI port number of the monitoring application, refer to Enabling the Monitoring Application of the SAP BOBI Platform.


Specify the lookup name for connecting to the JMX connector of the BOBI monitoring application. To know the JNDI name, refer to Enabling the Monitoring Application of the SAP BOBI Platform.

JMX User and JMX Password

Enter the credentials of an enterprise authenticated BOBI user belonging to the default monitoring users group.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Node Name

Specify the name of the BOBI node being monitored.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Health state

Indicates the overall health state of the monitored node.


The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Danger 0
Caution 1
Healthy 2
Disabled 4


By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the health state of the node. In the graph of this measure however, the same is represented using the numeric values only.