If you are running SAP applications on Azure, you might want to monitor their availability, performance, and operation. Azure Monitor for SAP solutions is a perfect solution for this purpose. It is an Azure-native monitoring product that collects data from Azure infrastructure and databases in one central location. You can then use Azure Monitor workbooks to create custom visualizations and alerts for your SAP landscapes.
Azure Monitor for SAP solutions supports both SAP on Azure Virtual Machines (Azure VMs) and SAP on Azure Large Instances. You can monitor different components of your SAP landscape, such as Azure VMs, high-availability clusters, SAP HANA databases, SAP NetWeaver, etc., by adding the corresponding provider. You can also use Azure Monitor for SAP solutions with Microsoft SQL Server, SAP HANA, and IBM Db2 databases.
To get started with Azure Monitor for SAP solutions, you need to create a monitoring resource in the Azure portal and configure the providers for the systems you want to monitor. You can also use an existing Log Analytics workspace to store the monitoring data. Azure Monitor for SAP solutions uses the Azure Monitor capabilities of Log Analytics and Workbooks. With them, you can:
- Create custom visualizations by editing the default workbooks provided by Azure Monitor for SAP solutions.
- Write custom queries to analyze the monitoring data.
- Create custom alerts by using Azure Log Analytics workspace.
- Connect monitoring data with your ticketing system.
Azure Monitor for SAP solutions is currently in preview and offers two versions: Azure Monitor for SAP solutions and Azure Monitor for SAP solutions (classic). The classic version uses a VM-based collector architecture and supports only Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA databases. The new version uses an Azure Functions-based collector architecture and supports Microsoft SQL Server, SAP HANA, and IBM Db2 databases.
Azure Monitor for SAP solutions is a powerful and flexible tool that can help you monitor your SAP applications on Azure. It can help you troubleshoot issues faster, optimize performance, and ensure availability of your critical business processes. To learn more about Azure Monitor for SAP solutions, visit https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sap/monitor/about-azure-monitor-sap-solutions.