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This section describes the process of generating dashboards for SAP systems and import them to the AppDynamics controller.

To access SAP Dashboard Generator, click the Dashboards toolbar button in t-code /DVD/APPD_DI_CON, or call t-code /DVD/APPD_DASHBOARD directly.

Prerequisites

Before you generate, upload, or import any dashboard, ensure that following prerequisites are met:

Direct Dashboard Upload to the Controller

If SSL connection to the controller is used, the SSL identity must be maintained in customizing, see step 3. in ABAP agent setup.

When SSL connection to the controller is not used, the controller can sometimes redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS resources automatically and the connection is switched to SSL mode in the background. In this case, SSL identity must also be maintained for direct upload to work correctly, see step 3 in ABAP agent setup.

To generate and upload the dashboards directly to the controller, follow these steps:

  1. Select the dashboard category
    1. ABAP Dashboards for local SAP System
    2. PI Dashboards for remote PI System
    3. Native HANA Dashboards for remote Native HANA Database
  2. (PI Dashboards) Enter System ID, Application Name and Tier of your SAP PI system
  3. (Optional) Select the dashboards you want to generate
  4. Click the Upload to controller button
  5. Enter valid controller user login credentials

    The controller user must have sufficient authorizations to create and modify dashboards.

  6. Press Confirm (Enter) 

Manual Export of Dashboards

  1. Select the dashboard category
    1. ABAP Dashboards for Local SAP System
    2. PI Dashboards for remote PI System
      1. Enter System ID, Application Name, Tier and Node of Java Agent associated with your SAP PI system
    3. Native HANA Dashboards for remote Native HANA Database
      1. Enter System ID (used in dashboard name), Application Name, Tier and Node of Machine Agent associated with the Native HANA Database 
  2. (Optional) Select the dashboards you want to generate
  3. Select the destination directory on your local machine, to store the generated dashboards
  4. Click the Download to PC button

Manual Import of Dashboards to the Controller

  1. Log in to AppDynamics Controller
  2. Go to the application where your SAP system is registered
  3. In the left menu, navigate to Configuration > Tier / Node Dashboards
  4. Click Import
  5. Select one of your generated files
  6. Click Import
  7. Click OK
  8. Repeat import steps for all generated files

View Dashboards

  1. In the controller, navigate to Tiers & Nodes
  2. Select tier of your SAP system (don't expand to nodes)
  3. Click Details
  4. Go to My Dashboards
  5. To Change dashboard, choose required dashboard from the drop-down menu

To see any data in the dashboards, Datavard Insights and AppDynamics Connector need to run for a couple of minutes for all dashboard metrics to fully register. If no data is displayed, wait for 10-15 minutes until the controller finalizes the metric registration process.

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