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Your monitoring concept requests a high available monitoring solution for Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) and SAP components. Therefore also connmove cmWatcher shoud be high avilable.
connmove cmWatcher supports a configuration in a Microsoft Failover Cluster environment. With this configuration, cmWatcher is protected against single Hardware outages and single Operating systems outages.
This article describes how to install and configure cmWatcher in a Microsoft Failover Cluster. It describes how to configure a generic service within the microsoft failover cluster role.
cmWatcher Failover Cluster configuration is supported in a two node configuration. Alike other cluster configuration, cmWatcher with its specific functionality has special demands on the cluster configuration:
The cluster Service does not need a specific IP adress, because cmWatcher connects to the systems and database. No connections goes to the cmWatcher installation directly
Cluster shared Storage
cmWatcher is normaly installed in c:program files. Of couse you can install it directly on a cluster shared disk. But while cmWatcher stores configuration and status items in the database, there is not really a need to do so. It’s suitable to install cmWatcher on both Cluster nodes on local disks.
Disadvantage off this local configuration: Patches of cmWatcher must be done on both nodes.
cmWatcher runs in a Microsoft Failover Cluster. connmove recomment the cluster configuration itself along to current Microsoft Failover Cluster configuration guidelines. connmove support this kind of configuration in Microsoft Failover Cluster with Windows Server version 2008 R2 and above, x64 bit only.
Installation of cmWatcher:
Install cmWatcher (for additional information, see the cmWatcher manual) on the respective nodes of the cluster. Note: The cmWorker service has to be stopped. After the installation of the cmWatcher instances the database connection of one cmWatcher instance has to be configured. Then change to the directory of the cmWatcher “C:Program FilesConnmove GmbHcmWatcher” and copy the “cmWatcherSettings” file to the other nodes.
Creating cluster service:
Open the Failover Cluster Manager and click on “Create Empty Role”.
The new role will appear in the Roles list. Double clicking the role opens the properties window. Specify the name for the role and select the cluster nodes on which you have installed cmWatcher. Apply changes and close the window.
Right click on the role and select “Add Resource/Generic Service”.
The “New Resource Wizard” window opens. Choose the cmWorker service from the list and click next until the wizard finishes.
Right click on the role entry and choose “Start Role”.
The cmWorker service will now start on one of the specified cluster nodes.
You now succesfully completed the cmWatcher cluster installation.
connmove improves cmWatcher with every new release. This note explains which Version is the latest one and also shows changes and new features.
The latest version is always available at http://connmove.eu/software/downloads/. With the download you also get the latest cmWatcher Manual and Management Packs.
-MAI interface supported.
-Management Pack and cmWatcher database updated.
Please read this Note for Update hints.
-Fixed GUI bug: Changing the order of the SCOM connectors didn’t worked.
– creating discovery objects with empty names. Alerts and performance nodes will be skipped if the relevant fields are empty.
– stopping cmWorker service itself if an error occurs during the verification of the database version.
– if alerts can not be loaded from SAP system, cmWatcher closes the alerts from SCOM and transfers them another time again.
-ManagementPack / cmWatcher GUI redesigned
cmWatcher 188.8.131.52 ***************** -Position of used Alert-Customfields can be changed. -Alert-Description can be customized. -ManagementPack updated.
cmWatcher 184.108.40.206 ***************** cmWatcher GUI: – PerformanceView: Fix a bug while loading selected monitors which have the same name on the same tree level. – PerformanceView: For a better differentiation the System name was added on monitor nodes. – Forms can be confirmed by pressing ‘Enter’. – New Connector form added. Connector can be selcted/deleted from a list.
cmWatcher 220.127.116.11 ***************** cmWatcher GUI: – New function ‘Delete Alert Cache’ – New function ‘Map System to SCOM’ only creates the Instance. To create the Healthexplorer, you have to call ‘Install / Update ManagementPack’
cmWatcher 3.0 is now available. You can download it from our download section: http://connmove.eu/software/downloads/
Management Pack classes:
HealtExplorer of a Windows.Computer object:
DashboardView (not included in cmWatcher ManagementPack):
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connmove cmWatcher is the solution for SCOM-SAP monitoring. After all, SCOM is even more efficient when it allows you to monitor all of your critical systems at a glance. This is where we come in: cmWatcher adds SAP monitoring capabilities to SCOM.
Enable SCOM for Business Process Monitoring within SAP Applications
Having trouble with your system? There is no time to waste! You need to get to the bottom of the problem before everything comes to a standstill.
Wouldn’t it be so much easier if administrators could just get an at-a-glance view of the status information they need? This would provide them with simple, one-stop access to the status of individual IT components such as hardware and operating system or the entire SAP application, allowing them to take immediate and appropriate corrective action.
These are the situations that cmWatcher was designed for: Its close integration with Microsoft System Center Operation Manager (SCOM) allows it to display all the information that is relevant to your SAP systems, such as messages or performance data. The status of every single IT component is displayed in real time. You are never more than a mouse click away from the detailed information you need.
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In addition to alert data, that is, text messages, cmWatcher also reliably forwards performance values to SCOM. This then allows SCOM to show a combination of the SCOM and SAP performance indicators of a server. For you this also means that you can put different indicators in relation to one another.
cmWatcher offers different options for integration with SCOM. One is to use Solution Manager or another SAP system as a central system. Here, all data will be collected and forwarded to SCOM. Alternatively, you can also choose to connect every system individually to cmWatcher.
Regardless of which method you choose: Each SAP instance will be displayed individually in SCOM.
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connmove has developed software for the homogeneous operation of SAP on the Microsoft platform. Our products are the “missing link” between both worlds. connmove cmWatcher, for example, enables you to monitor your SAP systems using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). connmove EasyCloud is a powerful framework and can, among other things, be used to perform your SAP administration tasks using PowerShell. It also allows you to fully automate your operations such as SAP system copies or the automatic patching of SAP landscapes.
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cmWatcher 2.71 is now available on http://www.connmove.com/index.php/en/downloads
– Event description of CCMS events is now editable
– Position of custom fields used by cmWatcher are changeable
– Function “SAP Alert Close Cycle” can be turned on and off
– Function to send a test event to SCOM
– Function to remark the healthexplorer of the relevant SAP discovery instance
– optimization of SCOM queries
– “AlertView” added
Workflow for the installation of cmWatcher, if a previous version is already installed:
– Remove cmWatcher
– Remove from the cmWatcher-program folder the cmWatcherSettings file
– install cmWatcher 2.71
– after the installation start cmWatcher and set the connection data of the cmWatcher database (do not create new database)
– install new ManagementPack by using cmWatcher GUI