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Continued from:  A complete guide to setup CA APM Introscope 9 for monitoring SAP BI Platform 4.1 on Windows [PART 1/...

Step 4: Configure each BI node and application server node

In this step, we need to enable monitoring on each Apache Tomcat and BI Platform node. In this example, Apache Tomcat is installed by the SAP BI Platform installer. If you have a stand-alone install of Apache Tomcat or another Java application server you can copy the wily folder from the BI node to the Java application server node and complete the configuration as shown below.

Using Websphere?  Try this tutorial instead:

NEW!!  How to configure the Introscope Java Agent 9 on Websphere Application Server - Business Intelligence...

  1. On the BI / Java application server node, browse to <INSTALL_ROOT>:\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\java\wily\webapp then edit the file IntroscopeAgent_tomcat.profile with a text editor
  2. Search for $IntroscopeAgentEnterpriseManagerHost and replace this with the hostname of your Introscope Enterprise Manager
  3. Search for $IntroscopeAgentEnterpriseManagerPort and replace this with the agent communication port number of your Introscope Enterprise Manager

  4. Save the changes to IntroscopeAgent_tomcat.profile
  5. Launch the Apache Tomcat configuration editor (START-->Programs-->Tomcat-->Tomcat Configuration) then click on the Java tab
  6. Add the following Java properties under Java Options<PORT>

    -javaagent:C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\java\wily\Agent.jar
    -Dcom.wily.introscope.agentProfile=C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\java\wily\webapp\IntroscopeAgent_tomcat.profile

  7. Click the Apply button, then click OK.


  8. Restart the Apache Tomcat service. If the Apache Tomcat service fails to start, check that you entered the Java properties correctly in the previous steps and that the files exist in the specified locations
  9. Next, launch the Central Management Console, logon as Administrator, choose Servers. Under nodes, right click on an SIA node and click Placeholders


  10. Edit the following Placeholder values:

    %IntroscopeAgentEnableInstrumentation%trueEnables or disables Introscope instrumentation on BOE Java based servers (APS, AJS, etc)
    %IntroscopeAgentEnterpriseManagerHost%IEMHOSTNAMEHostname of your Introscope Enterprise Manager
    %IntroscopeAgentEnterpriseManagerPort%6001Agent listening port of your Introscope Enterprise Manager
    %NCSInstrumentLevelThreshold%10Set the instrumentation level to 10
    %SMDAgentHost%localhostThis property should always be set to localhost
    %SMDAgentPort%6404This port should match the port set in SapAgentConfig.xml


  11. Restart the Server Intelligence Agent and repeat steps 9 and 10 for each additional SIA node

Step 5: Validate the installation/configuration is working

In this step, we will make sure that the metrics are working correctly. Before you start this step, go ahead and refresh some Web Intelligence documents, Crystal Reports, Dashboards, etc to generate some performance data in the Introscope Enterprise Manager

  1. Go to start, programs, CA APM, then click on Introscope Workstation Webstart or browse to http://iemhost:8081/workstation
  2. Logon to Introscope using user Admin and password Admin89
  3. Click Workstation,New Investigator
  4. Expand SuperDomain, then locate and expand your BI / Java application server node
  5. Verify that you see the following:


  6. Next, click Workstation, New Console and validate that the Apache Tomcat and BOE 4.0 dashboards are returning data according to the products you are using in your BI landscape

Congratulations, your BI landscape is now being monitored by CA APM Introscope.  Should you face a roadblock in the configuration, you can request help from SAP by submitting an incident to component BI-BIP-DEP.  Stay tuned to this space for forthcoming BI Introscope diagnostics and monitoring blogs coming soon!

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