360Live Quick Start Guide

Introduction

This quick start guide will help you find the main 360Live features and start using them. Once you find the feature you are looking for, if you have questions about how it works, please read its full documentation in the user guide.
If you are running product evaluation, the table below will help you take notes on your feedback.

Main Features List

Functionality
Comparison to existing BOBJ capabilities
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Monitor BOBJ server activity.Present in BOBJ.
Export all objects from universe (classes, dimensions, filters, measures, etc) to Excel.

Setting up monitors and dashboardsPresent in BOBJ.


Adding watchersNot present in BOBJ.
Bulk delete objects either by using a list of user-specified IDs for the specified universe, or by deleting rows in the Excel export.

Enabling alerts
Not present in BOBJ.
Bulk create new universe objects, including their properties and SQL.


360Live Probe Setup

Prior to using 360Live for monitoring the OS metrics, the probe folder available in the 360 Web Platform installation package must be copied on the server where 360Live is installed. 


Run the 360probe.bat as Administrator. The command window must remain open on the server throughout the use of 360Live.
Note: If required, the port number can be configured in the Web Platform Administration Console > Technical Settings > RMI Settings > Probe Port:


Adding a Monitor

A monitor is used in order to perform real-time monitoring of BOBJ services.

Go to Live:


Click on New Monitor:
 

Select a Metric and select one or more services that correspond to the metric selected.

Note: Apart from the General Metrics and the Webi Metrics, all the BOBJ Metrics are surfaced from BOBJ via the SDK. For details of each, please refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Administrator Guide for your release of BOBJ.


The Refresh rate is the time interval before a new data point is added to the monitoring graph. The default refresh rate is 30 seconds. You can also select the type of unit to display, if applicable.
Click Add.
 
The monitor is refreshed and displays the live statistics:

Using Dashboards

Dashboards are used to gather configured monitors and reload them on demand.

You can create a new dashboard from the Monitoring interface where there's already an existing monitor:


Click on New Dashboard, specify a title and click Add to save it:


To view or delete a dashboard, click on Dashboards in the 360Live menu:

Note: You can add a new monitor to a dashboard.

Creating a Watcher

A watcher is a special monitor that is able to perform actions and to send notifications when user-defined conditions are met.

Go to Live.

Click on Watchers.


The concept is the same as with a monitoring, with a few extra steps to defined a threshold and enable notifications and actions.
 
If you are connected to multiple CMSs, then select the CMS session for which you want to create the watcher.
Provide a title.
Select a Metric and select one or more services that correspond to the metric selected.
The Refresh rate is the time interval before a new data point is added to the monitoring graph. The default refresh rate is 30 seconds. You can also select the type of unit to display, if applicable.
Click Next.



In Triggering, select if the watcher is enabled by default, its start type (Manual or Automatic). For the Automatic type, indicate if the watcher will be Permanent or if it will run for a Range:

If using a Range, remember to click Add to validate it.

In Display Parameters, select how long you want retain the watcher's data. This is useful if you want to navigate the watcher for a specific period of time.


In Alerts, set the Criteria for the threshold:
 
Note 1: the value of a tick is equals to the value of the Refresh rate. So if the Refresh rate is 30 secs, then 4 ticks = 2 mins.
Note 2: Please refer to the following article for details about the various conditions types.

In Warnings, set either an email or file-based notification:


Note: If using the file option, you must provide the full path + filename.txt for the log that will be generated. That path needs to be on the server where 360Live is installed or a file location on which the Tomcat user account has read/write access.
Tick option Join graph snapshot as attachment if you wish to include the monitoring graph.
Click Add to validate the notification's destination.

Select the type of Action you want to apply when the condition defined is met from the drop-down list:


Select the type of alert Deactivation method to use.



Click on Add Alert.

Under Log, you can choose the length of time the watcher's log information will be retained. You can also receive the logs by email or by file whenever the watcher is running. 


The last screen provides a summary of the watcher's configuration.

To interact with the watcher, such as enabling/disabling it, checking its properties or opening its graph, right-click on the watcher and use the available actions:


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