Add SAP NetWeaver sources

To capture resource monitoring data from SAP NetWeaver, configure the data source.

Before you can capture resource monitoring data from SAP NetWeaver, specify the path to the client files:

Specify the path to the client files on the SAP NetWeaver Web Application Server Client Preferences page. The SAP NetWeaver client files are provided with SAP NetWeaver, not with Rational Performance Tester. The versions of the client files must match the version of SAP NetWeaver running on the server under test. Copy the client files to the workbench computer, and then specify the path to the files.

The resource monitoring feature was tested on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 (2004s). Resource monitoring from other versions of SAP NetWeaver might not be supported. To configure the SAP NetWeaver data source:

  1. On the Location page, specify the connection and authentication information for the instance of SAP NetWeaver to use to capture resource monitoring data. If you need to change the port for communicating with the computer that is running SAP NetWeaver, change the Connection information. Typically, SAP NetWeaver system administrator specifies this information. Use the P4 port to communicate with the computer that is running SAP NetWeaver. The default value of the P4 port is 50004. For more information about port numbers, see the SAP NetWeaver documentation.

  2. Ensure that Administrative security enabled is selected.

    1. Type the user ID and password for SAP NetWeaver in Authentication.

      To capture resource monitoring data from SAP NetWeaver, you must use an account with administrator rights.

    2. Select Save Password to save password locally. If you do not save password, you might be prompted for it (depending on the host system configuration) when you edit the configured location or when you run test schedules that use the location.

  3. On the Resource page, select the type of data to capture. The tree view shows the application server and its counter groups and counters. Be selective; monitoring all possible resource data requires substantial amounts of memory. Clear the Show only selected counters check box to see all available counters. Hold mouse pointer over a counter to see details about what that counter measures.

  4. Configure the options on the Options page. Type the Polling Interval in seconds, for collecting resource data.

    For example, if you accept the default setting of 5 seconds, counter information will be collected at 5-second intervals from the specified host during the schedule run.