Using the SAP Gateway Monitor in the SAP System

Use

The Gateway Monitor is used for analyzing and administrating the SAP Gateway in the SAP system.

The initial screen of the gateway monitor shows all the active gateway connections on this instance. 

 

The fields on this screen have the following meaning:

Number

Connection number

LU Name

The term "logical unit" is a term borrowed from SNA and describes a logical node in an SNA network. The remote partner program is intended to run on this node.

With CPIC connections via TCP/IP, this field describes the host on which the partner program is running or supposed to run.                    

TP Name

Long transaction program name or the name of the program that was started by the gateway.

User

Name of the user who is currently using the connection

Status

This field indicates the status of the connection:                                                         

FREE         : Connection is not being used

INIT         : Connection is being initialized

INITIALIZED  : Connection initialized

CONNECT      : Setting up connection

CONNECTED    : Connection set up

DISCONNECT   : Connection to be closed down

DISCONNECTED : Connection closed down

Symbolic (Destination)

The symbolic destination is required when CPIC connections are set up and is a key for the TXCOM and side information tables. These tables manage the required connection parameters.

First the system attempts to read unknown parameters from table TXCOM. Afterwards the gateway reads all the parameters not defined in this table from the side information.

Conversa(tion ID)

The conversation ID is a unique number that can be used to identify the connection. By clicking this field, you can display details of the connection.

Prot

This field indicates the protocol agreed with the client:                                                                     

R2PR: R/2 presentation

INT   : Internal communication

EXT   : External communication

REG   : External communication with registered program

CPIC: CPI-C communication

NE    : External communication, not started by gateway

Last Req

Time of last activity

SAP

SAP return code: These return values are defined by SAP; you can display an overview in F1 help. The previous and following syslog messages provide further details on the source of the error. If the syslog messages are not sufficient, the relevant trace files must be analyzed.  

The return codes are described under Error Analysis.              

CPIC

CPI-C return code: The return values of the individual CPI-C functions and their meaning are defined in the "X/Open Developers' Specification - CPI-C". You can display an overview in F1 help. The previous and following syslog messages provide further details on the source of the error. If the syslog messages are not sufficient, the relevant trace files must be analyzed. 

Integration

You can also run the Gateway Monitor from outside the SAP system, from operating systems. This is described in detail in the section Using the SAP Gateway Monitor from Outside the SAP System.

Features

You can perform the following functions in the SAP Gateway Monitor:

Local Gateway or SNA Gateway

Display the Logged On Systems

Displaying Remote Gateways

Displaying Existing CPI-C Connections

Deleting a CPI-C Connection

Resetting the Error Count

Display Gateway Work Processes

Displaying Gateway Release Information

Displaying Parameters and Attributes of the SAP Gateway

Changing Gateway Parameters

Activating Tracing for External Programs

The section Expert Functions contains details of other, less frequently used functions. The functions are used mainly by SAP to analyze problems.

Activities

You can launch the Gateway Monitor via transaction SMGW or by choosing the following menu path: Administration ® System Administration ® Monitor®System Monitoring ® Gateway Monitor