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Data Description

The SM58 event is used in SAP to view and address errors associated with the asynchronous RFC error log.

Potential Use Cases

This event could be used in the following scenarios:

  • Alert on tRFC failures.

  • Identify failures associated with specific transactions for a business process monitoring use case.

  • Correlate with RFC connection data to determine the impact of any RFC connection failures.

  • Trend tRFC errors over time.

Metric Configuration

The 8.0 version of PowerConnect introduces a feature that extends its capabilities to gather statistical information for tRFCs This enhancement provides users with the flexibility via Metric Configuration to selectively retrieve only statistical data, allowing them to bypass the retrieval of the entire tRFC entries. This is particularly advantageous in larger SAP landscapes generating a substantial volume of entries. In such scenarios, users can now focus solely on obtaining essential statistical insights, eliminating the need to transmit extensive data to the Splunk system. This optimization caters to the specific needs of customers who prioritize obtaining key statistical information efficiently within the context of their SAP environment.

  • Maintain the SM58 metric configuration using the menu option below (Administrator->Setup Metric->Metric Configuration)

Splunk Event

The event will look like this in Splunk:

The statistical information (as per tRFC destination, name, state and user ) is available in Event Subtype ‘STATISTICS’ as shown in the below screen.

SAP Navigation

To access the SM58 data, log into the managed system and execute the SM58 t-code. Then enter the user selection parameters, and select the execute button.

The data visible will match the data in Splunk.

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