Splunk® Service Intelligence for SAP® Solutions

Service Intelligence for SAP Solutions

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Data requirements for Splunk Service Intelligence for SAP Solutions

Service Intelligence for SAP Solutions depends on SAP data available in your Splunk instance through PowerConnect for SAP data collector. Prior to monitoring your SAP systems using Service Intelligence for SAP Solutions and Splunk IT Service Intelligence, install SAP PowerConnect for Splunk on the target SAP systems, and ensure SAP data is being ingested into Splunk.

1. Install the SAP PowerConnect for Splunk app

Download and install SAP PowerConnect for Splunk from Splunkbase. For installation steps, see Installing PowerConnect for Splunk.

2. Take a full ITSI backup

Take a full backup of ITSI. For instructions, see Create a full backup of ITSI in the ITSI Administration Manual.

3. Validate your SAP data

Make sure SAP data is flowing into Splunk before you start the setup process, otherwise ITSI doesn't recognize any systems when you try to import them. To verify that SAP data is flowing into your Splunk instance, run the following search and replace the index name with the name of the index you're using:

index=<name> latest=now earliest=-1h | timechart count by source

When you run the search, make sure you see data similar to the following:

SAPdata.png

4. (Optional) Use a valid SSL certificate

If you install Service Intelligence for SAP Solutions on premises and your ITSI search head does not have a fully trusted SSL certificate, perform the following tasks:

  1. Open the folder <splunk install>/etc/apps/ServiceIntelligenceForSAPSolutions/bin
  2. Open installpc.py and edit line 1181 to:
    r = requests.post(url, files=multiple_files, headers=headers, verify=False)
    
  3. Save your changes.
  4. Restart the ITSI search head.

5. Verify events are being sent

Run the following Splunk search to verify the correct event types are being sent to your Splunk deployment. Replace the index name with name of the index you're using:

index=<name> EVENT_TYPE=SYSTEM_STATUS EVENT_SUBTYPE=SYSTEM_STATUS latest=now earliest=-24h | stats count by source

Make sure you see data similar to the following. The SAP system SID should be listed in the source column:

SAPevents.png

6. Set macro permissions

Change the permissions of the PowerConnect for Splunk App macros to Global.

  1. Within Splunk, go to Settings > Advanced search > Search macros.
  2. Search for the following macros:
    • sap-abap(1)
    • sap-java
    • sap-index
  3. If the Sharing column doesn't say Global for either of the macros, click Permissions and select All apps (system) to share the macro globally.
  4. Click Save.

7. Configure lookup table files

  1. Within Splunk, go to Settings > Lookups > Lookup table files and locate the following lookups:
    • sensitive_tcodes
    • security_parameters_names
    • wide_open_auth_objects
  2. Change their permissions to Global.
Last modified on 23 November, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Service Intelligence for SAP® Solutions: 1.0.0, 1.3.2, 2.0.0, 2.1.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2


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