Category Archives: SAP transaction

SAP transactions/tools used in performance analysis

SAP workload monitor overview

An execution of a SAP program/job in a SAP system is a workload to the SAP system. If you are wondering what programs a SAP system has executed, how much workload a SAP system has processed, who bring those workload to a system, where time has been spending by a program, interface etc… SAP workload…

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SAP /SDF/MON – SAP system and application performance snapshot collector overview

SAP /SDF/MON is a powerful performance monitor and analysis tool. It can be scheduled to collect various system/application snapshots according to your choices. So you can know status of system and application at any moment when a snapshot is taken – this could be CPU, Memory consumption, sap work process utilization, long running SQL, active…

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How to understand SAP ST04 information and use it for performance analysis

My previous posts give an introduction on SAP database performance monitor and talk about how to run SAP transaction ST04 and navigate to frequent accessed ST04 screens. This post would choose several frequent referenced ST04 screens and talk about How to understand the information in ST04 screens. How to use ST04 information from those screens…

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How to run SAP transaction ST04 – database performance monitor

SAP transaction ST04 is used to monitor database performance. It provides all kind of historical data and statistics so database performance can be evaluated and improvement opportunity from application point view or system point view can be identified. In my previous post, I have given a high-level introduction on SAP database performance monitor. In this…

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SAP Database performance monitor introduction

Database performance is always the cornerstone of SAP system performance. So it is important to have a tool for monitoring database performance to identify potential risk areas for improvement. The tool in SAP is SAP database performance monitor which can be accessed via SAP transaction ST04. This post would give a high level description on…

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How to run SAP ST10 and do performance analysis on table buffering

Table buffering is an important performance area of application. Buffering a table has two positive performance benefits: speed up data retrieval; move load from database server to application server and possible network traffic. Accessing data from a buffered table is many times( could be 100 times) faster than access same data from disc. Moving load…

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How to use SAP transaction ST06 for SAP performance analysis

In my previous post, I have covered how to run ST06, navigate through important ST06 screens and understand those screens. In this post, I would talk about how to use SAP transaction ST06 for performance analysis: Use SAP ST06 to do CPU workload analysis Use SAP ST06 to do SAP system memory load analysis Other…

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How to run SAP transaction ST02 and do performance analysis in SAP memory/buffer area

SAP transaction ST02 can be used to view SAP Buffer and memory configuration for a SAP instance and review SAP memory quotas for individual user job or process as well as current SAP buffer status, SAP memory utilization at SAP instance or user/transaction level. This post would cover following areas: 1. How to run SAP…

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