The Computing Center Management System (CCMS) has been around for quite a while, and has many monitoring features. Independent SAP Basis consultant Jim Baxter has begun a two-part series for Solution Manager Expert on setting up monitoring elements for the CCMS. The overall process involves eight steps, and his first article, "Part 1: Set Up Your SAP System to Monitor and Alert on Its Base Elements," covers the first four. It culminates in creating monitor sets based on a spreadsheet you've made of your base monitors, and then setting permissions.
The figure below shows an example setup in change mode. It includes virtual nodes (marked with the gray circles) with rule nodes under them.
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