I am little bit confused about SAP Powerconnector. Is this really helpful to monitor SAP system? If yes, then please tell me how to connect my SAP System to the SAP PowerConnect for Splunk Enterprise app.
In My Splunk Cloud, there is no option to install the SAP PowerConnect app, but in Splunk Enterprise, I have and I Installed also.
I have not seen yet to configure SAP System to PowerConnect In Enterprise Edition.
can the sapuser and saponly role be left out, or does the app or functionality require those?
Yes they can, so long as you ensure that the user performig the searches has
1. access to the index
2. has the index in their list of indexes to search by default
If you skip this then you need to play with the savedsearches which is possib le but more complex
can the creation of sap_upload user be skipped on Splunk side, and on SAP another 'non personal account' credential be used which of course has to exist on splunk side as well?
This is only required for restAPI access, we fully support injecting data via HTTP Event Collected (HEC) for this you only need the HEC token to be setup correctly.
previous question is because of the fact the default installation instructions state you have to assign the admin role - this is not desirable especially because the credentials would also give log on possibilities on the whole system for that account.
This is only required for restAPI, if you use the HEC token this is no longer necessary.
We are the company the developed this solution, the Splunk app you can download from SplunkBase however the SAP ABAP & Java code you need to get from us. This is not available without contacting us. You can reach us either firstname.lastname@example.org or via the details on our website http://www.powerconnect4.com/contact/
@warwickchaipowerconnect4_com could you clarify one crucial point for now; I've looked at the website and couldn't get clear on the user/role/permission part what is necessary or not:
Further details will be discussed with your representatives I was told, but these general questions will probably come from more admins, therefor I post them here in advance 😉