A Dashboard in Avantra is a page in the UI you can customize to your liking. It features the positioning of the so-called Dashlets in either a fixed or a floating grid layout.

Dashboards may be private to a User or shared between all Users of a given Customer. There is also an option to open a Dashboard outside of the UI by a direct URL.


An Oracle, DB2, MaxDB Database, a Microsoft SQL Server (also referred to as MSSQL server), an SAP ASE (formerly SAP Sybase ASE), an SAP SQL Anywhere Database, or an SAP HANA Database. This can either be a stand-alone Database or a database instance of an SAP System‚ or a liveCache, etc.

A Database is hosted by exactly one Physical Server or Virtual Cluster Server, but multiple Databases can be hosted on the same server.

If you want to manage or monitor a Database, you need to manage or monitor the Physical Server or the Virtual Cluster Server the Database is hosted on.

From a license perspective, it depends if a Database is the primary Database of an SAP System or not. If yes, the license is included in the SAP System’s license. If not, a separate Database license is required.

Daily Checks

In addition to RealTime Monitoring, Avantra also checks certain system conditions of an SAP System or a Database only once per day. Among these, there are, for example, Checks for a backup (which you usually perform once a day only) and others. We call this kind of checks Daily Checks. They are also referred to as Full Checks.

You may want to skip the execution of Daily Checks on the weekends using Monitoring Parameter RunDailyCheckOnWE.

You can also restrict the Daily Checks details to those parts that are relevant for you using the SAP System or Database Monitoring Parameter RelevantDailyCheckDetails.

Dynamic Group (of Systems)

A Dynamic Group is a way to implicitly define a group of Systems for use with Monitoring Parameter Sets, Custom Checks, and Maintenance Windows.

A Dynamic Group is defined by one or more System properties. Whenever a newly defined System has the defined properties, it is automatically included in the grouping. If the property of a System changes or the System itself is removed, it is automatically removed from the grouping.

The most simple Dynamic Group is the one consisting of all Systems of a certain System Type.

Some examples of Dynamic Groups:

  • all servers of a certain operating system type

  • all SAP Instances with a certain Release

  • all SAP Systems of a certain Customer with a Database of a certain type

  • all (stand-alone) Databases of a certain type

  • all productive systems having an SAP Instance running on a certain operating system

and many more.

Dynamic Groups are implemented using Selectors.