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SAP PI Performance Check

Updated May 18, 2018

If the performance of your SAP PI system is not up to par and does not meet the performance requirements. This tutorial helps the user to analyse the performance problem.

The end user the Process Integration Performance Check and perform the checks described for nailing down a performance bottleneck.

Some of the performance features outlined are not listed in PI 7.0.

  • Process Integration
  • Operations
  • Process Integration Performance Check (SAP XI 3.0/NW 7.0)

Document History:

In March 2014 a latest version (v3) of the guide for PI 7.10 and higher was released

March 2014:

Version 3 of the PI performance check was rolled out. During reworking many chapters additional new topics have all been listed as well as added below:

  • Tuning of SOAP sender adapter
  • qRFC queues in READY status (qRFC blacklisting)
  • Long processing time for Lean Message Search
  • New performance monitor for Adapter Engine (PI 7.31 and higher)
  • Packaging for Java IDoc and Java Proxy adapter (PI 7.31 and higher)
  • IDoc posting configuration on receiver side
  • Generic J2EE database monitoring in NWA
  • More information about IDOC_AAE adapter tuning
  • New Adapter Framework Scheduler for polling adapters
  • FCA Thread tuning for incoming HTTP requests (PI 7.1 and higher)
  • Enhancements of the maxReceiver parameter for individual interfaces (PI 7.31 SP11 and higher)
  • Include latest information for staging and logging (restructured to be part of Java only chapter) (PI 7.3 and higher)
  • Enhancements in the Proxy framework on sender/receiver ERPs
  • Large message queues on PI Adapter Engine (PI 7.31 and higher)
  • XPI_Inspector

November 2011:

Version 2 of the PI Performance check was released and included few the major enhancements introduced in PI 7.3. The following changes listed were added:

  • Adding the document history
  • Adding the options and description about AEX
  • Added the new adapters alongwith the updated existing adapter parallelization
  • Description of the additional monitors (Java performance monitor and new ccBPM monitor)
  • General review of entire document along with corrections
  • More details and performance measurements for Java Only (ICO) scenarios
  • Additional new chapters:
  • Prevented the blocking of EO queues
  • Avoided the uneven backlogs with queue balancing
  • Reduced the number of EOIO queues
  • Adapter Framework Scheduler
  • Avoided the blocking of Java only scenarios
  • J2EE HTTP load balancing
  • Persistence of Audit Log information in PI 7.10 and higher
  • Logging and or Staging on the AAE (PI 7.3 and higher)

January 2010

Additionally, the major new version of the PI Performance Check was also released. The new guide is available via the SDN updates all existing chapters and lists the performance aspects of enhancements which were introduced in PI 7.10 and PI 7.11. One of the core focus of the updated version is a better description of the Wily Introscope performance monitorings for the ABAP and Java stacks of PI.

New chapters have been added which discuss the performance analysis for the Advanced Adapter Engine and end-to-end IDoc packaging in PI7.1 EHP1. Message prioritization on ABAP and Java for separation of business critical data as well as ABAP Proxy performance analysis have also been included.

  • The new guide addresses the PI 7.1x it updates other chapters as well which are also relevant for PI 7.0 and XI 3.0 analysis.
  • Especially the way of nailing down the bottleneck and the tools to be utilized (e.g. Wily Introscope Transaction Trace) directly for analyzing problems in the earlier releases also.

October 2007

The new document version has been released and this is available at the Service Marketplace. This version also showcases the changes which are appropriate for the performance of an XI system introduced with the newest Support Packages.

Amongst the other things, the new design of the Messaging System queues has also been introduced along with the runtime changes for the various adapters. The new sections which have been added address the Message Packaging features in the Integration Engine, as well as the Business Process Engine, introduced with PI 7.0 SP13.

Update (February 2007)

The new version has been created and is available via the Service Marketplace. Please note that because of the parallel development of XI 3.0 and XI 7.0 (PI) the document is considered as valid for both releases. The patch levels for certain features are given for XI 3.0. The conversion to the corresponding SPS of XI 7.0 can be seen in the XI Troubleshooting Guide.