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Enterprise Service Repository for CE 7.1 SR3 available!

The Enterprise Service Repository (ESR) is now available as evaluation version for SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1, SR3 (SAP NetWeaver CE). The ESR – with its service management features – completes the SAP NetWeaver CE to a comprehensive eSOA toolkit.

SAP NetWeaver CE is the platform for service consumption and provision. It fullfills perfectly the needs and requirements that are important to realize the eSOA concept. However, searching and finding the right services in the eSOA area is one of the keys to produce speed and efficiency for designing eSOA application. ESR fills this gap. The ESR for CE provides easy and harmonized possibilities to search and find the needed services. It’s optimized to orchestrate perfectly with CE during design & run time.

More information about Composition at SAP and SAP NetWeaver CE can be found here: CE homepage on SDN . Additionally SDN offers a very good overview and introduction into the ESR on this page: ESR homepage on SDN.

You can download an ESR evaluation version that can be installed on top of the SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 SR3 evaluation version. (This SAP NetWeaver CE version with 90-days license is also available here in SDN).

Hint: the ESR runs only on top of SR3, SR1 is NOT sufficient!

Get ESR right now in just four fast steps:
1) Download path

Follow the path to SAP NetWeaver CE download, i.e. on SDN homepage , on right-hand you find following picture with the corresponding link:



or click directly this link: SAP NetWeaver CE downloads .


2) Grap the “correct” version

Continue with selecting the “correct” version SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 SR3 – Trial Version (Java only is not sufficient!):




3) Click the download link

The CE abstract appears, above you’ll find the download link:


4) Download the ESR installation package

And finally you’ll find this page where you can download the ESR:



After installation, some configuration steps have to be done. What kind of steps and how they can be executed is described in the ESR Installation and Configurationguide. A An in depth look at enterprise SOA describes useful applications built on top of ESR and CE.

If you face issues, questions or other contributions, do not hesitate to post and look in the Composite Applications .

Some more tutorials, application descriptions and ESR contents will follow soon – stay tuned.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      hi Jan Rauscher,
                 I have tried to download the ESR repository from sdn. and successfully downloaded the ZIP(winRAR)  file corresponding to ESR . When I just opened that ZIP file I found a SAPINST.exe file but when a extract that ZIP file it is giving me an error related to invalid archive. I had treid it thrice but still unable to download it . could you tell me how to install it .
      Author's profile photo Jan Rauscher
      Jan Rauscher
      Blog Post Author
      Hi Poonam,

      I just tried to download the ZIP-file, unpacked it and started the SAPINST.EXE without any issues

      After some seconds I got the message that the ESR cannot be installed because there is no CE instance on my laptop - which is correct:


      So obviously it works - please try again. And make sure that you've administrator rights on your computer where SAPINST.EXE is called.


      Author's profile photo Santhana Michael
      Santhana Michael
      Hi Jan,

      I have installed CE 7.1. Cannot find ESR for this release of CE.

      How do I access and view the enterprise Services.
      Please help .


      Author's profile photo Jan Rauscher
      Jan Rauscher
      Blog Post Author
      Hi Vinotha,
      Can you start the engine and do you have access to the java server homepage (e.g. url: "http://localhost:50000")? This is a prerequisite, if this works you should add "/rep" at the end of the url (-> "http://localhost:50000/rep") for repository, then the ESR should start.