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The third 360° perspective on enterprise service provisioning and consumption will enable you, as customers or partners, to understand the basic process of obtaining and installing SAP’s Composition Environment 7.1 with corresponding enterprise services repository; therewith also introducing the concept of obtaining SAP software in general. Missed out the first part(s) of the series? Start up 360° View on enterprise SOA : Provide and consume your own enterprise services-  Introduction (Part 1).

 

Lifecycle Phase 3

 

This blog series describes how to reengineer “existing offerings into a set of well-governed, harmonized and technology-agnostic enterprise services“, to ultimately consume these. This specific blog – representing the storyline alongside correlated screencam – shows you step-by-step where and how you can get the necessary software to technically start your enterprise service enabling initiative.

 

Screencam Storyboard

Find in the following the high level story  board to the mentioned “Obtaining the Sofware” screencam. The entire procedure, clicks, necessary knowhow and hints are thoroughly described within the screencam itself. 

 

1. SAP Service Marketplace User (S-User)

  • Obtaining official SAP Software requires S-User, based on existing license agreement using SAP Services Marketplace
  • S-User is based on existing license agreement with SAP = Installation number (of Partner or Customer)
  • Process of obtaining an S-User: Starting from scratch until user and password reach your email inbox

 

2. SAP RampUp Process (via for example SAP Partner Portal)

  • Early versions of software are only distributed to selected partners and customers using the RampUp program. It is thus for any organization interesting to learn about the general process and especially the underlying nomination concept.
  • The Composition Environment was hence first introduced via SAP’s RampUp program (started 2007/12). Remark: RampUp for Composition Environment has ended and the software is today generally available to every customer or partner!
  • Process of accessing RampUp software: From S-User to RamUp Nomination

 

3. SAP Download & Installation Guides

  • SAP is offering detailed tutorials for all its software on how to best plan and install the software within the existing landscape or server environment
  • These do, for example, in case of the Composition Environment cover areas, such as installation use cases (e.g. Productive vs. Development environment), Hardware requirements or system landscape planning (e.g. Development infrastructure and backend systems)
  • Additional Information is provided on SAP Notes and useful quick links
  • Process of using the Installation Guides: From S-User (RampUp Nomination) to proper planing and download preperation for the software

 

4. SAP Software Download

  • Navigate to the required files in the Software Distribution Center
  • Add necessary files to the download basket
  • Download files via the download manager
  • Process of obtaining the necessary files: From planning to actual download.

 

In a nutshell: From scratch -> Software files

 

Starting from scratch you learned how to obtain and download the Composition Environment with Enterprise Services Repository to technically move ahead in your service enabling initiative, may this be a trial version or a licensed one. The screencam furthermore introduced the general concept of finding and getting SAP software. You should now have the necessary installation files on your respective file system.

The subsequent blog and screencam will now show you how you use the downloaded files to properly install and configure SAP Composition Environment with ESR in your environment. Stay tuned and read on with “360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Installing and Configuring SAP Composition Environment 7.1 with ESR (Part 4)“.

In the following the links to the other blogs from the series:  

1. 360° View on enterprise SOA : Provide and consume your own enterprise services-  Introduction (Part 1)
2. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – The End-to-End Scenario (Part 2)
3. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Obtaining SAP Composition Environment 7.1 with ESR (Part 3) (This blog)
4. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Installing and Configuring SAP Composition Environment 7.1 with ESR (Part 4)
5. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Model and define your own Enterprise Services (Part 5)
6. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – NetWeaver Developer Studio Installation and Update (Part 6)
7. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Implement the provided Enterprise service within the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio using Java (Part 7) 
7b. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Enterprise Service Provisioning on SAP NetWeaver Using Apache Axis Web Services Framework (Part 7b)
7c. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise services – Using the Composite Application Framework (CAF) of SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1 EhP1 to implement the provided Enterprise service (Part 7c)
8. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume your own enterprise Services – Publish, discover and test the Enterprise Services within the Services Registry (Part 8)
9. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provide and consume you own Enterprise Services – Consume your Enterprise Services within Visual Composer (Part 9)
10. 360° View on enterprise SOA: Provisioning and Consumption Blog Series Summary (Final Part)

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