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Quickly Install, Configure, and Run SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1

You want to quickly install SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 and see how it works?

Take a look at this guide! For a typical host and a standard installation scenario, you will be able to install, configure and run SAP NW PI 7.1 from scratch in about 3-4 hours (whereas a considerable amount of time will be the time waiting that the software is downloaded and installed without any action from your side). This includes the setup of a simple demo scenario. To see the whole installation and demo set up process, open this demo recording.

You can use the demo scenario described in the guide and shown in the recording, to test if your SAP NW PI 7.1 installation was performed without errors. The scenario (when it runs) copies a file from one file directory to another directory by making use of the PI file/FTP adapter.

Ok, you might think, it is to break a butterfly on a wheel installing and configuring a complete SAP NetWeaver PI – – just to copy a file! But I guess you got the idea: this is just the beginning. As you see that your  SAP NW PI 7.1 installation works, you are free to create any scenario you like to connect any kind of applications, systems or standards with each other, by making use of the wide spectrum of SAP NW PI adapters.

By the way, take a look at the SAP NetWeaver PI simple use cases. This document tells you how to extend the simple file adapter scenario by additional steps that illustrate and show basic functions of SAP NetWeaver PI like, for example, routing and mapping.

Just start and see how it works!

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  • As a consultant working with XI at many different clients, does SAP allow us to get a licence to install PI7.1 on our own machine (laptop) for our own personal learning and testing purposes ?
    • Hello Scott,
      thank you for your interest! Since SAP NetWeaver PI 7.1 is generally available as of mid 2008, you can access the software on SAP Service Marketplace at > Download > Installations and Upgrades > Entry by Application Group > SAP NetWeaver > SAP NETWEAVER > SAP NETWEAVER PI 7.1 > Installation and Upgrade.
      If you had in mind a kind of test license free of charge, we do not offer that.
      Best regards, Peter
      • I was looking for a way to install PI 7.1 in minimum level just to play aroud it to improve my self. Is there a way to do that?

        Alper from Sweden

  • Hi Peter,

       Thanks for providing the links to download PI …
    I was hoping if you could provide me which components to download for Windows versions.

       Awaiting your reply.

    • Hello Premal,

      thank you for your feedback!

      As shown in the demo recording, when you have chosen Windows and SAP DB, you need to select the following components:
      – PI 7.1 Installation Export
      – PI 7.1 Installation Master
      – PI 7.1 Java Export
      – PI 7.1 Kernel
      – MaxDB RDBMS
      The following two are optional:
      – SAPGui Installation (depends on whetehr SAPGui is already nistalled or not)
      – PI 7.1 Language Pack (only in case you need to install different language versions)

      (Check the recording under “Prerequisites” at 01:41)

      I hope this helps.

      Best regards,


    • Dear Mr García,
      thank you for your feedback!
      Regarding your question how to get the product and what the price is, I would like to recommend that you consult your sales contact.
      With best regards,