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SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (PI) 7.3 is in unrestricted shipment and thus available to all customers of SAP NetWeaver PI! The key highlights of the newest release of SAP NetWeaver PI include:

 

  • Java only deployment option for the Advanced Adapter Engine plus Enterprise Services Repository plus Integration Directory plus local monitoring (SAP NetWeaver Administrator)
  • Centralized monitoring of one or multiple PI domains via SAP Solution Manager 7.1 (ramp-up of SAP Solution Manager 7.1 is currently ongoing, end of ramp-up planned for Q3 / 2011) including a monitoring dashbord with one view on the most important status information
  • Increased design goverance and first Eclipse based editors for the Enterprise Services Repository
  • Further support for publish & subscribe scenarios
  • Increased connectivity options, for example first Java based IDoc and HTTP adapters on Advanced Adapter Engine and streaming of very large binary files
  • Enhanced local monitoring, e. g. search for payload values and communication channel ping
  • Reduced cost of operations via increased fault tolerance

 

Since there are tons of new capabilities and benefits offered with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3, we would like to provide with this blog all the material including presentations and recordings of a series of deep dive live expert sessions on all the new functions delivered with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3. Please send a mail to vc.studio@sap.com if you have problems to access the presentations or recordings. The following live expert sessions on SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 have been delivered:

What’s new in SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3?

This session provides an overview of the new capabilities and benefits of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3. There are enhancements in all major areas of SAP NetWeaver PI: First Java only installation option via Advanced Adapter Engine, richer connectivity & routing capabilities, increased design governance with the Enterprise Services Repository including first Eclipse based design environment, central monitoring dashboard via SAP Solution Manager, and enhanced local monitors.

 

What’s new in the Enterprise Services Repository for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3?

This session provides a detailed overview about the new features and enhancements for the Enterprise Services Repository.

 

What are the new service bus-based capabilities for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3?  

This session provides an overview of the new service bus-based capabilities of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3. There are enhancements for the Advanced Adapter Engine, for example the first Java only installation option, richer connectivity & routing capabilities, further support of publish & subscribe scenarios, and increased support of open standards.

 

Central monitoring of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3 landscapes with the new PI Work Center in SAP Solution Manager 7.1  

Learn how the new PI Work Center within SAP Solution Manager 7.1 helps you to improve your daily operation tasks such as regular system health checks, incident detection and resolution, etc. The PI Work Center can be seen as a central point of entry to monitor your PI landscape, both across and within PI domains. It combines a number of monitors providing an overall status of the PI components, channels, and messages, with the possibility to drill-down to the respective local monitoring tools for further details.

 

Local monitoring enhancements with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3

This session gives you an overview about how the local monitoring tools within SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3 have been enhanced. Besides the new PI Monitoring Home page which provides access to all local monitoring tools at a glance, a major improvement has been made with the introduction of the so called user-defined message search which allows to searching messages based on payload data without the need of a TREX server.

 

Advanced Adapter Engine Extended – a new Java only installation option for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3  

Starting with release 7.3 the well-known Advanced Adapter Engine of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration has been further enhanced to allow a complete Java-based stand-alone installation option for PI. This new option called Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) comprises, besides others, its own Enterprise Services Repository for the design time and an Integration Directory for the configuration of integration scenarios. In this session you will learn more about its architecture, use cases, pros and cons as well as possible system landscapes with a standalone engine or in combination with already existing SAP NetWeaver PI installations.

 

Available adapters for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3  

This session provides an overview of the available and supported adapters for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3. The session considers the adapters developed by SAP as well as adapters provided by partners and independent software vendors.

 

Federated PI and deployment options

The new Advanced Adapter Engine Extended deployment option can be seen as a Java-only ESB which runs fully independent from a classical PI double-stack installation. This makes new landscape options possible, especially for federated PI. In this session, we discuss about which potential deployment options you have and the rationale behind, and also provide some sample landscape solutions.

Upgrade to SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3

This session provides information on the upgrade paths to SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 and shows how you can upgrade from previous releases of SAP NetWeaver SAP NetWeaver PI to the latest version.  

  

Improved fault tolerance with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3  

This session provides an overview of the improved fault tolerance with SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3. Optimizations include for example the cache refresh, message processing of large files, startup procedures, and exactly once in order (EOIO) handling.

 

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  1. Carlos Bergelin
    Hi Udo Paltzer,
    This is a very good blog!

    But there is one link that is pointing incorrectly.
    On “Central monitoring of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.3 landscapes with the new PI Work Center in SAP Solution Manager 7.1” kindly check the following link:
    “Date: November 9, 2010; 05:00pm-06:00pm (CET) – Register here for this live expert session”
    It’s currently pointing to “What’s new in the Enterprise Services Repository for SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3?”

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Udo Paltzer Post author
      Hi Carlos Bergelin,

      thank you very much for your nice feedback and also the hint that one link needs to be updated, great! Yes, in the mean time the link for the live expert session “Central monitoring of SAP NetWeaver PI 7.3 landscapes with the new PI Work Center in SAP Solution Manager 7.1” on November 9, 2010, from 05:00pm-06:00pm (CET), is updated in the blog above. The correct link is http://service.sap.com/~sapidb/011000358700001082902010E.

      I hope this helps. Just let me know if you have any further questions.

      Best regards, Udo

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  2. Yash Agarwal
    Hi Udo,

    The sessions looks quite interesting and I am really looking forward to it considering I will be missing the TechEd this time.

    I have registered for these sessions on Monday but I have not yet got the details of how to connect to it. Am I too early in asking this and wait for a few more days or there might be a problem?

    Cheers,
    Yash

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    1. Udo Paltzer Post author
      Hi Yash,

      thank you very much for your question. Yes, usually the connection details on how to logon on to a live expert session are sent out shortly before the session starts. I hope you received the info mail on time. In case there are any issue, please send a mail to vc.studio@sap.com, they should be able to assist immediately.

      I hope this info helps. Just let me know if there are any further questions.

      Best regards, Udo

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    1. Udo Paltzer Post author
      Hi Saravana,

      thank you very much for your question. Yes, usually the connection details on how to logon on to a live expert session are sent out shortly before the session starts. I hope you received the info mail on time. In case there are any issue, please send a mail to vc.studio@sap.com, they should be able to assist immediately.

      I hope this info helps. Just let me know if there are any further questions.

      Best regards, Udo

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    1. Udo Paltzer Post author
      Hi Prabhu,

      thank you very much for your question. Yes, usually the connection details on how to logon on to a live expert session are sent out shortly before the session starts. I hope you received the info mail on time. In case there are any issue, please send a mail to vc.studio@sap.com, they should be able to assist immediately.

      I hope this info helps. Just let me know if there are any further questions.

      Best regards, Udo

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  3. Dieter Bauer
    Hi Udo,

    just wondering whether there is a playback on previous sessions. Unfortuantely I missed out on the previous three sessions.

    Thanks Dieter

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