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In Part 1 of this blog series, I outlined the steps necessary to establish a basic Windows 64-bit instance on Amazon’s Elastic Compute service.  In this part I describe the steps necessary to prepare the environment as well as to download the latest Trial SAP NetWeaver Gateway 2.0 SP04 with NetWeaver ABAP 7.02.

Here, we continue on after step 24. in Part 1 …

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25.  Start your AWS instance and log in to it using Remote Desktop

If at the end of Part 1, you stopped your AWS instance, log back into the AWS Management Console and start your instance from the instances page by right clicking on your instance and selecting the ‘Start’ option.  It will take about 30 seconds to start the instance.  When it displays as ‘Running’, select the instance and from the instance details page, copy the Public DNS contents into your Remote Desktop client, and log in as an Administrator (hopefully with the password you reset from step 22. in Part 1)

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26. Assign a short HostName

Unfortunately the hostname generated by AWS is too long for the SAP installer (see OSS Note 611361).  So we must firstly reduce the length of it. 

From the Windows server, select Start -> Computer -> System Properties

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27.  Assign a short HostName

Next to the ‘Computer name’ field, select the ‘Change settings’ option

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28.  Assign a short HostName

Enter a computer description, then press the ‘Change’ button

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29.  Assign a short HostName

Overwrite the computer name to be ‘sapnwgw’.  Then press the ‘OK’ button.

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30.  Restart the instance

The instance will ask you the restart the computer.  Press the ‘Restart Now’ button.  Your Remote Desktop session will immediately terminate. 

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31.  Amend Windows Firewall settings

Log back into the instance.  Now we will open ports in the Windows firewall to enable communications for SAPGUI and HTTP traffic from outside the instance (eg. from your smartphone).  Whilst we configured the applicable ports within AWS in Part 1, we still need to configure the internal firewalls within the Windows operating system here.

From the Windows start menu, navigate to Start -> Windows Firewall and Advanced Security.

Select ‘Inbound Rules’, and then the option ‘New Rule’.

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32.  Amend Windows Firewall settings

For ‘Protocol and Ports’, select ‘TCP’, and enter the specific local ports ‘3200, 8000’.

Press the ‘Next’ button.

For the remainder of the wizard, accept the default options.  Give the rule a name such as ‘sapnwgw’ and finalise the wizard by pressing the ‘Finish’ button.

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33.  Change IE Security settings

Launch Internet Explorer on the instance.  One thing we find with IE on a Windows 2008 Server is that it is practically unusable with the security settings in place.  We will firstly relax these settings, then from IE download Firefox and use that thereafter.

When you first launch IE, you will see a pop-up offering to ‘Use recommended security and compatibility settings’.  Select the ‘Ask me later’ button.

Within IE, navigate to Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Custom Level

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34.  Change IE Security Settings

Under the section ‘Downloads’, for the option ‘File download’, select ‘Enable’.

Under the section ‘Scripting’, for the option ‘Active scripting’, select ‘Enable’.

Then press the ‘OK’ button.  Internet Explorer displays a warning asking you if you are sure you wish to make these changes … select ‘Yes’.

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35.  Install Firefox browser

From Internet Explorer, download and install the latest version of the Firefox browser. 

When asked whether you wish to import settings from Microsoft Internet Explorer, select the option ‘Don’t import anything’.

After Firefox is installed, close Internet Explorer.

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36.  Download 7-zip

From the Firefox browser, navigate to the following web URL

http://7-zip.org/download.html

Select to download the option for 64-bit Windows. This is a free download.

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37.  Download Java SE 5 JRE

The SAP installer which we will use later will need a Java 1.5 JRE (note that Java 6 and above are not supported by the installer).

Firstly, if you don’t already have an Oracle Web account, you will need to sign up for a free one here …

https://login.oracle.com/mysso /signon.jsp

Then, from the Firefox browser, navigate to the following web URL

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork /java/archive-139210.html

Select the option ‘Java SE 5’

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38.  Download Java SE 5 JRE

Select the latest available Java SE 5.0 Runtime Environment.

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39.  Download Java SE 5 JRE

Accept the license agreement, and then select to download:

Windows Offline Installation – jre-1_5_0_22-windows-i586-p.exe

You will be asked to enter your Oracle Web account credentials.  Then with the pop-up window select to ‘Save File’

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40.  Download SAP Trial software

Using Firefox, navigate to the following URL …

http://bit.ly/LVMAB9

Log into SCN, then you will be directed to a SCN Software Download page. 

Here we will download both the SAPGUI and the latest SAP NetWeaver Gateway Trial.

Read the license agreement 😀

Then select ‘SAP NetWeaver ABAP Trial 7.02 SP11 WinGUI’ and press the ‘I Agree – Download Selected File’ button.

NOTE: One reason we use Firefox here is that I was never able to get IE on this server build to successfully download the software.  Special thanks to  Jason Scott who provided me with this solution.  Even when using Firefox, I have on occasion received an error ‘Unfortunately we have trouble completing your download request …’.  I cannot explain this, because it is intermittent.  For instance, the last time I received this error, I tried again the next day and it worked perfectly.

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41.  Download SAP Trial software

Next select ‘SAP NetWeaver ABAP Trial 7.02 SP11 Win 64 bit Version with Gateway 2.0 SP04’ and press the ‘I Agree – Download Selected File’ button

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42.  Confirm downloads and transfer to D: drive

At this stage your downloads should look somewhat like the image on the right.  These are by default saved against your C: volume.

As space on this volume is valuable, MOVE these files to your D: volume.

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43.  Install 7-zip

From the D: volume, execute the installer for 7-zip by double clicking the file 7z920-x64.  In my case I chose to install onto a directly on the D: volume.

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44.  Install JRE 1.5

From the D: volume, execute the installer for Java Runtime 1.5.  In my case I choose the ‘Typical Setup’ option.

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45.  Unpack SAP GUI installation files

Open the 7-zip File Manager via the Windows Start Menu.

Select the file NWABAPTRIAL70211_64_GUI.rar and press the ‘Extract’ button. 

Ensure that you select a folder in the D: drive to extract the contents to.

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46.  Unpack SAP ABAP Gateway Trial installation files

Open the 7-zip File Manager via the Windows Start Menu.

Select the file NWABAPTRIAL70211_64_ GW204.rar and press the ‘Extract’ button. 

Ensure that you select a folder in the D: drive to extract the contents to.

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47.  Check unpacked installation files

At this stage your Unpacked SAP installation files should appear as per the image to the right.

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At this stage, you are ready to commence the installation.  The steps for that are outlined in Part 3.

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  1. Martin English

    I’ll probably get excommunicated from the basis union for this, but…

    Step 39 – Downloading the JRE – there’s an ‘SAP partner’ user-id / password available at SAP note 716604 – Access to Oracle J2SE and recommended J2SE options (requries an s-number).  There’s been some issues in the past with this in the past (see info: Java for SAP during installation) but I used it 2 days ago).

    This mini-site has the advantage of listing only of Java releases that are supported for SAP (although they may not be supported for your Netweaver release)

    hth

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