PI 7.3 has so many enhanced features as compared to the previous release of the netweaver that enables compact and featured SOA architecture and many custom attributes, meeting developer’s needs and leveraged solution as per the industry standard.
Highlighting some of the important features:
1.Centralized monitoring via SAP solution manager7.1 .
There’s technical monitoring work center embedded in solution manager, which provides a central view which is a featured tool to monitor the overall state of Process Integration. Components with error along with the error message can be easily tracked and troubleshot.
There’s a good morning page, through which multiple PI domains can be monitored, which clearly reduces the root cause analysis time.
2.Single stack ESB capabilities.
PI 7.3 provides single stack ESB capabilities through advanced adapter engine, runtime and local monitoring capabilities, which results in almost half the processing time and efficient performance.
Single stack deployment option along with dual stack , wherein java only option could be selected when ABAP stack isn’t being used.
Hardware requirement as compared to dual stack is quiet elegant with only one hour installation time and 60% less energy consumption.
3. Cache Refresh
There’s an optimisation algorithm for full cache refresh with high performance and lot less memory and time consumption.
4. Fault Tolerance Capability
Large sized messages are termed as black–listed messages that could be decided by the administrator and schedule them as per the requirement so that the overall fault tolerance capability could be improved.
5. Improved design governance
User centric perspective in ESR.
Mass import of external data types in ESR.
Find SOA assets by documentation URL in ESR.
Mass publication of services from ESR to Service Registry.
Auto publication of service interfaces from ESR to Service Registry.
Wizard based configuration of a central ESR.
Usability improvements in Service Registry.
6.Key Governance features:
Extend SAP’s pre-delivered entities with custom attributes.
Define custom lifecycle for assets including possible transitions and authorisations.
Subscribe to object changes to be notified via email on specific action(edit, delete).
Web based UI for specific scenarios (search, view, subscribe to objects).
7. Editors in Eclipse:
NWDS based editors for creating and editing service interface and data type.
Support to use Eclipse based standard editors for viewing ESR content.
Subscribe to object changes via ES browser in NWDS.
8. Increased productivity and richer connectivity on AAE:
Idoc and HTTP adapters in AAE. Java type Idoc and HTTP adapters available which helps in leveraging the adapter module for these adapters.
Very large(binary)file to file transfer.
Mapping-based message split on AAE.
Timeout configuration per communication channel.
Automated transport for Schema Validation.
Increased Integration Directory API support.
Creation of Integrated Configuration with Model Configurator