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Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) – Installation and Configuration – I

The Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) is a new, Java-only installation option of PI which was introduced with NetWeaver 7.30. It is based on the Advanced Adapter Engine messaging runtime which is deployed together with an ESR and Integration Directory to form a self-sufficient PI installation.

Differences to a full PI installation

The major difference between AEX and a full PI installation is obviously the missing ABAP stack. As consequence, AEX is also missing all functionalities which depend on the ABAP parts of PI:

     – No ccBPM

     – No ABAP-based adapters (like WSRM)

     – The Advanced Adapter Engine runtime only supports Integrated Configurations (none of the “classical”, separated configuration objects like Receiver           Determination, Interface Determination or Sender/Receiver Agreements)

     – No ABAP mappings

What is AEX , it’s use cases and pro’s and con’s are listed in last blog “Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) – Installation and Configuration – III”

This blog explains the installation and configuration of Advanced Adapter Engine Extended.

OS : Windows Server 2008 R2

Database : Oracle

Go to Software Provisioning Manager and start SAPinst.


Select Advanced Adapter Engine Extended option.




















Above you can also select of you wish to install ERS for the SCS instance.




If you select “Use External ABAP System” you have to provide details of the system as below :





Please check Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) – Installation and Configuration – II for next steps.

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      Author's profile photo Andy Silvey
      Andy Silvey

      Hi Ravindra,

      excellent blog.

      Thank you.

      All the best,


      Author's profile photo Prasanna Boddu
      Prasanna Boddu

      Good Learning!!! Thanks 🙂