openSAP course guide for “ABAP Development for SAP HANA”
to the openSAP course ABAP Development for SAP HANA. The course started on September 25th, 2014 and is now in the so-called “self-paced mode”. Registration and more information about the course and the openSAP platform can be found here.
What does “self-paced” mean?
After the end of a course, the materials remain available in the self-paced area. The only difference is that you can no longer contribute to the discussion forum or earn a Record of Achievement and Confirmation of Participation – but apart from that, you can still learn all the interesting things about ABAP Development for SAP HANA, so join us!
Why this document?
This document is designed to support the official course material with technical information such as information about trial systems.
How to get a trial system
In order to get an SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP SP8 trial system using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as cloud provider, please follow this video tutorial: http://youtu.be/eSH7NCvgQok. (Please note: The video demos the predecessor version AS ABAP SP7. Make sure to use the “AS ABAP incl. BW 7.4 SP8 on SAP HANA 1.0 SP8 [Developer Edition]“).
For our SAP colleagues, please use this link to get a trial system.
As described in the video, necessary prerequisite is an active AWS account. Follow the steps described in the video, how to prepare your account and how to get an instance of the ABAP trial edition. As shown in the video, go to the document Developer & Trial Editions: SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP and SAP Business Warehouse powered by SAP HANA to get your ABAP trial instance and choose the “AS ABAP incl. BW 7.4 SP8 on SAP HANA 1.0 SP8 [Developer Edition]“ (you may use this link if you’re already an SAP CAL expert). The instance creation and initial launch will take approximately 45 minutes during which you can get familiar with technical information about the systems.
After the initial launch you can access the system. However, to make full use of the system, you have to import an SAP NetWeaver license.
Just follow theses steps to import it:
- Logon to AS ABAP via SAP GUI with user SAP* in tenant 000.
- Start transaction SLICENSE
- Get a “Minisap” license at http://www.sap.com/minisap .
As system ID choose A4H – SAP NetWeaver 7.4 AS ABAP (Linux / SAP HANA). As hardware key use the hardware key shown in transaction SLICENSE.
- Choose Install new License and select the downloaded license from step 3.
- After license installation call transaction SECSTORE and run a check for all entries using F8. This is needed to enable RFC after the change of the installation number from INITIAL to DEMOSYSTEM.
Information: Installing the Minisap license will change the installation number from INITIAL to DEMOSYSTEM. The developer access key for user DEVELOPER and installation number DEMOSYSTEM
Installed the license? Perfect, so now you’re ready to use the instance as described in the openSAP course.
System costs ?
Just again a word of precaution, you’re not charged by SAP for the system but by your cloud service provider. This is about 1.30 $/h (active system uptime) and about 0.30 $/day (storage costs) [all costs without guarantee, check with AWS for detailed costs information]. So start & stop the system using the SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) console or use the schedule functionality to adapt the system uptime to your needs.
Any questions or issues?
In case you encounter technical issues, you have a question, or you need any assistance, please use the openSAP Helpdesk or comment on this document.
Enjoy the course!
Jasmin & Jens
(ABAP for SAP HANA Evangelists)