SAP Afaria is available as a on premise and cloud version. The on premise version can be downloaded from SMP and installed locally on Windows Server. While this gives more flexibility than the cloud version – you are in control over the environment – it also means that you have to provide and configure the environment. This isn’t easy as it is up to you to configure the Active Directory, Certificate Authority, SQL Server and the Afaria components.
In case you still are interested in setting up your own SAP Afaria on premise test system, I’ve written a set of blogs that detail each step. Following the blogs, you’ll get a landscape starting from installing Windows Server, AD, CA, SQL Server and Afaria 7. The whole environment will be installed on the same server. Therefore, you cannot really use the blogs when installing a QA or PRD system. It is only intended for your personal try-it-out system. As for the operating system: you can use a Windows Server trial version from Microsoft or use a version available at Azure, AWS, etc.
For the installation I started with the Afaria version available under the Installation section in SMP, but you can also go directly for a higher version like SP5 if you want.
Afaria 7 preparations
Afaria 7 installation
Help on using NDES with SCEP
Going to be published soon:
Afaria 7 troubleshooting