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There are very few information resources available on Integration details of ILM with Web-DAV compliant third party storage providers. In this blog i will detail the integration details of connecting SAP ILM with Open Text based Web DAV Storage. The SRS( Storage Retention Service) is an SAP Service provided to help SAP ILM Enabled AS-ABAP system to communicate with ILM Certified WebDAV Storage providers. SAP also provides a java based service called XML DAS but it needs a SAP Java platform to integrate SAP ILM and ILM certified WebDAV Storage Providers

Enabling SRS Service

The Storage and Retention Service runs on AS-ABAP and helps to control all transactions triggered in SAP System (enabled for ILM) in conjunction with the ILM-Store(Open Text or Any Third Party ECM ).

To activate SRS on the SAP ILM System (Retention System or Warehouse) we have to goto transaction SARA and choose customizing as shown below.

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Now choose Technical Settings as shown below

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Choose option local to activate it .The option local means that the current SAP system contains the SICF service for SRS activated.

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Activate SICF Service SRS as shown below on the ILM enabled System.

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Connecting SRS Service with ILM Storage using RFC

To enable SRS to communicate with Open Text Enterprise Library we need to establish an RFC Connection via transaction code SM59 of Type G.

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Now provide user name and password in logon and security tab and choose Special Options as shown below

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Now perform a connection test you should get a successful response code .

Registering the ILM Store in SAP ILM

To register the Open Text based ILM Store in SAP we have to first activate SICF service required for ILMSTOREADM transaction. Activate in SICF as shown below.

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Now execute tcode ILMSTOREADM and create an entry and save it. When you save it ,the connection will be tested to the store by using the RFC Connection we created earlier .If there are errors the SM59 Connection was not created properly and has to be corrected.

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The integration is now completed between SAP ILM and Open Text.

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  1. Rajagopalan Jayaraman

    Hi Vasu

    Thanks for sharing. We have a similar setup as well. However when we try execute the test program (RILM_STOR_TEST_PF_SINGLE), it fails with errors. We can see that the folders are getting created. However the file is not stored in the storage and we get error during the PUT command.

    Have you faced this?

    Best Regards

    Raj

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    1. Gabriela Pieper

       

      Hello Raj,

       

      did you solve the problem? I faced the same issue.

      SAP ILM Storage – Performance-Test einfach:100 MB ,  gestarted um
      Destination:         XXX_ILM_STORE

      HEAD 200
      OPTIONS 200
      OPTIONS -> DAV =1, 2
      OPTIONS -> ILM CONFORMANCE =2
      OPTIONS -> ILM AL CONFORMANCE =2
      001). MKCOL 201
      /sap
      002). MKCOL 201
      /sap/tst
      003). MKCOL 201
      /sap/tst/pf
      004). MKCOL 201
      /sap/tst/pf/single
      005). PUT 401 connection to partner broken
      /sap/tst/pf/single/res_01.bin
      104857400 Byte
      ==> Fehler!
      006). GET 401 connection to partner broken
      /sap/tst/pf/single/res_01.bin
      ==> Fehler!
      ==> Fehler!
      Größe PUT-Daten (104857400 ) <> Größe GET-Daten (0 )
      007). DELETE 401 connection to partner broken
      /sap
      ==> Fehler!
      008). PROPFIND 501
      ==> Fehler!

      Best Regards

      Gabi

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  2. Gabriela Pieper

    Hello Raj,

     

    did you solve the problem? I faced the same issue.

    SAP ILM Storage – Performance-Test einfach:100 MB ,  gestarted um
    Destination:         XXX_ILM_STORE

    HEAD 200
    OPTIONS 200
    OPTIONS -> DAV =1, 2
    OPTIONS -> ILM CONFORMANCE =2
    OPTIONS -> ILM AL CONFORMANCE =2
    001). MKCOL 201
    /sap
    002). MKCOL 201
    /sap/tst
    003). MKCOL 201
    /sap/tst/pf
    004). MKCOL 201
    /sap/tst/pf/single
    005). PUT 401 connection to partner broken
    /sap/tst/pf/single/res_01.bin
    104857400 Byte
    ==> Fehler!
    006). GET 401 connection to partner broken
    /sap/tst/pf/single/res_01.bin
    ==> Fehler!
    ==> Fehler!
    Größe PUT-Daten (104857400 ) <> Größe GET-Daten (0 )
    007). DELETE 401 connection to partner broken
    /sap
    ==> Fehler!
    008). PROPFIND 501
    ==> Fehler!

    Best Regards

    Gabi

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  3. Shyam Tangirala

    Hello Guys,

     

    Have this Issue solved…

    Even i am facing the issue. While registering SRS Configuration

    RFC connection test is fine. But while registering facing “404: Connection is  broken”

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  4. Doug Meyer

    Thanks for the information regarding the establishment of connection between the WEBDAV ILM enabled storage system and SAP.  When I went to set up the connection I encountered issues.  Could you share the location of any documentation that details the Path Prefix and the Switch Framework components required to use ILM?

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