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Understanding HCI Data Store Web UI

In the previous blog, we understood how to setup a HCI DS Agent On-Premises and Connect it to the HCI Web UI. In this blog we shall Understand the Different operations that we can perform using HCI Web UI.

We shall look into different tabs like:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Dashboard
  3. Projects
  4. DataStores
  5. Agents
  6. Administration
  7. Settings

Lets get started.

  1. Getting Started:

If you are working on HCI DS or need some instant help on the process this would be the right place to find few quick answers.

Process At A Glance explains the Admin process on how to download the agent, setup it up, create datastore and import data.

Integration development workflow describes the procedure when one can follow to schedule the jobs as required.

You can click on each of the blocks to get more help on it. There is a 5 video series on YouTube which beautifully explains about HCI. Do refer them for quick understanding.

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2. Dashboard

As the name indicates, this would be the tab which helps an administrator or the user to understand the Successful Task and Failed Task. This data only shows for Production instance and not for sandbox.

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If you switch to Schedules Tab under dashboard, you will be able to see all the details. Here we can see Sandbox and Production details.

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3. Projects

A project is a container which groups related tasks and processes. The relationship between a project, tasks, and data flows is illustrated in the following diagram:

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This is where you create a New project, map the data sources from one system to another, create custom queries, validated them, generate debug files, see error details, history,  and test them. We shall look at this in detail while creating a Project.

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4. DataStore

This is the tab which helps to establish connection to the system like ERP, SFSF, DB, File System etc. The buttons on this screen helps to create a new connection, test the created connection and delete them. The System Configuration tab helps to create default datastore which is not mandatory. We shall look at creating connections in more details.

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5. Agents

The SAP Data Services Agent provides connectivity to on-premise sources in your system landscape. It helps to provide metadata browsing functionality from an on-premise system and map it to the target system. Agent can be setup in multiple ways depending on your need. It can be setup to transfer large volumes of data with multiple agents and can support fail over concepts.

We have already setup a connection to an on-premises system to HCI Web UI in the previous blog.

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6. Administration

This tab helps to control the user roles in HCI. You can also add new user and assign the roles to him. Once you add the user, as an admin you can trigger a notification email the user about this account details. There are 4 roles in HCI which are as follows:

a. Production Operator :

b. Administrator:

c. Integration Developer:

d. Security Administrator:

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The other tabs under Administration like

 

Security Log

Cryptographic Keys

Notification

 

7. Settings:

This displays the user profile tab, you can configure your preferred display name and display language.

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This completes the blog on understanding the HCI Web UI. In the next blog we shall see how to create Datastore connections.

Regards,

Nagesh

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