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Invitation: #SAPSysArchs – SAP Fiori & SAP Portal Architecture Call – Wednesday 17th February 17:00 CET

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Here is the recording from the call #SAPSysArchs_2016_01_SAP_Gateway

As previously introduced here Introducing: Monthly Call To Discuss SAP Basis/Infrastructure Architecture Challenges .

The first #SAPSysArchs call will be held on Wednesday 20th January @ 21:00 CET to discuss the subject,


SAP Gateway Architecture.

#1 – the call should be fun and we should all learn something…

To be clear, the call is not a lecture on SAP Gateway, there is already mountains of material available

in the SCN Library and on SAP Market Place explaining all of the details of the SAP Gateway.

The point of the call is to allow real SAP Customers to discuss together and philosophise on and debate the

real challenges being faced at their real companies, and we will learn from discussing each other’s challenges

and understanding the possible solutions. This means, this is not marketing, this is a technical discussion amongst

peers on the approaches for architecting SAP Gateway.

The call will be recorded and available later on in this blog. Nevertheless we need live participants to bring their pain

points of the topics from their experience

For the call to work, and to have value, together we need to bring the questions and challenges we are facing

with our SAP Gateway implementations or planned implementations. Anything which cannot be answered in the

call will be taken offline and continued here on SCN in the forums.

Please prepare your Gateway questions/challenges for discussion.

The call will work on the following format, there will be an introduction to the subject and then the floor is open to

discuss questions from the people who are present, or questions which people have left in the comments to this

blog.


To try to explain and make the principle/idea/motivation clear, on the SCN and SAP Market Place and related

websites there are mountains of technical documentation, ppt’s and pdf’s. This call is not about walking

through a pdf or ppt for one hour, the whole motivation for the call is to have a place once a month where

people (SAP  Customers, SAP Partners) can openly discuss the real issues that they facing in their real

companies.


Less a lecture and more a technical discussion to solve challenges each other are facing. If you are thinking or

planning to work with SAP Gateway, and know of some challenge(s) which you face, then feel welcome to either

post those challenge(s) in the comments section to this blog, or bring up directly in the call.


How will the call work ?


The call will be delivered using SAP’s SAP Connect technology

( with thanks to Blog It Forward – Jason Cao & Blog it Forward – Jeanne Carboni )

which enables a conference call with a shared screen and chat window to function.


The call details are:


Subject for discussion: SAP Gateway and Architecture


Date: Wednesday 20th January 2016 Time: 21:00 CET Central European Time


Meeting Url: https://sap.emea.pgiconnect.com/C5236419


Conference Code: Participant Passcode: 329 122 3879


WorldWide Dial In Numbers are here SAP Connect International Dial In Numbers


This link will add the event directly to your calendar [thank you Gregor Wolf]


The most important thing is this, for this approach to work, we need people to submit their challenges which

they are facing on the subject of SAP Gateway, so that these challenges can be discussed. We can be sure,

it is highly possible that if one SAP Customer is facing a certain challenge with SAP Gateway System

Architecture, then for sure, other Customers will be facing the same or similar challenges.


And that is the whole point of this exercise and where we will all get value from joining in.


By hearing and discussing other people’s SAP Gateway system Architecture challenges we get to learn and

be prepared for facing the same or similar. Therefore, please either submit items for inclusion in the discussion

in the comments to the blog, or alternatively bring them up in the Chat Window in the Call so that they can be

addressed. The format will always be, whatever cannot be answered in the call will be carried over and continued o

ffline in the SCN Discussion Forums.


Reminder – post SAP Gateway topics for discussion below, or bring them directly to the call


At the end of the call we will discuss subjects for the subsequent calls.


Looking forward to see what comes and have some fun, remember, everyone is welcome.

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  1. Rudolf Wiesmayr

    Servus Andy, Servus Gregor!

    Hello to all of the others I am looking forward to meet!

    I very much appreciate this initiative, as it is a perfect vehicle to avoid stewing in my own juice! I am looking forward to sharing ideas and experiences!

    As I am working in public sector I will have to ask my boss to participate “officialy”…

    I am just in the finishing phase of a technical concept for a system and server landscape für our newly founded “Kepler Universitätsklinikum” in Linz. This will be the second largest hospital in Austria …

    And the gateway is one of the components in this landscape…

    Question to the technical procedure: How will we share pictures and diagrams? Can this be “live” or should I post it in advance in this thread?

    Kind regards from Linz

    Rudi

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    1. Andy Silvey Post author

      Servus Rudy,

      the call will be live, and using SAP’s SAP Connect meeting tool which enables the host or participants to share their screen.

      You are welcome to post here in advance, we’d like to see people submitting the items they want to discuss in the call, alternatively of course, you can directly bring the subject to the call.

      Best regards,

      Andy.

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      1. Andy Silvey Post author

        Hi Andre,

        sincerest thanks for your time and energy and knowledge and sharing and openness and answering questions in the call, your presence, as SAP Product Manager was the icing on the cake.

        Best regards,

        Andy.

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  2. J. Maas

    Hi Andy and others,

    I very much support this initiative as well!

    I am currently starting a project to implement SAP Fiori specifically with SRM. In that context a gateway is required. So this would be a great opportunity for me to learn about pro’s and con’s with regards to gateway best practices.

    The intention is to build a specific SAP instance for the gateway. According to the PAM both SAP Netweaver 7.4 and the latest release 7.5 are supported. My question is: what are the benefits when starting with SAP Netweaver 7.5 in comparison to 7.4 for the gateway implementation and for FIORI?

    Looking forward to Wednesday.

    Best regards,

    Toon van Hunsel

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    1. Andy Silvey Post author

      Hi Toon,

      great subject and this is precisely what this initiative is all about.

      Bring the questions and more.

      Best regards,

      Andy.

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    2. Rudolf Wiesmayr

      Servus Toon!

      Thanks for the first thing I learned: We well have to decide this 7.4/7.5 thing …

      And – Andy – 100 % d’accord! – This is what networking is about: GOING TOGETHER, help each other, share ideas, questions and caveats … – and maybe: Find new friends.

      Kind regards, Rudi

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  3. Christian Braukmueller

    ➕ Infrastructure checked for tomorrow

    ➕ SAP Connect dial-in worked fine

    ➕ Voice connection is loud & clear

    🙂 => Everything is ready for our first monthly call tomorrow. Yeah! See & hear you tomorrow.

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  4. Tom Van Doorslaer

    Great session guys.

    I counted 45 Participants at the peek.

    Many simultaneous discussions going on, some going as far as SSO, or branching out to the role of NWBC (which should be an entirely different discussion)

    Really useful info From Andre Fischer

    Many great ideas for next call.

    – API mgmt

    – HCI

    – Identity Management

    – Portal

    – Frontends

    – …

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  5. Martin Fischer

    first session was already rocking! 20 minutes overtime and discussion could have last the whole night! Very cool that Andre Fischer joined! It’s always cool to have an opportunity to talk to the SAP experts directly. I’m already looking forward to the next call!

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  6. Andy Silvey Post author

    Good morning all,

    the question came up in yesterday evening’s call, how to load balance the connection between a Central Gateway and a clustered backend SAP Business System.

    So let’s say we have CRM backend in Production as a Cluster, with a PAS and an AAS.

    We have a Central SAP Gateway.

    How do we ensure that the connection between the Gateway and the CRM is load balanced and not going only one of the Instances ?

    According to help.sap.com http://help.sap.com/fiori_bs2013/helpdata/en/ee/805652f4c2722de10000000a44176d/content.htm

    documentation, the connection from Gateway to CRM Backend is by means of RFC.

    Therefore the RFC will go through the CRM’s Message Server and may be load balanced through the Message Server configuration.

    To confirm, no requirement in this scenario for a Web Dispatcher in front of the CRM for the Gateway, because the communication is RFC and not HTTP.

    Best regards,

    Andy.

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  7. Meinrad Funke

    Hi,

    just watched the recording (had no time for the call). Was great! Beside topic and content I liked very much

    – there was an opportunity to even talk about technical details

    – you had an open minded discussion going on, not one more of the usual “lectures”

    Thank you very much

    Meinrad

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    1. Andy Silvey Post author

      Hi Meinrad,

      thank you for the feedback.

      “you had an open minded discussion going on, not one more of the usual “lectures”


      This is precisely the point and the goal of the exercise.

      See if you can join the next call.

      Best regards,

      Andy.

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  8. Sharad Pandey

    Hi Andy – I was unable to attend the session . Is there any recording available and when is the next session planned?

    Thanking you in advance.

    Regards,

    Sharad

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