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Hi everyone,

our new openSAP course SAP HANA Cloud Platform Essentials started two weeks ago, on May 10th 2016, and ends on June 29th 2016. It’s a 6 week course followed by another week for the final exam. The document openSAP course guide – SAP HANA Cloud Platform Essentials gives an overview over the course and has the links to all the week guides. This blog post you are reading just now will guide you through week 3 of the course and provide you with additional material, explanations or Q&A around the topic of the week. Depending on the feedback and questions inside the forum of the course I might also add additional material (e.g. videos) during and after the course to address the frequently asked questions so that you have a one-stop-shop for this course. I hope you will enjoy the week!


Content Week 3

The topic for week 3 is Connectivity. Here are the units you can look forward to:

  • Unit 1: Connectivity Basics
  • Unit 2: Cloud Connector
  • Unit 3: Connecting Internet Systems
  • Unit 4: Connecting SAP On-Premise Systems
  • Unit 5: Connecting Cloud Databases
  • Unit 6: Operations and Troubleshooting

Table of Contents

Unit 1 – Connectivity Basics

See the video here: https://open.sap.com/courses/hcp1/items/4x0P0c7YuQeMgrkXNvPO3v


What you will learn

  • Connectivity is an integration service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform
  • Connectivity enables reuse of data, logic, and users of Internet and on-premise systems
  • Internet and on-premise systems are accessed via destinations
  • Connectivity enables access to on-premise systems via the SAP HANA Cloud connector

Q&A

Unit 2 – Cloud Connector

See the video here: https://open.sap.com/courses/hcp1/items/4uJMn5JDLppAXPDJ1sd27Q


What you will learn

  • Connectivity enables access to on-premise systems via SAP HANA Cloud connector
  • Cloud connector must be installed in your on-premise intranet network
  • Cloud connector runs on Windows and Linux
  • Cloud connector must be able to access the on-premise systems in your intranet
  • Cloud connector must be able to access SAP HANA Cloud Platform on the internet

Q&A

Unit 3 – Connecting Internet Systems

See the video here: https://open.sap.com/courses/hcp1/items/4R60Mrfm2aV7Uma1kcWFBL


What you will learn

  • No SAP HANA Cloud connector is required to access APIs of Internet systems
  • To consume the API of Internet systems, simply create respective destinations
  • You can consume these destinations with apps developed with Java, SAP HANA, and HTML5
  • For Java and HTML5, create destinations with Cloud cockpit, Eclipse, or Neo
  • For SAP HANA, destinations can be created with SAP HANA studio and SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA


Q&A


Unit 4 – Connecting SAP On-Premise Systems

See the video here: https://open.sap.com/courses/hcp1/items/4BUgVTPdcZdR0v9I9T9eSn


What you will learn

  • SAP HANA Cloud connector enables access to on-premise systems
  • You can consume HTTP destinations with apps developed with Java, SAP HANA, and HTML5
  • You can consume RFC destinations with apps developed with Java
  • For Java and HTML5, destinations can be created with Cloud cockpit, Eclipse, or neo
  • For SAP HANA, destinations can be created with SAP HANA studio and SAP Web IDE for SAP HANA

Q&A


Unit 5 – Connecting Cloud Databases

See the video here: https://open.sap.com/courses/hcp1/items/1fWZstibWsG95ICpWrqn7f


What you will learn

  • SAP HANA Cloud connector enables access to cloud databases from the corporatenetwork
  • To enable access to a cloud database, create a service channel in the Cloud connector
  • Each tool or application can connect via ODBC/JDBC to a cloud database


Q&A


Unit 6 – Operations and Troubleshooting

See the video here: https://open.sap.com/courses/hcp1/items/5dtwEk34Zkn16HtrROU6cF


What you will learn

  • Connectivity introduces dependencies and components that can affect app availability
  • Set up back-end and Cloud connector as high availability components to improve availability
  • Instrument and monitor back end, Cloud connector, and app to detect problems fast
  • To support debugging, make sure to write logs in the back end and app


Q&A

All the best,

Sven

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