In this blog, I am writing my understanding on getting started with HCI. SAP HCI is designed as Integration Platform-as-a-Service (PAAS) which helps to integrate multiple independent systems/applications for a business process. HCI can do Cloud to Cloud, Cloud to On-premise, On-premise to On-premise and Hybrid model.
To do any of the above integration HCI offers Adapters (Connectivity options) such as:
- SOAP Adapter
Note: Some of the adapters are for one-way communication and Cloud Connector is used for on premise integration’s.
In simple we can also call it as PI/PO on Cloud. Let’s start with HCI:
Few requirements/scenarios which you need to consider; & In case you are following the OpenSAP course on HCI:
1. Ensure you have an HCI account
2. If you are getting 403 error when you try to access HCI Web UI
3. Unable to see the Design and Monitor tabs in Web UI
The below steps describes on how to “Setting up the prerequisite”:
1. Ensure HCI Service is Active
Login HCP Account, Go to the Overview/Tenant(in my case I have multiple accounts), where you have your HCP Integration Services enabled. Reach out to SAP to check this if required. In my case I have a separate tenant for HCI marked as below:
Go to Subscriptions and look for the Application ending with “____tmn” ensure that is active as below and click on it.
Once you click on it, you should be able to see the screen below:
2. Roles are very important to perform any development activities (mainly you would need B and C):
Note: HANA Cloud Integrations is also addressed as HCP Integration Services
Click on Roles as you see in the above screen, on New Role, look for the Administrator and IntegrationDeveloper Role and assign it to your user as shown below:
Do the same for other Roles as required.
a. Web URL: You can access the Integration Content Catalog via the customer’s tenant at http:// <server>:<port>/itspaces
b. Management URL: Access via Eclipse HCI plugin
c. Run-time URL: Web-service url to be configured in backed systems
Now if you open the Web URL, your developer should be able to see the options for Discover, Design, Monitor, Settings as shown below:
To do SOAP to oData conversion you may follow the Blog posted on SCN:
Note: If you are not able to see oData Adaptor on your HCI account, raise an OSS Ticket and SAP shall get it activated.
Hope this helps to get you started quickly. Looking forward for you feedback and comments.
Should you be interested to learn more about HCI, you can start by OpenSAP course on HCI and my recent blogs on the course: