Installation of SAP Data Hub with Maintenance Planner and SL Plugin
Since release of version 2.3 and of course also valid for further releases, the installation of SAP Data Hub is done with the well known Maintenance Planner and the new SAP provisioning tool for Container based solutions: SL Plugin.
This is a convenient way to install the software into a Kubernetes cluster. The interface and the usage of the tool is very similar to the SAP Software Provisioning Manager and is straight forward and intuitive.
System landscape for the installation
Here you see an overview picture of the landscape for the installation of SAP Data Hub 2.4
Before you start using the Maintenance Planner to select the packages for SAP Data Hub and continue with the installation, some things need to be prepared:
- A Kubernetes cluster needs to be in place: either from a Kubernetes cloud provider (Google, Amazon, Microsoft) or on premise in your data center
- The Kubernetes cluster and the installation host need to be prepared so that the installation can start
Actually, the preparation and setup of the Kubernetes cluster and the installation host is the most challenging part of the whole installation process.
More details can also be found in the Installation Documentation.
And we also plan to provide a detailed blog on these steps soon.
Start with Maintenance Planner:
Once the preparation is done, you go straight into Maintenance Planner, klick on “new system” and select the installation option:
Select “CONTAINER BASED”, then select the correct version and deploy the SLPlugin.SAR and the Stack.xml (In this order!):
Once the packages are successfully deployed to the installation host connected to the Kubernetes cluster, you get direct access to the URL of the SL Plugin.
During the next steps in SL Plugin you will select the right parameters for the installation.The following details about your system setup need to be entered:
- If you want to do a Basic or Advanced Installation
- A Docker Repository User and the Docker Registry
- The Certificate Domain
- An SAP Data Hub System Password
- An SAP Data Hub Administrator Username and Password
- The Path to the KUBECONFIG file and the Kubernetes Namespace
Once all Parameters are entered, a prerequisite check is done to ensure that all parameters meet the requirements.
After the Summary screen, which gives you an overview of all parameters, the execution of the installation starts:
It should now run through without issues in less than 1 hour.
Further Blogs that cover the installation of SAP Data Hub
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