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SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 – implement with slcb tool

Last changed 26th of October, 2020

SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 – implement with slcb tool

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The Blog – Unified Data Integration for SAP gives an Overview of the SAP Datahub 2.7.x

Overview SAP Data Intelligence 3.0


Blog –
 SAP Data Intelligence: Next evolution of SAP Data Hub
Blog – SAP Data Intelligence – Development News for 3.0
Blog – SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 Walk Through
Blog from the PM – How to install SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 on-premise edition

Note 2866310 – SAP Data Intelligence, on-premise edition 3.0 Release Note
Note 2820555 – SAP Data Intelligence support procedure
Note 2908055 – SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 Upgrade Note
Note 2908618 – DI 3.0 upgrade – datahub-app-database migration failed
Note 2920101 – Resolving a Prometheus “OOMKilled / no space left on device” CrashLoopBackOff in SAP Data Intelligence Diagnostics

SAP Help: New Features in SAP Data Intelligence
SAP Help: Changed Behaviors in SAP Data Intelligence 2.7 => 3.0
SAP Help: SAP Data Intelligence, on-premise Version 3.0 Patch 2 (3.0.6)
PAM: SAP Data Intelligence 3

Data Intelligence 3.0 comes in three different flavours:

 


click on the Picture to see the optional Installation Deployments

the Software was shipped at time Friday, 20th of March, but you will not anymore see the Software in the software Marketplace (SMP), as the distribution was moved to a repository based channel (RBSC) as other Cloud based Software as well.

Final (GA) Version 3.0.12 (20th of March 2020)

  • SLPLUGIN00_43-70003322.EXE (slcb)
  • MP_Stack_2000878621_20200317_17032020.xml
  • Repository 73554900100900004388

Upgrade to (Patch 3.0.1) Version 3.0.19 (17th of April 2020)

  • SLPLUGIN00_44-70003322.EXE (slcb)
  • MP_Stack_1000924766_20200417_SDI30_17042020.xml
  • Repository 73554900100900004388

Upgrade to (Patch 3.0.2) Version 3.0.24 (14th of May 2020)

  • SLPLUGIN00_45-70003322.EXE (slcb)
  • MP_Stack_1000924766_20200417_SDI30_12052020.xml
  • Repository 73554900100900004388

Version 3.0. 28 contains the first Version of the DI 3.0 backup solution

Upgrade to Version 3.0.32* (9th of June 2020)

  • SLPLUGIN00_49-70003322.EXE (slcb)
  • MP_Stack_2000927922_2020064_SDI30_09062020.xml
  • Repository 73554900100900004388

sidenote: the slcb screens are not differ between Version 2.x.y or 3.0.x


the slcb tool (available since SAP Data Intelligence 3.0)

Blog – How to install SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 on-premise edition

SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 (aka as SAP Datahub 2.7.x) introduces an additional option to install the images on the Hyperscaler, i.e. Azure AKS with an own Installation Pod now.
the Setup of the SAP Hostagent is not necessary anymore, and the images will be written from the SAP Repository directly into the Container Registry of the connected AKS Cluster.

Blog – prepare the Installation Host for the SLC Bridge


for the complete picture, please click on the image

 

Note 2589449 – Software Lifecycle Container Bridge 1.0 (aka SL Plugin) – Release Note

the Blog mentions also now the usage of the slcb tool according to kubectl or helm.

  • initialize slcb to enable the container bridge
  • execute slcb with stack.xml provided by the Maintenance Planer
server:~ # slcb init -u web 
server:~ # slcb execute --useStackXML /sapmnt/SDH/MP/MP_Stack_1000907257_2020034_04032020.xml -u web


when you use the new slcb Bridge the first time, you will be asked twice for the Container Registry Address: one for the slcb tool itself and secondly for the Data Intelligence Product.

When you want to upgrade the slcb tool to a higher version, then you have to re-init the slcb tool, as the individual settings are overwritten by the tool upgrade. see also the Troubleshooting section.

Please choose your slcb hostname and port wisely. You may not use the default values.


to get to the correct option, you have to choose “Advanced Installation”

please Note that the Service Type “LoadBalancer is for Hyperscaler only, while the Service Type “NotePort” is for on-premise configurations like SuSE CaaSP.


Once the slcb tool is initialized, there is also a public IP created which can be configured (DNS label) you should use the latest Kubernetes Version, e.g. 1.15.10

server:~ # kubectl get pods -n sap-slcbridge
NAME                             READY   STATUS      RESTARTS   AGE
slcbridgehead-56bbf476d5-qdgq5   2/2     Running     0          7d3h
server:~ #  kubectl -n sap-slcbridge get service
NAME                    TYPE           CLUSTER-IP    EXTERNAL-IP      PORT(S)          AGE
slcbridgehead-service   LoadBalancer   <SLC Bridge Base IP>           1128:30701/TCP   7d3h

 

Default slcb URL: https://<SLC Bridge Base IP>:9000/docs/index.html
Example slcb URL: https://slcb-bridge.<region>.<area>.azure.com:443/docs/index.html


Install SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 (3.0.12) or Upgrade to Patch 2 (3.0.24)

Blog – Maintenance Planer and the SLC Bridge for Data Hub


Note: the slcb tool screens are not differ between Version 2.7.x and 3.0.x, refer to the Blog – SAP DataHub 2.7 Installation with SLC Bridge

The Prerequisite Check is now reduced with the DI 3.0 Implementation

Optional screens are only opened, if they are marked


Once the Installation started, the images are copied directly to the Container Registry without temporary storing them to the Installation host.


Log Files are now accessible from the slcb UI


To ensure the eruption free usage of SAP DI 3.0 on-premise, it is suitable to increase certain memory settings before it comes to unwanted system outages.

server:/ # kubectl patch statefulsets.apps -n $NAMESPACE vsystem-vrep -p '{"spec":{"template":{"spec":{"containers":[{"name":"vsystem-vrep","resources":{"limits":{"cpu":"4", "memory":"8Gi"}}}]}}}}'
server:/ # kubectl patch deployment vsystem -n $NAMESPACE -p '{"spec": {"template": {"spec": {"containers": [{"name": "vsystem","resources":{"limits":{"memory":"2Gi"}}}]}}}}' 
server:/ # kubectl -n $NAMESPACE patch datahub default --type='json' -p='[{"op": "replace", "path": "/spec/diagnostic/resources/prometheusServer/resources", "value": {"requests":{"memory":"5G"}, "limits":{"memory":"10G"}}}]' 
server:/ # kubectl exec vsystem-vrep-0 -n $NAMESPACE -i -t -- /usr/sbin/rpc.mountd -N2 -N3 -V4 -V4.1 -V4.2 -t32


check and download the latest vctl tool version from the Launchpad before you continue.

server:/ # vctl login https://<aks-cluster>.<region>.cloudapp.azure.com system system --insecure
Enter password:
Successfully logged in as "system/system"
server:/ # vctl version
Client Version: {Version:2002.1.13-0428 BuildTime:2020-04-28T18:4725 GitCommit: Platform:linux}
Server Version: {Version:2002.1 DistributedRuntimeVersion:3.0.24 K8sVersion:v1.15.10 DeploymentType:On-prem ProductType:data-intelligence}
server:/ # 

SAP Help – Expose SAP Data Intelligence System Management Externally with Ingress

Blog – Secure the Ingress for DH 2.7 or DI 3.0


SAP Data intelligence 3.0 Logon Pad

 


the strategy management is redefined with two new entries mapping the latest strategy from the system and default tenant to “sdi-<tenant>-extension-strategy“.

Blog – Data Intelligence Hub – connecting the Dots …
Blog – Using new Structured Data Operators for Transformations in SAP Data Intelligence
Blog – SAP Data Intelligence Tips & Tricks


Creating Dockerfiles – For security reasons, the Modeler application has stopped supporting images that run with a root user. Non-Root Enforcement for Docker Creation

please Note the full SAP DI 3.0 Platform Version contains the Jupyter Notebook. and can be configured directly in the Application Settings of the default tenant.

Importing the combined License for SAP HANA and DATAHUB

 

Note 2671787 – How to request a License Keys for SAP Data Hub
Note 2823475 – System UI cannot be accessed – SAP Data Hub

 


 

Roland Kramer, SAP Platform Architect for Intelligent Data & Analytics
@RolandKramer

 

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.”

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  • Dear Roland,

    I have some question.

    1. How to participate in SAP Data Intelligence, on-premise edition 3.x beta program? I want to configure and test the demo environment.
    2. Can SAP Data Intelligence be installed in a minikube kubernetes environment for demo?

    Best regards,

    Wonseok

  • Hello Wonseok

    Answer 1.) the Beta Program started already in December 2019 and GA is planned for Q1/2020, so the Product will be released soon.

    Answer 2.) as SAP Data Intelligence 3.0 runs on AK8 Clusters with lots of Pods, of course one minicube will not hold the Software, similar to the fact that you cannot install BWoH on a personal HANA dev edition.

    Best Regards Roland

    • Dear Roland,

      I have some problem.

      Could I change the docker registry address(aka. slp-docker-registry-pull-secret) after DI 3.0 installation is complete?
      After installation, our docker registry url changed.

      I changed it with the command below, but it is not reflected even if I delete the pod.
      $ kubectl edit secret slp-docker-registry-pull-secret.

       

  • I have a question about the roadmap and when will release 3.1 come.
    It would also be interesting to know if an upgrade to 3.1 is directly possible (from DH 2.7.3) or if you always have to go to 3.0 before.