SAP Process Orchestration solution on Cloud Appliance Library
Note: this blog post is outdated, in the meantime we have published a new solution on release 7.5 SP20, see blog post SAP Process Orchestration solution on Cloud Appliance Library updated to 7.5 SP20.
Looking for a trial to make yourself familiar with the latest capabilities and features of SAP Process Orchestration?
Then check out our new SAP Process Orchestration solution that is running on the SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL). CAL provides pre-configured and ready-to-use SAP solutions that can run in your own public cloud accounts from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform. For product information and an access to all solutions, see this link.
So, what’s in in the new solution?
The solution comprises an SAP Process Orchestration 7.5 SP 16 system with the SAP Process Integration business-to-business add-on 2.0 installed.
Furthermore, we have prepared three sample exercises that you can run to make yourself familiar with key capabilities of SAP Process Orchestration and the b2b add-on. The following is covered:
You can exchange and process EDI messages along an order to invoice demo scenario using b2b add-on capabilities such as the built-in Trading Partner Management, B2B content editor, EDI splitting and conversion, Number Range Objects, technical and functional acknowledgements, connectivity (e.g., AS2 adapter), a dedicated b2b monitor, etc.
SAP Process Integration Test tool
The SAP Process Integration Test tool has been set up so that you can run automated regression tests, i.e., create a new test case, read messages, replay messages, verify test runs, create xpath exemptions, etc.
Cloud Integration Runtime
Deploy and run a service composition scenario on the co-deployed cloud integration runtime which allows you to leverage the flexible modeling environment of SAP Cloud Platform Integration on SAP Process Orchestration.
Note, for the provided sample scenario you need internet access because here we call services running on the sandbox of SAP API Business Hub. So, you need to setup your network of your cloud account accordingly.
Furthermore, for the provided sample integration flow you do not need an own SAP Cloud Platform Integration tenant. If you however like to model and run your own content, you can try out SAP Cloud Platform Integration on Cloud Foundry, see this blog.
How to proceed?
The provided solution runs on either platform provider Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform, so you can select the hyperscaler of your choice.
Once you have created an own instance from the solution, have activated it and connected to it, you find a shortcut on the desktop that opens a welcome page. On the welcome page, you find the system information and logon details as well as links pointing to the exercise scripts.
Besides the provided exercises, for sure, you can also use the system to setup your own integration scenarios.
Glad it is finally updated since SP3.
One comment would be nice with an ASE or other database version that did not require such large databases. It would be cheaper for users to try and learn SAP PI/PO with.
thanks Daniel, we take this into account for the next update of the solution
I did try deploying it on Microsoft Azure in the Netherlands but it says try using another region. However, there is no other region available so cannot use it.
I do not want to use GCP or Amazon.
Can you suggest a way to proceed?
Azure on Netherlands should work, if you face issues please raise an incident ticket in the Support area of CAL
Thanks Alex for your suggestion.
I am getting this error message "SkuNotAvailable - the requested size 'Standard_D4_v3' is currently not available in location 'westeurope' for subscription '90a5c68b-ed2e-4e10-b061-26d1dcc41054'. SkuNotAvailable - the requested size 'Standard_E16s_v3' is currently not available in location 'westeurope' for subscription '90a5c68b-ed2e-4e10-b061-26d1dcc41054'. Please try another size or deploy to a different location."
I did try to go to Azure and create a Virtual Machine manually and Azure was throwing this warning "This region is currently experiencing significant demand. You may receive an error deploying a virtual machine in this region. We recommend considering an alternate region. Learn more".
I am not sure if this region is busy due to Covid-19.
What do you think ? Should I still ask SAP as it seems an Azure issue to me.
well, in deed this rather sounds like an issue on the PaaS provider side, so best would be to reach out to them
Where can I get a developer license for a local instance?
The costs for the hosted instanced would be okay but the cost for the CAL it self
are too expensive if you only work with SAP PI/PO.
the solution is also provided as trial, so you can use it for 30 days in trial, note that once you accept the terms and conditions the trial period actually starts even if you stop the provisioning in between, so be very careful when creating a trial instance, the usage needs to be planned thoroughly to stay within the 30 days if you like to avoid the costs for the CAL subscription.
Otherwise, minimal CAL subscription is 3 months, this allows you to try out further solutions and products.