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Integration Suite – Simplified Onboarding and Provisioning

Introduction

SAP Integration Suite is an open, versatile, modular and enterprise-grade iPaaS supporting a comprehensive set of enterprise wide integration scenarios.

In this blog, we would like to inform you about two key aspects of Integration Suite that you can consume starting from May 2020 release onward.

    1. Simplified Onboarding
    2. Harmonized Provisioning

Let’s get started.

March 2021 blog update:

  • Updated the provisioning experience for different types of Global Accounts (Feature A or Feature B).
  • Updated with consolidated SAP BTP cockpit changes.
  • Updated the provisioning flow with additional steps like Accessing Runtime and Usage Analytics.

Simplified Onboarding

Integration Suite includes powerful capabilities like Cloud Integration, API Management, Open Connectors, and Integration Advisor to enable A2A, B2B, B2G and API-based integrations.

Refer the note https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2903776 for getting more details on features offered via different SKU of Integration Suite.

 

Harmonized Provisioning

NOTE 1 :  If your subaccount has subscriptions to Process Integration, API Management, and/or Open Connector services, please subscribe to the Integration Suite service in a new subaccount

NOTE 2:  If you are coming from Neo CPI background , kindly note that unlike Neo times, Integration Suite tenants should be provisioned by the customers.

Trial users can refer Set Up Integration Suite Trial

Let us take a closer look at the different steps involved in provisioning of an Integration Suite tenant.

The diagram below summarizes the steps involved:

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Integration Suite Tenant Provisioning – Overview

In this blog, I would cover steps 1,2 and 3.

Step 4 would be covered in this blog: Integration Suite – Accessing Cloud Integration Runtime

Step 5 would be covered in this blog: Integration Suite – Usage Analytics

Prerequisite: Identify the Global Account Type

One of the key prerequisite to consider is to Determine your Global Account type as the provisioning process will slightly differ based on whether the Global Account is of Feature Set A or Feature Set B

Navigate to SAP BTP Cockpit > Global Account > User (top right corner) > About to determine the Global Account type as shown below:

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Global Account Type – Feature Set A or Feature Set B

 

Step 1: Create Subaccount and Assign Entitlements

a) Create New Subaccount :

Only Global Account Administrator can create a new Subaccount by clicking on New Subaccount as shown below:

Refer Create a Subaccount for additional information on Creating Subaccount.

NOTE 3:  Used for Production checkbox is meant only to provide transparency whether the subaccount will be used for production or not. The value of this parameter has no impact on Integration Suite tenant or the metering of the usage.This checkbox is for your reference only.

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1.a. Create New Subaccount

b) Enable Cloud Foundry ( not a mandatory step to provision a tenant ) :

This step is required to create service instances for accessing the Integration Suite runtime which shall be covered in Step #4 in another blog.

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1.b. Enable Cloud Foundry

c) Assign Entitlements

This step behavior will vary based on the Global Account Type ( Feature Set A/ Feature Set B) and Global Account Contract Type ( Subscription / Consumption ). Based on the feedback received from different users, i tried to summarize different kind of entitlements available in Integration Suite and their behavior on different kind of Global Accounts.

1.c.i) Entitlements > Service Assignment:

Integration Suite will have below three type of entitlements:

  •    SaaS Application Plans
  •    Message plan
  •    Service Plans

SaaS Application Plans:

The quota for these plans ( e.g: standard_edition (or) enterprise_agreement ) are required to Subscribe to  Integration Suite SaaS application and provision a tenant.

NOTE 4:  SaaS application plan assignment is not relevant for Feature Set A Global Accounts.Do not get surprised incase if you do not see an entry for Integration Suite SaaS application plan under entitlements. In Feature Set A Global Accounts,by default, all subaccounts will display the Integration Suite tile if you have entitled to Integration Suite service. But, your quota will be restricted with a check at the subscription step.

Messages Plan:

All Subscription based Global Accounts would show messages as an entry under Entitlements -> Service Assignments. But assigning this quota to different subaccounts would not have any impact provisioning or metering. This entry is shown to give transparency to Global Account Administrator on the overall eligibility of messages quota.

This plan is not relevant for CPEA Global Accounts since you would be metered and charged based on your monthly consumption.

Service Plans:

The quota for these plans are required to create Service instances/keys for accessing the runtime.I shall be covering additional details while explaining step #4.

Navigate to this page to view the service assignments available on your Global Account as shown in below screenshots:

Feature Set A – CPEA Global Account (sample screenshot)

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Feature Set A- CPEA- Entitlements – Service Assignment

Feature Set B – CPEA Global Account (sample screenshot)

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Feature Set B – CPEA – Entitlements – Service Assignments

NOTE 5:  enterprise_agreement is the plan name used in CPEA Global Accounts. The suffix word Subscription used here after the plan name is to provide the user additional information that this plan is associated with a SaaS application. 

1.c.ii) Entitlements > Subaccount Assignment:

Assign the required entitlements quota ( SaaS Application plans and Service plans on the subaccount ) as shown below:

As mentioned earlier, there is no need to assign SaaS Application plan quota for Feature Set A Global Account.

The screenshot shown below is from Feature Set B ( CPEA Global Account ). Here I would be assigning all the plans (  Application Plan and Service plans) required for CPI. If you have a scenario to access APIM runtime, you can also assign APIM service plans as well.

Navigate to Entitlements > Entity Assignment > Configure Entitlements > Assign Service Plans as shown below:

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Feature Set B- Entitlements – Entity Assignments – Configure Entitlements – Assign Service Plans

Select services and corresponding plans as shown below:

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Select – Assign Service Plans – Save

Refer  Managing Entitlements and Quotas Using the Cockpit for additional details.

With this step, we have successfully completed step #1.

 

Step 2: Subscribe to Integration Suite SaaS Application:

As you would have already noticed, SAP BTP Cockpit  consolidated both applications and services into one service marketplace.

For additional information refer the blog: Introducing the new consolidated marketplace on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) cockpit!

2.a Subscribe to Integration Suite:

Navigate to Service Marketplace > Select Integration Suite Application as shown below:

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Service Marketplace – Select Integration Suite

 

Select Create > Keep the defaults in the next screen and click on Create as shown below:

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Create Subscription

 

2.b Assign Roles to Access Application:

Configure Trust Configuration to Assign Roles by navigating to Subaccount > Trust Configuration

Assign Role Collection Integration_Provisioner

You need to click on Show Assignments followed by Assign Role collection

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Assign Roles to Access Integration Suite Launchpad

 

2.c Navigate to Integration Suite Launchpad

Navigate to Integration Suite Launchpad ( based on the screen you are in ) as shown below:

Go To Application – Screen 1

 

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Go To Application – Screen 2

With this, we completed Step #2.

 

Step 3: Provision a Tenant via Add Capabilities of Launchpad

1. After the assignment of the role collection  “Integration_Provisioner” , clicking on Go To Application link would take you to Integration Suite Launchpad page . Click on Add Capabilities as shown below

Integration Suite Launchpad- Add Capabilities

 

2.You would be navigated to a page to select the capabilities that you want to activate on this Integration Suite tenant.

NOTE 6:  The environment ( Production or Non-Production) value chosen for Cloud Integration would not have any impact on metering and billing. 

 

3. Click Activate.

  Once the tenant provisioning has been completed successfully, you will be directed to the following screen:

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Provisioning page with a back navigation to Launchpad

 

Congratulations! You have successfully provisioned Integration Suite tenant. Click on the Integration Suite link on the above page to navigate to the launchpad.

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Integration Suite Tenant with Activated Capabilities

Assign Capabilities specific roles:

In order to access different capabilities, you need to have the corresponding roles assigned to your user. For CPI, you need to assign PI_Administrator / PI_IntegrationDeveloper / PI_BusinessExpert etc. based on the persona accessing the capability.

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Assign Roles for accessing the capabilities

 

Summary

In summary, with SAP Integration Suite, users will experience a simplified onboarding model and a harmonized provisioning process which will further improve the handling and using of the different capabilities of Integration Suite: Cloud Integration, Open Connectors, Integration Advisor and API Management.

Related Blogs:

Integration Suite – Accessing Cloud Integration Runtime

Integration Suite – Usage Analytics

Help Documentation:

https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/SAP_CLOUD_PLATFORM_INTEGRATION_SUITE

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Hello Appala,

    Thanks for sharing this. I think it is very important for the CPI Suite to have a clear and documented capability, licensing, pricing options.

    Regards,
    Fatih

  • Hi,

    thanks for the blog. Does this change anything for existing subscriptions and is there a difference between Neo and Cloud Foundry tenants?

    Also some other questions:

    • Do you have pricing infos?
    • How many queues are included?
    • How many worker nodes are included per CPI tenant? Or does one tenant mean one worker node?

    Best regards

     

    • Dear Markus,,

       

      Pricing information is available at sap.com estimator or you can reach out to your Account Manager. Integration Suite provides inbuilt JMS queue capabilities and it is included in license.

       

      Regards,

      Piyush

    • Hello Murali,

      SaaS application entitlement management is not available yet for productive usage. As of now, it is available only on Trial landscape. Integration Suite tile would automatically appear on all subaccounts on productive landscapes without the need to assign entitlement. Nevertheless, i added a note on it.

      Thanks,

      Appala

  • Is this applicable for NEO as well ? Especially when customers are migrating let us say from one data center to other...they might need both subscriptions to be active until the duration of the migration.

  • Hello, this makes sense as it simplifies entire onboarding and dont have to switch between different subaccounts for navigating in and out.. i also see these services are available as individual “services” and part of suite.. is there anything we should think before we enable it within integration suite capability or individual one?

    • Hello Subash,

      In a given subaccount, you can either activate the services via the individual tiles (or) all via Integration suite tile.

       

      Thanks,

      Appala

  • Hello,

    At the step 2. Click Activate to provision the selected capabilities.

    I receive the error "UPDATE_FAILED"

    image

    If i try to "subscribe" again it give this error

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    there is something that i can do to solve that issue?

     

    Regards.

  • Hi Appala Naidu Uppada ,

     

    I assigned roles and now trying to click on “Go to Application“. I am getting below error –>

    Google Chrome -->

    Your connection is not private

    Attackers might be trying to steal your information from suite1.integrationsuite.cfapps.eu10-001.hana.ondemand.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more

    NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID
    Internet Explorer --> 
    The hostname in the website’s security certificate differs from the website you are trying to visit.

    Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_SEC_CERT_CN_INVALID

    Because this site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security, you can’t continue to this site at this time.

    Please help to understand it and resolve.
    BR,
    Rashmi