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SAP Data Warehouse Cloud – DP agent set up and configuration

Overview:

This blog post would guide you through setting up and configuring Data Provisioning agent (DP agent) for SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. SAP Data Warehouse Cloud leverages SAP HANA smart data integration and its Data Provisioning Agent to establish connection to on-premise data sources.

 

Data Provisioning Agent:

The Data Provisioning Agent, also called DP Agent, hosts all SAP HANA smart data integration Adapters and acts as the communication interface between SAP HANA, on which the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is built. We can think of the DP Agent as the road infrastructure, while the connection between your systems and SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is the vehicle that transports the data to your data warehouse.

 

The DP Agent is installed on a server which belongs to the same network area as the on-premise system which has to be connected to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud.

 

Download DP agent:

Download the latest version of DP Agent from SAP Support Portal.

SAP Software Download Center > Support Packages and Patches > By Category > SAP IN-MEMORY (SAP HANA) > HANA PLATFORM EDITION > SAP HANA SDI > SAP HANA SDI 2.0 > COMPRISED SOFTWARE COMPONENT VERSIONS > HANA DP AGENT 2.0 > Latest Patch

(Below is the latest download as of 10/2020)

 

Install DP Agent:

Unzip the downloaded DP Agent file to any folder. Right-click on file “hdbsetup.exe” in the folder “HANBA_DP_AGENT_20_WIN_X86_64” and choose “Run as an administrator”

 

Choose the folder where DP Agent needs to be installed

 

Enter a name for the DP Agent

Username / Password for agent service should be operating system login credentials

 

Continue with the next steps

 

Register DP agent on SAP Data Warehouse Cloud:

Logon to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud tenant

Click Administration

 

To  register a new Data Provisioning Agent, click “Create Agent Communication Credentials” and enter the new Agent Name

 

The next screen displays SAP HANA Server Information, user and password to register the Data
Provisioning Agent with SAP Data Warehouse Cloud. (Please leave this screen open) as we would need to input this information while configuring the DP Agent

 

Go to “<DP Agent Installation folder>/bin” and run the command

agentcli.bat –configAgent

Enter option 2. Start or Stop Agent

Enter option 1. Start Agent

Enter option b to go back to the previous screen

Enter option 1. Agent Status – This confirms if the agent is running

 

 

Choose option 6: SAP HANA Connection

Choose option 2. Connect to SAP Data Warehouse Cloud via JDBC

 

Please copy and paste the details from SAP HANA Server Information screen in DWC.

Input true for ‘Do you want to save these connection settings? Any existing settings will be overwritten’.  This will write entries into the dpagentconfig.ini file

 

Stop and Start the DP Agent again

Option 2. Start or Stop Agent

Option 2. Stop Agent

Option 1. Start Agent

 

 

Close the Agent setting window open on DWC tenant

 

Upon successful connection establishment, we would see the connected icon against the data provisioning agent.

 

Enable the adapter that would be required

 

 

Conclusion:

In this blog post we learnt how to install and configure Data Provisioning Agent for Data Warehouse Cloud.

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