New release of the Cloud Connector (2.13)
A new version of the Cloud Connector with lots of new things is released and ready to download from tools.hana.ondemand.com. Many things have been changed- some are visible, and others are behind the scenes. Let me give you an overview of the most interesting and important changes:
Visually you will see some differences as now Fiori 3 is used and already on the logon screen a long time wish of some customers is implemented:
Directly on the logon screen you can add helpful information for users of this instance like here on the screenshot on how to get support and much more.
Another cool addition which also adds more information to the UI is the subaccount monitoring for giving you more insights where which calls happen and how much data is transferred for:
With that information performance optimizations will be easier than before. You have access to a performance overview where calls got collected in different buckets from a timing perspective. But also, in more detailed views like the most recent requests or the top time-consuming requests. This information can be found directly in the UI but there are also APIs available that data in other systems. Read more in our documentation.
Other APIs which are new belong to the configuration. As usual more details can be found in the documentation.
A new feature from a networking perspective is the possibility to not only use single ports for TCP (and TCP ssl) but also port ranges which minimizes the number of necessary mappings especially for FTP:
We all know keeping software up to date is not easy. To make it easier for you keeping the Cloud Connector on the most recent version we’ve added a notification and an alert which will inform you as soon as newer versions are released.
Behind the scenes many other changes happened to ensure better security but also to adjust the used software pieces to a newer state like the change on the used tomcat version from 7 to 8.5.
SAP Cloud Connector is already available on several platforms, but we even added now one more: Linux on ppc64 (little endian). If you need more details about the supported platforms have a look.