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SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition: AVAILABLE NOW

Introduction

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ABAP Platform 1909 At A Glance

 

The ABAP Platform on SAP HANA 2.0 provides a great platform for trying out the ABAP language and toolset. It is extensively pre-configured with Fiori launchpad, SAP Cloud Connector, SAP Java Virtual Machine, pre-configured backend /frontend connections, roles, and sample applications.

This solution is intended for two groups of developers:

  • Non-ABAP developers, who are interested in learning more about the ABAP language and development tools
  • ABAP developers, who are interested in learning about version 7.54

How to get it: NEW Docker Image

We now provide everything you need in one Docker image. This means that you no longer have to set up a virtual machine, Linux distro, and ABAP server.

Get it here: SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition on DockerHub

Detailed setup instructions are also available here: Setup Instructions

Prerequisites and Setup

You will need to register with DockerHub.

You will need:

  • Either: a Docker for Desktop installation, for Windows or Mac.
  • Or Docker Engine for Linux, e.g. Ubuntu.

During installation, you will need to read and accept the SAP Software End User License Agreement. A link is provided here for your convenience: SAP Software End User License Agreement.

Detailed setup instructions are available here: Setup Instructions

Additional products and material: SAPGUI for Windows / SAPGUI for Java, Readme, miniSAP License

All available in SAP Developers Trials and Downloads .

 

SAP Cloud Appliance Library (CAL) solution, as of 14th June, 2021

As an alternative to the developer edition on Docker, we are now also offering this as a. You can access this and create your own instance of SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition here:

SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition (CAL)

Highlights of the 1909 Edition

ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (RAP)

ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model – The Big Picture

The ABAP RESTful Application Programming Model (short: RAP) offers developers an efficient way to build enterprise-ready, SAP HANA-optimized, OData-based Fiori UI services and Web APIs in the cloud as well as on-premise. It is the evolutionary successor to the ABAP Programming Model for SAP Fiori.

To make it easier for you to get started, we have also added the demo and training data model, the ABAP Flight Reference Scenario.

For more information, see:

 

Git-Enabled Change and Transport System (gCTS)

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gCTS = CTS + git

A new way of transporting objects, gCTS enables you to use Git to store your ABAP development objects. gCTS makes use of special Git features, such as working on local copies of a central remote Git repository. Software development takes place in the usual editors like ABAP Development Tools (ADT). Changes to objects are still recorded in transport requests. Current states of objects can be pushed to remote Git repositories, either by releasing a transport request or while you’re working.’

For more general information on gCTS, see this blog post: gCTS is here, by Karin Spiegel

For the official documentation overview, see: Git-Enabled Change and Transport System

The official documentation for configuration, Configuring Git-enabled Change and Transport System contains three steps. However, we have preconfigured the first two, so you only have to complete the third,  Configure Repositories.

Some certificates are already available. If you would like to connect to your own GitHub server or to a provider other than github.com, you have to add the appropriate certificates to the ABAP system in transaction STRUST. The configuration has been done for the default user ‘DEVELOPER’.

To get started with gCTS, simply open the gCTS app in the SAP Fiori Launchpad (FLP).

If you are a SAP customer, partner, or employee, the following SAP Note provides additional information: SAP Note: 2821718 . However, the essential configuration has already been done for everyone.

Custom Code Migration with the ABAP Test Cockpit (ATC)

We actually introduced this in AS ABAP 7.52 SP04, Developer Edition and it was very popular, so we decided to include it again. Basically,we’ve preconfigured the developer edition to run as a central check system for those checks. You can test this out of the box locally in SAP ADT, then configure the rest of your landscape to work with it.

This is particularly useful for SAP S/4HANA Readiness Checks and SAP Cloud Readiness Check.

For more general information on ATC, see these two excellent blogs, by Olga Dolinskaja:

SAP Cloud Connector

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SAP Cloud Connector

SAP Cloud Connector provides a link between SAP Cloud Platform applications and on-premise systems. It runs as on-premise agent in a secured network; acts as a reverse invoke proxy between the on-premise network and SAP Cloud Platform; and lets you use existing on-premise assets without exposing the entire internal landscape.

If you are interested in connecting your developer edition with a licensed version of SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment (aka “Steampunk”), I have written a tutorial mission on this: Connect Your On-Premise System with SAP Cloud Platform, ABAP Environment

For more information, see:

abapGit

Yes, abapGit is available out of the box.

Documentation is here: abapGit Documentation

If you are not yet familiar with abapGit, this post by Graham Robinson is a great introduction, with how-to videos:

abapGit So Easy

Other Highlights of ABAP Platform 1909: Overview

Blog post: ABAP Platform for SAP S/4HANA 1909, from October 2019, by Olga Dolinskaja

Official slide deck for ABAP Platform in SAP S/4HANA 1909 – Overview and Product Highlights.

Troubleshooting

 

From now on, please DO NOT post a blog comment if you require troubleshooting.

Please post on the ABAP Development forum : ABAP Development: Ask a Question , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial.

If it’s a problem downloading the files, rather than installing the downloaded files, again please post a question, including #ABAP_Trial and your country / region.

(We now have 9 blog posts referring to 3 different versions of the download developer edition:

  • Very few people follow these blog posts, so you will not get help from the vast majority of the community
  • It makes it difficult for other users to find similar issues in future, which leads to many duplicated errors
  • There is no capacity to monitor all blogs for all released versions)

If it’s a problem downloading the files, rather than installing the downloaded files, please try the following:

  1. Delete your cache.
  2. Try a different browser.
  3. If that fails, please email SCNContent [at]sap[dot]com, specifying your location (country), with a screenshot of the error.

I have also started compiling FAQ and Troubleshooting – so if you have any questions, please check there first.

Thank you for your understanding.

Update, 19th March, 2021: André Fischer has written a short blog post: How to gracefully shutdown your SAP ABAP Platform Developer Edition when shutting down Windows

Guides and Tutorials

If you’re not sure where to start with your new system, we have written several tutorials.

FAQ and Troubleshooting also contains some info on Cookbook-style projects, where Community members have described projects involving different versions of the developer edition.

Enjoy!

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      Author's profile photo Bilen Cekic
      Bilen Cekic

      great news but what is web socket RFC ? Isn't it already supported by ABAP push channels and messaging channels ? Docker would be amazing, it is nice to see SAP also following modern methodologies even it took 52512411215 years to adopt them.

      Thank you

       

      edit : btw SLT also exists in the docker which is similar to CFIN scenarios. I tested and it is working fine 🙂 

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Biken,

      Web socket RFC is not mentioned in this blog post.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Bilen Cekic
      Bilen Cekic

      hi Jukie,

      It exists in the first image, 5th row.

      Thank you

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Sorry - I'll get back to you.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Bilen Cekic
      Bilen Cekic

      Nvm Julie i found already

      https://help.sap.com/doc/34796706f38646f68d51a0fa0d4636e4/100/en-US/8cc8cc6198fd416bb368d7fe34e30d81.html

      nothing interesting much.

      thanks.

       

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      RAP is available, but only unmanaged mode, isn't it?

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jaime,

      Yes, that's correct. If we get the go-ahead for 2020, then that will include Managed.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Juergen Baur
      Juergen Baur

      Hi Julie,

      is there any confirmed timeline whether a release 2020 will be available or not?

       

      best regards

      Jürgen

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Juergen,

      There is no formal timeline for any release of dev ed.

      It relies on contributions from many different teams.

      Generally, we try to release *very roughly* once a year.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo juergen baur
      juergen baur

      Thank you very much - I installed 1909 until then.

      br
      Jürgen
      Author's profile photo Robin de Silva Jayasinghe
      Robin de Silva Jayasinghe

      Is the Docker image available for ARM64 architecture? Asking for low-cost hardware.. 😇

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      You will see, that you need lots of memory. I don't think a low-cost HW will be enough. Detail specs will come soon.

      Author's profile photo Robin de Silva Jayasinghe
      Robin de Silva Jayasinghe

      Running HANA needs some memory. True dat. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Lukas Novak
      Lukas Novak

      You can have many RPi 4 with 8GB memory in Kubernetes cluster, but i don't know if it will be still considered low-cost 😀

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      did i read this correctly - 32GB RAM needed to spin it up?

      i will need to have a 'talk' with my hyperscaler.

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      Where did you get that figure? The docker image setup instructions state 16GB for all OS.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      yeah, got ahead of myself, now on to storage spec: 150GB.

      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      You need 16GB + something for Windows/Mac to breathe. So, 16GB total RAM is not enough on Windows/Mac.

      On Linux, you can use 16GB in total but you should not run other RAM extensive programs.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      yes, workflow customization has killed it:

      Usage of /: 62.4% of 155.04GB ... Memory usage: 71%

      and maybe sample apps should be updated in the future releases

      Author's profile photo Lars Hvam
      Lars Hvam

      Yea, I have the same open question, https://blogs.sap.com/2020/12/11/my-open-questions-from-sap-teched-2020/, we'll see more high-performance ARM in the future I think.

      Guess, currently, the only way to run ABAP on ARM is the approach described in https://blogs.sap.com/2020/09/13/my-solution-to-the-abap-community-coding-challenge/

      Author's profile photo Florian Pinno
      Florian Pinno

      Why no ABAP Platform 2020 or is this a glimmer of hope that managed RAP will be downported?

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      The 2020 will be next. As far as I've heard, it's already in the making. So, have fun with 1909 and look forward to the 2020 Edition 😉

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Florian,

      Sorry, I have not responded before.

      Yes, it will take some time, but we hope to deliver a 2020 next.

      RAP will not be downported.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Jānis B
      Jānis B

      "Custom Code Migration", it says here:

      is the Fiori App included as well, please?

      Thank you and best regards,
      Jānis

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Janis,

      Not in this version, sorry.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Lars Hvam
      Lars Hvam

      Hi,

      Thanks for the new version.

      Any plans for how long "SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition, 7.52 SP04" will be available? I bought a top tier laptop half a year ago, with maximum memory = 16gb, so I hope I can run 7.52 on it for a while.

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Some friends on Twitter (including me) are reporting, that the ASE license is already not working anymore. It is officialy valid until March this year (see https://blogs.sap.com/2018/08/30/as-abap-7.5x-ase-license-available/ ). I don't think this license will be extended anymore.

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      I had saved a link to supposedly get a new license.

      If you haven't seen it yet, could you let me know if it works?

      Author's profile photo Lars Hvam
      Lars Hvam

      I still have a 751 dev edition running without problems :shrug:

      Author's profile photo Ralf Henning
      Ralf Henning

      Get a new ASE Demo license here: file SAP ABAP AS Part License (expires end of March 2022).

      Best regards Ralf

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      UPDATE: Re License: We want to offer an updated license for eg 7.52 SP04. As soon as it is available, we will provide it in the Trials and Downloads page. I will add the info to the SP04 blog post and Twtr. 

      Hi Lars, hi all,

      Re 7.52 SP04. I cannot give a specific date, but we do not currently have plans to remove this version, so you should be ok for at least 12 months. We are aware that not everyone has the HW for Docker verison.

      I will announce this in this blog and on Twtr as soon as available.

      HTH Julie.

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      Can't connect after start

      Author's profile photo Gurkan Yilmaz
      Gurkan Yilmaz

      try with localhost if you did not configure your hosts file

      config

      config

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      I tried 127.0.0.1 and localhost, with same result

      Author's profile photo Gurkan Yilmaz
      Gurkan Yilmaz

      I have succesful connection, are you sure you run the container with the correct port numbers?

      on windows it should be this;

      docker run --stop-timeout 3600 -i --name a4h -h vhcala4hci 
      -p 3200:3200 
      -p 3300:3300 
      -p 8443:8443 
      -p 30213:30213 
      -p 50000:50000 
      -p 50001:50001 store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909 -skip-limits-check
      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      The connection works. The message came from the system and often denotes a problem with the uuidd daemon. Please, have look at my reply to the original comment.

      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      Would it be possible to provide some debugging matterial from the docker conatiner?

       

      A command like the following works on my Fedora box:

      $> docker cp a4h:/usr/sap/A4H/D00/work/dev_w0 dev_w0

       

      After that, you can use your favorite text editor which works on Windows to read the file dev_w0.

       

      If you cannot find anything in that file, you can go directly to the container and try to find something suspicious:

      $> docker exec -it a4h bash

      $> cd /usr/sap/A4H/D00/work

      $> grep -i rabax *

      $> less <the file>

       

      I am afraid that uuidd has crashed but I have no idea why or how.

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      There are many errors like:

      A ABAP Program CL_DBI_PRELOAD_SINGLE_BUFFEREDCP .
      A Source CL_DBI_PRELOAD_SINGLE_BUFFEREDCM003 Line 17.
      A Error Code DBIF_NTAB_SQL_ERROR.
      A Module $Id: //bas/777_STACK/src/krn/abap/runt/abtools.c#1 $ SAP.
      A Function ntaberr Line 2148.
      A P1: [NTAB/RDTI/SRT_RTC_DT_RT]#####
      A P2: SRT_RTC_DT_RT
      A P3: 129
      A P4: transaction rolled back by an internal error: AttributeEngine: error reading file
      A P5:

      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      Are you sure you have enough disk space allocated to Docker container?

      $> docker exec -it a4h df -h /

       

      What about Memory?

      $> docker exec -it a4h free -h

       

      Is HDB OK?

      $> docker exec -it a4h su - hdbadm -c "sapcontrol -nr 02 -function GetProcessList"

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      ➜ docker exec -it a4h free -h
      total used free shared buffers cached
      Mem: 12G 12G 163M 528M 11M 8.5G
      -/+ buffers/cache: 3.8G 8.7G
      Swap: 4.0G 575M 3.4G

      ➜ docker exec -it a4h free -h
      total used free shared buffers cached
      Mem: 12G 12G 159M 2.7G 2.9M 3.7G
      -/+ buffers/cache: 8.6G 3.9G
      Swap: 4.0G 775M 3.2G

      ➜ docker exec -it a4h su - hdbadm -c "sapcontrol -nr 02 -function GetProcessList"16.02.2021 19:35:06
      GetProcessList
      OK
      name, description, dispstatus, textstatus, starttime, elapsedtime, pid
      hdbdaemon, HDB Daemon, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:23:16, 0:11:50, 707
      hdbcompileserver, HDB Compileserver, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:25:35, 0:09:31, 1120
      hdbdiserver, HDB Deployment Infrastructure Server-HDB, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:30:59, 0:04:07, 2096
      hdbindexserver, HDB Indexserver-HDB, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:25:35, 0:09:31, 1170
      hdbnameserver, HDB Nameserver, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:23:16, 0:11:50, 728
      hdbpreprocessor, HDB Preprocessor, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:25:35, 0:09:31, 1123
      hdbwebdispatcher, HDB Web Dispatcher, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:30:59, 0:04:07, 2099
      hdbxsengine, HDB XSEngine-HDB, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 19:25:35, 0:09:31, 1173

       

      Maybe a memory problem?

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      i think i got all GREEN before but now after removing and starting new containers i keep getting YELLOWs and in another session it seems to be stuck on HDB: starting

      GetProcessList
      OK
      name, description, dispstatus, textstatus, starttime, elapsedtime, pid
      hdbdaemon, HDB Daemon, YELLOW, Initializing, 2021 02 16 22:19:00, 0:02:19, 746
      hdbcompileserver, HDB Compileserver, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 22:20:50, 0:00:29, 1128
      hdbdiserver, HDB Deployment Infrastructure Server-HDB, YELLOW, Scheduled, , , -1
      hdbindexserver, HDB Indexserver-HDB, YELLOW, Initializing, 2021 02 16 22:20:51, 0:00:28, 1178
      hdbnameserver, HDB Nameserver, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 22:19:01, 0:02:18, 764
      hdbpreprocessor, HDB Preprocessor, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 16 22:20:50, 0:00:29, 1131
      hdbwebdispatcher, HDB Web Dispatcher, YELLOW, Scheduled, , , -1
      hdbxsengine, HDB XSEngine-HDB, YELLOW, Initializing, 2021 02 16 22:20:51, 0:00:28, 1181
      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      once i switched to root, all problems were gone:

      GetProcessList
      OK
      name, description, dispstatus, textstatus, starttime, elapsedtime, pid
      hdbdaemon, HDB Daemon, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:20:42, 0:01:39, 746
      hdbcompileserver, HDB Compileserver, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:21:02, 0:01:19, 939
      hdbdiserver, HDB Deployment Infrastructure Server-HDB, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:21:55, 0:00:26, 1584
      hdbindexserver, HDB Indexserver-HDB, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:21:03, 0:01:18, 987
      hdbnameserver, HDB Nameserver, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:20:43, 0:01:38, 764
      hdbpreprocessor, HDB Preprocessor, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:21:02, 0:01:19, 942
      hdbwebdispatcher, HDB Web Dispatcher, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:21:55, 0:00:26, 1587
      hdbxsengine, HDB XSEngine-HDB, GREEN, Running, 2021 02 17 16:21:03, 0:01:18, 990
      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      I tried to start the system with Docker container limited to 12GB memory  (docker run -m 12g ...) and HDB didn't come up. The lowest value, where HDB was able to start, was 13GB on a RHEL-7 Docker host machine but I got RABAX upon a logon attempt too. I was able to logon with 14GB.

      I do not recommented to use only 14GB - I just tried to logon and open se80.

      16GB is the lowest and safe recommended RAM capacity.

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      More RAM ordered, I'll try again when it arrives.

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Matthias Kabel
      Matthias Kabel

      Hi,

      I got the IP address of the container with

      docker inspect a4h

      and used

      conn=/H/172.17.02/S/3200

      in the expert mode of SAP GUI

      Linux host and JAVA GUI in the host, so keep your fingers crossed.

       

      HTH

      Matthias

       

       

      Author's profile photo Javi Martinez Solera
      Javi Martinez Solera

      Hi!

       

      Do you fix this issue?

       

      I received the same error... Is it due to lack of ram memory?

       

      Thanks in advance!

      Author's profile photo Michael Biber
      Michael Biber

      Erm, just a random thought: Given I don't have a S-User or I have one but without the authorizations to download from SAP support portal. Where do I get a SAP GUI installer from? I could ask some Basis people from my company but I am using this as a private person. The System is now available for anyone with a docker hub account but the GUI isn't. Or am I missing something?

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Michael,

      We will be providing SAP GUI for Windows and Java in the Trials and Downloads asap.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Michael Biber
      Michael Biber

      Thank you very much! I had one 7.60 installer at Hand from previous times but this might help others.

      Additionally: Thanks a lot for the 7.54 System. It is great to have a HANA based dev System.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      It works on SAPGUI760 but it got me wondering about WebIDE and some other web 'tooling'.

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      WebIDE needs XSA (as far as I know). You don't really want additional 8GB memory requirements 😉

      (and it's already obsolete, BAS is the next big thing)

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Thx for the sizing tip, but if I stay with SP4, what's in Express that is not in 1909? Interesting timing for both, btw.

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      What do you mean with "timing"? HANA Express 2.0 SP5 finally out?

      Difference is XSA (not included in ABAP Dev Edition) and the license (productive usage vs. Developer license)

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Yes, XSA, BAS, HDB, CDS, and the rest of them TLA toys.

      Nice code snippets in your blogs about SAPGUI connecting to HANA, btw. Really keeping ABAP alive and kicking.

      Author's profile photo Ralf Henning
      Ralf Henning

      Get SAP GUI  for Windows/SAP GUI for Java here

      BR Ralf

      Author's profile photo Garth Arendse
      Garth Arendse

      Thanks a lot !!!!.

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      As a workaround, you could download and install the "old" AS ABAP 7.52SP04 and there you'll find the installers. Ok, not the shortest way, but might come in handy.

      Author's profile photo Morris Wang
      Morris Wang

      Hi SAP Folks,

      Thank you for making this available on docker and everything keeps getting better.

      I got a connection error after a successful startup on Ubuntu with the command:

      $ sudo sysctl vm.max_map_count=2147483647
      $ sudo sysctl fs.aio-max-nr=18446744073709551615
      $ sudo docker run --stop-timeout 3600 -it --name a4h -h vhcala4hci -p 3200:3200 -p 3300:3300 -p 8443:8443 -p 30213:30213 -p 50000:50000 -p 50001:50001 --sysctl kernel.shmmni=32768 store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909
      
      Ubuntu is hosted on a VirtualBox with 4 CPUs and 16 GB RAM with the IP: 192.168.0.231. The GUI was from NetWeaver for ABAP development 7.52. I have this in
      windows hosts:
      
      192.168.0.231 vhcalnplci
      
      vhcalnplci /etc/hosts has this:
      
      127.0.0.1 localhost
      192.168.0.231 vhcalnplci
      
      dev_w0 can be attached if it helps. It doesn't seem to be reaching the server.
      
      Thanks/Morris.
      Author's profile photo Fredrick Mumali
      Fredrick Mumali

      Hey Morris, you are using the wrong wrong hostname. It should be vhcala4hci  and not vhcalnplci. Instead of writing IP in the server, you should also write vhcala4hci .

      Author's profile photo Morris Wang
      Morris Wang

      Hi Fredrick,

      After the hostname correction, I noticed there is a container running on port 3200. SAPGUI started working after that container was stopped.

      Thank you for your help.

      Morris.

      Author's profile photo AMIT Lal
      AMIT Lal

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you so much! The installation was flawless. Just wondering if we can install this on Azure container Services?

      Thanks again,

      Amit

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Amit,

      We did not test this but we will look into it and get back to you.

      What is the use case? Perhaps what you need already exists.

      e.g.

      The CAL solution (goes on your cost centre I think) runs on AWS automatically. I believe it can also run on Azure.

      So is there a specific need for the Docker container on Azure?

      We will be releasing the Docker version as a CAL solution as soon as possible.

      I’ll announce that by SCN and Twtr.

      Alternatively, there is a S/4HANA 1909 CAL solution available (ie includes all the business stuff):

      SAP S/4HANA 2020 SP00 SAP S/4HANA Fully-Activated Appliance - Backgound
      Direct link to SAP CAL / Demo Guides / Known Issues

      Do either of these help?

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Amit,

      Another user has pointed to this use case.

      In the meantime, I have found out that this is a known issue with Azure.

      We are raising a ticket.

      There is also a workaround : Use a private repo. Then it should work:

      # docker login
      Login with your Docker ID to push and pull images from Docker Hub.
      If you don't have a Docker ID, head over to https://hub.docker.com to create one.
      ...Login Succeeded
      # docker pull store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909
      Trying to pull repository store/saplabs/abaptrial ... 1909:
      Pulling from store/saplabs/abaptrial
      Digest:
      Status: Image is up to date for store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909
      # docker tag store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909 <username>/abaptrial:1909
      # docker push <username>/abaptrial:1909 The push refers to a repository [<username>/abaptrial]
      95c59bf73677: Mounted from saplabs/abaptrial...:
      Mounted from saplabs/abaptrial...
      1909: digest: ...
      Docker is smart and knows that you are referring to the same repo.
      Tagging : @jakub.filak - Is this correct? Do you wish to add anything?

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo AMIT Lal
      AMIT Lal

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your inputs. This is very helpful.

      I'm going to try this scenario on my Azure subscription and will share the result.

      The basic idea is to free up resources on local workloads hogging on memory/CPU/disk post docker installation, as we work on development projects and perhaps resources start quailing and creating irritable conditions later.

      Best Regards,
      Amit Lal

       

      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      Correct. My notes: https://gist.github.com/filak-sap/1ce1df3965e04601b43c41d9b70aafeb

      Author's profile photo g baca gonzalez
      g baca gonzalez

      Hello Jakub.

      I tried multiple ways of deploying my Docker Hub private repo into an Azure Container Image, to no avail. Has anyone reported being able to create an ACI?

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      How is ACI different from a Docker image? Can you run docker commands against it:

      docker ps

      or the hello world?

       

      Author's profile photo g baca gonzalez
      g baca gonzalez

      It's pretty much the same, a container, but deployed in the Azure cloud. You're supposed to be able to create a container image in Azure referenced to Docker hub, but it seems this one is not working.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      and what are the good people of Microsoft saying to that?

      it's a hyperscale from the SAP's point of view.

      Author's profile photo Wises Keshom
      Wises Keshom

      Great news, looking forward to try it on this weekend.

       

      Thank you so much to the Dev team 🙂

      Author's profile photo Afshin Irani
      Afshin Irani

      Hi,

      Am I missing something, where can I find the step by step instructions to install this via Docker. This is on Unbuntu Linux.

       

      regards

      Afshin

       

      Author's profile photo Michael Schliebner
      Michael Schliebner

      Dear Afshin

       

      Please read and get busy with

      SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition: Day 1 Experience and Tips and Tricks

      Thomas Jung

       

      and

      ABAP Platform, Developer Edition Free Plan Details (docker.com)

       

      Works like a charm 😉

      Thank you very much to the saplabs Dev team 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jörgen Lindqvist
      Jörgen Lindqvist

      ABAP Platform, Developer Edition on Docker Hub, top right, blue button with text "Setup instructions". 🙂

      Author's profile photo Afshin Irani
      Afshin Irani

      Doh, I did not sign into Docker and now all good.

      Thanks Micheal and Jörgen Lindqvist

      Author's profile photo Pedro FingerDeSouza
      Pedro FingerDeSouza

      Has anyone faced this issue when starting the container?

       

      Author's profile photo Fredrick Mumali
      Fredrick Mumali

      Not enough resources I guess. I did face similar issue and noted some items were hogging my memory and CPU. Once the usage went down, I was able to login.  Wait a few seconds and try to start the container again.

      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      This usually happens when you don't provide 16GB RAM to the container or when you play with hostname.

      Author's profile photo Sercan Kucukdemirci
      Sercan Kucukdemirci

      Hello,

      Thanks for the release, can you please display system requirements at somewhere public? After failing to install image 2 times and I wonder why it fails, then I saw that system requirements are being displayed after logging in to Dockerhub then clicking a button.

      Thank you very much,

      Best Regards,

      Sercan

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sercan,

      Requirements should be in Setup Instructions:

      Requirements

      Windows and Mac users must make sure they have assigned enough resources to their Desktop Docker because their Docker runs in a VM which contains GNU/Linux and that underlying VM does not share hardware resources with the host machine without explicit assignment.

      Linux

      • 4 CPUs
      • 16GB RAM
      • 150GB Disk

      Windows

      • 4 CPUs for Docker Desktop
      • 16GB for Docker Desktop
      • 170GB disk for Docker Desktop

      macOS

      • 4 CPUs for Docker Desktop
      • 16GB for Docker Desktop
      • 170GB disk for Docker Desktop

      Does this help, or do you need more?
      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Sercan Kucukdemirci
      Sercan Kucukdemirci

      Hello,

      Thank you very much, Setup Instructions button and page is invisible unless you login to Dockerhub, i didn't see it at first saw it afterwards.

       

      Best Regards,

      Sercan

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sercan,

      Yes, that's right. We wanted to display the Readme before you log in, but that is not allowed in DockerHub.

      Hope you get this working.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Jigang Zhang 张吉刚
      Jigang Zhang 张吉刚

      Thanks for sharing this! Downloading...

      Author's profile photo Paweł Wiejkut
      Paweł Wiejkut

      SAP BW still included! Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      RRMX is failing, though:

      Analyzer requires version 20. Version && is installed.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Pawel, hi all,

      Sorry. SAP BW is not officially supported.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Paweł Wiejkut
      Paweł Wiejkut

      Hi Julie,

      For me, it doesn't have to be officially supported. Most of the things work out of the box without any additional configuration. Finally, we can test new objects in the home without using cal.sap.com. This is a very big change for BW Developers. Kindly please do not remove this in the newest versions! 🙂

      Br,

      Pawel.

      Author's profile photo Afshin Irani
      Afshin Irani

      Do I need open any ports ?  the system is up on Linux VM and I am connecting to a Windows Host.

      I can ping to Linux VM

      Thanks

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Afshin,

      If you include the ports in the run command as described in Setup Instructions, you should have no problems.

      If you have a problem, please DONT raise it here. Please create a question here: ABAP Development: Ask a Question , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial. I promise to go through the forum monitoring questions.

      Thanks and BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Rafael Chagas
      Rafael Chagas

      Hello experts.

      I am very new on Docker configuration.

      Could you please help how do i accept the agreement term?

      Thanks.

       

      Author's profile photo Ralf Henning
      Ralf Henning

      Hi Rafael,

      there is no special <accept> button.

      Just read terms of service before click on Setup Instruction.

      BG Ralf

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      More problems starting in ubuntu:

      22.02.2021 09:24:49
      Start
      FAIL: NIECONN_REFUSED (Connection refused), NiRawConnect failed in plugin_fopen()
      HDB: the start command failed, exit code=1
      The service HDB has failed to start and initialization is blocked until the problem is resolved
      You can try your luck 10 times until initialization is terminated
      Hint: docker containers can be joined by: docker exec -it <name> bash
      Hint: Container must have at least 16GB RAM available
      Hint: Container must have at least 70GB DISK free
      Hit Return to continue

      Resources:

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jaime,

      I am sorry you are having problems. Can you please:

      1. Try the suggestions of Denis and Gregory?
      2. If that fails, please do as Jakub suggests and post a question at ABAP Development: Ask a Question , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial. We will monitor this forum.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Jaime Rodríguez Capote
      Jaime Rodríguez Capote

      Hi Julie,

      Already tried it, with same result.

      I opened a question https://answers.sap.com/questions/13301258/cant-start-abap-1909-developer-edition.html

      Author's profile photo Denis Galinsh
      Denis Galinsh

      Hi Jaime!

      What I have faced on ubuntu (Linux), with direct run of docker: even with 16 Gb of memory available in general, but if memory was used before by docker or Gnome - it might failed to run.

      So, running ABAP Trail successfully on 16Gb ( iMac Mid 2011) - Linux Ubuntu 20.xx, HDD hard drive 270 Gb. Each time after system reboot it runs fine ( 15GB consumed)

      And I got similar issue - ones trying to start ABAP trail on not fresh Linux system.

      So, might be this simple solution will help.

       

      Deniss

       

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      That trying luck 10 times message is a bit confusing, but if i remember correctly 'standing' up the container with this flag:

      -skip-limits-check

      has fixed it for me.

      i haven't executed 'docker run' ever since, so not entirely sure this was enough for me not to keep pushing my luck any more but 16GB RAM with 160GB storage has been enough for my rental of focal ubuntu.

      Author's profile photo Jakub Filak
      Jakub Filak

      I wanted to make debugging a bit more funny - you have 10 attempts to fix the failed HDB startup command until the init process bails out. Yes, hot plugging additional 16GB RAM would be a good try.

      Looking at the state of memory - HDB didn't start but there is only 7.5GB free RAM and that's not enough. Are there any Java or Android IDE's running? Run the command top and hit M to get your processes storted by memory consuption. Then literaly kill the gluttonous ones.

      I am sorry but we have the rule to not to solve techincal probles under this blog post. Should you need more assistance, please do not hesitate to post a question at ABAP Development: Ask a Question , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial. I promise to watch the forum.

      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Röckelein
      Wolfgang Röckelein

      Hi Julie Plummer ,

      thanks for providing us with this developer edition.

      Unfortunatly it contains only English and German according to SMLT.

      Can we install additional languages?

      Related question: what user/password can we use for client 000 ?

      Regards,

      Wolfgang

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Hi Wolfgang,

      regarding your second question: you can user SAP* and DDIC in client 000 with the default password.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      UPDATE: Password = Ldtf5432

      Hi Wolfgang,

      1. We do not recommend the installation of any additional languages - mainly because it will increase the container size, and secondly, because there is no support available if something goes wrong.
      2. Uwe is correct. However, you have alerted me to the fact that we have not documented the created users and passwords. We will add them to the docu.

      BWDEVELOPER is not supported.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      The passwords are "Ldtf5432"

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Uwe - stimmt!

      True - I thought we had changed them before the release.

      Thanks and BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Röckelein
      Wolfgang Röckelein

      Hi Julie Plummer ,

      thanks for the logon data. However regarding password for 001-DEVELOPER: the instructions at https://hub.docker.com/_/sap-abap-trial/plans/ac8a4f9b-ae29-4afa-9b39-25aeea24b821?tab=instructions say the password is Ldtf5432 , which is from my experience correct (and Down1oad would be wrong).

      Regarding additonal languages: No Support would currently be ok for me. Adding the language in i18n transaction (plus ammending zcsa/installed_languages) should be enough so I can maintain texts for my development objects, or? Should importing the S/4 Foundation language files work?

      Regards,

      Wolfgang

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Wolfgang,

      "Regarding additonal languages: No Support would currently be ok for me. " Seriously, you can do this at own risk if you want, but we don't recommend it. If the container size gets any bigger, then it may be hard to back it up (docker save). Then ALL your changes would be lost, not just language support.

      I have not tested either of these approaches, I18n or importing the language files.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Röckelein
      Wolfgang Röckelein

      Hi,

      as a test I have added french in transaction i18n and in transaction smlt.

      Afterwards I was able to add french translations to a z data element I had created.

      For the moment this is enough for me (although I will a few more languages in this way) and this should not consume too much memory.

      Regards,

      Wolfgang

      Author's profile photo SUNITHA MYLAPURI
      SUNITHA MYLAPURI

      Hi Julie,

      Can you help me why this file is taking a long time to download. I have tried this multiple times by now.

       

       

      Author's profile photo Wolfgang Röckelein
      Wolfgang Röckelein

      One of these downloads ist 23GB large!

      This will take some time (and you need to have enough free disk space!)

      Author's profile photo Ralf Henning
      Ralf Henning

      Not sure if it would help here. I had the same symptom. McAffee installed a component

      MVISION EDR 3.x.  I needed to deinstall it to pull and run the image.

      McAffee tracks this  here.

      Best regards Ralf

       

      Author's profile photo Marcelo Ganzaroli
      Marcelo Ganzaroli

      Does anybody had problems connecting to HDB instance using HANA Tools in Eclipse?
      I could connect to SYSTEMDB instance however when I try

      I am using SAPA4H with the password Ldtf5432.
      And always fails to connect...

       

      Everything else worked just fine, just this detail is bothering me 😀
      Am I doing something wrong here?

       

      Thanks!

       

       

       

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      If you want to connect to HANA via external tools like HANA Studio oder DBeaver, you have to publish the porta 30213 and 30215 in the docker run command.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      the same applies to WebIDE client, where you would need to run it with one of these parameters:

      -p 8080:8080 or -p 53075:53075

      correct?

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      I don't think that there's a WebIDE installed. We don't have XSA. Correct me, if I'm wrong.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      for the biggest bang for the buck i would bundle it into here:

      SAP GUI for Java

      17-Feb-2021

      ABAP Platform 1909

      577.7 MB

      SHA-256

      n/a

      but i don't want to go through a .5 GB installation to find out for sure.

      [start of edit on 3/2/2021]

      i took the plunge and now i understand this description a bit more:

      The ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition on SAP Hana is a platform to try out the ABAP language and toolset. It is pre-configured with ABAP RESTful Programming Model (RAP), Git-Enabled Change and Transport System (gCTS), Custom Code Migration, Fiori launchpad, SAP Cloud Connector, SAP Java Virtual Machine, backend/frontend connections, roles, and sample applications. It also includes all the standard ABAP AS infrastructure: Transaction Management, database operations/persistence, Change and Transport System, SAP Gateway, interoperability with ABAP Development Toolkit and SAP WebIDE, and much more.

      i think, in a month's time, my understanding will be even better.

      [end of edit on 3/2/2021]

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Uwe, hi all,

      That's correct. We did not install WebIDE.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Marcelo Ganzaroli
      Marcelo Ganzaroli

      I believe it is already published, that's why I could connect to the SYSTEMDB.

      My command line bellow.

      docker run --stop-timeout 3600 -i --name a4h -h vhcala4hci -p 3200:3200 -p 3300:3300 -p 8443:8443 -p 30213:30213 -p 30215:30215 -p 50000:50000 -p 50001:50001 -p 50013:50013 -p 50014:50014 store/saplabs/abaptrial:1909 -skip-limits-check -agree-to-sap-license

      but I'll retry, thanks 🙂

      Author's profile photo a rao avadhanula
      a rao avadhanula

      Hi Marcelo ,

      Were you able to solve the problem ? I did re run with the port 30215 included , however i am still not able to connect to the HDB via Eclipse HANA tools.

      Regards

      Aditya

      Author's profile photo Marcelo Ganzaroli
      Marcelo Ganzaroli

      Hi Aditya,

       

      Still not connecting, I don't know what's wrong 🙁

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      30213 is System DB
      30215 is Tenant DB HDB

      Author's profile photo a rao avadhanula
      a rao avadhanula

      Hi Marcello ,

       

      Look at the reply from Muhammed , it worked for me as per the note mentioned . 

      all you have to do is add the port name along with the host while adding to hana studio/eclipse and you would be able to login  to HDB via system user.

      Author's profile photo kyo choi
      kyo choi

      Can anyone tell us which hostname + instance number we use in ADT to add the HANA system?  Previously for HANA Express, we used following value with SYSTEM user ID.

       

      Author's profile photo kyo choi
      kyo choi

      Nevermind, I used the 02 as instance number with System user.  PW is Ldtf5432

       

      Author's profile photo Magalí Anglada
      Magalí Anglada

      Hi Julie and everybody,

      I am on Windows 10 and I could install it all without errors but when I try to logon vía SAP GUI I am getting the following error

      System ID A4H

      Inst. Num 00

      Application Server localhost.

      Do you know what the problem might be? Has anyone had the same error?

      Thanks,

      Magalí

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Hi Magalí,

       

      is your SAP server running in the container?

      what are the contents of your etc/hosts file? can you edit it as an 'Administrator' user?

      mine has this mapping:

      <ip address where the server is located> vhcala4hci

      but before you do that can you ping 127.0.0.1 and have your A4H in SAPGUI point to that ip address first and see if you can launch it?

      btw, I think SAP want you to open questions under the #ABAP_Trial tag as this thread gets a bit long now.

      Cheers,

      gm

      Author's profile photo Magalí Anglada
      Magalí Anglada

      Hi Gregory,

      the host file and ping the IP I had checked and it was working. Anyway I don't know why it was giving the error but it is working now.

      Thank you very much 🙂

      Magalí

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      If it works now, the system probably wasn't ready yet. Give the system 10-15 minutes to settle after start.

      You should see a dump in transaction ST22 by the way (in your screenshot you can see the word "rabax"), which could explain the main reason.

      Author's profile photo Michael T Schmidt
      Michael T Schmidt

      Hi Magali

      I have the same error, what did you do to solve the problem?

      KR Michael

      Author's profile photo Ralf Henning
      Ralf Henning

      Hi Anglada, what about your PC's  RAM?

      Windows

      • 4 CPUs for Docker Desktop
      • 16GB for Docker Desktop     (= >16GB total)
      • 170GB disk for Docker Desktop

      If RAM is not the problem:

      You can eleminate the popup and get the rabax directly by:

      1. Eliminate the "rabax during sapgui logon" popup and display the dump (recommended):
        1. Set profile parameter "login/quiet_mode" to 0.
        2. Restart the system so that profile parameter changes take effect.
        3. Reproduce the issue (logon to the system).
        4. The popup "rabax during sapgui logon" should disappear now and you are able to:see the dump directly.
      • Taken from SAP Note 429578 - How to deal with error "rabax during sapgui logon

      Are you familar with editing the instance profile?

      BR Ralf

      Author's profile photo Michael T Schmidt
      Michael T Schmidt

      Hi Ralf

      I would very much like to know how to edit the instance profile from Command line.

      Thanks

      Michael

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      You can use the docker "cp" command to copy the profile files to your docker host, edit them with nano or vi, and copy them back to your docker container.

      Author's profile photo Alex Jiménez
      Alex Jiménez

      Where is the profile parameter to change "login/quiet_mode" to 0. ??

      I have this error when a tried login with sapgui:

      rabax during sapgui login (location vhcala4hci_A4H_00-W6)

      Please help me.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      What does it do, anything interesting?

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gregory,

      You could say that: It allows you to see the full text of any errors you are getting when you try to log in via SAP GUI.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Alex,

      Sorry about the delay. We had a deadline.

      Are you still having the same issue as Anglada or is it resolved now?

      I ask bcs the tool for Changing a Profile Paramenter is not particularly user-friendly, so this is not to be undertaken lightly.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Sahu
      Gaurav Sahu

      Hi,

      Is it going to be available in CAL library, so that it can be installed on cloud ,as I don't have required system configuration on my laptop.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Hi Gaurav,

      you don't need CAL to pull the docker image into your cloud instance, but CAL would make it a little bit easier to work with.

      Cheers,

      gm

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gaurav, hi all,

      Yes, I can't give a precise date, but we are working on a CAL version of this.

      BR Julie.

       

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Sahu
      Gaurav Sahu

      Thank You Julie Plummer Gregory Misiorek . Looking forward to see this on CAL..

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gaurav,

      New instances can be created here: SAP ABAP Platform 1909, dev edition on CAL

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Sahu
      Gaurav Sahu

      Many Thanks Julie Plummer .

      Author's profile photo Muhammad Ilyas
      Muhammad Ilyas

      I ran into problem with tenant connection from Hana Studio, and it were resolved with SNOTE 2551889

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Muhammad,

      Thanks for letting us know.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo a rao avadhanula
      a rao avadhanula

      Hi Muhammad ,

       

      This has solved my problem .Thanks !!

       

      Aditya

      Author's profile photo Di O
      Di O

      Dear Julie, dear all,

      many thanks for providing this awesome Netweaver on HANA. Now there is really no need anymore to go to the office, everything at home and no security or other limitations. 🙂

      My question is where can I renew the licenses for AS ABAP and HANA when it is time to do this?

      I´m struggeling to find the entries @ "SAP License Keys for Preview, Evaluation and Developer Versions" to generate the files. https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/#/minisap

      Wrong place or not yet there?

      How to handle them later on is well documentated.

      BR

      Dirk

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Hi Dirk,

      it is the right place.You can choose the first entry (A4H) and ignore the "7.40" part 😉

      Uwe

      Author's profile photo Di O
      Di O

      Hi Uwe,

      many thanks for your kind response. This will update AS ABAP and what about HANA?

      Because "in the past" we had also to renew the licence for ASE and I would assume something like this will also be necessary for HANA in future.

      Cheers,

      Dirk

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      The docker image already contains a script to update the HANA license in case the current license expires. The new license will be provided as soon as needed (in two years?).

      Author's profile photo Di O
      Di O

      Hi Greg,

      thanx for your input as well I was also thinking about SLICENSE.

      The charming aspect of the "-v <local path the key file>:/opt/sap/ASABAP_license" approach seams to me that I do not have to use the DDIC (or so) user when I missed to update the license in time.

      Br.,
      Dirk

      Author's profile photo Ram Bandla
      Ram Bandla

      Hi Julie Plummer,

      Thanks for this wonderful blog. I have successfully installed this image in my system with the aid of some external storage.

       

      I got a question though. It looks like we are using neither volumes nor bind mounts in this 'a4h' container. So, I am wondering how the data is persisting even if we stop and start the container. Any info on this would be highly appreciated.

      Thanks,

      Ram

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Ram,

      The dev edition is an appliance, meaning the ABAP server and HANA database are together in the one container.

      In terms of persistence, it is true that if your container becomes corrupt, you will lose your work.

      Therefore, you should back up the whole thing by committing to a new image, then saving this, eg as a .tar file.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Ram Bandla
      Ram Bandla

      Hi Julie Plummer,

       

      Thanks for your reply.

       

      I am still puzzled on how the data persistence is working. I have created a table via ABAP and added some data. I have stopped the container and restarted the container but I can still see the table and data. As per my understanding of containers the data should not persist(unless we use volumes or bind mounts) once the container is no longer running. So, how is this working?

      Any info on this would be highly appreciated.

      Thanks, Ram

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Hi Ram,

      the way i understand docker containers is as follows:

      stopping/starting a container does not remove any image data unless it gets corrupted somehow,

      removing and running a container out of a docker image creates a brand new system with no data from any prior containers that may have been created from that image.

      does this make sense?

      Thanks,

      greg

       

      Author's profile photo Ram Bandla
      Ram Bandla

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for you reply.

      Container contains its own writable layer and this is where all the data is written. On stopping the container this layer is destroyed. There are many examples in the Docker official documentation about the same. Andy the only way to persist data is to use either volumes or bind mounts. Atleast these are the only 2 options for windows.

      As per your comment the data is directly getting stored into the image layers. I have not read any thing of that sorts from the Docker documentation. Can you point me to it please.

      Ram

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      I'm sorry but I don't run docker in Windows, and I stop containers all the time in ubuntu without experiencing any data losses.

      I think volumes and mounts are handled by ubuntu just fine or at least I didn't have to go and look for documentation why that is.

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      Ram Bandla I believe they're using the scratch space in the container.

      Author's profile photo Ram Bandla
      Ram Bandla

      Thanks Andrea Borgia. After a bit of reading I understood where I got it wrong. When we stop the container the 'scratch space' or the 'writable layer' is not destroyed. They sustain as long as the container is not removed/deleted. And that is how this a4h magically works. Thanks for pointing it.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Hi Ram,

      yes, that is a great tip from Andrea, but in my mind it is about virtualizing of how minisap for a4h is delivered than a feature of a4h itself. SAP have reserved the term 'container' for something else: HDI or Hana Deployment Infrastructure which may or may not have to use docker containers.

      Cheers,

      greg

      Author's profile photo Mike Pokraka
      Mike Pokraka

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for making this available, it's a huge step forward for the developer community.

      It's also wonderful that SAPGUI is finally available to download for those of us with no or only restricted S-Users. However may I request if the new 7.7 GUI could be made available too? It has some significant new features - especially the Java version would solve some long standing issues for Mac users according to the docs.

      Thanks & regards,
      Mike

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Mike,

      We also provide the newest available version of SAP GUI Win / Java with the CAL version, at the time of its release.

      We then provide that same version in Trials and Downloads.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Mike Pokraka
      Mike Pokraka

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks, I'm aware that 7.6 is available for download, and it was the latest available at the time of this A4H release.

      However since then SAPGUI 7.7 has come out and it has significant enhancements, hence asking if it would be possible to make that available as a download too?

      Thanks & regards,
      Mike

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      +1 since the 'Like' link seems unresponsive.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Markert
      Thomas Markert

      Hi all,

      How can i get a new license File for SAP ABAP Platform 1909, Developer Edition?

      Thomas

       

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Already expired? 😉

      https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/#/minisap

      Choose the first entry (A4H)

      Author's profile photo Thomas Markert
      Thomas Markert

      Hi Uwe,

      Thank you for your help.

      And for the HDB? I have 4 Options ?

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      You don't need a new HANA license in the near future. Only the ABAP license expires every three months.

      See also https://blogs.sap.com/2021/02/15/sap-abap-platform-1909-developer-edition-available-soon/comment-page-1/#comment-561378

      Author's profile photo Morris Wang
      Morris Wang

      Hello Folks,

      I am testing the ArchiveLink to Documentum. However, I am not able to find the T-Codes like F.21, FB01, S_ALR_87012173, FBL5N or FBL6N to create a test printlist. I was able to establish the connection between the two though. It seems it is missing some business object. How can I overcome that if it's possible at all? Thank you,

      Morris. 

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Morris,

      FB01 etc are Financials transactions.

      We do not include business transactions in the developer edition, because it is purely intended for learning ABAP syntax and tools.

      BR Julie.

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Morris,

      Just occurred to me: If you want to play around with business content:

      1. if you just want some example tables / DDIC objects / dev objects to practise on, you can use the EPM model in S_NWDEMO , eg Purchase Order DDIC objects inS_NWDEMO_MODEL_DDIC, eg SNWD_PO.
      2. To access a fully-activated S/4HANA (1809) appliance, try:

        SAP S/4HANA Fully-Activated Appliance: Create your SAP S/4HANA system in a fraction of the usual setup time

      3. For SAP Customers and Partners, we also offer IDES Systems: 799639 – IDES – General Information about the usage of IDES systems

      This is all documented in the FAQs.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Gaurav Sahu
      Gaurav Sahu

      Hi,
      Does this come with HANA Studio. If yes how can I access it, If not what else I can use for HANA Development other than eclipse ?

       

      Thanks & Regards,

      Gaurav Sahu

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      HANA Studio is Eclipse, isn't it?

      Edit to be precise: you can install the HANA tools as Eclipse plugin -> https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#hanatools

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      once in sapgui it's hard to go anywhere else, Steampunk included where SE11 is not native.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Markert
      Thomas Markert

      Hi,

      how can i change the hostname vhcala4hci? I use a docker container in a NAS environment and if i start the transaction for the lauchpad the name of the host is not the real host. Can i set a alias for the host, so that the hostname are substitute.

      Thanks & Regards

      Thomas

       

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Hi Thomas,

      if you don't mind my asking why would you want to do that? this naming convention fits CAL, so you may find that it has stopped working in unexpected places, but if someone can come up with a complete list of places where the host name can 'safely be changed' i'm 'all ears'.

      etc hosts works for me with no issues.

      Thank you,

      greg

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Thomas,

      I apologize for the delay.

      We strongly recommend that you DON'T do that.

      BR Julie.

       

      Author's profile photo Ram Bandla
      Ram Bandla

      Hi Julie Plummer,

       

      We do not have HANA Cockpit because it needs XSA? The container only got XS Classic? Can you please clarify.

       

      Ram

      Author's profile photo Muhammad Ilyas
      Muhammad Ilyas

      XSA is not included in the image but can installed onto HANA db if enough ram is available. I think it takes 16 extra for XSA runtime and web ide. For HANA Cockpit, I don't know how exactly more ram is required.

      Author's profile photo Alex Jiménez
      Alex Jiménez

      Where is the profile parameter to change "login/quiet_mode" to 0. ??

      Author's profile photo Luis Dumlao
      Luis Dumlao

      Hi Julie Plummer, folks,

      What's the password for the a4hadm OS user in the container? I'm hoping to add its SAP control credentials in my HANA cockpit installation.

      Ldtf5432 is not working for a4hadm

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Hi Luis,

      in Docker you don't need a password for user a4hadm:

      docker exec -it a4h bash
      su a4hadm

       

      Author's profile photo Robert Stefanov
      Robert Stefanov

      Hi Julie Plummer,

       

      after trying this trial today, I will allow me to recommend the following small optimization to the Docker image.

       

      Remove the old HANA exes. This folder:

      /hana/shared/HDB/exe/linuxx86_64/HDB_2.00.012.02.1506602370_f3eed173a5f0431baee8be0c50f3a88b67840452

       

      And also remove the trace files for host vhcalhdbdb from these folders:

      /usr/sap/HDB/HDB02/vhcala4hci/trace
      /usr/sap/HDB/HDB02/vhcala4hci/trace/DB_HDB

       

      The required disk space will be slimed down by more than 10% for free.

       

      Regards, Robert

       

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      may not seem like not much, but even 10% of less resources sitting idle and incurring cost is helpful.

      Author's profile photo Robert Stefanov
      Robert Stefanov

      They are not just sitting idle, they are also moved (downloaded) all over the world.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      they have been sitting idle after downloading them into my rented computing cloud, but i have other billing worries, so paying for 15GB extra storage is not as critical a resource as running instances for me at the moment.

      others may want to realize these savings sooner, depending on their computing landscapes.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Robert,

      Great. Thanks for this tip.

      We will remove these in the Docker image.

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      Julie Plummer another suggestion for the next iteration of the image, if I may: assuming it can be done in such a way that a single image uses it when available and ignores it otherwise, would it be possible to add IPV6 support?

      I managed to add it to the older 7.52, not much luck with this one yet.

      For the record, Docker currently supports IPV6 on Linux hosts only, which happens to be my case.

      EDIT: solved but I'll leave the suggestion here anyway, just in case 🙂

      Author's profile photo Robert Stefanov
      Robert Stefanov

       

      Andrea Borgia the ultimate solution I ended up with is no Docker no problem.

      Author's profile photo Andrea Borgia
      Andrea Borgia

      Robert Stefanov thanks, this is intriguing! I might end up trying that if push comes to shove.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Hi Robert,

      instead of 140gb worth of Docker on WSL 60gb worth of Oracle linux in Windows/Mac OS and still unrelated to Virtualbox, then?

      disclaimer: i haven't experienced 'Oracle linux' yet.

      Author's profile photo Robert Stefanov
      Robert Stefanov

      Oracle Linux is rebadged RedHat, but you have access to updates without subscription.

      Sure you can install it on VirtualBox.

      Author's profile photo Gregory Misiorek
      Gregory Misiorek

      Hi Robert,

      my VirtualBox experience is 'as good as' WSL, so no plans for it at the moment, but you got me wondering with your 'rebadged' RedHat comment.

      are Oracle reselling/oeming RedHat's linux distributions?

      great githubbing work, btw.

      Cheers,

      greg

      Author's profile photo Robert Stefanov
      Robert Stefanov

      Hi Gregory Misiorek,

      all the information is here.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Andrea,

      Thanks for all the info.

      I will raise the idea of IPv6 support.

      +1 bcs "Like" isn't working rn. :-(.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Andrea,

      I have raised this with the team.

      Thanks for this, and for all your info.

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Roman Gorbenko
      Roman Gorbenko

      SAP NetWeaver AS ABAP Developer Edition in Mail.ru Cloud Solution (MCS). Docker Installation. Step-by-step guide

      https://blogs.sap.com/2021/05/14/sap-netweaver-as-abap-developer-edition-in-mail.ru-cloud-solution-mcs.-docker-installation.-step-by-step-guide./

       

      Author's profile photo Brian Ivey
      Brian Ivey

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you for all the information to do the install.

      I have been using it for a couple of months now, running VMWare/Linux/Docker/SAP which seemed  to handle the laptop connection easier...well for me anyway.

      My setup is somewhat limited running off my laptop IDE drive(1TB) instead of my SATA SSD which is only 256GB so a bit slower but ok.

      Lately, I find that I have had to compress my VM Drive to keep the system from slowing down(lately added some Sales test files so I can do more that just used the SFLIGHT scenario).

      My question: Are there any discussions on maintaining SAP in the environment so that files like ST22 Dumps, log files, ( or other files that I may not be aware of) do not continue to grow in an accumulative fashion?

      - Brian

      Author's profile photo Muhammad Ilyas
      Muhammad Ilyas

      There are many re-organization utility programs in SAP NW based systems from old days, I remember one is SLG2. Give it a try. There are different applications in SAP and more or less each delivered with its own log/tracing utility programs.

      Author's profile photo Brian Ivey
      Brian Ivey

      Hi Muhammad,

      Thank you for the information...I think I have used this in the past.

      I was able to delete over 3000 expired/'delete-worthy logs.

      I also ran RSSNAPDL to delete ST22 Dumps.

      Next question is a process to compress and even remove the activated/compiled runtime objects so that the system will recompile them as needed(I know this is getting into pure BASIS tasks) (I have gone to a lot of tcodes just to try them.

      Just to reiterate, I am not trying be an expert on this, just keep my current environment optimized.

      Thanks,

      - Brian

       

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Brian,

      Thanks for the feedback.

      I have not examined this course in detail, but there is an openSAP course, Managing ABAP Systems on SAP NetWeaver, which may help.

      Best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Brian Ivey
      Brian Ivey

      Hi Juile,

      Thank you for the information!

      - Brian

      Author's profile photo Naguy Caillavet
      Naguy Caillavet

      Hi,

      We have installed in july the docker A4H instance.

      But now, the license has expired.

      I have tried to download a new license file but it seems it was not updated after the expiration date.

      In the license file it says :

      SAPSYSTEM=A4H
      HARDWARE-KEY=J1851296352
      INSTNO=DEMOSYSTEM
      BEGIN=20210427
      EXPIRATION=20210728

       

      Anyone was able to get a new license file for after july 2021 ?

       

      Kind Regards,

       

      Naguy

       

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Hi Naguy,

      where did you "Download" the license file?

      I've just tried at https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/#/minisap and it worked:

      BEGIN=20210915
      EXPIRATION=20211216

      Uwe

      Author's profile photo Naguy Caillavet
      Naguy Caillavet

      got mine here : https://developers.sap.com/trials-downloads.html?search=ABAP+Platform

       

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Please use my link. A4H is the first system in the list.

      Author's profile photo Naguy Caillavet
      Naguy Caillavet

      thank you for the url also

      Author's profile photo Matthias Kabel
      Matthias Kabel

      Hi,

       

      get the license from

      SAP License Keys for Preview, Evaluation and Developer Versions

      and install it via docker

      docker cp $YOUR_LICENSE_FILE_AS TXT a4h:/opt/sap/ASABAP_license

      For your hardware key you can log on with SAP* and the usual password.

       

      It's a mess

       

      Kind regards

      Matthias

      Author's profile photo Naguy Caillavet
      Naguy Caillavet

      thank you, got the new license. I have to install it now.

       

      Best REgards

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Naguy,

      There are detailed instructions here:

      https://blogs.sap.com/2021/04/22/how-to-install-a-new-license-in-your-sap-abap-platform-developer-edition/

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Naguy Caillavet
      Naguy Caillavet

      Hi Julie,

       

      This is where I got the wrong url address to download a new license.

      It should be replaced by this one : https://go.support.sap.com/minisap/#/minisap

       

      Kind Regards,

       

      Naguy

      Author's profile photo J. Hernández
      J. Hernández

      Hi,

      I have been working on this version and have noticed that @VDM annotations are not supported.
      Will they be included in later versions?

      Kind Regards

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi J,

      I am not aware of any limitations.

      Can you please create a new question :  ABAP Development: Ask a Question , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial and @ me.

      When you say "it didn't work" - what happened - could you show a screenshot of the error?

      Then I will investigate.

      Thanks and best wishes,

      Julie.

      Author's profile photo Kotsch Sebastian
      Kotsch Sebastian

      Hi Julie and Team,

      I enjoyed using the WinSCP ftp client with the 7.52 edition to store/load transports to the server. Is there also any possibility to use this with this docker image? I tried routing port 22:22 but this doesn't seem to work.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kotsch,

      Are you using the IP address of the Linux host, not the Docker container (192.n.n.n) ?

      BR Julie.

      Author's profile photo Uwe Fetzer
      Uwe Fetzer

      Hi Sebastian,

      I'm usualy doing it the other way around: start a websebserver on you host PC (for example with Xampp) and "CURL" the files from the docker image.

      The easiest way though would have been to share a common folder between the docker image and the host using the "-v" flag in the docker run command.

      Cheers, Uwe

      Author's profile photo Sebastian Kotsch
      Sebastian Kotsch

      thanks Uwe. I will try this out.

      Author's profile photo Sebastian Kotsch
      Sebastian Kotsch

      Hi Julie, sorry I'm a beginner with this stuff, so I only found out that the IP address of the AS ABAP (listed in SM51) is the same as the docker IP address verified with the docker inspect command. This starts with 172.17.n.n. In my hosts file I found added entries by docker routing an 192.168.nnn.nnn IP address to various docker hostnames. Both IPs do not work in WinSCP.

      Author's profile photo Gheorghe Valer
      Gheorghe Valer

      Hi Julie,

      I have an intermittent error, when I try to activate a single table, from SE11 I get the following error.

      If I try to activate several times, it is activated.

       

       

      Regards.

      Author's profile photo Julie Plummer
      Julie Plummer
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Gheorge,

      This is not an error specific to the download, it is an error pertaining to ABAP Development in general with several possible root causes. In this case, it looks as if there is a connectivity problem.

      For this reason, your best bet is to create a question as I said above:

      Please post on the ABAP Development forum : ABAP Development: Ask a Question , using the hashtag #ABAP_Trial.

      More people will see your question than will see this comment and there are many experienced ABAP developers in the Community, one of whom may well be able to help.

      Please try this.

      BR Julie.