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Connectivity Of SAP BTP Asset Intelligence Network/Asset Central Foundation 1911 With SAP S/4 HANA 1909 FPS00

Overview

SAP’s Asset Intelligence Network (AIN) is one of the applications included in the SAP Leonardo IoT portfolio’s Connected Assets pillar. SAP Leonardo is the new umbrella brand for SAP innovations focusing on digital business transformations, and it is basically a collection of software and services which can be used by organizations to develop digital transformation applications, thus empowers business by connecting the emerging world of intelligent devices with people and processes to achieve real business outcomes. SAP’s Asset Intelligence Network is a cloud-based platform for secured information exchange between various roles in asset-intensive industries, like equipment manufacturers, operators, maintenance providers, etc.

Prerequisites            

SAP Mobile Add-On is a prerequisite for releases lower than SAP S/4HANA 1909 with following minimum requirements.

SAP Mobile Add-On Minimum Requirement
SAP S/4HANA: Mobile Add-on for S/4 1.0 SP04 SAP S/4HANA: 1610 FPS01
SAP ERP: Mobile Add-on for ERP 6.3 SP03

SAP ERP: ECC 6 EHP7 SP14

 

SAP ERP: Mobile Add-on for ERP 6.2 SP08

SAP ERP: ECC 6 EHP5 SP03

 

 

INSTALLATION PROCESS BEGINS 

Step 1 – Activate Business Configuration Set

The Business Configuration Set /ACI/ASSET_CENTRAL_INTEGRATION holds all the required configurations for SAP EAM and asset central foundation integration, and it must be activated.

To activate, use transaction code SCPR20.

Step 2 – Define Number Range Intervals

 

The intervals for number range objects /SYCLO/C_2, /SMFND/IQ1, /SMFND/SY1 and /SMFND/DS1 must be defined –

  • Start transaction SNRO.
  • Enter the number range for object /SYCLO/C_2:
  1. Interval 01, Value 0000000001 ~ 0099999999: Push instance record ID
  2. Interval 02, Value 0100000000 ~ 0199999999: System statistic record ID
  3. Interval 03, Value 0200000001 ~ 0299999999: Mobile transaction history record ID
  4. Interval 04, Value 0300000001 ~ 0399999999: Subscription queue record ID

  • Enter the number range for object /SMFND/SY1.
  • Interval 01, Value 0000000001 ~ 0199999999: Object link record ID

 

  • Enter the number range for object /SMFND/IQ1.
  1. Interval 01, Value 0000000001 ~ 0199999999: Inbound transaction record ID

 

  • Enter the number range for object /SMFND/DS1.
  1. Interval 01, Value 0000000001 ~ 0999999999: Staging Data Store Data Segment Record No.

 

Step 3 – Get Client ID , Client Secret , Token URL , Application URL from SCP AIN.

 

OAuth 2.0 credential details from the service key instance using navigation path Subaccount → Spaces → Service Instances → (SAP Asset Strategy and Performance Management aspm-poc) → Service Keys → (select relevant service key).

Step 4 – Upload Root Certificate Authority (CA) of the SCP Server Certificate to the SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP System

 

Import or download the root CA of the SAP Cloud Platform server certificate from the browser by launching the relevant application, such as SAP AIN, SAP PdMS or SAP ASPM.

  • The downloaded root CA certificate should be uploaded to the SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP system using transaction code STRUST to the relevant PSEs (client standard and anonym).

 

Step 5 – Maintain SAP Asset Central Foundation System Information in the SAP S/4HANA or SAP ERP System

 

  • Create a new RFC destination for the CF tenant using transaction code SM59 using the following details:Name: AIN_CONNECTION_CF
  • Connection Type: G (HTTP Connection to External Server)
  • Target Host: Enter Java Application URL. For example, the SAP AIN or SAP ASPM or SAP PdMS tenant backend URL.
  • In the Security Options section, set SSL to Active and choose the relevant SSL certificate from the certificate list.

 

Step 6 – OAuth 2.0 Configuration

 

The following configuration steps must be performed to set up the OAuth 2.0 client credentials authentication. This is applicable only for customers with SAP BASIS release 752 and above.

 

  • Start transaction OA2C_CONFIG (OAuth 2.0 Clients).
  • To create an OAuth 2.0 client, choose Create button on the Overview screen and a popup with the configuration UI appears.
  • Choose the OAuth 2.0 client /ACI/INT_SERVICE.
  • Enter the OAuth 2.0 Client ID and choose OK. For more information regarding the Client ID and Client credentials, refer to the Onboarding Guide for SAP AIN, SAP PdMS or SAP ASPM.
  • Provide the Client secret password of the SAP AIN or SAP ASPM account.
  • In the Access Settings section, choose Selected Grant Type as Client Credentials.
  • In the Authorization Server Settings section, adjust the Authorization Endpoint and Token Endpoint by providing the token endpoint of the SAP AIN, SAP PdMS or SAP ASPM account. The authorization endpoint may be the same as token endpoint (uaa.url+’oauth/token’).
  • Save your changes.

 

Step 7 – Define Server Management Properties

 

  • Run the transaction /N/SYCLO/ADMIN from your on-premise system. The web-dynpro application displays.
  • Navigate to the Administration Tab and choose Server Management from the navigation bar.
  • Select Mobile Application from the dropdown and select Asset Central Integration.
  • Choose the Create button and provide the following details in Basic Info tab.
  • Mobile Application: Asset Central Integration
  • Middeware Svr SerNo: For example, SCP
  • System Component: Select relevant option from the drop down
  • RFC Destination: Enter the name of the RFC destination created.
  • UI Host Name: AIN FLP Launchpad URL.
  • Choose to the Additional Properties tab and Add the following details:

Property Group Property Name Property Value
AC_PROPERTY EXTERNAL_SYSTEM_NAME <External System Name>
UI_URL_PATH ANNOUNCEMENT /cp.portal/site#ainannouncements-display&/PlannedMaintenanceList/
UI_URL_PATH ASSESSMENT /cp.portal/site#assessment-display&/assessmentDetails/
UI_URL_PATH EQUIPMENT /cp.portal/site#ainequipment-display&/
UI_URL_PATH FUNLOC /cp.portal/site#ainlocations-display&/
UI_URL_PATH INDICATOR /cp.portal/site#ainequipment-display&/
UI_URL_PATH INSTRUCTION /cp.portal/site#aininstructions-display&/
UI_URL_PATH MODEL /cp.portal/site#ainmodels-display&/
URL_PATH PATH_PREFIX /ain
AUTHENTICATION AUTH_TYPE OAUTH
AUTHENTICATION AUTH_OAUTH_PROFILE /ACI/INT_SERVICE

Click on SAVE.

 

Step 8 – Activate and Maintain Services

Go to Transaction Code – /n/iwfnd/maint_serivce to add Service – /ACI/ASSET_CENTRAL_CHANGE_NOTIF in Gateway.

Step 9 – Configure Destination Service

  • Navigate to the corresponding Asset Central SaaS tenant.
  • Choose Destinations and select New Destination.
  • Provide the Destination name and its details. For example:
  • Name: EAM_CONNECTION (Make sure that the Name is always prefixed with EAM_)
  • Type: HTTP
  • Description: Provide a short description
  • URL: API to access the SAP S/4 HANA system (For example http://***********/sap/opu/odata/ACI/ASSET_CENTRAL_CHANGE_NOTIF/AssetCentralChangeNotifications)
  • Authentication: Basic Authentication
  • User: Username to access the SAP EAM system
  • Password: Password to access the SAP EAM system
  • Save your entries.

Step 10 – Set-up Cloud Connector

  • Login to the Cloud Connector.
  • Create a connector for your SAAS tenant by adding the subaccount.
  • The system prompts you to login to your subaccount. Enter the Region, Subaccount, Login details and Description.
  • Enter the Port details that are open for communication.
  • From the navigation panel, choose Cloud To On-Premise option and then select the Subaccount that you created.
  • Click Add for HTTP and HTTPS URL for the host that is open for communication.
  • Add relevant details in the Resources Accessible tab and enter the following:
  • Enter /sap/opu/odata as the endpoint in URL Path column and Path and all sub-paths in Access Policy column.

 

 

Step 11 – Integration Readiness Check

 

Run Program – /ACI/CORE_READINESS_CHECK_PROG to check the integration and connectivity of SAP AIN to Onpremise S/4 HANA 1909 System.

Once everything below is green you are good to you for Functional Configuration.

CONCLUSION –

This blog post provide steps to establish connectivity of SAP BTP AIN product  with S/4 HANA On-Premise System.

We have used these steps to configure the end to end scenario of SAP BTP AIN product with S/4 HANA On-Premise for AIN which comprises ASPM, PdMS & PAI.

Dear Readers please provide your valuable feedback on this post  in the comment section , as this will help me to improve upon my future posts.

You can also find Q&A and post questions for the address mentioned below of community tag –

https://answers.sap.com/tags/73554900100800000331

https://answers.sap.com/tags/7bf2eaed-4604-44ae-bad7-d2d2d5c58c54

 

Happy sharing !!

REFERENCE LINKS

 

  1. https://help.sap.com/doc/199c84a900e44369a7e5838c7af6929e/1911/en-US/loio919f7c9aead74cd3a5d413bc779528ee.pdf

 

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      Author's profile photo Giuseppe Miceli
      Giuseppe Miceli

      Hello,

       

      Very useful post.

      I have implemented all the steos but the report /ACI/CORE_READINESS_CHECK_PROG is giving error:

      • Check Asset Central connection setting
        Connection test failed
        The HTTP response code is unexpected.
        Authentication via oAuth profile failed

      Could you please help?

      Many thanks

      Author's profile photo Anirudh Biswas
      Anirudh Biswas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Giuseppe,

      Hoping Cloud Connector & Syclo Admin is configured.

      Then make sure the AIN RFC destination(using service key etc) & Oauth2config is configured correctly , destination is working & token is generated from your settings.

      Once it's configured correctly connection test will be successful.

      Regards

      Anirudh

      Author's profile photo Giuseppe Miceli
      Giuseppe Miceli

      Hi Anirudh,

       

      many thanks for your answer.

      My problem was solved, I made a mistake in an url but now the connection works.

      Now I have another problem. The synchronization is ok from S4 to AIN but objects are not synchronized from AIN to S4

      Could you please suggest which part of the configuration to be checked?

       

      Many thanks

      Kind regards,

      Giuseppe

      Author's profile photo Anirudh Biswas
      Anirudh Biswas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Giuseppe,

       

      Kindly Configure the Syclo Admin Config Panel for the Objects that needs to synced as the guide which is shared in Reference Link above.

      Once Functional Settings is done Sync will work.

       

      Regards

      Anirudh

      Author's profile photo Kelly Zheng
      Kelly Zheng

      Hi Anirudh,

      Thanks for your blog, I followed the help guide and reference your blog to finished all the configuration, but after run the check report /ACI/CORE_READINESS_CHECK_PROG. also facing connection test error: Connection test failed.

      There is no detail error log, I checked SM59  destination, and connection test for the destination failed with the error: NIECONN_REFUSED(-10).

      Is the connection test in your SM59 successful?

      Thanks and Best Regards,

      Kelly

       

      Author's profile photo Anirudh Biswas
      Anirudh Biswas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kelly,

       

      RFC Destination "AIN_CONNECTION_CF" as  mentioned in my blog should give you 200 or 405 as a status which is meant to be successful.

      In my case its 405 which is ok.

      So in your case its neither of it.

      Kindly check the below two things in your  RFC in SM59 which i believe once checked/fixed your RFC connection will be working fine -

      1. Import the SSL Certificate in your STRUST (Standard/Anonymous) of the AIN ASPM URL mentioned in your SM59.
      2.  Check the AIN ASPM URL is correct or not as per service key generate in Service Instance.

      Hopefully after checking these two things it will get resolved.

      Regards

      Anirudh

      Author's profile photo Kelly Zheng
      Kelly Zheng

      Hi Anirudh,

      Thanks for your reply, my problem is customer used proxy in their ERP system, after configured the proxy, the connection is fine.

      Best Regards,

      Kelly

      Author's profile photo Giuseppe Miceli
      Giuseppe Miceli

      Hi Anirudh,

       

      I was able to configure the syncronization.

      Now I have another problem.

      When we try to syncronize a functional location in S4 the same is created as location or equipment in AIN and not as a functional location as I would expect

       

      Could you please help?

      Many thanks

      Kind regards,

      Giuseppe

      Author's profile photo Anirudh Biswas
      Anirudh Biswas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Giuseppe,

       

      As i understand you are saying sync is happening S4 to AIN but not AIN to S4.

      If so check the if external system under application settings Tile is maintained or not in AIN FLP tenant.

      If not maintained ..maintained it it will resolve the sync from AIN to S4.

      Regards

      Anirudh

      Author's profile photo Anirudh Biswas
      Anirudh Biswas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Giuseppe,

       

      As i understand you are saying sync is happening S4 to AIN but not AIN to S4.

      If so check the if external system under application settings Tile is maintained or not in AIN FLP tenant.

      If not maintained ..maintained it it will resolve the sync from AIN to S4.

      Regards

      Anirudh

      Author's profile photo Tobias Hund
      Tobias Hund

      Hi Anirudh Biswas,
      very useful blog in combination with the configuration guide.

      Currently we are setting up our systemlandscape S4HANA and IAM-Suite and using the following Guide in combination with your blog:
      Integration of Asset Central Foundation with SAP EAM Document Version: 1911 – 2020-02-05

      We are facing one issue with Chapter 5 and the final Integration Readiness-Check:
      So far we did the setup like described but receive the following error.

      Check configuration activation - green/done
      Check number range setup - green/done
      Check user registartion - green/done

      Check Asset Central connection setting - not okay
      Connection test failed
      200:OK

      <html><head><link rel="shortcut icon" href="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" /><script>document.cookie="fragmentAfterLogin="+encodeURIComponent(location.hash)+";path=/;Secure;SameSite=None;";document.cookie="locationAfterLogin="+encodeURIComponent(location.href.split('#')[0].split(location.host)[1])+";path=/;Secure;SameSite=None;";document.cookie="signature...

      It is not the complete message because contains the "authentication-url" as well "front-end-url". If required I can forward you the complete message. the html contains a "redirect" and "callback".

      Do you have any idea of the root cause? If you need more informations please also let me know.

      Best regards,
      Tobias

      Author's profile photo Anirudh Biswas
      Anirudh Biswas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Tobias,

       

      Kindly check the RFC connection "AIN_CONNECTION_CF" & Oauth Configuration(make sure client ID , client secret etc are correct)

      If RFC & Oauth connection is working fine Then connection test will be successful.

       

      Regards

      Anirudh

      Author's profile photo Asaithambi H
      Asaithambi H

      Hi Anirudh

      Can you share the Technical architecture of ERP ,S/4 system integrated with SAP Asset intelligence network.

      Note: looking out for the connection details like Odata,Rest API etc

      Thanks and Regards

      Asaithambi