SAP BTP Free-tier: Missing Free Plan Option (Cloud Foundry)
This blog refers to the SAP BTP free-tier usage on how to get the Free service plan enabled.
Initially, after logging to the BTP free-tier account, in order to start with the service configuration, the Cloud Foundry Environment has to be enabled. This is normally being done, by clicking on the ‘Enable Cloud Foundry‘ in the particular subaccount (please refer Fig.1).
Now, as shown in Fig.2., there is no Free-Plan service option. In the ‘Plan’ dropdown, only Standard environment is being shown initially. And selecting this will incur cost.
B. Problem Statement:
How to set-up the Free-plan service in the Enable Cloud Foundry?
Please follow the below steps to get access to the Free-plan service in SAP BTP Cockpit.
Step 1: In the BTP Global Account, go to Entitlements and click on Entity Assignments.
Step 2: Click on the Select Entities icon.
Step 3: Check the appropriate Subaccount and click on the Select button at the bottom.
Step 4: Now, go to Configure Entitlements.
Step 5: Immediately next step is to click on the Add Service Plans
Step 6: Now, in the search bar of the Subaccount Entitlements, type Cloud Foundry. So, the Cloud Foundry Runtime appears, select this. And here, in the Available Plans section, the Free environment plan can be found. Select this plan and Click on Add 1 Service Plan.
Step 7: To make these changes, click on Save.
Step 8: Once the Free-plan Entitlement Service is being added and saved. Now, go to the Subaccount and click on Enable Cloud Foundry.
Also, you can also refer to my following blog which enlists the end-to-end steps for setup of free-tier SAp Datasphere plan in SAP BTP.