This is a step-by-step guide to mastering the process of SAP HANA cloud integration. Cloud computing is an essential part of SAP HANA in-memory database operations.
NOTE: Cloud integration is not the same as cloud platform. If you’re looking for the latter, check out our SAP HANA Cloud Platform Overview.
Because the quick access to cloud integration-related data is necessary for SAP to function at its peak, various cloud services are crucial to the database’s operation. SAP HANA cloud integration can greatly improve your employees’ efficiency when using the database. This productivity boost can lower your overall costs, increase your production speed, and help simplify some otherwise complex processes.
The cloud integration process is useful for any business that relies on SAP to create and release applications or solutions. While this SAP HANA cloud integration overview is not meant to be an in-depth look at the process, it will offer you the most important details about starting the process, how it works, and the key benefits it brings to most businesses. The cloud can bring multiple users together and enable the management of their data and processes from one central location for extra productivity.
How to Use SAP HANA Cloud Platform Integration
This part of our guide will give you a brief description of the service before detailing the various steps you will need to take to complete the cloud integration process.
You can gain access to cloud integration as part of a subscription service available through SAP. The company may offer you several different editions of their cloud platform service, and you will receive at least one email after you choose the service package that you want.
For a complete guide to the service’s cloud platform, our SAP HANA Cloud Platform Overview is here for you.
Checking Your Information
- The email you receive will contain important information that will help you access the cloud integration. It should list your customer information like your name and personal ID code;
- A second ID called the S-User ID should also be found somewhere in the message. The S-User ID will list your account of a test or production account depending on the options you chose when signing up for the service;
- You can use your credentials to access the user interface on the web. A link to this interface can be found somewhere in the email.
Using the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit
You will note that once you’ve logged in with the credentials you used when placing the cloud integration order, you will have administrative access and rights within the could platform cockpit. The cockpit covers different data centers, and you will need to use the correct URL to access the database of tenants connected to you. This URL should be in the email you received earlier.
Note that the cockpit’s appearance may differ depending on the version of the cloud integration subscription service you purchased. While you’re in the cockpit, you can enable, provision, or disable tenants as necessary. You can also manage roles and verify access. We will cover all these steps briefly.
Enabling or Provisioning a Tenant
As an administrator, you will need to activate a tenant before you can provision one to the host service.
- To begin, go to the Services and click the Cloud Integration button.
- Once you navigate to the overview page, you can enable a new sub-account.
- You can configure the cloud integration package by setting the proper environment for the new tenant.
- Once you’ve done it, just click the appropriate button and wait for a few minutes while the provisioning task executes.
Please note that if your cloud integration package is consumption-based, you will always be required to create a new account if you want to add a new tenant. Not even an administrator can connect a new tenant to an existing account.
Disabling a Tenant
If you need to free up space on your consumption-based account, you can disable certain tenants from the cockpit.
- Navigate to the service overview page for a tenant.
- Once you are there, click on the “Disable” option to deactivate that sub-account.
- The system will ask if you are sure you want to perform this action.
- If you disable a tenant, the process deletes all of that tenant’s data permanently.
NOTE: You cannot disable a tenant if the provisioning process for that tenant is still active.
Managing User Roles
You can manage user roles from within the SAP HANA cloud integration network, but you’ll need to meet a few prerequisites first. Namely, you will need either a valid S-user ID or a valid P-user ID. Depending on your status, there are steps for you to take to acquire one of these IDs if you do not have one already.
Assuming you have administrator access, assigning user roles enables you to grant access to people that will work on various cloud integration scenarios. To do this:
- Go to ‘Security’
- Navigate to ‘Authorizations’
- Select ‘Groups’
Although there are other ways of assigning users and roles, doing so from the ‘Groups’ section is the most efficient way.
Verifying User Access
Before you leave the cockpit, you should verify that all users you’ve recently added do have access to the cloud application. Check again the email you received after signing up for the service and find the URL for the web application within it. Launch the interface in the browser of your choice and type in your user ID and password. A new screen should appear and show you the users that you integrated successfully.
What Else Do You Need to Know?
This section aims to offer you some troubleshooting tips that remain within the scope of our SAP HANA cloud integration overview.
- If you cannot verify user access or receive an “Access Denied” error message, please check the SSO certificates your web browser is using.
- If you have never received an email after signing up for the service, check with your team to make sure it was your ID that appeared on the order form.
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SAP HANA cloud integration is a powerful tool that can help several parties connect with one another and share data and real-time processes and information. All these can be accessed from a single on-premise database to maximize its efficiency. As you may already know by now, SAP HANA cloud integration and management is fairly straightforward – so with little effort you’ll be upping your team’s productivity in no time.
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