openSAP Access to Hands-on Landscape for course participants

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PREREQUISITES

PROCEDURE

CLOUD PROVIDER COSTS

PREREQUISITES

a.) The system landscape could be hosted by different cloud providers and accessible via SAP Cloud Appliance Library. You will need to create an account for one of the following cloud providers that are supported by SAP Cloud Appliance Library:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure (MS Azure)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

b.) And then to create an account of SAP Cloud Appliance Library, if you do not already have one.
c.) Before starting the exercises, you need to create your personal system landscape (solution instance) in SAP Cloud Appliance Library.
d.) Afterwards you can activate and suspend the instance as you wish.

Note that there are different costs for using the infrastructure of the cloud providers. They vary based on the size of the system landscape, and the time the instance is active. If you are not using your instance, it is possible to suspend it to reduce your costs. After you have finished using your instance, you can terminate it. This deletes your instance, and you stop incurring costs from the cloud provider service.

PROCEDURE

Creating a Cloud Provider Account and Getting your Security Credentials

AWS: check this eLearning video how to create your AWS account.
For more information about the AWS cloud provider, go to this FAQ page.

MS Azure: check this eLearning video how to create your MS Azure account.
For more information about the MS Azure cloud provider, go to this FAQ page.

GCP: check this eLearning video how to create your Google service account.
For more information about the GCP cloud provider, go to this FAQ page.

Creating a Solution Instance in SAP Cloud Appliance Library

The detailed procedure how to create instance in SAP Cloud Appliance Library is described in this document.

For more information how to create your first solution instance with one of these cloud providers, go to the eLearning video list of SAP Cloud Appliance Library and select the video with the cloud provider you want to use (AWS, MS Azure or GCP).

Instance Operations in SAP Cloud Appliance Library

For more information about all instance operations that you can do in SAP Cloud Appliance Library, see the topic Working with Solution Instances. It describes in detail the available instance operations.

Here are the main instance operations that you need to use for your exercise.

  1. Activating a Solution Instance:
    Follow the procedure described in here.

  2. Connecting to Your Instance:
    Follow the procedure described here.

  3. Suspending a Solution Instance:

    Note that after you have finished your exercise, do not forget to suspend the instance. Otherwise, you will continue to receive costs from the cloud provider you use.

    When you suspend a solution instance, the cloud provider does not release the resources associated with that instance. Therefore, you are charged for storage.

    1.) Go to https://cal.sap.com/
    2.) Choose Instances and select your instance.
    3.) Choose Suspend to suspend your system.

  4. Terminating a Solution Instance:

    After you have completed all the exercises, you can terminate the instance. No further weekly costs will be incurred. Note that the data associated with the instance is lost when it is terminated.

    1.) Go to https://cal.sap.com/
    2.) Choose Instances and select your instance.
    3.) Choose More Operations (the gear icon) and then choose Terminate.

FAQ

For more information about specific questions for SAP Cloud Appliance Library (cloud providers, technical information and so on), see this FAQ page.

CLOUD PROVIDER COSTS

Completing the exercises will generate charges at the cloud provider of your choice. These charges are not raised by SAP, consequently the openSAP team does not have the final answers on how the billing works.

You can check the cost forecast for the cloud provider infrastructure while you are using the solution instance in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library, when you choose Create Instance for the solution: Open the Create Instance wizard and configure a sample scheduling of your usage. On the right side of the wizard a cost forecast is displayed for your sample schedule which is valid for the selected cloud provider service. Note that you can define a daily and weekly scheduling as well as a termination date for the instance.

If you want to familiarize yourself with the cloud provider pricing models and current rates check their pricing section.

This page was last changed at September 10 2018 12:03.

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