0.9 Cloud Connector for SCP

➡️ Complete this setup for SCP with Alexa Lab only

Install the Cloud Connector to securely connect applications on SAP Cloud Platform with your SAP backend systems

SAP Cloud Connector will act as a gateway between SAP Cloud Platform and systems in your on-premise system landscape, it must have an Internet connection to the hosts of SAP Cloud Platform as well as LAN access to your systems (SAP Cloud Platform has IP addresses for connectivity for each region).

As a consequence, the Cloud Connector will be a security-critical component in your system landscape, so it is highly recommended to restrict the operating system access to the machine where you install it to a minimal set of users who will administrate it.

Note: You can check the current prerequisites for newer versions of the Cloud Connector in the official documentation.

Step 1: Verify Java Development Kit (JDK) is Java 8 (1.8.x) on your SAP RDP Microsoft Windows OS server

  1. Login to your SAP Windows RDP created as part of the SAP environment installation.

  2. For version 2.11.0.3 of the Cloud Connector the recommended version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) is Java 8 (1.8.x). Let’s check first what Java version you have installed on your PC.

2.Install the JDK for Java SE 8 installed:

  • Download the java from this SAP location (see JVM section). Unzip and save the JDK in proper location in the Windows RDP server.

https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud

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  • Download the JDK for Java SE 8 from Oracle’s Java SE downloads (on the Downloads tab).

  • Follow the installation wizard to install the JDK for Java 8.

The installation wizard will show the following success message after a successful installation:

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Step 2: Install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 for the DLL requirement. See SAP note: https://apps.support.sap.com/sap/support/knowledge/en/2516925

  1. Login to the microsift site

  2. Click Download

  3. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2013 runtime libraries vcredist_x64.exe

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Step 3: Install the Cloud Connector

  1. Open https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud, scroll down to section Cloud Connector. To be able to illustrate the Cloud Connector in productive scenarios, we suggest to download the installer version. See SAP documentation for more information.

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  1. Read the End User License Agreement and confirm with I Have Read And Agree.

  2. After successful download, the downloaded file appears in the lower left corner of your Chrome browser. Choose Open (this may work differently depending on the browser you use).

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  1. If the version of the Cloud Connectoris not a signed installation yet. Choose More Info in the warning dialog of Windows Defender and then choose Run anyway.

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  1. Choose Next> on the welcome screen of the Cloud Connector setup wizard.

  2. Select a local folder on your PC and choose Next>

  3. Enter an HTTPS port for accessing the Cloud Connector administration UI and choose ‘Next>’. The standard port is 8443

  4. Navigate to the root directory of your Java 8 JDK installation and choose Next>. Select the folder where you downloaded the JDK

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  1. Select Start Cloud Connector 2.11.0.3 after Finishing the Setup and choose Next>.

Note: Note that if you select this option, only the Cloud Connector service will be started after the installation, and not your Web browser with the Cloud Connector administration UI.

  1. Choose Next> to start the installation.

  2. In the next pop-up, confirm the installation with Yes.

Step 4: Log on to the Cloud Connector

  1. To access the Cloud Connector administration UI, open a Web browser and go to https://localhost:8443/ (adjust the port if you specified another one during the installation).

  2. Your browser will show a certificate error. Depending on what browser you use, the way to continue anyway will be different. In Chrome, you first have to choose ADVANCED.

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  1. On the next pop-up, choose Proceed to localhost (unsafe). We will explain in the next step how you can overcome this procedure whenever you log on to the Cloud Connector administration UI.

  2. At the cloud connector login, log on with the following logon data:

User Name: Administrator
Password: manage

  1. After login, you will be asked to change your Administrator password. You can choose whether this instance of the Cloud Connector will be the master instance or a shadow instance. Choose Master and Save.

Congratulations, you are good to go!