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nageshcaparthy
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In this series of blog, I have captured the screens and the process of setting up the HCI-DS. This blog is targeted for first time users who are new to HCI-DS. At the bottom, I have added HCI DS Product details. When I started to use, HCI Data Services Agent 1.0.9 (build 1962) on which I had many issue to setup the datastore connections. With the latest release on Data Services Agent 1.0.10 (build 2102), the connections works much more smooth and easy.

We shall understand the following details in this blog:

  1. Set by Step Guide to Setup HCI-DS Agent On Premise
  2. Understanding HCI Web UI
  3. Extract data from SuccessFators to FileFormat (.csv) using HCIds  

Pre-perquisites:

  1. Admin Access to HCI Web UI
  2. Admin access to HCI DS Agent
  3. Access to Succeess Factors in you want to configure it

  1. 1. Setup HCI-DS Agent - You may Download the agent in case you dont have it. Please refer to PAM for Server OS requirements.

Once you download it, all you need to do is just right click and select “Run as Administrator”. You should be able to see the following screen:

Ensure you do not close this window. You will be able to see the screen as below. 

Select the installation path. In my case I have installed in D drive and used the standard ports. The Username and Password should of the System on which you are installing the HCI-DS. Click Install.

It will start installing the following components:

- Configuring environment

- Generating certificates

- Configuring internal database

- Create an event to purge SQLA log files

- Creating repositories

- Configuring job server

- Upgrading adapters

- Starting agent service

[Installation Log]

D:\HCI Data Services Agent\log\Install_2015.12.09.05.49.36.log

[Summary]

Success: Installing files

Success: Configuring environment

Success: Generating certificates

Success: Configuring internal database

Success: Create an event to purge SQLA log files

Success: Creating repositories

Success: Configuring job server

Success: Upgrading adapters

Success: Starting agent service

Completed successfully.

In case of any issues you can look at the installation log file as listed above. Now click on finish and the HCI-DS gives you an option to configure the SAP DS Agent, Click Yes.

At this stage we need to get the Configuration Agent file from HCI Web UI. Go to our HCI WebUI URL and login with your details. Navigate to Agents tab as below.

Click on New Agent, Enter the agent details “Name”, Description which is optional. Based on your requirements you may either create a new group or add the agent to the existing group. Click on Next.

In this screen you will be able to see the option to Download “Configuration File”, click on it to.

Once the file is downloaded, click on close.

Now Copy the file which is downloaded, Go to the system where you are installing your HCI DS Agent and paste on your desktop. Now, open the HCI DS Agent configuration screen, You need to enter the HCI Web UI user name(email id), password and select the agent configuration file path.

In case you have a proxy, please add the proxy server details and then click on upload. I my case I do not have a proxy system. You will see a pop up with the following message, click on Yes.

The Agent should upload and restart successfully.

Once the Agent is restarted, get back to your HCI DS Web UI Scree, you should still see the Red symbol which indicate that the server has not connected yet. Click on the Refresh button next to “New Agent”



You should be able to see the Green status with all the Version and connection details as below.

You have now successfully installed the HCI DS Agent and connected to HCI Web UI. In the next blog we shall discuss about creating a HCI Web UI and its operations.

To know more about the HCI Product, you may look at the blog

SAP HANA Cloud Integration for Data Services – an ASUG Webcast

SAP HCI Product RoadMap

Regards,

Nagesh

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