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Introduction


SAP Integration Suite is an open, versatile, modular and enterprise-grade iPaaS supporting a comprehensive set of enterprise wide integration scenarios.

In this blog, we would like to inform you about two key aspects of Integration Suite that you can consume starting from May 2020 release onward.



    1. Simplified Onboarding

    2. Harmonized Provisioning




Let’s get started.

November 2023 blog update:

  • Updated the provisioning experience for creating Edge Integration Cell nodes, which enables you to manage APIs and run integration scenarios within your private landscape.Scroll down to the bottom of the blog to check the steps.


March 2021 blog update:

  • Updated the provisioning experience for different types of Global Accounts (Feature A or Feature B).

  • Updated with consolidated SAP BTP cockpit changes.

  • Updated the provisioning flow with additional steps like Accessing Runtime and Usage Analytics.


Simplified Onboarding


Integration Suite includes powerful capabilities like Cloud Integration, API Management, Open Connectors, and Integration Advisor to enable A2A, B2B, B2G and API-based integrations.

Refer the note https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2903776 for getting more details on features offered via different SKU of Integration Suite.

All CPEA/PAYG/PAYG-TDD customers can take advantage of the free tier offering. Refer my integration suite free tier blog to get started with a Integration Suite free tier tenant.

Harmonized Provisioning



NOTE 1 :  If your subaccount has subscriptions to Process Integration, API Management, and/or Open Connector services, please subscribe to the Integration Suite service in a new subaccount


NOTE 2:  If you are coming from Neo CPI background , kindly note that unlike Neo times, Integration Suite tenants should be provisioned by the customers.

Trial users can refer Set Up Integration Suite Trial

Let us take a closer look at the different steps involved in provisioning of an Integration Suite tenant.

The diagram below summarizes the steps involved:


Integration Suite Tenant Provisioning - Overview


In this blog, I would cover steps 1,2 and 3.

Step 4 would be covered in this blog: Integration Suite – Accessing Cloud Integration Runtime

Step 5 would be covered in this blog: Integration Suite – Usage Analytics


Prerequisite: Identify the Global Account Type


One of the key prerequisite to consider is to Determine your Global Account type as the provisioning process will slightly differ based on whether the Global Account is of Feature Set A or Feature Set B

Navigate to SAP BTP Cockpit > Global Account > User (top right corner) > About to determine the Global Account type as shown below:


Global Account Type - Feature Set A or Feature Set B


 

Step 1: Create Subaccount and Assign Entitlements


a) Create New Subaccount :


Only Global Account Administrator can create a new Subaccount by clicking on New Subaccount as shown below:

Refer Create a Subaccount for additional information on Creating Subaccount.


NOTE 3:  Integration Suite is not available on Neo based environment. Hence, make sure that the Subaccount that you are trying to create should not be of Neo environment type.


NOTE 4:  Used for Production checkbox is meant only to provide transparency whether the subaccount will be used for production or not. The value of this parameter has no impact on Integration Suite tenant or the metering of the usage.This checkbox is for your reference only.


1.a. Create New Subaccount



b) Enable Cloud Foundry ( not a mandatory step to provision a tenant ) :


This step is required to create service instances for accessing the Integration Suite runtime which shall be covered in Step #4 in another blog.


1.b. Enable Cloud Foundry



c) Assign Entitlements


This step behavior will vary based on the Global Account Type ( Feature Set A/ Feature Set B) and Global Account Contract Type ( Subscription / Consumption ). Based on the feedback received from different users, i tried to summarize different kind of entitlements available in Integration Suite and their behavior on different kind of Global Accounts.

1.c.i) Entitlements > Service Assignment:


Integration Suite will have below three type of entitlements:

  •    SaaS Application Plans

  •    Message plan

  •    Service Plans


SaaS Application Plans:

The quota for these plans ( e.g: standard_edition (or) enterprise_agreement ) are required to Subscribe to  Integration Suite SaaS application and provision a tenant.


NOTE 5:  SaaS application plan assignment is not relevant for Feature Set A Global Accounts.Do not get surprised incase if you do not see an entry for Integration Suite SaaS application plan under entitlements. In Feature Set A Global Accounts,by default, all subaccounts will display the Integration Suite tile if you have entitled to Integration Suite service. But, your quota will be restricted with a check at the subscription step.

Messages Plan:

All Subscription based Global Accounts would show messages as an entry under Entitlements -> Service Assignments. But assigning this quota to different subaccounts would not have any impact provisioning or metering. This entry is shown to give transparency to Global Account Administrator on the overall eligibility of messages quota.

This plan is not relevant for CPEA Global Accounts since you would be metered and charged based on your monthly consumption.

Service Plans:

The quota for these plans are required to create Service instances/keys for accessing the runtime.I shall be covering additional details while explaining step #4.

Navigate to this page to view the service assignments available on your Global Account as shown in below screenshots:
Feature Set A - CPEA Global Account (sample screenshot)


Feature Set A- CPEA- Entitlements - Service Assignment
Feature Set B - CPEA Global Account (sample screenshot)


Feature Set B - CPEA - Entitlements - Service Assignments




NOTE 6:  enterprise_agreement is the plan name used in CPEA Global Accounts. The suffix word Subscription used here after the plan name is to provide the user additional information that this plan is associated with a SaaS application. 

1.c.ii) Entitlements > Subaccount Assignment:


Assign the required entitlements quota ( SaaS Application plans and Service plans on the subaccount ) as shown below:

As mentioned earlier, there is no need to assign SaaS Application plan quota for Feature Set A Global Account.

The screenshot shown below is from Feature Set B ( CPEA Global Account ). Here I would be assigning all the plans (  Application Plan and Service plans) required for CPI. If you have a scenario to access APIM runtime, you can also assign APIM service plans as well.

Navigate to Entitlements > Entity Assignment > Configure Entitlements > Assign Service Plans as shown below:


Feature Set B- Entitlements - Entity Assignments - Configure Entitlements - Assign Service Plans


Select services and corresponding plans as shown below:


Select - Assign Service Plans - Save


Refer  Managing Entitlements and Quotas Using the Cockpit for additional details.

With this step, we have successfully completed step #1.

 

Step 2: Subscribe to Integration Suite SaaS Application:


As you would have already noticed, SAP BTP Cockpit  consolidated both applications and services into one service marketplace.

For additional information refer the blog: Introducing the new consolidated marketplace on SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) cockpit!

2.a Subscribe to Integration Suite:


Navigate to Service Marketplace > Select Integration Suite Application as shown below:



Service Marketplace - Select Integration Suite


 

Select Create > Keep the defaults in the next screen and click on Create as shown below:


Create Subscription


 

2.b Assign Roles to Access Application:


Configure Trust Configuration to Assign Roles by navigating to Subaccount > Security > Users 

Assign Role Collection Integration_Provisioner as shown below:


 

 

2.c Navigate to Integration Suite Launchpad


Navigate to Integration Suite Launchpad ( based on the screen you are in ) as shown below:


Go To Application - Screen 1


 


Go To Application - Screen 2


With this, we completed Step #2.

 

Step 3: Provision a Tenant via Add Capabilities of Launchpad


1. After the assignment of the role collection  "Integration_Provisioner" , clicking on Go To Application link would take you to Integration Suite Launchpad page . Click on Add Capabilities as shown below


Integration Suite Launchpad- Add Capabilities


 

2.You would be navigated to a page to select the capabilities that you want to activate on this Integration Suite tenant.




NOTE 7:  The environment ( Production or Non-Production) value chosen for Cloud Integration would not have any impact on metering and billing. 

 

3. Click Activate.


  Once the tenant provisioning has been completed successfully, you will be directed to the following screen:


Provisioning page with a back navigation to Launchpad


 

Congratulations! You have successfully provisioned Integration Suite tenant. Click on the Integration Suite link on the above page to navigate to the launchpad.


Integration Suite Tenant with Activated Capabilities




Assign Capabilities specific roles:


In order to access different capabilities, you need to have the corresponding roles assigned to your user. For CPI, you need to assign PI_Administrator / PI_IntegrationDeveloper / PI_BusinessExpert etc. based on the persona accessing the capability.


Assign Roles for accessing the capabilities


 

Increasing the JMS Message Broker resources:


You can also increase the JMS resources associated with your CPI tenant from the default 30 Queues upto 100 queues as following the below two steps

 Select Edit in Cloud Integration:


Edit Cloud Integration Configuration


 

Increase the JMS Queues


Increase JMS Queues




NOTE 8:  Increasing the JMS Queues would automatically increase the associated JMS resources like Max. Storage & Max. JMS Transactions

 


NOTE 9:  If you require more than 100 JMS queues, follow the SAP Note 2904202

 

Provisioning an Edge Integration Cell Node


Pre-requisites:

  • One of the pre-requisites for creating an Edge Integration Cell Node to manage APIs and run integration scenarios within your private landscape is to have Integration Suite with standard, premium,CPEA/PAYG license.

  • This is available on selected regions, refer the note 3326553 for details

  • There are few limitations you should be aware of . Refer the note 3391207 for details.


Step 1: Verify the Edge Integration Cell entitlements.


Global Account admin can already see Edge Integration Cell Entitlements assigned for all existing/upcoming contracts with Integration Suite standard+ licenses.

The quota assigned will vary based on the contract and the quantity of Integration Suite tenants

purchased.


1. Verify Edge Integration Cell entitlements on GA




Step 2: Assign the Edge Integration Cell Quota on the Subaccount


Global Account Admin can decide to distribute the available Edge Integration Cell Quota to different Subaccounts.

In the below example, I would be assigning 2 Quantities of Edge Integration Cell to the subaccount. Customers can decide to use all the available Quota within one or more selected subaccounts.There is no tight coupling of Edge Integration Cell quota with Integration Suite tenant.


2. Assign Edge Integration Cell Entitlement on Subaccount



3. Update assigned Quota ( optional )




Step 3: Activate Edge Integration Cell Runtime


You need to be assigned with the role Integration_Provisioner to perform this action.

Edge Integration Cell can be activated by navigating to Settings -> Runtimes as shown below.


4. Activate Edge LM Subscription




Step 4: Assign Edge LM roles to Add an Edge Node






Step 5. Add Edge Node


Navigate to the Edge LM URL and add a node. For detailed step refer the guide


Refer the blog next-gen-hybrid-integration-with-sap-integration-suite-edge-integration-cell-introduction-setup for detailed next steps

Summary


In summary, with SAP Integration Suite, users will experience a simplified onboarding model and a harmonized provisioning process which will further improve the handling and using of the different capabilities of Integration Suite: Cloud Integration, Open Connectors, Integration Advisor, API Management.

Related Blogs:


Integration Suite – Accessing Cloud Integration Runtime


Integration Suite – Usage Analytics



Help Documentation:


https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/SAP_CLOUD_PLATFORM_INTEGRATION_SUITE

 

 

 

 

 
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