In this article we will see how to install SAP HANA Cloud Connector on Microsoft windows operating system.
What is the SAP Cloud Connector?
SAP Cloud Connector acts as an integration agent used to link on-premise SAP systems with SAP Cloud Platform applications.
As it is highly secure, we can use our on-premise assets without exposing entire internal landscape.
Advantages of SAP Cloud Connector:
- The connection runs as an on-premise agent in a secured network, meaning unlike traditional way of reverse proxy approach, complex hybrid solutions are deployed faster and efficiently as it acts as a reverse invoke proxy between the on-premise network and SAP Cloud Platform.
- Efforts of configuring existing organizational (on-premise) firewall to allow external access from SAP Cloud applications are saved.
- We can use Cloud connector for connecting on-premise databases/BI tools to SAP HANA databases in the Cloud.
- Cloud connector supports HTTP as well as many other protocols.
- Fine grained control mechanism i.e. we have control over the on-premise applications and resources which can be accessed by Cloud applications.
- Easy Installation and configuration.
- Standard support by SAP.
Beside the Standard setup: SAP Cloud Platform – Cloud Connector – on-premise system/network, We can also use SAP cloud connector to connect SAP Cloud Platform applications to other cloud-based environments, particularly for Infrastructure as a service (laaS)Solutions.
As mentioned on https://help.sap.com/ ,below Table describes in detail the limitations in this extended Scenario:
|Can be used for:||Customer on-premise backend systems||SAP ERP, SAP S/4HANA|
|SAP Hosting||SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud (HEC)|
|Third-party IaaS providers (hosting)||Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)|
|Cannot be used for:||SAP SaaS solutions||SAP SuccessFactors, SAP Concur, SAP Ariba|
|SAP cloud-based enterprise solutions||SAP S/4HANA Cloud, SAP C/4HANA|
|Third-party PaaS providers||AWS, Azure, GCP|
|Third-party SaaS providers|
1)Windows 64-bit Operating system:
- Windows 7,Windows 8.1,Windows 10,
- Windows Server 2008 R2,
- Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019
2) Microsoft Visual Studio
Operating system should have Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2013 runtime libraries (vcredist_x64.exe) installed.
Java 7 or Java 8 must be installed, if we need to install SAP JVM, Download and extract SAP JVM 8.1 from https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud .
4) Media Files:
Based on the installer Scenario,download relevant Cloud Connector installer from
Steps to Install SAP Cloud connector:
We will discuss both the installer scenarios:
- Portable Scenario
- Installer Scenario
- For Portable Scenario, Set the environment variable JAVA_HOME to the installation directory of the JDK that you want to use to run the Cloud Connector.
- For portable scenario Extract the package (for e.g sapcc-2.12.4-windows-x64.zip)then double click the
go.batfile in the installation directory to start Cloud Connector in desktop.
- For Installer Scenario:
Open the setup wizard by opening MSI installer.
Click on next–> select installation directory
Click Next –> keep the default port 8443 as it is and continue:
After successful installation we will get below pop-up.
Open the browser and enter https://<hostname>:<port> in our case: https://localhost:8443.
Hostname= host on which you have installed cloud connector.
Port=8443 which is by default.
You should be able to open the URL in browser
Voila !!!! We have successfully installed SAP Cloud connector on windows operating system 🙂