Running SAP CPI Content on SAP NW PI/PO 7.5

At iSSi, our team works hand-in-hand with a network of partners and technical consultants as an ecosystem of experienced professionals – all dedicated to the successful delivery of each project.

Our Integration business unit brings specialized expertise in SAP integration technologies and extensive experience in building highly-connected enterprise application networks. In this article, Kavita, a specialist with SAP Process Integration,  provides a simple demonstration of how you can deploy and run Cloud Integration Content on SAP Process Integration. The integration flow shown below was built in SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite’s Cloud Integration and is deployable in SAP PI 7.5 S0P8. The integration flow receives data via an HTTPS adapter and sends it as an email using the configured Gmail ID.

Contact us to learn more about hybrid integration and SAP’s integration roadmap to Cloud Platform Integration Suite.

Why would we do this?

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to run CPIS content locally:

  1. ground-to-ground scenario: you don’t need traffic to go to the cloud since the connected systems all exist in the same network as your on-prem PI/PO instance
  2. regulatory compliance: privacy, security, or data residency rules may prevent you from sending some interface traffic through the cloud
  3. you’re writing a blog about how to do this: this is where we fit!

Enable Product Profile in CPIS

Enable the Product Profiles in Tenant Setting according to the SAP PI instance where the Cloud Integration Flow will be deployed. Go to Tenant Settings -> Product Profiles. I’m demo’ing on SAP PO 7.50, SP08 so that’s what I’ve chosen in the screenshot.

Select Product Profile in Design

On “Runtime Configuration”, you can select the product profile.

Since this iFlow now has a product profile of “SAP Process Orchestration…” you can’t deploy it any longer to SAP CPI Cloud-runtime. The deploy button is still there, but if you click it, you’ll get the below error.

On the other hand, if the correct Product profile is not selected, we will get below error while deploying the Integration content on SAP PI.
Assign Authorized Role in CPIS Design

As the Sender adapter is HTTPS and we will test the IFlow using external tools such as Postman, we need to add role – ESBMessaging.send to our CPI User.

Download and Deploy Integration Flow Artifacts

Download Integration Flow

Deploy Security Artifacts

If there are any User credentials configured in the Integration Flow, that must be deployed in the Security Artifacts. Go to Cloud Integration Content -> Security Artifacts ->Deploy

Deploy Integration Flow

Go to Cloud Integration Content -> Integration Content -> Deploy. Its mandatory to either configure a virus scanner before being able to deploy iFlows in SAP PO or deactivate the virus scanner function completely. You’ll get an error otherwise:

For our POC, I disabled the virus scanner in SAP Netweaver Administrator described in the SAP note https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/0002266024 which explains:Application com.sap.aii.igw.gen.build.deploy.app contains the following properties in Java System properties.

  1. igw.iflow.content.virus.scanner.enabled – To enable/disable Virus scanner for deploying integration content. By default, it’s enabled.
  2. igw.security.artifact.virus.scanner.enabled – To enable/disable Virus scanner for deploying security artifact. By default, it’s enabled.

Once the Virus scanner is disabled, I was able to deploy IFlow – “Demo4-Email”.

Check PI User Roles

The SAP PI user should have the below roles to deploy the Cloud Integration Content and test it using External tool. These roles are for just for testing purposes and should be severely diminished for run-time service/system users.

Roles Description
SAP_XI_ADMINISTRATOR Provides display and modify authorization to view and deploy security artifacts in the Cloud Integration Content Management Cockpit.
SAP_XI_CONFIGURATOR Provides display and modify authorization to view and deploy cloud integration content in the Cloud Integration Content Management Cockpit.
NWA_READONLY Provides display authorization to view monitoring data in SAP NetWeaver Administrator.
SAP_XI_APPL_SERV_USER Provides messaging communication with SAP PI

Testing

Now, we can test the scenario using Postman. Here’s the format to define the complete URL for Cloud IFlow on PI: https://{hostname:port}/{endpoint}. The CPI End point can be found from the End Points tab, go to Cloud Integration Content -> End Points

And finally, use the endpoint in your test from a REST client like Postman.
This article was originally published at http://www.barrowts.com/blog/cpi-cloud-content-running-on-pi.
 
 
About Kenn 
A technology consultant specializing in designing A2A and B2B integration solutions, Kenn has 13 years of experience planning and delivering SAP Process Integration solutions to clients across many industries.

Connect with Kenn at:

Leave a Comment

Contact Us