How to Test & Update SAP Analytics Cloud Agent



On this weblog put up I’ll share a easy but essential job of Directors – Replace and preserve newest model of Cloud Agent.

Though SAC is a really low upkeep (from infra perspective), directors do required to replace, bother shoot bugs on occasion.
I’m planning to launch couple of interrelated weblog posts showcasing my journey of utilizing Analytics cloud as a Analytics developer and as an Analytics Administrator.  I’ll attempt to give attention to subjects like points confronted, upkeep, administration, classes discovered and my over all ideas on SAC as a product.

I shall be consolidating these weblog posts in chronological order, for straightforward reference and to set narrative to “my SAC journey”..

The place SAP Analytics Cloud Agent matches in below grand schema of SAC On-premise setup:

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A mixture of SAP Analytics Cloud Connector and Analytics Cloud Agent is required to attach techniques that settle for proprietary protocols for communications (like SAP BW, SAP ERP and many others). This setup on buyer community is required for information acquisition from on-premise system to SAC. Now there could also be extra customized setup requirement in supply system (BW, ERP..). This relies ng upon supply system kind and model (proven on above diagram).


Assumption is Supply system customization (CORS setup; if required),  Cloud Connector, Agent set up (SAP Analytics Cloud Agent Easy Deployment Package) and SAC Datasource setup (on-premise Datasource) is already in place. You’re solely trying to replace and check new model of SAP Analytics Cloud Agent.

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Word: Cloud brokers are launched each bi-weeks, with bug fixes and updates. Although it isn’t necessary to replace your system bi-weekly.

Testing Technique:

Should you setup (SAC setting) is like mine – the place you don’t have separate SAC QA setting, you may setup a separate host for Cloud Connector and Agent testing. Then join each model (Prod and QA) to similar SAC tenant.
This fashion you should use the testing host to carryout integration testing of latest Agent releases and preserve Prod setup impartial.

Examine Cloud Agent Model:

Substitute “localhost” with server identify (the place Cloud Connector and Agent are deployed). Go away the URL as is, in case you are test model from inside host server. Use credential maintained below Apache Software program FoundationTomcat 8.0conftomcat_users.xml

Replace Cloud Agent:

Login to Server internet hosting Cloud Agent and Connector.

Cease Tomcat providers.

Delete Apache Software program FoundationTomcat 8.0webapps and any sub-folders and information. (Preserve a backup of C4A.warfare file and folder, in case we have to restore.

Obtain newest model of Cloud Agent from SAP Assist Portal > By Class > SAP Cloud Options > SAP Analytics Cloud Conn 1.0 > SAP Analytics Cloud Agent

Unzip downloaded content material

Copy C4A_AGENT.warfare file and paste it below Apache Software program FoundationTomcat 8.0webapps

Restart Tomcat : the agent will routinely deploy when Tomcat is restarted. Examine for brand spanking new folder created in the identical listing adjoining to C4A file.

There are ton of data already accessible on first time setup and set up. I’ll attempt the most recent easy deployment package and share my findings if, I encounter any challenge or discover substantial distinction.

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Updating Cloud Agent is pretty easy and straight ahead course of. Though testing is relatively time consuming step. There are occasions once we achieve substantial enchancment (efficiency or performance or each) with new model. Though a while we could encounter bugs out of the blue. Over all its the duty of System Admin to check Cloud Brokers for deployment.

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The observations that I’m sharing in my weblog posts and the knowledge I’m presenting are collected in a cautious method on my own with the assistance of my fellow colleagues. Nonetheless, they aren’t “official” tips launched by SAP. Additionally, the knowledge could be outdated because the platform is developed additional. So I personally can not assure for the correctness of every thing I’m writing about in these articles and I don’t communicate for SAP when I’m providing you with suggestions.

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