Cloud Appliance Library

Advanced Mode: Creating an Instance

Prerequisites

You are logged on to SAP Cloud Appliance Library and the relevant SAP solution is listed in the solution list under Solutions.

Procedure

With the advanced mode you can create your instance going through a wizard specifying all instance configurations.
  1. In SAP Cloud Appliance Library, choose Solutions.
  2. Choose Create Instance for the solution you want to use to create an instance. The system opens the Create Instance wizard. For reference, the name of the solution you are using to create an instance is displayed above the wizard steps.
  3. Choose Advanced Mode to switch from basic to advanced mode.
  4. You have two options for selecting an account in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library:
    • To Choose an existing account in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library, from the Accounts dropdown list, select one of the existing accounts, and choose Step 2. The Account dropdown list displays the accounts in SAP Cloud Appliance Library where the solution is available in the corresponding cloud provider.
    • To Create a new account in the SAP Cloud Appliance Library, specify the details of your account. Then choose Step 2 to assign users in your account of SAP Cloud Appliance Library and choose Step 3.
      Property Description
      Name Enter a name for the account.
      Description Enter a description for the account. This entry is optional.
      Cloud Provider To connect to your SAP solution, you have to select a cloud provider to be the Web service for managing images and virtual machines.
      Access Key (appears once Amazon Web Services is selected) Enter the access key for the AWS account. Your access key identifies you as the party responsible for service requests.
      Secret Key (appears once Amazon Web Services is selected) Enter the secret key for the AWS account. Each access key has a secret key associated with it. This key is just a long string of characters (and not a file), which you use to calculate the digital signature that you include in the request.

      Your secret key is a secret, and only you and AWS should know what it is. Do not e-mail it to anyone, do not include it in any AWS requests, and do not post it on the AWS Discussion Forums.

      Subscription ID (appears once Microsoft Azure is selected) Enter the unique subscription ID (GUID) of your subscription in Microsoft Azure.
      Project ID (appears once Google Cloud Platform is selected) This entry is a customized name for the created project in Google Cloud Platform. It is automatically rendered when the JSON file is uploaded.
      Private Key ID (appears once Google Cloud Platform is selected) This is the private key of your service account from Google Cloud Platform. It is automatically rendered when the JSON file is uploaded.
      JSON (appears once Google Cloud Platform is selected) With the JSON file you establish a connection between SAP Cloud Appliance Library and Google Cloud Platform. You can get it when you create a service account or for an existing service account you could create a new private key in Google Cloud Platform.

      Browse a JSON file for your project and then choose Upload File.

      For more information about service account keys, see the Google Cloud Platform documentation.

  5. In the Instance Details step, enter the general properties of the solution instance as described in the table below, and then choose Step 4.
    Property Description
    Name Enter a name or a short description for the solution instance.
    Description Enter a long text description for the solution instance.
    Number of Instances Enter the number of identical instances that you want to create.
    Account Select the SAP Cloud Appliance Library account for the solution instance. The Account dropdown list displays the accounts for which the relevant SAP solution is activated. The users assigned to the account you select can manage the solution instance.
    Region Select the region for the solution instance.
    Zone (appears when Google Cloud Platform is the selected cloud provider) Select the zone for the solution instance.
    Network Select the network where the solution instance will be created.
    Subnet Select the subnet from the list of available subnets for the solution instance.
    Public Static IP Address Select this property, if you want your solution instance to have a static IP address until it is terminated.
  6. In the Virtual Machines step, configure the parameters of the virtual machines, and then choose the next step.
    • Select Sizes - defined for the SAP solution you are using to create an instance.
      The system distinguishes two types of VM sizes for the cloud providers: SAP Certified and SAP Tested.
      • The certified VM sizes for a solution are fully supported on the certified platforms.
      • The tested VM sizes for a solution are tested on the platform, but the support remains limited to community support, even if an SAP Cloud Appliance Library subscription is in place.
    • Configure Expandable Storage for the volumes of the virtual machines in your instance.

      In the Additional Size column, you can add the number with which a volume will be expanded. In the Total column is visualized the sum of both sizes: default and additional size.

    • Configure the Access Points for the virtual machines by choosing from the following actions:
      • To create an access point for a virtual machine, choose Add. The system adds a new row in the table with the access points. Here you specify the following mandatory properties of the access point, to connect to the virtual machine:
        Property Description
        Virtual Machine From the dropdown list, select the virtual machine for which you want to add an access point.
        Service From the dropdown list, select the protocol for the access point.
        Port Range Enter a port or a port range for the access point.
        IP Range Enter an IP range for the access point.
      • To modify the properties of an existing access point for a virtual machine, select an access point and then choose Edit.
      • To allow users to connect to the virtual machines on the selected ports, select an access point and then select the Enabled checkbox.
      • To prevent users to connect to the virtual machines on the selected ports, select an access point and then deselect the Enabled checkbox.
      • To delete an access point for a virtual machine, select an access point, and then choose Delete.
  7. The Kubernetes Cluster step appears when the solution, from which you will create the instance, supports Kubernetes cluster. In this step, you can configure the cluster properties: number of nodes in the cluster, its size and the IP range of the access point. Then choose the next step.
  8. In the Solution Password step, enter the master password for the solution instance. Then choose the next step.
  9. In the Schedule Details step, define the schedule of the solution instance as described in the table below and then choose Review.
    Schedule Option Description
    Time Zone Select the time zone where the schedule is in used.
    Activate and suspend by schedule Select this option if you want to define the schedule of the solution instance by using time intervals. This means the user can only use the solution instance in the specified time window.

    The required parameters for this schedule option are Start Time, End Time, and Recurrence.

    • In Start Time, select the time when you want to activate the solution instance. This time is in 24 hour format.
    • In End Time, select the time when you want to suspend the solution instance. This time is in 24 hour format.
    • Using Recurrence, select the recurrence interval ( Daily or Weekly).
    Suspend on an exact date Select this option if you want to configure the exact date and time when the solution instance is suspended.
    In Suspend Date, select the date and time when you want to suspend the solution instance. This time is in 24 hour format.
    Manually activate and suspend Select this option if you do not want a schedule (time intervals) to be set for the solution instance.

    If this option is selected, you can activate or suspend the solution instance manually.

    Set the termination date of the solution instance Select this option if you want to specify a date and time to terminate the solution instance. This means the user can only use the instance until the specified date and time; the instance is then terminated.

    In Termination Date, select the date and time when you want to terminate the solution instance. This time is in 24 hour format.

  10. In the Summary step, verify the details of the solution instance you want to create.

    If you want to change some of the account properties, choose Edit.

  11. Choose Create. The system generates a private key for accessing the solution instance and displays it in the Private Key dialog box.
  12. In the Private Key dialog box, you have two options to save the private key:
    • Store the private key in SAP Cloud Appliance Library by choosing Store.
    • Download it locally in a privacy enhanced mail file (.PEM file extension) by choosing Download.

Results

You are redirected from the Solutions tab page to the Instances tab page. The instance appears in the list of solution instances and the system displays the instance details and its current status. The screen is refreshed automatically.

You can find the stored private key in the instance details by choosing Download Key.

To view the access details, choose the name of the solution instance. For more information, see Viewing the Access Details of a Solution Instance.

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