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AS ABAP 7.4 trials as virtual appliances: Questions and feedback

This thread should serve as container for all discussions, questions and feedback concerning the new AS ABAP 7.4 trials provided as virtual appliances by the SAP Cloud Appliance Library. For more information about these trial appliances please visit the corresponding page on SCN.

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    Jul 25, 2013 at 02:33 AM

    Any news on if/when a developer edition is going to be made available, like it is for AS ABAP 7.02?

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    • Hi Harikrishna Yoga,

      as you described above, you are using a SAP HANA1 instance on AWS.

      This instance contains only a SAP HANA installation without any ABAP Server.

      If you want to get your first experience with ABAP on HANA we currently

      offer "SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.4 on SAP HANA [Trial]".

      With regards to your concerns about the costs, you can minimize the costs

      if you strictly start and stop the instance manually only for the time you work

      on it. As per current AWS pricing list the instance size which you require costs

      $1.64 per hour (see: http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/)

      Best Regards,

      Stefan

  • Jul 31, 2013 at 09:01 PM

    Hi Christopher,

    what is the developer key for the pre-installed DEVELOPER user? I can't find this very vital piece of info in any of the guides...

    Regards,

    Trond

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  • Aug 24, 2013 at 08:54 AM

    Hi,

    quick question: as of this morning, my "Solutions" tab in the CAL shows status "Expired" for the Netweaver 7.4 on HANA Trial Edition. I can still activate the instance and it seems to work. It is - to my knowledge - probably 30 days since I signed up for this offer.

    Is there a 30-day limit somewhere? I thought the trial period was supposed to be 90 days? And, is this warning something I can ignore? As stated, I seem to be able to work normally - all connections are OK...

    Regards,

    Trond

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    Aug 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I still get the SAP Store country limitation:

    "The solution you have selected is not available for purchase in country Croatia. You cannot buy this solution."

    I guess my country is too small😉

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    Martin

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    • Hi Martin,

      I am sorry, but we are working on a solution. We will post it as soon as it is available.

      Currently we still have the country restriction that only allows download from 26 countries.

      Regards,

      Stefan

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    Mar 27, 2014 at 02:42 AM

    This is great and all, but what about those of us who would like to run the VM locally without incurring amazon charges?  Is there an easy place to just download the VM directly and then start it in VMWare or VirtualBox?  (Yes, I know you could set it up in VirtualBox and then download that VM with a disk imaging tool, but that seems a very tedious way to do something).

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    Jul 10, 2015 at 01:43 PM

    Is there a way to download the server by now? I don't want to use AWS, as it requires a credit card. I just want to install a server on my own PC and start developing. When I started with ABAP developments a few years ago some collegues of mine had a server running on their own laptop, but when I search how to do this, I only find this strange cloud servers that are costly and dont work when you dont have internet.

    Regards,

    Tim

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  • Aug 03, 2015 at 01:33 PM

    Checking back daily to look for the light... 🤣

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    Aug 01, 2013 at 01:12 PM

    Dear SCN members,

    good news: Finally, the country limitation has been removed by our SAP Store colleagues. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by this initial problem. To avoid confusion I removed all posts related to this issue. Please get back to us, if you are still not able to 'purchase' the free AS ABAP trials on the SAP Store.

    Best regards,
    Christopher

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    Aug 06, 2013 at 04:11 AM

    Christopher,

                        I am having the following issues when creating and activating the instance.

    a) As HariKrishna mentioned, I am unable to get the Private Key pop up does not show up for me. The only pop up I get is to confirm the activation and indicate that it will take 40 min.

    b) I also do not get the option of Manually launching the instance. The only two options I get are - scheduled start/stop and run daily. Both options are cost intensive for my usage. Pls. let me know why the other option does not show up.

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    • Hi,

      are you using an elastic IP? This is the easiest way to connect since it means you can leave the IP address in SAPgui and HANA Studio the same, every time you start your instance. You only have to do the association in the AWS console after starting the instance. You set up the elastic IP in your AWS console; it's like having a fixed IP all to yourself.

      If you do not use the elastic IP, you need to retrieve the dynamically allocated IP from the CAL console after each restart of the instance.

      I'm not using WINSap or Putty, not sure what the benefits would be of that...

      Regards,

      Trond

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    Aug 07, 2013 at 07:11 AM

    Hi Christopher,

    There seems to be problems still with trying to download this trial.  Country limitation is still there.  I was Skyping with a colleague in Africa and she couldn't download this from SAP Store - some message about not available in the country she is in.

    Another problem for me: I managed to get the MaxDB version into my shopping cart, but after clicking 'Checkout', the horizontal 'processing' bar at the scrolls and after around 30 minutes it was still scrolling, I closed the window.  I tried this 3 more times, even from different computers and it is the same.  So, still no trial to download.

    Jack

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    • Hi Sameer,

      "Database is not available via R3trans" indicates that your user SAPA4H is locked or the credentials have expired.

      You can test it from Hdbstudio.

      Start the installed SAP HANA Studio

      Try to add a new system with user id as SAPA4H and password as your master password.

      It will fail with an error message

      "You have reached the maximum no. of invalid password entry attempts. User is locked until.....XXXXXXX.

      Try again later or contact your system administrator"

      Thus if you know how to reset the password (do share it, as even I am looking for the same (http://help.sap.com/hana/html/sql_alter_user.html)), do it and try starting SAP again by shutting down the SAP followed by HANA and then starting HANA followed by SAP.

      Regards,

      Anuj Kumar