What is SAP CAL – Cloud Appliance Library?

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SAP CAL is an online pool of latest and pre-configured solutions that can be instantly launched in your cloud account. You can either use Amazon AWS or Microsoft cloud account to launch these SAP Solutions. SAP solutions can not be directly launched from cloud account like other software. You should use SAP CAL portal to launch any of these solutions available. SAP CAL is constantly updating with new solutions as and when they are ready to launch. You can initially use the applications to test, demo and trail and also to use the solutions for development purpose.

What is SAP Cloud Appliance Library

SAP Offering many solutions as trial in cloud appliance library. You can choose & launch any of the available solution within 1 hour. It is very easy way to explore different solutions before buying the actual license. You can choose base offer to make any instance to work forever. You should know how to integrate your cloud account with SAP CAL. I am providing the step-by-step procedure in this post.

SAP Cloud Appliance Library – Simple steps

To launch an SAP Solution in your SAP CAL, You should create the user accounts and integrate them in the following 2 web portals. Then, you can launch any available SAP Solution within 1-2 hours. As soon as the solution is launched, your cloud account will be billed every hour of usage. The price would be around 1-3USD per hour when the solution is in start mofe. This price would vary solution to solution. Pricing purely depends on the hardware resources and virtual machines that are required and used for the solution that you launch.

1. Amazon Web Service https://aws.amazon.com/
2. SAP Cloud Appliance Library https://cal.sap.com/

AWS side:

You need to create one user and one group using IAM in AWS. It is very easy to create user and group in AWS. You can find out IAM from different services available in your AWS account under Security, Identity & Compliance section. Once you choose IAM, you can find out options to create an user and group in the left pane. Once you create the group, you need to assign the following 4 policies to the group. Then you need to assign the created gorup to the user created in AWS.

Following 4 Policies are required to integrate an AWS user account in SAP CAL (Cloud Appliance Library)

  1. AmazonEC2FullAccess
  2. ReadOnlyAccess
  3. AmazonVPCFullAccess
  4. AWSAccountUsageReportAccess

What to do next?

As soon as the Amazon cloud account is integrated in SAP CAL, you can choose any solution available within the repository. You can browse & choose the solution that you want to launch. Then, simply click on the solution to find out the virtual machines and their configurations that would be used in AWS. You should accept the license agreement before launching the solution. Your trial period would be started as soon as you accept license agreement. Use any solution for the period of 90 days once it is launched. You can keep the solution on continuously or suspend temporarily. When you suspend the instance, the hourly billing in your cloud account would be stopped. You just need to pay for the storage space being used to keep your data related to your servers.

You can also permanently terminate the solution to avoid data charges also. Once you terminate any solution, again to create the same instance, you need to wait at least 1 hour after the solution is launched.

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Some of the solutions available in SAP CAL are as follows….

  • SAP ERP 6.0 EHP8, version for SAP HANA SP11
  • SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition 1610 FPS01
  • SAP BW/4HANA 1.0 SP03 including BW/4 Content SP01
  • SAP SCM 7.0 EHP4, version for SAP HANA SP11
  • SAP CRM 7.0 EHP4, version for SAP HANA SP11

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