A secure and stable connection with SAP BTP is required to consume data from an on-premise back-end system like SAP S/4HANA. This can be achieved with Cloud Connector, which is a component that is installed on a Windows or Linux machine in the on-premise landscape.
In this lesson, you will learn where to download Cloud Connector and how to install and configure the connectivity between SAP BTP and SAP S/4HANA.
You will require the following access / authorizations:
- Admin access to the system/server you’re going to install the Cloud Connector on
- Personal user with admin authorizations on the SAP S/4HANA system
Download and Install Cloud Connector
The Cloud Connector can be downloaded from this link https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#cloud. If Java is not installed on the server, it is also necessary to download and install Java.
You can download the zip archive (Portable) for development use cases or the MSI installer for productive usage for Windows. It is recommended to use the MSI installer as this will install Cloud Connector as a Service on the server.
We will use the Windows version in this tutorial, but Linux and Mac versions are also available, as shown in the figure.
Once downloaded, run the MSI installer package and follow the on-screen installation guide. The Cloud Connector starts automatically once the installation is finished.