Continuous Integration/Deployment for SAP Cloud SDK Applications
In my last blog, we’ve create a Hello Application easily without any coding and deployed it to the cloud.
In this blog, let’s explore the continuous integration and continuous delivery for the application which SAP has prepared for us a template which is ready for our use.
Push Your Codes to Git
- Install Git client if you haven’t done so. (Windows:
choco install git)
- Setup Git
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
git config --global user.name "Your Name"
.gitignore file to your project folder. The file should contain one line:
4. Init and commit local repository
git add .
git commit -m "Your commit message"
4. Create a new remote repository on GitHub or GitLab.
5. Push to your remote repository
git remote add origin <repository_url>
git push -u origin master
If you don’t want to go through above steps, you can reuse my repository at https://github.com/pacroy/sap-cloud-sdk-hello-spring
Setup a Linux-based Server with Docker
One way is to get one on Azure if you have active subscription. Follow my blog:
Here are instructions to setup your own Docker on Azure with an Ubuntu server.medium.com
Note: I recommend to select VM size with at least 2 vCores with 7GB of RAM.
Setting up Cx Server
Transfer required files from
cx-server folder to your Linux server using command
scp (Mac). For Windows, you may use Putty (
choco install putty).
scp -r cx-server your.server.com:~
This will transfer the
cx-server folder to home directory.
Login to your Linux with SSH and set ‘Execute’ permission of
chmod +x cx-server
Optional: You may also update the
server.cfg by setting your preferred
Once ready, execute the script with sudo.
sudo ./cx-server start
The script will run and create a docker container for S/4HANA Cloud SDK Cx Server. This will take a while.
pacroy@docker:~/cx-server$ sudo ./cx-server start
Checking for newer version of this script on github (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/SAP/cloud-s4-sdk-pipeline-docker/master/s4sdk-jenkins-master/cx-server/cx-server)... no newer version detected.
Starting docker container for S/4HANA Cloud SDK Cx Server.
>> docker pull s4sdk/jenkins-master:latest
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Status: Downloaded newer image for s4sdk/jenkins-master:latest
>> docker run -u 1000:117 --name s4sdk-jenkins-master -d -p 8080:8080 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock -v jenkins_home_volume:/var/jenkins_home s4sdk/jenkins-master:latest
Waiting for the S/4HANA Cloud SDK Cx server to start......... success.
You may need to setup firewall to allow incoming connection to your configured port. Here is what I did to my server on Azure:
Now, you can access your Jenkins instance.
Add a new ‘Pipeline’ job.
Configure job to process pipeline from Git per below.
Before building the project, make sure your Jenkins has at least 2 executors.
Build the project. If everything is good, the project should be successfully completed. Open Blue Ocean view to see the pipeline.