Get your own SAP CPI tenant
Updated 2020 July
As with all thing digital that evolves they change from time to time. The same is true for CPI.
The CPI is now bundled as a part of the SAP Cloud Integration Suite that you can signup to a free trial for.
I would recommend this guide for it.
Since the SAP CPI system was the first release as HCI, it was pretty difficult to get access to try out what the tool could do. You could only get it if your where an SAP Partner for a fee or customer and had purchased access.
It has been one of the biggest requests on my SAP CPI course to get a test system. A few weeks back it was possible to get access to CPI and Integration Content Advisor as a part of the Open SAP Course on CPI. I did find that it was a shared tenant, that multiple users got access to.
Now you have the option to get one in the new Cloud Foundry Environment that is moving to Google, AWS, and Azure. You can also get access to productive tenants in the environment, though I remember that only AWS is GA at the moment.
I created a short video to show how to get access.
I hope that you find it useful.
Login error. If you have logged in to your CPI application before you have assigned the roles. You will need to log off (use /logoff in the tenant url) or open the link to go Application in private mode.
Cannot open iflows or deployment takes a long time: I have seen it can take quite some time to create and deploy your first iflow. I created a new instance then I could not edit an iflow i had created. After some time I could edit it. Once I tried to deploy it said the first deployment could take 30 minutes. I had to wait again and then I could deploy. So have patience with the tool, try again tomorrow or in 1 hour.
There are some limitations that Basic HTTP does not work, so you cannot start an iflow it HTTP/SOAP adapter. I assume that it will be fixed. So if you want to run iflows you will need to use Scheduled. You can use SSL certificate to authenticate like shown here.
Learn SAP CPI with me
You can learn SAP CPI with me on this page. I have a free course that teach your SAP CPI and then an advanced course that gives you more details about how to use the application.
You can view the content and buy it here.