Local Network Access for SAP

If you wish to configure your system so it will always work locally you’ll need to do a few things:

  • Change oracle virtual Box network connection type to NAT and add Port Forwarding Rules
    • Once complete, your VM will be assigned an IP address of 10.0.x.x.  Usually 10.0.2.15
  • If this IP differs from 10.0.2.15, ensure the appropriate guest IP is entered within the port forwarding screen
  • Update the IP address within /etc/hosts to match the IP from the prior step (10.0.2.15)
  • Update your SAP GUI connection parameters to point to 127.0.0.1 

Step by Step Instructions (with screenshots)
  1. Set the Virtual Machine network type to NAT and click on Port Forwarding.  
    1. Enter the following Port Forwarding Rules (screenshot)

  1. Now that we’ve set our Network type to NAT and configured Port forwarding, we must make sure that our SAP IP address is updated to the new 10.0.2.15 
    • run ifconfig in terminal
    • Update your /etc/hosts file to reflect this new IP address (10.0.2.15) for vhcalnplci by typing : sudo nano /etc/hosts (see second half of screenshot below)

  1. Finally, update your SAP GUI connection info to represent the IP address: 127.0.0.1 (screenshot)

Now you should be good to take your SAP environment with you 🙂
If you have any issues with connecting, make sure to restart your virtual machine and boot SAP back up:
Step 1: Open terminal
Step 2: su npladm
Step 3: startsap all
April 11, 2018

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