Update windows hosts file
SAP recently moved some BW functionality out of SAPGUI onto a web browser. In oder to configure SAP and your browser you’ll need to navigate to:
C: Windows > System32 > drivers > etc > hosts
You won’t be able to modify the hosts file unless you first right click on the file and update the properties related to security. Ensure this file has full access to be updated from the security tab. Once that’s done, open the hosts file in a text editor / notepad.
Add the same line from step 3 above to this hosts file as well:
your.ip.address vhcalnplci vhcalnplci.dummy.nodomain
Activate BW objects:
Log out of SAP* and log in as developer. Go to transaction RSTCO_ADMIN. Click on the button Start Installation. If you’d like, you can monitor the job within transaction SM37. The activation job should run 15-30 minutes.
When this job completes you’re good to go! Have fun developing in SAP or SAP BW.
Troubleshooting – Starting and Stopping SAP
Log onto your Ubuntu Server and type
Type in your SAP admin password you set during the SAP installation (the alphanumeric one).
Your terminal window will change and you’ll now be using the npladm user. To start SAP type:
You’ll need to manually start SAP this way if you ever restart your ubuntu server