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SMP 2.x Enterprise Scale Mobility: Life Cycle Management


SAP Mobile Platform: Enterprise Readiness Built-Ins

The SAP Mobile Platform (SMP) is a one-of-a kind solution for enterprises that take mobility seriously. SMP provides you with state of the art technology guaranteeing enterprise ready operations, with built in features including Security, Performance, Supportability, Lifecycle Management and more.

In this series of SCN pages, we drill down into Enterprise Readiness.You'll find links to White Papers, How-To Guides, recorded presentations and demos, Blogs and other resources that dive deep into any of the five selected topics.

SMP Enterprise Readiness: Webinar Series

In addition to the assets that you find on below SCN pages, we - the SAP Mobile Rapid Innovation Group (RIG) - host a series of webinars around Enterprise Grade Mobility with SMP.

The webinars will be presented by mobility experts from within SAP: Every week, every Thursday, and they are free to attend! And yes, we'll post recordings a few days after the sessions.

SMP on Topic: Platform Life Cycle Management

Use these tabs to browse to the additional pages:

Enterprise Scale MobilityLife Cycle ManagementPerformanceSecuritySupportability
Overview & ResourcesRecordings from Webinar Series

What do we mean by Lifecycle Management?

Lifecycle management in this area pertains to information valuable to the various phases of the project lifecycle from planning to daily operations.  This topic includes information you will need for starting a SMP project like system landscape information, system planning and sizing.  It also includes topics needed for deployment like installation, creating a highly available environment as well as help with the operation of the SMP Landscape.

The following list of links is by no means complete. In particular, the product documentation contains a lot more, valuable informatoin that will help you through the different phases of the product lifecycle.

Planning Phase

Provides a functional understanding of the technology to assist in making informed decisions about choosing the correct mobile technology to use for a particular use case. It includes some level of detail about the internal workings of the platform.

Helps to understand the different technology options and sizing considerations. Making these assessments and decisions early in the process is essential in ensuring a successful project rollout.

A companion document to the Sizing Guide. It provides some adjacent data points and examples of their usage in the context of sizing.

This part of the product documentation discusses a number of requirements, like: Host Platform Requirements, SAP Interoperability Requirements, Network Requirements, and others.

Discusses different landscape options and helps with chosing

A blog helping with the minimum requirements for MobiLink.


This section of the product documentation includes worksheets.

  • How to Install SUP in a Cluster Environment Using Microsoft Cluster Failover in SUP 2.2 and SUP 2.1

This white paper explains step by step on how to configure and install Sybase Unwired Platform 2.2.x cluster using Microsoft Cluster Failover

Product Documentation

A brief publication explaining how to install the IBM DB2 driver and configure a connection to the DB2 server in SUP.

Learn how to configure the ASA JDBC driver connection to add pooling options.

A simple but very useful guide to setup the relay server component and setup SUP 2.1.x to use the relay server for coms with mobile device

This technical document explains how to install the Microsoft JDBC driver and configure a connection to the Microsoft SQL Server in SUP.

  • Configuring Logs in Sybase Control Center
    The Relay server is used as a Revers Proxy, to allow the SMP server to communicate outside the firewall. You have to configure the relay server details in the SMP server and @Sharvari tells you how to achieve that.

Once you Run

Related Resources

If you're not already familiar with these technologies, then now is the time to become familiar! The reason is: they are on the SAP roadmap.
In preparation for that, here's a set of presentation that will give you an overview of what OSGi is, why it is needed, and how the OSGi Framework handles the software you develop; whatSpring Framework is and how it has been combined with OSGi to create Spring Dynamic Modules, and lastly, how Maven works and how its behavior can be adapted to suit the needs of your particular project.

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