Before you begin (Duet Enterprise)
Published: December 16, 2010
This article describes how the process of deploying Duet Enterprise requires a coordinated effort between a SharePoint administrator and SAP administrator. The article also introduces the Deployment worksheet and recommends the order or tasks in which to deploy Duet Enterprise for Microsoft SharePoint and SAP.
Deploying Duet Enterprise is a coordinated effort
To deploy Duet Enterprise, a SharePoint administrator installs and configures the Duet Enterprise SharePoint Add-on on servers in the SharePoint farm and an SAP administrator installs and configures the Duet Enterprise SAP Add-on on a SAP NetWeaver server in the SAP environment.
In some organizations, the SharePoint and SAP administrators might be the same person. Because SharePoint administration and SAP administration are different specialties, these administrators are typically different people. The deployment procedures for the SharePoint administrator and SAP administrator are provided in two separate documentation sets.
Procedures for SharePoint administrators are provided in the content that you are now reading.
Procedures for SAP administrators are provided in the Duet Enterprise SAP Deployment Guide. SAP documentation is available on the SAP Support Portal (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=205294).
To find the SAP documentation, in the left pane of the SAP Support Portal site, expand SAP Business Suite Applications, expand Duet Enterprise, expand Duet Enterprise 1.0, and then download the appropriate guide.
During installation, the SharePoint administrator and SAP administrator must provide information and files to one another. These files and information are needed to configure Duet Enterprise in the other environment. For example, when you are preparing a Web application for Duet Enterprise, the SharePoint administrator must provide the URL of that Web application to the SAP administrator so that the SAP administrator can associate that URL with an end-point in the SAP system. In addition, server certificates must be exchanged and trusted. This requires a coordinated and collaborative effort between the SharePoint administrator and SAP administrator. To help make this coordination easy, the SharePoint and SAP administrators can use the Deployment worksheet (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=205392) to hand-off information, names of files, and locations of files to one another. Use this worksheet in the accompanying Prepare for deployment (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=205404) section to record information that you will need as you proceed with deployment.
If you are both the SharePoint administrator and SAP administrator for your organization, start your deployment by using the procedures that are described in Deployment steps for SharePoint administrators (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=205405). When you reach a point at which you must have information or a file from the SAP administrator, switch roles and start to work through the steps in the Duet Enterprise SAP Deployment Guide until you have provided the information or files that the SharePoint administrator needs. You can switch back and forth across the separate documentation sets in this manner until all procedures in both documentation sets have been completed. SAP documentation is available on the SAP Support Portal (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=205294).
If different people or teams are deploying Duet Enterprise in the SharePoint and SAP systems, each administrator can work on deployment until he or she needs information from the other administrator. Each administrator can start to deploy Duet Enterprise at the same time as the other administrator or at different times. However, because each has to provide information and files to the other, both administrators have to coordinate the deployment so that neither causes a work stoppage during the process.
Hand off points
We recommend that you use the Deployment worksheet (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=205392) to hand off information that is needed by the other administrator. Even if a single administrator is deploying Duet Enterprise in both the SharePoint and SAP systems, the deployment worksheet makes it easy to keep track of information that will be needed in a later procedure. Note also that some information that is provided by the SharePoint administrator will be used by the SharePoint administrator in a later procedure.
Order of installation
Most procedures to deploy and configure Duet Enterprise do not have to be completed in a particular order. However, to eliminate possible problems, we recommend that you install Duet Enterprise by completing the procedures in the order that is listed in Deployment Steps for SharePoint administrators (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=205405).