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Enable SAP Cloud Platform, Kyma Runtime

December 3, 2020
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October 21, 2020
Enable SAP Cloud Platform, Kyma runtime on SAP Cloud Platform trial.

You will learn

  • How to enable the Kyma runtime trial on your SAP Cloud Platform account


Step 1: Set entitlements

If the entitlement for the Kyma runtime trial has not be activated the button Enable Kyma will not be shown. The following steps detail the process of enabling the entitlement.

  1. In the left-hand menu, click Entitlements.

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    Use the search field to search for Kyma in order to check if you have the needed entitlements already enabled. If you have a fairly new trial account, the entitlement should automatically be added to your account as seen in the screenshot below.

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  2. In case you don’t have the entitlement in your account you need to add it now in order to continue. Without the entitlement you won’t be able to enable the Kyma runtime for your SAP Cloud Platform account.

    Click Configure Entitlements.

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    Click Add Service Plans to add the Kyma Runtime entitlement to your account.

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    Search for Kyma, check the trial checkbox and click Add 1 Service Plan.

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    In case you see the message You have already used all the global account quota for this service plan. To add this service plan, purchase more quota or remove quota from other subaccounts You already have the Kyma Runtime entitlement used in another subaccount. Look for the subaccount where the Kyma runtime entitlement is assigned too and delete it or use it there.

    Click Save to save the newly added service plan.

If you want to learn more about entitlements, visit the Add a New Entitlement to Your Subaccount tutorial.

Go back to the Overview with help of the menu item on the left-hand-side. You should see the Kyma Environment tab.

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Step 2: Enable the Kyma environment

Now that you’ve made sure the Kyma entitlement is set, you can click Enable Kyma to trigger the enablement of the Kyma environment on your SAP Cloud Platform account. This will cause the SAP Cloud Platform to prepare everything for you to create a new cluster at a later point where you can use your Kyma environment.

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In the popup, enter your cluster name of choice and click Create.

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What happens now is that, in the background, a fresh and new Kubernetes cluster is spinning up where the Kyma runtime and all its components are being installed. This might take a while until it’s finished with the setup process.

Kyma itself is a runtime deployed on a Kubernetes cluster and is using all sorts of services to provide you an easy to use environment for your applications and services to run in. In example, the Kyma runtime is using Istio to bring a Service Mesh to you.

You need to wait until this process is finished before you can continue with this tutorial.

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To learn more about the Kyma environment and its functionality you can visit the official documentation under the following links:

Or visit the project “Kyma” - Enablement Content on YouTube.

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Step 3: Create role collection for your Kyma user

You have your Kyma runtime enabled and a cluster created. The last step is to give your user the needed role to be able to access the Kyma console UI. There are two different roles available for you to choose from: KymaRuntimeNamespaceAdmin and KymaRuntimeNamespaceUser.

In this tutorial you will give your user the admin role as it allows you to have full access to all functionality provided by the Kyma runtime trial.

  1. Create a role collection where you assign the needed role

    This will allow you to later add additional roles to it if you’re using other services of the SAP Cloud Platform in combination with Kyma runtime.

    In the left-hand menu, click Security > Role Collections. From there click the plus icon ( + ) to create a new collection.

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  2. In the popup, provide a name for the collection, and click Create.

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  3. Locate your created role collection in the table below and click its name to open the collection detail screen.

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  4. In the role collection detail screen, click Edit to add roles to it.

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    Locate the two-box-icon in order to open up the roles catalogue. The roles catalogue contains all available roles on SAP Cloud Platform including the Kyma runtime roles.

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    Search for the role KymaRuntimeNamespaceAdmin and add it to your collection by checking the checkbox. Click Add to finish up the process.

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    While still in edit mode, you want to assign your user ID to the role collection. Locate the Users section and enter your email address into the ID field – the UI should give you a nice autocompletion.

    Click on Save.

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Step 4: Open Kyma runtime console UI

Go back to the overview of your subaccount, if not already done. From there click Link to Dashboard.

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The dashboard or Kyma console UI is your graphical playground for managing and deploying applications or services on the Kyma runtime. With the dashboard you can not only deploy or delete deployments but also manage them for scale, expose them over self-defined API Rules and much more.

To learn more about the capabilities and features of the Kyma, runtime follow the Kyma tutorials, blog posts, read the documentation or check out the YouTube videos. If you aren’t aware, there is also a Kyma slack channel where you can ask questions to the active community.

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