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Enable SAP BTP, Kyma Runtime

February 19, 2021
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October 21, 2020
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. For example, the Kyma runtime is using `Istio` to bring a Service Mesh to you. You will learn how to enable the SAP BTP, Kyma runtime.

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  • How to enable the SAP BTP, Kyma runtime trial.
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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. In case you have the necessary entitlements set, continue with Step 2 of this tutorial.

  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 enabled. If you have a new trial account, the needed entitlements 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 in order to continue. Without the entitlement you won’t be able to enable the Kyma runtime for your 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. Navigate to the subaccount where the Kyma runtime entitlement is assigned and delete the entitlement. You can also continue with this tutorial in the entitled subaccount.

    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.

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

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In the background, a new Kubernetes cluster is being set up where the Kyma runtime and all its components will run on. This might take up 60 min.

To continue with this tutorial, you need to wait until the enablement is finished. You can still use the SAP BTP trial or close the window as the setup process will continue automatically.

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To learn more about the Kyma environment and its functionality, see:

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Step 3: Create role collection for your Kyma user

Once you’ve enabled the Kyma runtime, the last step is to assign your user the role needed 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 assign the admin role as it allows you to have full access to the full feature set provided by the Kyma runtime trial.

  1. Create a role collection to which you assign the required role.

    This will allow you to later add additional roles, if you’re using other services in combination with the Kyma runtime.

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