SAP NetWeaver 7.3: AEX: A New Installation Option for SAP NetWeaver PI

  • by Elke Doering, SAP AG
  • Peter Gutsche, SAP AG
  • December 7, 2010
Gain a good understanding of how you can use the new installation option of Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) and for which business cases it is the option of choice. In addition, get an overview of how to work with this new installation option in SAP NetWeaver 7.3.
Key Concept
Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX) is a new installation option of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI) available as of release SAP NetWeaver 7.3. It provides a complete set of design, configuration, and runtime components that enables you to set up, run, and monitor integration scenarios.

As of release SAP NetWeaver 7.3, there’s a new installation option for SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (SAP NetWeaver PI), the Advanced Adapter Engine Extended (AEX). AEX is based on the Java stack only. However, it provides a complete integration middleware solution, including the Advanced Adapter Engine (AAE) as a runtime environment and the Enterprise Services Repository (ES Repository) and Integration Directory as a design and configuration environment. Compared to the standard dual-stack installation option of SAP NetWeaver PI, AEX is cost saving and easier to maintain. You can use AEX either standalone or with a standard installation of SAP NetWeaver PI.

We will introduce the new installation option and provide detailed information on the use cases for which AEX is the medium of choice. We also briefly show how to set up and run integration scenarios based on AEX.

Elke Doering

Elke Doering joined SAP in 1995 and accompanied the development of SAP NetWeaver PI from the beginning. She works as a quality expert in the area of SAP NetWeaver Process Integration and service-oriented architecture.

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Peter Gutsche

Peter Gutsche joined SAP in 1999 with a university degree in physics. As an expert in the topic area of SOA middleware, he is responsible for writing product documentation about SAP NetWeaver Process Integration.

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