AWS Launch Wizard for SAP supports integration with Amazon Route53 for domain naming and routing outbound internet connections via your own Proxy Servers

Posted on: Jul 10, 2020

AWS Launch Wizard for SAP is now integrated with Amazon Route53 as the Domain name system. Starting today, you can choose a Route53 hosted zone as the domain name system for SAP systems deployed with AWS Launch Wizard. Launch Wizard creates DNS records in the chosen Route53 hosted zone eliminating the need to maintain /etc/hosts file entries for each of the EC2 instances being deployed as part of the deployment. Since it’s not possible for two instances in the same domain to have same hostname, Launch Wizard validates the user input to ensure that the record does not exist already, thereby avoiding deployment failures. 

In addition, AWS Launch Wizard for SAP now supports routing outbound internet connections using Proxy Servers. It is common for many customers to use AWS Internet gateway, which is a horizontally scaled, redundant, and highly available VPC component that allows communication between your VPC and the internet. If you want to use your Proxy Server to route outbound internet traffic from the VPC, Launch Wizard provides Proxy Server address/No Proxy parameters. Proxy Server address parameters are used for internet bound traffic. No Proxy setting parameter is used to route intranet traffic, traffic within a VPC, and to AWS services for which customers have created endpoints. Launch Wizard configures HTTP_PROXY and HTTP_NO_PROXY parameter values in the EC2 instances that are launched for SAP systems appropriately. 

AWS Launch Wizard for SAP integration with Route53 and Proxy feature is available today in US East (N. Virginia), EU (Frankfurt), South America (Sao Paulo), US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), US East (Ohio), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), EU (London), EU (Paris), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Seoul) and EU (Stockholm) AWS Regions. To get started, please see documentation