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Core Components, 2019

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SaaS Provisioning Service Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry REST APIs for Managing Multitenant Applications [AWS, Azure, or GCP Regions]

You can manage multitenant applications using new REST APIs to subscribe tenants, update dependencies, get registration details, and more.

See Using SaaS Provisioning Service APIs to Manage Multitenant Applications.

New 2019-11-21
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 1.20.0

The SAP Java buildpack has been updated from version 1.19.0 to 1.20.0.

  • The handling of the skiperrors tag in the Dynatrace framework has been extended.

  • The Headroom property has been adopted in Memory Calculator V2 (Java Buildpack Memory Calculator).

  • fasterxml.jackson.databind has been updated to version 2.9.10.1.

  • cf-java-logging-support has been updated to version 3.0.5.

  • SAP HANA drivers have been updated to versions 2.5.24 and 1.120.53.

  • PostgreSQL JDBC drivers have been updated from version 42.2.6 to 42.2.8.

New 2019-11-21
Cloud Foundry Environment Data-Driven Insights Cloud Foundry New Service A new service that applies machine learning to automate the management and processing of large amounts of business documents is now available. Use Document Classification in a wide range of business scenarios and adapt it to your special requirements. See Document Classification documentation. Announcement 2019-11-12
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
Flagging Production-Relevant Subaccounts for SAP Support [AWS, Azure, or GCP Regions] You can now flag your subaccounts that are used for production purposes by selecting the new User for production option when you create or edit a subaccount. By selecting this option, you can help SAP Support to take appropriate action when handling incidents related to mission-critical accounts in production systems. See Create a Subaccount in the Cloud Foundry Environment, Create a Subaccount in the Neo Environment, and Change Subaccount Details. New 2019-11-07
Python Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Python Versions 3.4.x

The Cloud Foundry Python buildpack is planning to remove the support for Python versions 3.4.x and no longer include them. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8753Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available in the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment by the end of November 2019. Please migrate your Python applications to supported versions of Python before that time. Unless you are manually specifying a version of Python for the buildpack to use, no action is required.

Announcement 2019-11-08
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 1.19.0

The SAP Java buildpack has been updated from version 1.18.0 to 1.19.0.

  • Debug on demand has been enabled for SapMachine.

  • The Audit Log Service has been updated from version 2.0.37 to 2.0.41.

  • The Auditlog Java client API has been updated from version 2.0.15 to 2.0.16.

  • com.fasterxml.jackson has been updated to version 2.9.10.

  • java-buildpack-memory-calculator has been updated to version 3.13.0.RELEASE.

New 2019-11-08
Cloud Foundry Environment Data-Driven Insights Cloud Foundry New Service A new service that applies machine learning to match and classify data records automatically is now available. Data Attribute Recommendation can be used, for example, to enrich missing attributes of a data record and classify incoming product information. See Data Attribute Recommendation documentation. Announcement 2019-10-22
Neo Environment Platform Foundation Neo Disapproved Certificates

As of 21 November 2019, the certificates with the following aliases will no longer be trusted by SAP, and therefore removed from the Java trust store for the Neo environment:

  • verisignclass2_g1

  • tc_trust_class_2_l1_ca_xi

  • tc_trust_class_2_ii

  • verisignclass2_g3

  • verisignclass4_g2

  • verisignclass1ca [jdk]

  • verisignclass1_g2

  • verisignclass1_g3

  • verisignclass4_g3

For more information about the certificate names and SHA-1, see Trusted Certificate Authorities for Outbound SSL Connections.

The change will become effective when you restart your Java application after 21st November.

If you are using any of these certificates, switch to any other from the list of trusted certificates. See Trusted Certificate Authorities for Outbound SSL Connections. You can do that in one of the following ways:

Changed 2019-10-24
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry System Buildpacks as Offline Buildpacks

The community system buildpacks are shipped as offline buildpacks now. Offline buildpacks don't require internet access during the staging process. They support only the dependency versions that are packaged.

We recommend specifying the buildpack version in the application manifest instead of depending on system buildpacks.

See https://docs.cloudfoundry.org/buildpacks/depend-pkg-offline.htmlInformation published on non-SAP site

Announcement 2019-10-10
Alibaba Cloud (Beta) Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry New Infrastructure Provider Alibaba Cloud is now available as a new infrastructure provider in beta in the Cloud Foundry environment. Announcement 2019-09-26
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 11.2.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 11.0.0 to 11.2.0

New 2019-09-26
Java Applications Platform Foundation Neo Restart Notifications After a release of new OS security patches, you will be notified via email for applications and processes that you need to restart to apply the patches. Notifications will be done via Cloud Availability Center. To receive notifications, please check that your contact details are up-to-date in the Cloud Availability CenterInformation published on SAP site. New 2019-11-21
Region Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry US West (WA) US West (WA) (cf-us20) is available as a new region running on Microsoft Azure for use with enterprise accounts. See Regions . New 2019-09-26
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 1.18.0

The SAP Java buildpack has been updated from version 1.16.2 to 1.18.0.

  • The usage of vmtag is removed in version 1.17.0 and above of the SAP Java buildpack.

  • The set logging level command has been enabled in the xs-cf-cli-plugin plugin for SAPMachine JVM.

  • org.apache.commons.commons-compress has been updated from version 1.18 to 1.19.

  • SAP HANA drivers have been updated to version 2.5.17.

  • PostgreSQL JDBC drivers have been updated to version 42.2.6.

  • cf-java-logging-support has been updated to version 3.0.4.

  • SAPJVM has been updated to version 81.59.59.

  • Jco Cloud has been updated from version 3.1.1.23 to 3.1.1.25.

  • The XSUAA client libraries have been updated to version 2.19.0.

New 2019-09-26
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry When staging an application with a bound Dynatrace service instance with the “skiperrors” : "true" flag, everything is configured correctly. In previous versions of the buildpack, if Dynatrace was unavailable or the credentials were not correct, the setting Dynatrace One Agent in javaopts was not configured correctly. Changed 2019-09-26
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Consuming

Azure Database for PostgreSQL from SAP Cloud Platform

You can now consume the Azure Database for PostgreSQL service from SAP Cloud Platform using your own Microsoft Azure subscription. This remote service, including Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) - PostgreSQL, can be consumed in SAP Cloud Platform using either an enterprise account or a Cloud Foundry trial account.

See Managing Resource Providers [AWS, Azure, or GCP Regions] and Backing Services Strategy.

New 2019-09-26
Applications Platform Foundation Neo Change of the Default Session Timeout Adopting industry-accepted security standards, SAP Cloud Platform is changing the default timeout of web sessions from 20 minutes to 15 minutes. The default session timeout is the amount of time a user can remain inactive before the server ends the session and requires a new login. The change will be implemented gradually within the next months for both HTML5 and Java applications. This change may also require adoption by HTML clients executing long running operations or client side calculations – for example, browser scripts or automation tools using REST APIs. Changed 2019-09-17
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 11.0.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 9.5.0 to 11.0.0

New 2019-09-05
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 1.16.2 The SAP Java buildpack has been updated from version 1.15.1 to 1.16.2. New 2019-09-05
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry XS Security Library Version 2.16.4 XS Security Library has been updated to version 2.16.4. New 2019-09-05
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry DNS Caching

From buildpack version 1.15.1 onwards the SAP JVM/SAPMachine DNS caching is disabled by default and BOSH DNS caching is applied instead.

From version 1.16.2 applications can now choose to switch back to SAPJVM/SAPMachine DNS caching instead of BOSH DNS caching by using the following environment variable - JBP_CONFIG_DNS_CACHE: "[enabled: false]".

Changed 2019-09-05
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Error Handling with "skiperrors" Flag Error handling for the “skiperrors” flag is now fixed and it handles all errors during the download of an agent. You can use it by adding "skiperrors" : "true" to the Dynatrace service instance credentials. As a result, when staging an application with a bound Dynatrace service instance, you can skip potential errors during the download of the agent, so that the application is staged successfully. Changed 2019-09-05
Support Components Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Cleanup of BC-NEO-CF The component BC-NEO-CF and all its subcomponents BC-NEO-CF-* are renamed to BC-CP-CF and BC-CP-CF-*. For example, component BC-NEO-CF-ACS is changed to BC-CP-CF-ACS. Changed 2019-08-15
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
Exporting Cost Information for Global Accounts When you export data to a Microsoft Excel file in the Global Account Overview page, information about the costs for global accounts that use the consumption-based commercial model is now included. See Monitoring Usage and Consumption Costs [AWS, Azure, or GCP Regions]. New 2019-08-15
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
Filtering Subaccounts for Assigning Entitlements When configuring entitlements and quotas from a global account, you can now filter subaccounts by role, environment and region. This option is available for global accounts with more than 20 subaccounts. See Configure Entitlements and Quotas for Subaccounts. New 2019-08-01
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 1.15.1 The SAP Java buildpack has been updated from version 1.14.0 to 1.15.1. New 2019-08-01
Email Notifications Platform Foundation Neo Direct Link to DB When you receive an email about a required database migration, you will be able to open the respective system in the cockpit with one click directly from the email message. New 2019-08-01
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Disable Default DNS Caching You can now disable the default SAP JVM/SAPMachine DNS caching instead of the BOSH DNS caching. Changed 2019-08-01
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Fix for Escaping Whitespaces Whitespaces in the names of organizations and spaces are no longer escaped in versions 1.15.1 and above of SAP Java buildpack. In earlier versions, the staging of an application fails when a whitespace exists in the organization or space name. If you are using whitespaces in your orgs and spaces, switch to the latest buildpack version, or replace the whitespaces with other characters. Changed 2019-08-01
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 9.5.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 9.3.0 to 9.5.0

New 2019-08-01
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 9.3.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 9.2.0 to 9.3.0

v9.3.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-07-18
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Consuming Non-SAP Commercial Services

You can now consume remote services from non-SAP cloud vendors in SAP Cloud Platform. Currently, you can consume only PostgreSQL from Amazon Web Services. Additional supported vendors and service consumables are in the pipeline.

See Managing Resource Providers [AWS, Azure, or GCP Regions] and Configure Entitlements and Quotas for Subaccounts.

New 2019-07-18
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry SapMachine You can now use SapMachine, instead of the default SAP JVM. See SapMachine. New 2019-07-18
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version Update

Apache Tomcat has been updated from version 8.5.40 to 8.5.42

Apache TomEE 7 has been updated from version 7.0.5 to 7.0.6

New 2019-07-18
Go Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Go Versions 1.11.x

The Cloud Foundry Go buildpack is planning to remove the support for Go versions 1.11.x and no longer include them. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8674Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available in the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment by the end of August 2019. Please migrate your Go applications to supported versions of Go before that time. Unless you are manually specifying a version of Go for the buildpack to use, no action is required.

Announcement 2019-07-18
PHP Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating nginx Versions 1.15.x

The Cloud Foundry PHP buildpack is planning to remove the support for nginx versions 1.15.x and no longer include them. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8673Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available in the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment by the end of August 2019. Please migrate your PHP applications to supported versions of nginx before that time. Unless you are manually specifying a version of nginx for the buildpack to use, no action is required.

In addition, the default version of nginx will be bumped to 1.17.x at this time.

Announcement 2019-07-18
Staticfile Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating nginx Versions 1.15.x

The Cloud Foundry Staticfile buildpack is planning to remove the support for nginx versions 1.15.x and no longer include them. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8672Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available in the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment by the end of August 2019. Please migrate your staticfile applications to supported versions of nginx before that time. Unless you are manually specifying a version of nginx for the buildpack to use, no action is required.

In addition, the default version of nginx will be bumped to 1.17.x at this time.

Announcement 2019-07-18
R Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating R Versions 3.4.x & 3.5.x

The Cloud Foundry R buildpack is planning to remove the support for R versions 3.4.x & 3.5.x and no longer include them. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8671Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available in the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment by the end of August 2019. Please migrate your R applications to supported versions of R before that time. Unless you are manually specifying a version of R for the buildpack to use, no action is required.

Announcement 2019-07-18
.NET Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating .NET Versions 1.0.x & 1.1.x

The Cloud Foundry .NET Core buildpack is planning to remove the support for dotnet-runtime versions 1.0.x & 1.1.x and no longer include them. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8670Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available in the SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry environment by the end of August 2019. Please migrate your .NET applications to supported versions of dotnet-runtime before that time. Unless you are manually specifying a version of dotnet-runtime for the buildpack to use, no action is required.

Announcement 2019-07-18
Region Platform Foundation Neo US West (Colorado Springs) US West (Colorado Springs) (neo-us4) is available as a new region for use with enterprise accounts. See Regions and Hosts Available for the Neo Environment. New 2019-07-04
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version Update

SAP HANA drivers have been updated to version 2.5.6 and 1.120.52.

Instance Manager has been updated to version 1.15.4.

cf-java-logging-support has been updated to version 3.0.0.

Announcement 2019-07-04
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 9.2.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 9.1.0 to 9.2.0

v9.2.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-07-04
Planning and Lifecycle Management Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
  • ABAP
Best Practices

We've added two sections on how to plan and implement failover on SAP Cloud Platform to the SAP Cloud Platform Planning and Lifecycle-Management Guide.

See Planning Failover on SAP Cloud Platform and Implementing Failover.

New 2019-06-20
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 9.1.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 9.0.0 to 9.1.0

v9.1.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-06-20
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Memory Calculator V2

Memory Calculator V2 is now the default memory calculator instead of SAP JVM Memory Calculator. See Memory Calculator V2.

In case of problems with staging an application that is using the new default memory calculator, try the following:

  • Pin the application to a previous verison of the buildpack;

  • Switch the application to the SAP JVM Memory Calculator: set the environment variable MEMORY_CALCULATOR_V1: true.

Announcement 2019-06-20
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version Update

SAPJVM has been updated to version 81.55.55.

JCo has been updated from version 3.0.3 to version 3.2.0.

Announcement 2019-06-20
Node.js System Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Node.js v11.x

The Cloud Foundry Node.js system buildpack is planning to remove support for Node.js versions 11.x and no longer include them. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8631Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of June or July 2019. If you are manually specifying a version of Node.js for the buildpack to use or if you have customized your Node.js buildpack, you need to change your applications before that. Otherwise, no action is required.

Announcement 2019-06-20
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
Show Costs of Global Account

In global accounts licensed with the consumption-based commercial model (CPEA), you can now view and monitor the costs of services in the Global Account overview page in the cockpit.

See Monitoring Usage and Consumption Costs [AWS, Azure, or GCP Regions].

New 2019-06-20
Multitenancy Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Improved Error Handling for Subscriptions to Multitenant Applications The background process for subscribing to subaccount to multitenant applications in the cockpit have been optimized to improve error handling. In the event of an error, the job ID, component, dependencies, and error details are provided thus allowing application owners to report an incident with more precise details to help expedite the resolution of the incident. Changed 2019-06-20
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 9.0.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 8.1.0 to 9.0.0

v9.0.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-06-06
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
Redesigned Entitlements Page

Managing entitlements and quotas in the cockpit just got a lot easier!

You now have a completely redesigned Entitlements page that is simpler and more intuitive to use, as well as a brand new Subaccount Entitlements page accessible directly from your subaccount.

See Configure Entitlements and Quotas for Subaccounts.

New 2019-06-06
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 8.1.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 7.9.0 to 8.1.0

v8.1.0Information published on non-SAP site

v8.0.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.11.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.10.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-05-23
TLS Platform Foundation Neo TLS protocol ciphers

The following protocol ciphers are weak. Avoid using them for your applications. Instead, use the strong TLS protocol ciphers that SAP Cloud Platform supports. They are set to be used by default.

Weak protocol ciphers for TLS 1.2:

  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 (0x3c), 128 bit

  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256 (0x3d), 256 bit

  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0x2f), 128 bit

  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0x35), 256 bit

Weak protocol ciphers for TLS 1.0/1.1:

  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (0x2f), 128 bit
  • TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (0x35), 256 bit

Your application may communicate via a weak cipher in one of the following cases:

  • The application process is pinned to a weak cipher using the -Dhttps.cipherSuites JVM parameter. To switch to a strong cipher, unpin the process from the weak cipher.
  • The application communicates with an ABAP system that was not updated with SAP Note 2450794Information published on non-SAP site. To switch to a strong cipher, update the ABAP system with the latter note.

    There is a security patch available allowing SAP NetWeaver systems to communicate via the strong TLS 1.2 ciphers. See SAP Note 2708581Information published on SAP site.

Announcement 2019-05-23
Documentation Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
  • ABAP
Simplification

We have restructured and simplified the following sections in the SAP Cloud Platform documentation:

[Customer feedback]

Announcement 2019-05-23
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version Update Apache Tomcat has been updated from version 8.5.38 to version 8.5.40. Announcement 2019-05-23
Nginx Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Nginx v1.14.x

The Cloud Foundry Nginx buildpack is planning to remove support for Nginx version 1.14.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8596Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of June 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of Nginx for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your Nginx buildpack.

Announcement 2019-05-23
PHP Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating PHP v1.10.x

The Cloud Foundry PHP buildpack is planning to remove support for Nginx version 1.14.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8597Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of May or June 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of PHP for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your PHP buildpack.

Announcement 2019-05-23
Node.js System Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Node.js v6.x

The Cloud Foundry Node.js system buildpack is planning to change the default Node.js version from 6.x to 10.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8530?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,node.js,20,2,0,30403008Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of May or June 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of Node.js for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your Node.js buildpack.

Announcement 2019-05-23
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 7.7.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 7.7.0 to 7.9.0

v7.9.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.8.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-04-25
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Stack Removed The cflinuxfs2 stack, based on Ubuntu Trusty 14.04, has been removed. All applications that were still running on cflinuxfs2 have been centrally switched to cflinuxfs3. New 2019-04-25
Ruby Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Ruby 2.2.x and 2.3.x

The Cloud Foundry Ruby buildpack is planning to remove support for Ruby versions 2.2.x and 2.3.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/topic/notice_end_of_support_for/31034989?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,31034989Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of May or June 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of Ruby for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your Ruby buildpack.

Announcement 2019-04-25
Go Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Go v1.10.x

The Cloud Foundry Go buildpack is planning to remove support for Go version 1.10.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8588Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of May or June 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of Go for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your Go buildpack.

Announcement 2019-04-25
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 7.7.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 7.5.0 to 7.7.0

v7.7.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.6.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-04-11
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Stack Switch

All applications have been switched from cflinuxfs2 to cflinuxfs3. The old stack, cflinuxfs2 based on Ubuntu Trusty 14.04, is still available. Applications that specify cflinuxfs2 explicitly in the application manifest or use the -s option on the CF CLI, use the cflinuxfs2 stack again after the next deployment. See Changing StacksInformation published on non-SAP site.

On 25 April 2019 support for cflinuxfs2 ends and the stack is removed.

Announcement 2019-04-11
Java Runtime Platform Foundation Neo Deprecating Java EE 6 Web Profile

The Java EE 6 Web Profile runtime is deprecated. Support will be discontinued on 1 November 2019. See Java EE 6 Web Profile.

We recommend that you migrate your Java applications in the Neo environment to:

Announcement 2019-04-11
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry New Registration Process for Cloud Foundry Trial

As part of the registration for a new trial account in the Cloud Foundry environment, you must now verify your phone number by using a one-time SMS verification.

When you choose the Cloud Foundry Trial tile in the cockpit for the first time, you will be prompted to verify your phone number and log in again to finalize the trial account creation process.

New 2019-03-28
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version Updates

SAPJVM has been updated to version 81.52.52.

JCo has been updated to version 3.0.3.

The SAP HANA drivers have been updated to version 2.4.52.

The application name is set on CONNECT for the SAP HANA DataSource, this is required by the SAP HANA Trust Initiative.

Announcement 2019-03-28
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
Web Assistant: Your New In-App Help for the Cockpit

Your cockpit in-app help is now much easier and faster to use, giving you support exactly where you need it.

Simply enable the Web Assistant from the help icon in the header () and choose a hotspot or a tile from the carousel on the right side to get information about a specific element.

New 2019-03-28
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Stack Switch

Support for cflinuxfs2 ends on April 25, 2019.

To guarantee a smooth transition, please upgrade the stack to cflinuxfs3 before April 11, 2019. If the stack isn’t updated, your Cloud Foundry application might stop working during the planned automated switch from cflinuxfs2 to cflinuxfs3.

For more information about how to change the stack of your application , see Changing StacksInformation published on non-SAP site.

Announcement 2019-03-14
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 7.5.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 7.2.0 to 7.5.0

v7.5.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.4.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.3.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-03-14
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version Updates

SAPJVM has been updated to version 81.50.50.

XS Tomcat version 1.2.0 has been adopted with Apache Tomcat version 8.5.38.

Announcement 2019-03-14
Node.js System Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Node.js v6.x

The Cloud Foundry Node.js system buildpack is planning to remove support for Node.js versions 6.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8530Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of May or June 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of Node.js for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your Node.js buildpack.

Announcement 2019-03-14
Node.js System Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Node.js v6.x

The Cloud Foundry Node.js system buildpack is planning to change the default Node.js version from 6.x to 10.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8531Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of May or June 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of Node.js for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your Node.js buildpack.

Announcement 2019-03-14
Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Introducing Recipes: Guided Interactive Steps to Start Using Platform Services

With enterprise accounts you can now select, configure and consume services more easily through recipes - sets of guided interactive steps that help you achieve specific technical goals.

See Recipes.

New 2019-02-28
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 7.2.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 6.10.0 to 7.2.0

v7.2.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.1.0Information published on non-SAP site

v7.0.0Information published on non-SAP site

With this update SAP Cloud Platform, Cloud Foundry environment adds the NGINX and R community buildpacks.

New 2019-02-28
Multitenancy Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Registering Multitenant Business Applications in the Cloud Foundry Environment

You can now register multitenant business applications and services to the SaaS Provisioning service with their XSAppName instead of the AppID.

See Register the Multitenant Business Application to the SaaS Provisioning Service.

Changed 2019-02-14
Node.js System Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Node.js v9.11.x

The Cloud Foundry Node.js system buildpack is planning to remove support for Node.js versions 9.11.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8469Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of April or May 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that, if you are manually specifying a version of Node.js for the buildpack to use, or you have customized your Node.js buildpack.

Announcement 2019-02-01
Go Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating Go v1.8.x and v1.9.x

The Cloud Foundry Go buildpack is planning to remove support for Go versions 1.8.x and 1.9.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8467Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of April or May 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that.

Announcement 2019-02-01
Console Client Platform Foundation Neo Support for Java 9 and Above When working with the console client, you can now also use JRE 9 and above. See Console Client for the Neo Environment. Changed 2019-01-31
Node.js System Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 1.6.38 The Node.js system buildpack has been updated from v1.6.34 to v1.6.38. See v1.6.38Information published on non-SAP site. New 2019-01-31
Node.js System Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Reduced Application Maximum Header Size The Node.js system buildpack reduces the maximum supported header size for applications to 8kB, see https://github.com/cloudfoundry/nodejs-buildpack/issues/176Information published on non-SAP site. Please plan accordingly to adopt it in your applications. Announcement 2019-01-31
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry New Stack Available as Default

The stack cflinuxfs3 based on Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 is configured as the default stack. Support for cflinuxfs2 ends in April 2019. Applications that are still running on cflinuxfs2 at this time will be centrally switched to cflinuxfs3.

Newly pushed applications will run on cflinuxfs3 unless they explicitly specify cflinuxfs2. See Changing StacksInformation published on non-SAP site.

New 2019-01-31
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 6.10.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 6.5.0 to 6.10.0

v6.10.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.9.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.8.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.7.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.6.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-01-31
Planning and Lifecycle Management Platform Foundation
  • Neo
  • Cloud Foundry
  • ABAP
Best Practices We've updated the set of best practices and recommendations to help you plan and set up your cloud landscape and manage applications. See SAP Cloud Platform Planning and Lifecycle-Management Guide. Announcement 2019-01-31
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.72.1

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.72.1 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-12-05
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.71.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.71.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-10-24
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.70.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.70.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-09-26
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.69.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.69.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-08-29
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.68.1

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.68.1 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-08-01
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.67.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.67.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-07-04
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.66.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.66.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-06-06
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.65.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.65.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-05-23
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.64.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.64.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-04-11
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.63.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.63.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-03-14
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.62.0

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.62.0 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-02-14
SAPUI5 Digital Experience Neo SAPUI5 Distribution 1.61.2

Release of SAPUI5 distribution 1.61.2 for Java and HTML5 applications.

See What's New in SAPUI5 and Change Log.

New 2019-01-17
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 6.5.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 5.5.0 to 6.5.0

v6.5.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.4.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.3.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.2.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.1.0Information published on non-SAP site

v6.0.0Information published on non-SAP site

New 2019-01-17
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry SAP Java Connector Usage The SAP Java buildpack has an option to activate SAP Java Connector, which will provide all relevant libraries in the application container, so the application can use the Java Connector API. See SAP Java Connector. New 2019-01-17
SAP Java Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Buildpack Versions

The SAP Cloud Foundry environment provides three versions of the SAP Java Buildpack as part of its system buildpacks, see the Versioning section in Developing Java in the Cloud Foundry Environment.

The output of the cf buildpacks command with the current update would be:

Getting buildpacks...

buildpack position enabled locked filename

sap_java_buildpack_1_7_11 13 true false sap_java_buildpack-v1.7.11.zip

sap_java_buildpack_1_8_0 14 true false sap_java_buildpack-v1.8.0.zip

sap_java_buildpack 15 true false sap_java_buildpack-v1.8.0.zip

New 2019-01-17
PHP Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating PHP 5.x and 7.0.x

The Cloud Foundry PHP buildpack is planning to remove support for PHP versions 5.x and 7.0.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8440Information published on non-SAP site .

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of March or April 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that.

Announcement 2019-01-17
.NET Buildpack Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Deprecating .NET 2.0.x

The Cloud Foundry .NET Core buildpack is planning to remove support for .NET Core versions 2.0.x. See https://lists.cloudfoundry.org/g/cf-dev/message/8439Information published on non-SAP site.

The new buildpack release containing this change is expected to become available on the Cloud Foundry environment as of March or April 2019. Please make any necessary changes to your applications before that.

Announcement 2019-01-17
Public PaaS Release Notes Relevant for Private Cloud Operators, 2019 Provide here release notes only for private cloud and general release notes that are also valid for private cloud. Do not repeat these release notes in the above table as they are published with the public PaaS release and with the private cloud release for operators. If a release note is relevant for private cloud only, please use the repsective textual marker as described in Release Notes per Specific IaaS RegionInformation published on non-SAP site

Technical Component

Capability

Environment

Title

Description

Type

Available as of

Cloud Cockpit Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Switch Global Accounts [China (Shanghai) Region (Beta)] You can now easily navigate between your global accounts in the cockpit, by choosing Switch Global Account from the Subaccounts page of your global account. See Navigate to Global Accounts and Subaccounts [China (Shanghai) Region (Beta)]. New 2019-10-31
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 12.9.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 12.3.0 to 12.9.0

New 2019-12-05
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 12.3.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 12.0.0 to 12.3.0

New 2019-11-21
Cloud Foundry Environment Platform Foundation Cloud Foundry Version 12.0.0

Cloud Foundry has been updated from version 11.2.0 to 12.0.0

New 2019-10-31