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Manage features and resource from a single location.

Features are groups of individual bundles (also known as Eclipse plugins) and static resources that together form an installable function or set of functions. The SAP Mobile Platform Server installs with a default set of features enabled. To keep the server lightweight and easy to manage, optional features are installed but not enabled. You can enable optional features as required for your environment.

Custom features are assembled by server customization teams and development teams to provide extra server capabilities. To integrate custom features into the SAP Mobile Platform Server, you must identify the repository containing the custom features and then enable the custom features you require.
Note In a clustered server environment, you must perform all server feature management tasks on each node in the cluster.
Enabling Optional Mobiliser Features

Enable the optional Mobiliser features installed with SAP Mobile Platform Server.

Note
  • Enabling Mobiliser features can take anywhere between a few seconds and a few minutes, depending on the contents of the feature.
  • Reporting Mobiliser is not included in the set of optional Mobiliser features installed with SAP Mobile Platform Server. You must install Reporting Mobiliser separately and enable it as a custom feature.
  • Before enabling Mobiliser features, you must configure the SAP Mobile Platform Server custom database to support Mobiliser applications. Configuring custom databases for Mobiliser is documented in Installation: SAP Mobile Platform Server: see Configuring <your custom database> to Support Mobiliser.
  1. In Management Cockpit, select Start of the navigation path Settings Next navigation step Features & Components End of the navigation path.
  2. In the Available Features list, select the Mobiliser features that you want to enable.
    Note

    When enabling multiple Mobiliser features at the same time, you must select the com.sap.mobile.platform.server.build.feature.mobiliser.feature.group first.

Feature Name Enables Description
com.sap.mobile.platform.server.build.feature.mobiliser.feature.group Mobiliser services
The services required to run Mobiliser Mobile Web and Mobiliser Web Portal using SAP Mobile Platform Server.
Note

Enabling this feature provides a sample implementation only. To use Mobiliser in a production environment, create a customized version using the customization documentation provided on SAP Service MarketplaceInformation published on SAP site (login required). The documentation can be found under Products > Installation & Upgrade Guides > Sybase Mobiliser Platform.

com.sap.mobile.platform.server.build.feature.mobiliser.web.mobile.feature.group Mobiliser Mobile Web A sample consumer web application for mobile devices. Mobile Web accesses Mobiliser services through the SAP Mobile Platform Server.
com.sap.mobile.platform.server.build.feature.mobiliser.web.portal.feature.group Mobiliser Web Portal User interface portals that provide consumer and administrative access to Mobiliser services. The Web Portal accesses Mobiliser services through the SAP Mobile Platform Server.
After enabling Mobiliser features, perform the necessary Mobiliser setup.

You can customize the Mobiliser Web Portal templates. For more information on customization, see Application Services (Mobiliser) Portal Templates.

Enabling Custom Development Features

To enable custom features for SAP Mobile Platform Server, you must first identify the feature repository. A feature repository (also known as an Eclipse update-site) is a Web or file location where features are stored. To integrate custom features with SAP Mobile Platform Server, the custom feature repository must be in a format that is understood by the Eclipse Equinox P2 provisioning process.

Caution Enabling custom features can have severe and unintended effects on your server. Before enabling a custom feature, make sure that it is fully supported and tested for your environment.
Note Reporting Mobiliser is a custom feature. Before you can enable this feature, you must:
  • Download Sybase Reporting Mobiliser from the SAP Software Download CenterInformation published on SAP site (login required).
  • Extract the zip file and move the update-site directory to your chosen repository location.
  • Enable the com.sap.mobile.platform.server.build.feature.mobiliser.feature.group feature (if not already enabled).
  1. In Management Cockpit, select Start of the navigation path Settings Next navigation step Repositories End of the navigation path.
  2. Click New and enter the URL or file location of the remote or local site where the features are published.
  3. Click Save.
  4. After adding the repository, select Features & Components.

    The features in the repository appear in the Available Features list.

  5. Select the required features, click Enable, then click Yes on the confirmation dialog.
    Note Enabling features can take anywhere between a few seconds and a few minutes, depending on the contents of the feature. If it takes longer than 5 seconds, the operation continues in the background, and you must refresh the list to determine when the operation is complete.
Disabling SAP Mobile Platform Server Features

You can disable optional or custom features on the SAP Mobile Platform Server. You should disable features if you do not need them anymore. You should also disable all features in a repository before deleting it. If you do not disable features before deleting a repository, they are removed from the list of enabled features when you delete the repository.

Caution If you disable a feature that other features depend on, the dependent features will no longer work.
  1. In Management Cockpit, select Start of the navigation path Settings Next navigation step Features & Components End of the navigation path.
  2. In the Enabled Features list, select the feature or features that you want to disable.
    Note

    When disabling multiple Mobiliser features at the same time, select the com.sap.mobile.platform.server.build.feature.mobiliser.feature.group first.

  3. Click Disable.
    Note Disabling features can take anywhere between a few seconds and a few minutes, depending on the contents of the feature.
Deleting a Custom Feature Repository

In the current release, if you need an updated version of custom features, you must delete the custom feature repository, add it again, and then re-enable the required custom features. You may also want to delete a repository if you no longer need it, or if its location has changed.

Note Once you delete a repository, you cannot enable or disable any of its features. Disable all features in the repository before you delete it.
  1. In Management Cockpit, select Start of the navigation path Settings Next navigation step Repositories End of the navigation path.
  2. Select the repository to remove and click Delete.