Integration Using the Adapter Engine

The J2EE-based Adapter Engine is a runtime component, which hosts resource adapters for integrating applications and systems.

It can be deployed centrally, as part of the Integration Server (standard), or non-centrally on any SAP NetWeaver Application Server Java.

In both cases, adapters that run within this Adapter Engine can be monitored and configured centrally. The following adapters are provided:

·        RFC

·        SAP Business Connector

·        File/FTP

·        JDBC

·        JMS

·        SOAP

·        Marketplace

·        Mail

·        RNIF (only relevant for B2B scenario variant Business Partner Integration Using Industry Standards)

·        CIDX(only relevant for B2B scenario variant Business Partner Integration Using Industry Standards)

Also provided is the Java Proxy Runtime (JPR) for communication between Java proxies and the Integration Server.

The Adapter Engine contains the Adapter Framework for messaging, queuing, security handling services, and connectivity to the Integration Server. You can use this Framework to plug in your own resource adapters or those of partners.

The central services of the Adapter Framework and most of the above mentioned adapters are implemented as J2EE services that can be maintained with the Visual Administrator. See the corresponding service properties and some typical cases where changes to some of these properties may be required.