SAPRouter configuration with Azure Firewall

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Overview 

 

It is imperative to safeguard SAP applications deployed within a virtual network from the outside world, at the same time, there will be necessities where applications deployed within a Virtual Network will have connectivity with the outside world/Internet.

This document discusses one of the options to configure SAPRouter with Azure Firewall, where SAPRouter deployed on the Azure needs connectivity to SAP Network via internet connectivity. SAPRouter works as a proxy, and the traffic leaves Azure Network. The requirement is to ensure we have a Firewall between SAPRouter on Azure Cloud and SAP External Network.

This blog points to two scenarios for SAPRouter configuration (customer side) with Azure Firewall,

  1. Single SAPRouter configuration
  2. Cascade SAPRouter configuration

Reference Network Architecture

Scenario#1 with single SAP Router to manage the connectivity between SAP(side)Router & Customer SAPRouter.

SAPRouter Reference ArchitectureSAPRouter Reference Architecture

 

Key components of the Architecture

SAP Router:

SAProuter is an SAP program that acts as an intermediate station (proxy) in a network connection between SAP systems, or between SAP systems and external networks to protect your SAP network against unauthorised access.

Azure Firewall:

Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It's a fully stateful firewall service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability.

 

Pre-requisite

  1. Landing Zone deployed on Azure with Virtual Network, SubNet with SAP systems.

The document assumes the network architecture Hub-Spoke or customer preferred as part of Azure Enterprise Scale Landing Zone already exists on Microsoft Azure Platform.

 

Deploy SAPRouter Virtual Machine

  1. Deploy a virtual machine Windows/Linux

Windows/Linux VM, preferably, dedicated for hosting SAPRouter required for the installation and configuration of SAPRouter.

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  1. Download SAPRouter Software 30374 - SAProuter installation - SAP ONE Support Launchpad
  2. Install SAPRouter Software on the Virtual Machine.
  3. Review the status of SAPRouter Service.

Register SAPRouter with SAP

  1. Create an SAP OSS Case --> Raise an OSS under component XX-SER-NET-NEW for registering the New SAP Router in SAP premises.
  2. Capture details to update SAPRouttab file --> follow the SAP standard document to create the saprouttab entries. Below link to be followed SAProuter.

Example of SAPRouttab file

 

 

 

# SNC connection to and from SAP
KT "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" 194.39.131.34 *
KT "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" <firewall load balancer IP 1> 3299
# SNC connection to local systems
# * is optional, the rule can be further restrcited by using specific ports value & IP address of VM hosting SAP application
KP "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" <internal hosts (SAP Server) IP> *
# Access from the local Network to SAP
# deny all other connections
D * * 1.65535

 

 

 

 

 

Azure Firewall Configuration

  1. Create/Review Azure Firewall

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  1. Create/Review Public I.P Assignment

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  1. Update NAT’in on Azure Firewall

Go to Firewall Manager and select the Azure Policy

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or select it from Overview page

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  1. Add rule collection group

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Update SAP SAPRouter Configuration

  1. Review & update the SAPRouttab file as per point 2 of section Register SAPRouter with SAP. 
  2. Allow azure firewall IP addresses in the SAPRouttab file. Once these steps are completed, perform sap backbone connectivity setup from SAP ABAP system and perform the test.

Example SAPRouttab file

 

 

 

# SNC connection to and from SAP
KT "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" 194.39.131.34 *
KT "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" <firewall load balancer IP 1> 3299
# SNC connection to local systems
# * is optional, the rule can be further restrcited by using specific ports value & IP address of VM hosting SAP application
KP "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" <internal hosts (SAP Server) IP> *
# Access from the local Network to SAP
# deny all other connections
D * * 1.65535

 

 

 

 

 

Scenario#2 with cascade SAPRouter to manage the connectivity between SAP(side)Router & Customer SAPRouter, where customer deployment will host two SAPRouter's [External + Internal].

SAPRouter Cascade Reference ArchitectureSAPRouter Cascade Reference Architecture

 

example SAPRouttab file:

External SAPRouttab example for cascade configuration

 

 

 

# SNC connection to and from SAP
KT "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" 194.39.131.34 3299
KT "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" <Azure internal firewall IP> 3299
# SNC connection to local systems
KP "p:CN=sapserv2, OU=SAProuter, O=SAP, C=DE" <internal router IP> 3299
# Access from the local Network to Internal SAPRouter
P <Azure internal firewall IP> <internal router IP> 3299
P <internal router IP> 194.39.131.34 3299
# deny all other connections
D * * 1.65535

 

 

 

 

Internal SAPRouttab example for cascade configuration

 

 

 

# Access from the local Network to Internal SAPRouter
P <External SAPRouter IP> <SAP R/3 server IP> <Port>
# From SAP Server to External SAPRouter
P  <SAP R/3 server IP> <External SAPRouter ip> 3299
# deny all other connections
D * * *

 

Update the Azure firewall policy as scenario#1

 

 

Test the connectivity 

SAP OSS connection from satellite system to SAP (with the help of SAP)

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Remote log on from SAP to managed system through R3

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