Sap has provided a very useful tool accessible via an internet browser. The sap hana cockpit. You will discover in here, which URL to type in in order to call the hana cockpit interface. Which user name is able to connect to perform various administration tasks.
Hana cockpit is a new application interface accessible via a web browser. The interface presents groups of boxes or tiles. Each tile can be customized and has specific functions. For instance, a group of tiles is in relation to Sap Hana administration. Another group is concerning monitoring databases and environments.
All Sap hana administration tasks cannot be done via SAP HANA cockpit. SAP HANA studio and hdbsql are necessary be able to manage the complete sap hana environment.
What is Sap Hana Cockpit?
Hana Cockpit is a Sap Hana administration web interface tool. Hana cockpit offers a single point-of-access to Web-based applications. This tool has an essential role in the Administration of sap hana. Although, for the time being, it is limited in terms of functionalities, SAP is aiming to transform it to a full Hana administration tool in the near future.
Because Hana Cockpit can be called from any web browser, an hana administrator can access and manage a sap hana database from anywhere within the company. There is no need to install the tool on a specific PC.
Hana Cockpit is presented with a group of tiles which can be customized. Each tile has a specific function.
How to connect to hana cockpit?
Hana cockpit URL, cockpit user name and password are created during the first cockpit installation. You should have taking note of it.
If you have lost anything such the URL or the cockpit user name or the password, you should be able to connect using the SYSTEM and Password account created during the first sap hana installation.
Cockpit URL example : https://linux.s2.gfa.eu:4307
Cockpit loggin screen :
How to use Hana cockpit ?
This web interface has got several features which can be used separately depending on authorizations.
On one hand, hana cockpit can be used as an administration tool although management capacities are restricted, on the other hand monitoring features are very useful especially regarding tenant databases and services status.
You can manage user accounts and privileges, schedule backup as well via the tool. Specific tasks are related to specific privileges. So you can have several user accounts and each one will be connecting to hana cockpit with restricted but with specific authorizations.
How to configure hana cockpit ?
Accessing and Configuring Hana cockpit requires a certain number a specific privileges.
The SAP Fiori launchpad Hana cockpit is made of different groups of tiles which can be organized and configured by the Hana administrator.
According to assigned privileges, a user or a group of users will be able to use tile features according to their work requirements.
How to perform administration and operation with hana cockpit ?
Administration tasks are limited for the time being in comparison to hana studio administration capabilities. However, it is possible to perform certains tasks in a very easy and straight forway way. Creating tenant databases, browsing services status, stopping and starting hana databases and services is very handy via hana cockpit.
There are 2 Group of tiles available for administration when you are connected to a multitenant system :
The "SAP HANA System Administration" catalog and the "SAP HANA Database Administration" catalog.
"SAP HANA System Administration" catalog regards Tenant Database administration only.
"SAP HANA Database Administration" catalog ( in a multitenant landscape ) concerns the SYSTEMDB System administration. ( Nothing to do with tenant databases )