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.
Get to know sap 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 troubleshoot hana cockpit?
There are few events which may happen under sap hana cockpit. Some errors are easy to understand whereas other errors require investigations. Problems can occur at different level starting at the user level with a lack of privilege to connect to hana cockpit up to the network and the http configuration.
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.
Note: 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 )
How to monitor sap hana systems with hana cockpit?
Hana cockpit gives a nice powerful monitoring and reporting interface. Specific privileges can be given to users to use the interface a a monitoring unit only.