sap hana cockpit?
Hana Cockpit is based on SAP Fiori interface. It is a web administrator tool which is used to perform all kind of database administration tasks and general monitoring. It exists since sap hana version 1 but with sap hana version 2 the actual tool has gained new features. There is a huge difference between version 1 and 2.
Hana cockpit version 1 is tied up to 1 instance. In other words, a standard sap hana landscape, development, Preproduction and Production has 3 hana cockpits and they do not know about each other. Jumping to one Cockpit to another is necessary in order to manage each Hana system.
Sap hana cockpit 2 has become totally independent. It is not attached to any other sap hana instance. It is installed independently and it is self-sufficient. Multiple instances and databases can be managed via a new centralized interface. Being independent from any sap hana systems it has to be installed individually either on a dedicated server or on an existing Sap hana server sharing disk and memory.