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Introduction


In the last couple of weeks, we have posted new videos to the SAP HANA Academy to show new features and functionality introduced with SAP HANA 2.0 Support Package Stack (SPS) 02.

The topic of this blog is the SAP HANA cockpit 2.0 SP 03 and it is the last blog of this series.

For the previous version of this blog, see

For the full SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02 blog list, see

Tutorial Video


So far in this series, we have discussed Platform Lifecycle Management (Installation and Update), Security, System Administration, High Availability, Database Backup and Recovery, and Application Lifecycle Management. For most of the topics, SAP HANA cockpit was in the limelight.

To avoid showing the same features again in a dedicated video tutorial about SAP HANA cockpit, I will list the features below and point to the relevant video tutorial.

There are new features for:

  • System Administration

  • Performance Monitoring and Analysis

  • Security Administration

  • High Availability and Scalability

  • Backup and Recovery

  • Database Explorer


System Administration


SAP HANA cockpit for offline administration EOL?


The tool "SAP HANA cockpit for offline administration", hosted by the SAP host agent, was introduced with SPS 11 to cover functionality that could not be provided by the regular SAP HANA cockpit tool, hosted, as it was, by the SAP HANA system itself.

As with SAP HANA 2.0, the cockpit is no longer part of a HANA system, this offline tool is no longer required. All the offline capabilities have now been brought into the SAP HANA cockpit 2.0 (online).

The tool has not yet been removed but you may want to start to prepare yourself that some day, yes alas, it may no longer be with us (or, at the least, incarnates as an undocumented feature like HDB admin).
OLD


NEW


Resource Management in Cockpit Manager


To facilitate resource registrations between SAP HANA cockpit systems, you can now import and export resources in cockpit manager.


Multitenant Database Container System Management


Restricted features, blacklisted parameters, workload allocation, and auto-restart configuration are now all available from the Manage Databases page.


System Health


The System Health app for multi-host systems has been enhanced with additional functionality.

 

For the detailed blog about this topic, see

For the video tutorial, see

https://youtu.be/gKPGn8DsLNM

Performance Monitoring and Analysis


Performance Monitor (Changed)


On the Performance Monitor page, you can now drill-in to the selected time range.




Threads (Changed)


On the Threads page, you can now identify what transaction is blocking a statement in a dedicated column.


Capture and Replay (Changed)


On the Replay Configuration page, you can now set optional filters (for example, statement type) and select more than one replayer.


Workload Analyzer (Changed)


You now have the possibility with Workload Analysis (thread samples) to export and import datasets. This enables you to store the data in an application and to analyze it in another system.





For Workload Analyzer (engine instrumentation) you can now set specific filters (for example, statement hash, thread type, or application source).




Security Administration


Database User and Role Management (Changed)


If you are implementing user authorization based on LDAP group membership, you can now set the authorization mode of a user to LDAP on the New User page.


Encryption Configuration and Encryption Key Management (New)


You can now view the status and enable Data Encryption on the Overview page for not only data volume but also for Log Volume and Backup Encryption.



The tile now opens the new Data Encryption Configuration page where you can see the status of all data encryption services, enable and disable each service, and access the page for managing encryption keys.



The new Manage Keys page allows you to see the status and version history of all encryption root keys in your database. You can also perform all steps required to change your root keys safely, including creating a password-protected root key backup.



 

For the detailed blog about this topic, see

For the video tutorial, see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihYtbuioGBM

High Availability and Scalability


Secondary Read Access (New)


On the System Replication Overview page, the status for Secondary Read Access is now displayed in the header (when enabled).


Network Security Settings (New)


On the same page, we can view the network configuration settings.


Monitor Network (New)


A new link has been added to the Overview page to the Monitor Network page. On this page, you can measure the network speed between the hosts in a scale-out SAP HANA database with  Measure Network Speed. The result is displayed in the Network Speed Check list, which provides an overview of all network channels between the involved hosts starting with the slowest network connection.



For the detailed blog about this topic, see

For the video tutorial, see

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3MYBHo8664

Backup and Recovery


Copying an SAP HANA Database


You can now use SAP HANA cockpit to copy a database, system or tenant, within the same system or to a different system. For this, both file-based backups and backups created with third-party tools can be used.


Backup Encryption (Changed)


Native backup encryption can now be enabled and disabled from SAP HANA cockpit.



For the detailed blog about this topic, see

For the video tutorial, see

https://youtu.be/jPCYSpBplvM

SAP HANA Database Explorer


SQL Console Enhancements


The SQL console now displays the name of the connection and also allows you to rename tabs.


Database Object Searching Enhancements


The Object Search now allows you to limit your search to a specific database.


Connection Enhancements


A Connection Status Dialog now appears if you experience network connectivity problems. The dialog allows you to re-establish the connection.

Documentation


For more information, see:

SAP Help Portal



SAP Notes



 

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