SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02 What’s New: SAP HANA Cockpit: 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

  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 01 What’s New: SAP HANA Cockpit SP 01 & 02

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

  • What’s New with SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02

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).


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

  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02 What’s New: System Administration

For the video tutorial, see

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

  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02 What’s New: Security

For the video tutorial, see

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.

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For the detailed blog about this topic, see

  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02 What’s New: High Availability

For the video tutorial, see

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

  • SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02 What’s New: Database Backup and Recovery

For the video tutorial, see

SAP HANA Database Explorer

SQL Console Enhancements

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

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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.


For more information, see:

SAP Help Portal

  • SAP HANA Cockpit SP 03 Features – What’s New in the SAP HANA Platform 2.0 (Release Notes)
  • Managing Tenant Databases – SAP HANA Tenant Databases Operation Guide
  • Monitoring Health in Multi-Host Systems – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Working with Resources and Resource Groups – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Getting Support – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Monitoring and Analyzing with the Performance Monitor – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Threads – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Capturing and Replaying Workloads – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Analyzing Workloads – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Create a Database User – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Enabling Encryption of Data and Log Volumes – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Enable Encryption of Data and Log Backups – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Change Root Keys Using SAP HANA Cockpit – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Monitoring SAP HANA System Replication with the SAP HANA Cockpit – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Configuring the Network for Multiple Hosts – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Points to Note: SAP HANA Backup Encryption – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • Copy a Database – SAP HANA Administration Guide
  • About the SAP HANA Database Explorer and the SQL Analyzer – SAP HANA Administration Guide

SAP Notes

  • 2462387 – SAP HANA cockpit 2.0 SP 03
  • 2461145 – SAP HANA 2.0 SP 02 Database Explorer Release Notes

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