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The SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit introduced in SAP HANA 2.0 is significantly different to the SAP HANA 1.0 cockpit. This page aims to provide answers to frequently asked questions about the SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit. The page will be updated over time.

This page is intended as a convenience for users, and does not supersede product documentation, license agreements, or other formal statements by SAP about the product.

Where do I get the SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit software?

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit is a software component released as part of SAP HANA Platform Edition 2.0. If you are an SAP customer with the rights to download SAP HANA Platform Edition 2.0 you can find SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit in the following location in the SAP Software Download Center:

Software Downloads >
  Support packages and patches tab> 
    By Alphabetical Index > 
      H > 
        SAP HANA Platform Edition > 
          SAP HANA Platform Edition 2.0 > 
             Downloads tab > 
                Browse to "HANA 2.0 Cockpit"

What are the system requirements for installing and running SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit?

Operating systems

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit requires SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for SAP Applications 12 or RedHat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA 7.x.  For specific versions of those operating systems, please refer to the SAP Note 2380291 - SAP HANA 2.0 Cockpit Central Release Note.

If using SLES, please see SAP Note 2205917 - SAP HANA DB: Recommended OS settings for SLES 12 / SLES for SAP Applications 12.

CPUs

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit requires an Intel x64 processor or an IBM Power PC (Little Endian) processor. RedHat Enterprise Linux is not supported on Power PC. 

Memory requirements

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit requires a minimum of 16 GB of RAM. 

Disk / storage requirements

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit requires a minimum of 16 GB of disk space, plus additional space for the persistence storing the data generated as the cockpit runs.

Browser requirements

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit is a browser-based application. To use it, use the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 is also supported.

How do I install SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit?

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit is installed as a single stack. Please see the install guide for complete details, available from the SAP Help Portal here. Be sure to view the documentation for the latest SP!

Do I need to run SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit on a dedicated machine?

For production use SAP recommends, but does not require, that you run SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit on a dedicated machine.

After I install SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit, what exactly do I get?

The main components of SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit are: (1) SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit application, (2) SAP HANA extended services, advanced model (XSA) runtime, and (3) SAP HANA express edition (HXE) for the persistence layer.

As previously mentioned, SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit is installed as a single stack, meaning that you must not separately install XSA or HXE. The SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit installation program takes care of installing and configuring all components for you.

Do I need to separately install XSA or HXE to operate the SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit?

No, both XSA and HXE are automatically installed and configured as part of the SAP HANA 2.0 installation.

Can I use an existing installation of XSA or HXE for the SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit?

No.

Can I use an SAP HANA 2.0 Enterprise Edition tenant for the SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit persistence?

Yes, but it cannot be an existing tenant.  If you choose to deploy the cockpit using this method, the cockpit install program automatically creates and configures the tenant "COCKPITDB" for you.

Which versions of SAP HANA can I manage with SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit?

You can manage SAP HANA 1.0 SPS 12 databases and SAP HANA 2.0 (or later) databases with SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit.

How does the feature set of SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit compare to SAP HANA 1.0 cockpit?

SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit includes all the features of SAP HANA 1.0 cockpit. In addition, SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit allows you to manage and monitor multiple HANA systems from a single location.

How does the feature set of SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit compare to SAP HANA studio?

While SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit is a full-featured administration tool, there are a handful of SAP HANA studio Administration perspective that are not available from SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit.

How many databases can I manage with one SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit instance?

The answer depends on the SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit hardware and on activity levels of your databases, but a single SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit instance can manage thousands of resources.

How many users can use a single SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit instance?

The answer will depend on the SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit hardware and on the user activity, but a single SAP HANA 2.0 cockpit instance supports tens of concurrent users in its initial release.

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