Brian Donnahoo

The SAP HANA Cockpit Adapter Complements the Hitachi UCP for SAP HANA Solution

Blog Post created by Brian Donnahoo Employee on May 20, 2016

SAP HANA Cockpit is a web-based user interface for deploying, running, and managing your web applications and connecting them with services on the cloud.  It is a Web-based user interface, which is used to manage SAP HANA Cloud Platform accounts and applications and to access key information about your application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

 

Our customers are using Hitachi UCP for SAP HANA converged and Hitachi Unified/Enterprise range of storage platforms to run their physical/virtualized SAP HANA databases.

 

In addition, Hitachi Data Systems has a growing portfolio of SAP HANA management tool integrations (aka adapters) to extend access to the data/ functionality of our storage and converged solutions for SAP HANA database administrators, and to make the job of administration simpler and more effective.

 

Unified Compute Platform for SAP HANA converged-infrastructure solutions help you accelerate adoption and achieve faster time to value of the SAP HANA platform.  The solution provides a foundation for high-speed analytics with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW), as well as a high-performance transaction-processing platform with SAP Business Suite layered on the SAP HANA platform.

 

In addition to offering the infrastructure, Hitachi offers an end-to-end SAP HANA solution.  We can bundle a complete enterprise data warehouse solution for SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA.  This tighter integration will allow customers to purchase the Unified Compute Platform, the SAP HANA software including the appropriate licenses, and managed services from Hitachi Data Systems.

 

The SAP HANA Cockpit Adapter will complement the UCP for SAP HANA solution by providing the capability to monitor the hardware components and provide local replication, snapshot, copy and cloning features for the SAP HANA system.

 

The Hitachi Adapter is accessed from SAP HANA Cockpit after you install Hitachi HANA Management Service on the Windows management server, and import the delivery unit to the SAP HANA Cockpit.

 

The screen below appears so that you access the tile for the adapter.

 

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The following screen shot shows the SAP HANA Server Adapter – Overview of HANA host:

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I’ve included more details on the SAP for HANA Cockpit adapter as follows:


The Hitachi SAP HANA Server Adapter for SAP HANA Cockpit

The Hitachi Adapter for the SAP HANA Cockpit is installed on the HANA server and is accessed through the SAP HANA cockpit.  The Hitachi Server Adapter will provide server discovery, and additional monitoring functionality.  Specifically, the adapter:

  • Allows users to discover Hitachi Compute Blade server components (such as chassis, blade, and others).
  • Allows users to monitor the health information of Hitachi Blades.

 

The Hitachi Adapter for SAP HANA runs as a cockpit web application.  When the adapter’s services are needed, the adapter calls the web service.  Then the web service communicates to HCSM (Hitachi Compute System Manager) a systems management software application, and returns server related information to the adapter.


The Hitachi Adapter for SAP HANA Cockpit will support the following features:

  • Discover Hitachi Compute Blade 500, and 2500
  • Display blade servers component information in SAP HANA Cockpit
  • HANA workload mapping
  • Health information for server
  • Capture events from Hitachi blades and display alerts in HANA Cockpit.
  • Display Hitachi blade chassis and blade firmware version for CB500, 2500 servers in HANA Cockpit.

 

The Hitachi SAP HANA Storage Adapter for SAP HANA Cockpit

The Hitachi Adapter for SAP HANA Cockpit will enable the systems administrators/DBAs to take a clone/snapshot of HANA Database HDS storage directly from the SAP HANA Cockpit.  This provides a single user interface to monitor SAP HANA, Hitachi Server Components, Hitachi Storage and Manage Storage Snapshots.


The SAP HANA Cockpit is a web-based tool for administration and monitoring of a single SAP HANA database.

 

The Hitachi Adapter for the SAP HANA Cockpit is installed on the HANA server and accessed through the SAP HANA cockpit. The Hitachi Adapter provides storage configuration, discovery, and additional management functionality for storage local replication and snapshots.

 

The Hitachi Adapter for SAP HANA Cockpit will support the following features:

  • Storage Snapshot (ShadowImage and HTI)
  • SAP HANA supports the creation of storage snapshot, which can later be used for SAP HANA recovery.
  • Cloning: Using Hitachi SAP HANA Cockpit adapter, user can clone SAP HANA Database using Shadow Image replication.
  • Reports: Hitachi HANA Cockpit adapter will show the mapping between HANA database, Hitachi Server and Hitachi Storage.
  • Performance: Hitachi HANA Cockpit adapter will show historical storage and server performance metrics.


This screenshot shows the UI to create the storage snapshots using the Hitachi SAP HANA Cockpit Storage Adapter

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The Hitachi Adapter will also show the mapping between HANA database, Hitachi Server and Hitachi Storage and the Hitachi HANA Cockpit adapter will show historical storage and server performance metrics as follows:


The Hitachi Adapter for SAP HANA Cockpit is designed for reports about different storage system components, mapping, configurations, usage, and performance summaries.


The adapter will generate a comprehensive number of reports allowing a deeper understanding of your data and storage:

  • Adapter will show Storage Statistics Report
  • Storage Device to OS Device Mapping Report
  • Storage to HANA Database Mapping Report
  • Replication Information Report
  • LUN Performance Statistics Report
  • Port Performance Statistics Report
  • HANA DB snapshot support using HTI
  • HANA DB cloning support using ShadowImage
  • Support HANA Scale-up configurations

 

The following screen shot shows the SAP HANA Cockpit Server Adapter with storage device mapping to the host:

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The Hitachi Adapter supports two Operating Systems: SuSE Linux and RHEL. It also supports the Windows server and Hitachi local replication software including HTI and Shadow Image. The adapter will support all the Hitachi RAID family series including the new series which includes VSP Fx00 and Unified.

 

The following table summarizes the support matrix for the Hitachi Adapters for SAP HANA Cockpit:

 

Management Server OS


OS VersionSupported
Windows 2012 R2X

 

 

HANA Database OS


OS VersionSupported
RHEL 6.6-HANA SPS10 Scale Up Single ContainerX
SuSE Linux 11.3-HANA SPS10 Scale Up Single ContainerX
SuSE Linux 11.3-HANA SPS 11 Scales Up Single ContainerX
SuSE Linux 12.0 HANA SPS 11 Scale Up Single ContainerX

 

 

Storage Models


ModelSupported
HUS-VMX
VSP G1000X
VSP Gx00 (G200, G400, G600, G800)X
VSP Gx00 UnifiedX
VSP Fx00

 

 

Replication Software


SoftwareSupported
Hitachi Shadow ImageX
Hitachi Thin ImageX


 

Host Interface


InterfaceSupported
FCX


 

Volume Type


InterfaceSupported
HDP/HDT/HRTX
Parity GroupX


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