While Part 1 of this sequence provided an introduction to the SAP ASE Persistence (DBaaS) Service this post will provide an introduction to the HCP Cockpit experience in the form of a walk-through.

On-line Access to the SAP ASE Persistence (DBaaS) Service


The SAP ASE Persistence (DBaaS) Service home can be accessed via a Web Brower. This home link will take the user to the following page as shown in Figure 1 below.

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                                                                    Figure 1

In Figure 1 there are two circled (red) clickable buttons. The Trial SAP ASE (green) button will provide a trial registration form to gain access to the SAP ASE Persistence (DbaaS) Service. Once this is submitted the registrar will provide the access credentials for the Trial Account. The Launch HCP (blue) button will log the user into the HCP cockpit for trial or production Administration and Monitoring. NOTE: This self-serve is planned effort. As noted in Part 1 the access to the HCP for the SAP ASE Persistence Service (DBaaS) is via the Account Executive.

A Quick Start walk-through


Upon a successful login the HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) user experience will be driven be a HCP Cockpit console as seen in Figure 2 below. This Dashboard landing view will display a summary of all user deployed applications and account summaries.

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                                                                                      Figure 2

The HCP Navigation Options in Figure 2 are explained in Table 1 below.

Navigation

Description

Dashboard

Dashboard home

HANA Instances Running or configured HANA instances
HANA XS Applications User HANA Extended Services Applications
Java Applications User Java Applications
Databases & Schemas User Databases and Schemas
HTML5 Applications User HTML5 Applications
Destinations External Applications Connectivity
Connectivity On-premise secure connectivity
Subscriptions Subscription to Available Applications
Services HCP Cloud Services
Members Account Membership
Trust Identity Federation
Authorizations Client Access Authorizations
OAuth OAuth Based Client Access
Document Repositories Storage for Documents
Git Repositories Access to Git Storage
Resources Network, Compute, Storage
Account Account Management

                                

                                  

                              

                               

                                      

                                         

                                                  Table 1

The Account navigation button will take the user to the Account Management screen as shown below in Figure 3, where the user (with the appropriate privileges) can administer or manage groups and membership, including access control privileges.

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                                                                                 Figure 3

The Databases & Schemas button will take the user to the Database Administration page as shown below in Figure 4, where the user (with appropriate privileges) can create and administer Databases and Schemas.

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                                                                                    Figure 4

A User (with appropriate privileges) can click the New tab to create a new database. On clicking the New tab the Cockpit interface will display a form as shown in Figure 5 below, for the creation of a new SAP ASE Persistence Service (DBaaS).

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                                                                                        Figure 5

The User can fill in the information and then click the Save button to create the instance or Cancel button to cancel the operation. Once filled in and Saved, HCP will create the instance, as shown in Figure 6 below, the “testinstance” has been created.

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                                                                                      Figure 6

The View Requests button in Figure 6 lists out a trail of operations, as shown in Figure 7 below.

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                                                                                 Figure 7

The HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) provides a rich set of tools to work with the platform and user deployed databases and applications, as shown in Table 2 below.

Tool

Description

Cockpit

This is the central point for managing all activities associated with your account and for accessing key information about your applications.

SAP Web IDE

This is a cloud-based meeting space where multiple application developers can work together from a common Web interface — connecting to the same shared repository with virtually no setup required. SAP Web IDE allows you to prototype, develop, package, deploy, and extend SAPUI5 applications.

Maven Plugin

It supports you in using Maven to develop Java applications for SAP HANA Cloud Platform. It allows you to conveniently call the console client and its commands from the Maven environment.

SAP HANA Cloud Connector

It serves as the link between on-demand applications in SAP HANA Cloud Platform and existing on-premise systems. You can control the resources available for the cloud applications in those systems.

SDK

It contains everything you need to work with SAP HANA Cloud Platform, including a local server runtime and a set of command line tools.

Eclipse Tools

This is a Java-based toolkit for Eclipse IDE. It enables you to develop and deploy applications as well as perform operations such as logging, managing user roles, creating connectivity destinations, and so on.

Console Client

It enables development, deployment and configuration of an application outside the Eclipse IDE as well as continuous integration and automation tasks.


                                                                                  Table 2


Resources

Tools and Documents:

https://help.hana.ondemand.com/help/frameset.htm?abcae5b568c94e5391a74d15f5db9213.html

Other HCP Links:

http://hcp.sap.com/capabilities/data-storage/ase-dbaas.html

https://help.hana.ondemand.com/

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