With delivered monitoring content for SP14 in April 2016 a new availability metric was introduced for HANA monitoring in Solution Manager 7.1:
SQL Connection Status
To be able to use this metric as an additional availability check, it is necessary to implement latest version of note 2008396. There is an bugfix for the related data supplier included.
In addition in Template Maintenance for the metric SQL Connection Status a change is necessary. In the TAB “Validity” the default entry “Only valid for database with extended monitoring infrastructure” has to be changed to “Only valid if HANA metrics are available”.
With both changes the metric will collect data correctly.