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In the upcoming weeks, we will be posting 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 application lifecycle management (ALM).

For the previous version of this blog, see

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


What’s New?

Integration of XSA ALM in SAP HANA Cockpit

Not really a new feature, to be fair, we already showed the XSA ALM cockpit integration in the ALM What’s New blog for SPS 01, but as it is explicitly mentioned in the SPS 02 release notes, I will also mention it here again.

Installing and updating XSA components and products using the app is documented in the Administration Guide

For ALM, a dedicated guide is available

For those new to the topic, you might find the following document of interest


MTA Deployment Extension Descriptor File Size and Syntax Check

The optional MTA deployment extension description file contains system-specifc details unknown until deployment time, e.g. proxy information, user-provided service credentials, memory requirements. For more information, see


New in SPS 02 is that both the file size and the syntax of the file are verified before execution. If the file is too big or if the syntax is incorrect, the system will not start the installation process.

Here we have an example as used in the SAP HANA Interactive Education sample app from Github.


Duh? Dih!

An additional command has been added to display the history of installation and uninstallation processes: display-installation-history with alias dih.

xs dih

To view all the XS CLI client commands, see



On the SAP HANA Academy, there is a full playlist covering all aspects of administration:




For more information see:

SAP Documents

SAP Help Portal

SAP Notes


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