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SAP HANA comes with different tools that can be accessed via Browser. The URLs, of course, differ and also require certain permissions. In addition some minor configuration to the SAP HANA database needs to be done to make all tools fully available.

This is a list of all my blog-posts about those tools:

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the Web Dispatcher

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the HALM

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the Web-based Development Workbench

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the XS Classic Server

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the HDBLCM

URLs, Permissions and Configuration for the SAP HANA Cockpit for Offline Administration


In this blog I explain how to access SAP HANA’s HDBLCM which stands for SAP HANA Lifecycle Manager. It is the main tool if it comes to updating, installing, or uninstalling HANA Components.

HDBLCM is available in different flavors:

  • hdblcm, the commandline tool.
  • hdblcmgui, hdblcm with a a user interface.
  • HDBLCM, the browser interface.

hdblcm as well as hdblcmgui are executed as user root. The browser interface HDBLCM is executed as user <sid>adm. All the details can be found in the SAP HANA Installation Guide.

I am using SAP HANA 2.0 Express in a VM Ware Container.

How to download & install SAP HANA Express is explained in this Youtube-Video

I am using the Package “Server only virtual machine”.

Required Configuration

To execute hdblcm via web browser there is only one prerequisite. The SAP HANA server software must be installed. In fact the communication via the browser interface is handled by the SAP-Host -Agent. It is installed with the SAP HANA server software in the standard path /usr/sap/hostctrl. Once the SAP HANA software is installed, hdblcm via browser is available.

Required Authorization

SAP-Host-Agent requires the <sid>adm of the SAP HANA software installation.


The URL of HDBLCM are:




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