For the SAP HANA platform, application restraints might be stopping you from upgrading to the latest and greatest release. However, for the SAP HANA cockpit this should not be the case and we recommend always to update cockpit to the latest available Support Pack (SP).
It is very easy, just takes a little time:
- Download / upload software archive (SAR file) to SAP HANA cockpit system
- Extract file
- Install (± 30 minutes)
For the code samples, see
For the full SAP HANA cockpit playlist on YouTube, see
For the what’s new release blogs, see
- SAP HANA Cockpit 2.0 SP 09 What’s New – by the SAP HANA Academy
For the (older) installation blog, see
- Getting Started with SAP HANA Cockpit 2.0 – by the SAP HANA Academy
You can download SAP HANA Cockpit 2.0 SP’s from the SAP ONE Software Downloads:
- SAP HANA COCKPIT 2.0 (SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES) – SAP Software Downloads
SAP ONE Support Portal, Software Downloads
Download with SAP Download Manager and upload to the server with your SFTP tool of choice (e.g. WinSCP).
Extract the file with the resident installer (current installation) SAP HANA Lifecycle Management tool with command:
SAP HANA Lifecycle Management, Extract Components
Alternatively, extract the file using the SAPCAR utility from the SAP Host Agent (included with any SAP HANA installation):
/usr/sap/hostctrl/exe/SAPCAR -xvf \ SAPHANACOCKPIT09_5-70002299.SAR -manifest SIGNATURE.SMF
Update in GUI Mode
For one-off installations, you can use the SAP HANA Lifecycle Management tool in graphical mode.
When using a Windows client, install software to display X-Windows applications (e.g. Xming) and software to tunnel the display through an SSH connection (e.g. PuTTY):
SAP HANA Lifecycle Management, Graphical Mode
Update in Command Line Mode
For scripted (automated) installations, use the command line version (as root). You are prompted for the action (update), the system database user name and password, and the XS Advanced Admin user and password.
SAP HANA Lifecycle Management, Command Line Mode
Just like with regular SAP HANA installations, you can run the command line mode installer in batch mode with a parameter file.
To generate the parameter file, run the command:
./hdblcm.sh --action=update --dump_configfile_template=cockpit.cfg
The actual name of the configuration file (and extension) is irrelevant.
Of the many parameters, only a couple are required for a cockpit update:
[Server] # SAP HANA System ID ( Default: H4C ) sid=H4C # Database User Name ( Default: SYSTEM ) system_user=SYSTEM # Database User Password system_user_password= [Action] # Action ( Default: exit; Valid values: install | update ) action=update [XS_Advanced] # XS Advanced Admin User ( Default: COCKPIT_ADMIN ) org_manager_user=COCKPIT_ADMIN # XS Advanced Admin User Password org_manager_password=
You do not need to provide default values, so in the above case only the action and the passwords are needed. However, for security purposes, you might prefer to store passwords separately in another file with different file protection configuration and distribution approach.
The format is XML, below an example:
In the vi editor, you can use the substitute command to easily change the asterisks to a new master password.
To execute a batch mode installation with password pipe the contents of the XML file as input to the installer.
cat passwords.xml | ./hdblcm.sh --read_password_from_stdin=xml \ --configfile=cockpit.cfg -b
To run in batch mode with configuration file only, just provide configfile:
./hdblcm.sh --configfile=cockpit.cfg -b
Command line parameters overrule configuration file parameters, e.g.:
./hdblcm.sh --configfile=cockpit.cfg -b -SID=ABC
New features and known issues are documented in
- Updating the SAP HANA Cockpit – SAP HANA Cockpit Installation and Update Guide
- 2713615 – SAP HANA Cockpit 2.0 SP 09 – SAP Note
For all SAP HANA cockpit documentation, see
- SAP HANA Cockpit – SAP Help Portal
SAP Help Portal, SAP HANA Cockpit Installation and Update Guide
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