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Additional checks in SAP HANA Cockpit and SAP HANA Studio

Performing additional checks for SAP HANA
You will learn
  • Check used memory and set alerts
  • Perform Dbspace checks
  • Check which extended storage/dynamic tiering tables have been created
  • Step 1

    In SAP HANA Cockpit, you can view some of the statistics for each host that you are running. Navigate to your resource and then click on “Memory Usage” as shown below.

    Memory Usage

    You will be taken to the following screen where you can see how much memory is being used. You can also choose which services and hosts you want to see used memory for by selecting them in the “Services & Hosts” section.

    Used Memory

    Furthermore, as an administrator, you can also manipulate the thresholds of various alerts. Alerts are already predefined in the system, and you can adjust the threshold of these alerts as desired. There is a pre-requisite step that needs to be done for such authority. You need to go to SAP HANA Studio, open “Administration” and go to the “Configuration” tab. Click on the drop down of “nameserver.ini” followed by “statisticsserver”. Double click on “active” and you can set the new value to be “true”. Click “Save”.

    Note: If you are unable to edit the value of “active” by double clicking then make the change using the SYSTEM user.

    Set statisticsserver to True

    Next navigate back to your resource on SAP HANA Cockpit and click on “Configure Alerts”.

    Navigate to Configure Alerts

    In the search bar on the left side, search for the Dynamic Tiering “Dbspace usage” alert type. Click on “Edit” in the bottom right corner in order to modify the alert. You have the option of configuring the threshold, setting up the schedule to see how often that phase is checked, and adding email recipients for the alerts. Once you have changed the settings, you can click “Save” on the bottom right corner.

    Configure Alerts

    As a test case, you can click on “Run Check Now” beside the “Edit” button to ensure the alert is working.

    What prerequisite step is required before you can adjust alert thresholds?

  • Step 2

    There are some queries that aid you to see what is up and working and identify if there is anything missing.

    To see all the Dbspaces, their sizes, whether additional reserve size was added and some additional information, use the following:


    To see the inside of a Dbspace and identify what files are added to them, use the following:


    To identify what extended tables/Dynamic Tiering tables have been created in your system along with some of their properties, use the following:

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