Hello and welcome to the SAP HANA Academy. The topic of this video tutorial series is
SAP HANA Administration and in this video we will discuss SAP HANA versions. This video has been recorded on release SAP
HANA platform 2.0 SPS 03 from April 2018 and SAP HANA cockpit 2.0 SP08 from October 2018. For earlier or later releases, please check
the playlist on the SAP HANA Academy. Hi, I am Denys van Kempen. I am connected here to the SAP HANA cockpit,
connected to a tenant database, HA0, and we are looking at System Overview. On the Overview page, by default I should
say because the page is editable, we find this tile: General Information, and General
Information shows us the SAP HANA version, the time stamp of the latest update and the
platform. Well, we are on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12.1 and our HANA version is 2.0, 34 and 34 stands for the revision. We can select the tile and this will open
the General Information page, which will give us some more details. System Usage Startup time stamp for this system. Distributed or not: multiple-host Again the version, this time labeled hana
2 sp 03. The built time, Linux Kernel version and the
hardware manufacturer, VMware, in our case. In fact, our system is running in the cloud
some place. Version History shows us the previous installations. This system was installed with revision 32
in August and later, in October, updated to revision 34. Installed Plugins Details would show whether
the Application Function Library AFL has been installed, for example, or the EPM-MDS. Lateral navigation from General Information
shows us Manage System Licenses, which opens SAP HANA Licensing. The license specifies the amount of memory
and, by default, will not be enforced although you can enable this. None of the functionality, or capabilities
as it is sometimes called, are controlled by the license. If you are interested in this topic, I have
posted a blog about the different editions and options. I will put the link, the URL, in the description
of this video (below). Now, there are some other views or apps, which
also provide system information. If we go back two steps and open Monitor Performance,
we can see this tiny little information icon here on the top header —if we go to Workload
Analysis, we get it also— and this opens System Information in an overlay. This returns some more information, about
the operating system, the build (in particular), and CPU, Memory, and Network information. This type of information is typically for
support purposes. This is all information about the HANA System
we are connected to. Should you want to know what version of HANA
cockpit you are using, you need to open, what’s called, the Me area, and click about. Cockpit version 2.8 patch 8
Database Explorer 2.7, SAPUI5. If we return to Overview, and open SQL Console,
we the see the version in the header. You can click it for an About. Database Explorer In Cockpit Manager, you need to click on the
User, About One more. Let’s switch to our system database and
stop our system. OK Fast forward. Stopping Stopped We can no longer click the General Information
tile. Well, we can click but nothing will happen. If you want to know more about the system
when it is not running, you need to ask the SAP host agent, and this is what the Platform
Lifecycle Management tool will do. Click View system information, the icon indicates
that we are going to an external resource. Now, on my training system, the URL only contains
the hostname, not domain, so this is not resolved and I have not properly configured my system
with a valid certificate for HTTPS, so this will not work and that’s a good thing. However, by specifying HTTP and port 1128,
we can connect to the Host Agent. Don’t ever do this in real-life of course,
as passwords will now go unencrypted over the network, not a good idea, Here we need to provide the operating system
administration account of SAP HANA, the software owner, so to speak, SID+adm, ha0adm in my
case, all lowercase, and there is an SAP Note, should you have issue connecting to the SAP
HANA platform lifecycle management tools. Here we our system information. We can see the version in the header, the
SID, instance number. We have the system landscape directory data,
should this have been configured, this is for use with SAP Solution Manager, and you
can set this up using the Configure SLD menu here on the toolbar below. Host Information and Installed Components,
provide some version information as well. OK — for some backgrounds about the version,
I would recommend the Product Availability Matrix, which you can access from the SAP
Support Portal. This is the PAM for HANA 2.0; for HANA 1.0,
use the other link, and on the Support Package Stacks tab, we can see the available SPS’s,
03 from April 2018 being the latest at the time of the recording for on-premise with
the release data and the release note. For the revisions, I can recommend article
23 78 962 SAP HANA 2.0 Revision and Maintenance Strategy. Here we can find the release note for each
revision in RTC and also links to documentation about the release strategy OK —That’s it. SAP HANA Version. Thanks for watching. You can find more video tutorials on our YouTube
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