A group is a named set of one or more registered databases. A group associates a set of registered databases with cockpit users. In this way, the cockpit users can use SAP HANA cockpit to manage and monitor the databases within their responsibility. Use the Cockpit Manager application to assign databases and cockpit users to groups.
A registered database can belong to a usage type group. The usage type groups Development, Test, and Production are automatically created when the database is assigned a usage type of Production, Test, or Development. The usage type is assigned during the installation of an SAP HANA database, but can be changed after the installation.
To create a group, follow the guided procedure steps and provide the required information like group name, database assignment, and cockpit user.
The system usage type can be changed in the
global.ini file. In the
global.ini file, locate the section system_information and change the parameter usage.
The cockpit administrator can use the groups to view and administrate similar SAP HANA databases. The cockpit administrator can also control which other users have access to a database.
In order to have access to a database, a cockpit user must belong to one of the groups that you have created containing the database. It is not possible to assign users to an auto-created group, so to manage the databases, you have to create your own groups.
You can choose to hide one or more of the auto-created groups through the Cockpit Manager by selecting Settings, then Display, and deselecting or selecting each box. Opting to hide the auto-created groups does not affect the system usage type associated with the database. It simply prevents the cockpit from organizing the display of databases by auto-created group.
After you have finished the configuration of your landscape in Cockpit Manager application, you can access the SAP HANA cockpit to monitor and administer the SAP HANA systems in your landscape.