Administration / Basis
Where can I get information about installing and implementing SAP HANA?
On the SAP service market place, please see link.
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Where can I get HANA master guides and upgrade information?
On the SAP help place, in the link: What’s New – Release Notes
Is SAP ERP on HANA integrated with SAP Solution Manager?
Yes, SAP Solution Manager plays an important role in a SAP HANA deployment. With SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SP04, SAP provides the DBA Cockpit, Alerting Infrastructure and Performance Warehouse (analysis based on HANA statistics). Please see the link for up-to-date information.
Which DBA skills are required in a SAP HANA environment?
The dependency on traditional DB Administration with regards to partitioning, indices, aggregation building, setting parameters ietc. has been reduced to a large extent. Delta courses for existing DBA resources are being offered.
Are the SAP DBA cockpit transactions still applicable with HANA DB?
All transactions and functions remain the same.
Can I use the SAP transport system for SAP HANA?
From a ERP perspective transporting objects from DEV via QA to PROD works the same way as before. There are no changes with regard to transports for a ERP on HANA system.
For HANA managed objects, starting with SAP HANA SPS4 and SAP Solution Manager 7.1 SPS05, SAP provides CTS+ integration.
• Objects managed by the SAP HANA repository can be transported using CTS+
-> CTS+ (Change and Tracking System +) enables transport of non-ABAP objects in customer system landscapes
• Ability to combine SAP HANA objects with SAP NetWeaver BW objects in a single "delivery package” change request
• Customers can manage promote-to-production system landscapes in one central tool – including HANA objects.