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SAP HANA : System Usage

system_usage

It specifies the usage type of the system to be installed. This setting is stored in the global.ini file, and can be used to identify the intended usage of the system. The system usage type also governs to which resource group (production, test, development) the system is automatically assigned in SAP HANA cockpit when you register the system as a cockpit resource.


During installation the system_usage parameter is available to set this value - refer to the SAP HANA Server Installation and Update Guide for details. This parameter is available in interactive mode.

In the command line, the following syntax is used:

--action=install --system_usage=[production|test|development|custom]

Remarks :

The default for this parameter is --system_usage=custom.


Configure System Usage Type (manually) :

You can configure the usage type of an SAP HANA system (for example, production, development) during installation with the system_usage parameter, or later by changing the system properties. Clients such as the SAP HANA cockpit and SAP HANA studio can use this property to alter behavior.


To change the system_usage configuration is a 2 step procedure.


1. In the global.ini configuration file, change the value of the usage property in the system_information section.You can enter any value, but the values listed below can be used by clients to alter behavior. This may trigger a warning to users when they are about to perform critical operations on systems with usage type production (for example, execute SQL statements, stop or restart the system, perform a data backup, and so on).

  • production

  • test

  • development

  • custom (default)

alter system alter configuration ('global.ini','SYSTEM') set ('system_information','usage') = 'PRODUCTION' with reconfigure;

Note If the system usage type is anything other than one of these values, you will not be able to register the SAP HANA system as a resource in the SAP HANA cockpit.


2. Restart the system


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