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The DBA Cockpit is a platform-independent tool that you can use to monitor, control, configure, and administer your database. The DBA Cockpit provides you with access to many functions and key figures for monitoring and administration within the CCMS:

  • Checking system status and operation modes

  • Locating potential problems as quickly as possible

  • Early diagnosis of potential problems, for example, resource problems in the host or database system, which could adversely affect the SAP system

  • Analyzing and tuning the SAP system and environment (host and database systems) to optimize the throughput of the SAP system

  • Database Configuration

Information about required and recommended activities for database administration: Database Administration: Overview of Activities.


The documentation for the SAP MaxDB database system also generally applies to SAP liveCache technology. If there are functional differences, these are explained.


You can access the DBA Cockpit by calling transaction DBACOCKPIT, or, in the MaxDB/liveCache System Overview (transaction DB59) or in the liveCache Assistant (transaction LC10), by calling the DBA Cockpit.

The splash screen appears DBA Cockpit:Maintaining the System Configuration. DBA Cockpit contains an explanation of the SAP GUI-based user interface. The following general information about operating the DBA Cockpit may also be useful:


The navigation frame of the DBA Cockpit contains a tree structure divided at the top level into the main task areas of database administration. These are, for example, performance monitoring, space management, and job scheduling. Within each task area there is a set of related action nodes.


The information displayed in the DBA Cockpit vary depending on which SAP NetWeaver release you are using. These different developments for DBA Cockpit are described, if applicable, in the descriptions of the user menus.

  • Current Status

  • Performance

  • Space

  • Jobs

  • Alerts

  • Diagnosis

  • Administration

  • Tools

  • Teradata: If you are using Teradata Foundation for SAP BW, you can obtain some information that is specific to this application in the Teradata node.

  • Documentation

    • SAP MaxDB/liveCache in SAP Library: In the SAP Library, you can call the DBA Cockpit: SAP MaxDB.

    • SAP MaxDB/liveCache in SDN: You can call up the SAP Community Network (SDN) for SAP MaxDB. The SAP MaxDB Knowledge Center contains the entire SAP MaxDB documentation in the area Start of the navigation path Documentation Next navigation step The Complete SAP MaxDB Documentation Set End of the navigation path.


All documentation about managing an SAP system (and the SAP MaxDB database) using SAP CCMS is only relevant for SAP customers. You will find the entire CCMS documentation in the SAP Help Portal under The SAP MaxDB-specific CCMS documentation is available as described in SAP Note 767598 Information published on SAP site.