The DBA Cockpit is a platform-independent tool that you can use to monitor and administer your database. It provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for all actions and covers many aspects of handling a database system landscape.
You access the DBA Cockpit by calling transaction DBACOCKPIT. Then, the initial screen DBA Cockpit: System Configuration Maintenance appears.
The entry screen of the DBA Cockpit is divided into the following areas:
Provides a minimum of functions, for example, to display or hide the areas on the left side.
Provides central functions to manage the system landscape, for example:
Displays 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.
This area is common to most actions. It provides, for example, the following data:
It is not available for all database platforms. For more information, see the corresponding database-specific section.
Displays the details of the currently selected action.
Only appears with certain actions and displays additional information that is related to the selected action.
Displays the message window provided by the framework. Unlike the classic SAP GUI messaging process, the framework message window contains a complete history of all messages sent during the session. In addition, you can:
Changes to the screen area sizes are user-specific and are restored when you next start the DBA Cockpit.
You can use the DBA Cockpit to:
You can return to this action without data loss by double-clicking the previous action in the navigation frame or by choosing Back.
To use the functions offered for remote monitoring, you must configure the system you want to monitor. The local system is configured automatically when you start the DBA Cockpit for the first time.
After having configured the connection and depending on the database, more actions are required to configure the database monitor and to set up database administration.
For systems that are monitored using a remote database connection, constraints depend on whether: