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Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 20 November 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
CockpitNew

You can now set a display name and a description for Java applications. For more information, see Defining Application Details.

Eclipse ToolsNew

If you have changed logger levels, for example for application debugging  purposes, you can now reset these loggers to their initial state. For more information, see Using Logs in the Eclipse IDE -> Resetting Loggers section.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

When in the Eclipse IDE you delete a server with an application running on it, a dialog appears allowing you to choose whether to only undeploy the application, or to completely delete it together with its configuration.

SAP HANA, Console ClientEnhancement

Using the restart-hana command, you can now restart an entire productive SAP HANA system, or  a specific SAP HANA service running on the specified SAP HANA system. Before, it was possible to restart a specific SAP HANA service only. For more information, see restart-hana.

SAPUI5

Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.24.4 for Java and HTML5 applications (including runtime 1.24.3 & documentation) has been released.

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 6 November 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Cockpit, DeployNew

You can now deploy and update Java applications via the cockpit. For more information, see Deploying on the Cloud with the Cockpit.

Cockpit, FavoritesNew

You can now tag Java applications as favorite. All favorite applications appear with key information in the new Favorite Applications panel on the Account dashboard.

Java Web Tomcat 7Enhancement

The Java Web Tomcat 7 runtime is generally available and can be used on productive landscapes. For more information, see Java Web Tomcat 7.

Java Applications, DeployEnhancement

During deployment, if compute unit size is not explicitly specified, by default, the smallest compute unit size from the account quota is assigned to the application. For more information, see deploy.

Java Applications, Console Client

Enhancement

You can now set the Tomcat connector attributes max-threads and connection-timeout during application deployment. Alternatively, you can execute the set-application-property command for each property without the need to redeploy the application. For more information, see deploy and set-application-property.

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 23 October 2014

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Console Client, Java ApplicationsEnhancement

The set-application-property command, which allows you to change the deploy parameters without redeploying the whole application, is now generally available. For more information, see the blog post Updating Application Properties Without Redeploy.

Java Applications, DeployEnhancement

The REST API for lifecycle management operations with applications running on SAP HANA Cloud Platform is now generally available.

For information about using the API, see https://api.hana.ondemand.com/lifecycle/v1/documentation.

CockpitEnhancement

Subscribed Java applications will now show their run state in the subscription dashboard.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.24.3 for Java and HTML5 applications (including runtime 1.24.2 & documentation) has been released.

HTML5 Applications

Enhancement

The documentation now includes instructions for:

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 9 October 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Data SynchronizationNew

SAP SQL Anywhere MobiLink as-a-Service (Beta) is available on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. MobiLink is a session-based synchronization technology for exchanging data among relational databases and other non-relational data sources. Customers can request MobiLink server in their accounts via an IT/IBC ticket in component BC-NEO-CON.

CockpitNew

SAP HANA Cloud Platform offers a new role - Support User. Designed for technical support engineers, this role allows you to read almost all data related to an account, including metadata, configuration settings, and log files. Note that to be able to read database content, you need to be assigned the appropriate database permissions by a database administrator. For more information, see Assigning Members to Accounts.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

Eclipse Tools have the following enhancements:

  • The autocomplete feature is now enabled for the Account name, User name and Database user fields in plugin SAP HANA Cloud Platform Tools for Connecting to SAP HANA Systems.
  • The Servers view in Eclipse Tools now provides direct links to the application dashboard in the cockpit and the application URLs. For more information, see Server Endpoints in the Eclipse Tools.
Console ClientEnhancement

You can choose where the logs from a command output will be displayed - in log files or in the console client. For more information, see Verbose Mode of the Console Commands Output.

SAP Development Tools for Eclipse (Download Site)Enhancement

The home page and the menu titles of the Download Site have been optimized to become more concise and clear.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.22.9 for Java and HTML5 applications (including runtime 1.22.9 & documentation) has been released.

SAP River Rapid Development Environment

Renaming

SAP River Rapid Development Environment (SAP River RDE) has been renamed to SAP Web IDE.

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 25 September 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

Eclipse Tools have the following enhancements:

  • Autocomplete feature is now enabled for the Account name and User name fields inside Eclipse Tools. For more information, see Setting Up SDK Location and Landscape Host.
  • Local servers now automatically use proxy if the current Eclipse environment uses proxy server.
  • SAP HANA Tools for HANA Server rev. 82 or earlier now supports also Eclipse Luna. For more information, see Installing SAP HANA Tools for Eclipse.
SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.22.8 (including runtime 1.22.8 and documentation) has been released.

Eclipse ToolsBugfix

Sharing an XS project on the Trial landscape, when a system is added via Add Cloud System, is now possible.

SAP HANA Cloud Connector

Bugfix

SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.4.3 has the following bugs fixed:

  • Short-running function modules started in a separate thread in a JCo application are no more blocked by long-running function modules executed via RFC.
  • The sporadic hanging during execution of RFC function modules is fixed. RFC function modules now finish properly in every case.
  • SNC configuration is now properly replicated in high availability setups.

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 11 September 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Connectivity Service, Java Web Tomcat 7Enhancement

Java Web Tomcat 7 (Beta) runtime now supports the ConnectivityConfiguration API and the AuthenticationHeaderProvider API. For more information, see ConnectivityConfiguration API and AuthenticationHeaderProvider API.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

Eclipse Tools have the following enhancements:

  • The SHINE SP6 sample is added to the list of SAP HANA samples for import. For more information on importing samples, see Samples. A new GitHub repository holds the SHINE SP6 content: https://github.com/SAP/cloud-hana-shine-opensap.
  • The runtimes and local server names in the Eclipse IDE are adjusted so that each server now complies with a particular runtime type.  For more information, see Setting Up the Runtime Environment
  • Java Web Tomcat 7 is now shown when adding a new runtime in the Eclipse IDE.

SAPUI5

Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.22.7 (including runtime 1.22.7 and documentation) has been released.

 

 


Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform: Security Bugfix - 29 August 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorBugfix

The new SAP HANA Cloud connector version 2.4.2 contains important bugfixes.

 

We strongly recommend that customers and users upgrade to this version. For more information on upgrading, see Upgrading the Cloud Connector.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 28 August 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Java Applications, DeployNew

There is a beta version of REST API for lifecycle management operations with applications running on SAP HANA Cloud Platform. For more information, see https://api.hana.ondemand.com/lifecycle/v1/documentation.

HTML5 Applications
New

You can now develop and deploy HTML5 applications on productive landscapes. HTML5 applications consist of static resources and can connect to existing on-premise or on-demand REST services. The static content of the HTML5 applications is stored and versioned in Git repositories. For more information, see HTML5 Applications Development.

SAP River Rapid Development EnvironmentNew

SAP River Rapid Development Environment (SAP River RDE) provides a fully extensible and customizable experience. It accelerates the development lifecycle with interactive code editors, integrated developer assistance, and end-to-end application development lifecycle support. SAP River RDE prerequisites and set-up instructions are included in the HTML5 Getting Started documentation. For more information, see SAP River RDE Developer Guide.

Console Client, Java Applications (Beta)

EnhancementYou can change deploy parameters without redeploying the whole application via the console client command set-application-property. For more information, see set-application-property (beta).

SAP Development Tools for Eclipse

(Download Site)

Enhancement

A new section about SAP River RDE is now available in the SAPUI5 Tools tab of the Download Site. For more information, see https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#sapui5.

Persistence ServiceEnhancement

The persistence service now provides the bind-hana-dbms and unbind-hana-dbms commands for handling bindings between productive SAP HANA instances and Java applications. These complement the bind-schema and unbind-schema commands, which continue to be used for binding database schemas to Java applications.

The new list-application-datasources command replaces the list-application-schemas command, which has been deprecated.

SAPUI5Enhancement

SAPUI5 distribution 1.22.5 (including runtime 1.22.6 & documentation) has been released. The distribution is also available as a service for HTML5 applications. For more information, see Accessing SAPUI5 Resources.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancementAn option to add a cloud system in the Add System toolbar dropdown is now available.

Eclipse Tools

Bugfix
  • If a landscape is in maintenance mode, the server is now correctly marked as in maintenance.
  • If you cancel a cloud server login dialog, it does not appear again.
  • The problem Hana Cloud - Unable to share project - REPO.MAINTAIN_IMPORTED_PACKAGES was fixed. Please update your Eclipse Tools to receive the fix. Then, delete your erroneous SAP HANA systems in your Eclipse IDE and add them again. All SAP HANA systems, which can be found in the Systems view, now comply with the name pattern: <system ID>(<DB user name>)

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 14 August 2014

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorEnhancement

New version 2.4.1 of SAP HANA Cloud connector has been released with the following enhancements and bugfixes:

Enhancements:

  • It shows trusted entities for principal propagation on a shadow instance.
  • It shows countdown on a shadow instance if failover is supposed to happen.

Bugfixes:

  • When using a non-SAML2 authentication for a cloud application, the Cloud connector now interprets the identity properly.
  • When configuring the subject for Principal Propagation, the single elements are now sent to the target system in the correct order.
  • The SNC partner name for an RFC host mapping is now replicated to the shadow instance in high availability setup.
  • When you add an account to a master instance, and immediately after that a failover situation occurs, the added account now properly establishes a connection to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform landscape.
  • When the Windows service is stopped, the Cloud connector now shuts down cleanly.
SDK, Database Tunnel
EnhancementThe SDK sample projects persistence-with-jpa and persistence-with-ejbdemonstrate how JPA entities can be tested against SAP HANA database using the database tunnel.

For more information, see Automating the Use of Database Tunnels.

Eclipse Tools

Enhancement

You can now easily recognize SAP HANA Cloud Platform-managed HANA systems in the Systems view in the Eclipse IDE. The name of each SAP HANA system has the following name pattern: <account>-<instance name>(<DB user name>).

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 31 July 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Authentication Configuration UINew

You can now configure options for the authentication methods defined for your Java applications. Depending on the options you select/deselect, the authentication methods will perform differently, requiring different credentials on behalf of users.

You can access the Authentication Configuration UI using the Cockpit. For more information, see Configuring Authentication for Your Application.

Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

Eclipse tools have the following enhancements:

  • In Eclipse IDE, you can use autocomplete when entering landscape host names. This will help you avoid typos from manual entries.
  • Publishing on the cloud from the Eclipse IDE now uses the faster hot-update operation if the application is running. (Not applicable to applications using the Java Web Tomcat 7 runtime.) For more information, see step 11 in Deploying on the Cloud from Eclipse IDE.
  • Eclipse IDE now shows an improved message in case of an authentication error when deploying on the cloud.
SDK
Enhancement
To avoid maintaining clear-text passwords when using the Maven Plugin, you can now store your SAP HANA Cloud Platform user name and password in the settings.xml file. For more information, see http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-encryption.html.
HTML5 ApplicationsEnhancementYou can now use permissions to protect HTML5 applications. The application developer defines the permissions in the application descriptor file, and you use the cockpit to define roles and map the permissions to the roles. For more information, see Managing Roles and Permissions.
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.22.3 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

Connectivity Service

Bugfix

SAP HANA Cloud connector used to use port 1 by default when an HTTP destination of type OnPremise had a URL that did not contain a port. After the fix, port 80 for HTTP and port 443 for HTTPS will be used by default.

To ensure smooth migration, you need to create an additional host mapping in the Cloud connector with the new default virtual port (either 80 or 443). Do not delete the old mapping as long as your application runs with runtime lower than 1.58.6 or 2.39.6.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 17 July 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorNew

SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.4 is released with the following features and fixes:

Features:

  • Support for high availability setup - an administrator can decide to install a so-called "shadow instance", which takes over the processing of requests in case the productive "master instance" shuts down due to a (hardware) failure. For more information, see Initial Configuration and Installing a Failover Instance for High Availability.
  • Principal propagation support has been extended to arbitrary authentication types for cloud applications. To achieve this, the Cloud connector allows trusting additional entities, such as Java applications or SAP HANA instances for that purpose. For more information, see Setting Up Trust.
  • When configuring LDAP authentication for the Cloud connector administration UI, you are now allowed to configure a secure connection with LDAPS.

Bugfix:

Support for ICF (Internet Communication Framework) session mangling in access check. This ABAP system feature allows you to include an encoded session ID within the path of a service. For example, for service /sap/bc/ping, the request could be /sap(abcdef==)/bc/ping. In previous versions, such a request would be denied, even if /sap/bc/ping was exposed as a resource.

Persistence Service
Enhancement
For the purposes of Java development on productive SAP HANA instances, the persistence service now allows you to bind productive SAP HANA instances to Java applications with custom logons. By using custom logons, you can determine which schemas a Java application is able to access. For more information, see Binding Productive SAP HANA Instances to Java Applications.
Eclipse ToolsEnhancementSAP HANA Cloud Platform Tools for Java now support the latest Eclipse Luna release (in addition to Kepler). The support for Juno has entered end of maintenance. For more information, see Installing SAP Development Tools for Eclipse.
CockpitEnhancementTables in the cockpit now use up the remaining screen real estate on the page if necessary or show exactly the number of rows for which data is available and no empty rows anymore.
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.20.11 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

Eclipse Tools

Bugfix

The following issues are fixed:

  • It is now possible to create a new local Java Web Tomcat 7 server directly from the New Server Runtime Environment wizard by selecting the Create a new local server checkbox.
  • The correct URL address is now open in the browser when selecting Run on Server for a Dynamic Web 3.0 project and Java Web Tomcat 7 server.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 3 July 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Connectivity ServiceEnhancement
HTTP destinations are extended by a new OAuthSAMLBearerAssertion authentication type. For more information, see SAML Bearer Assertion Authentication.
Cockpit
Enhancement
If you try to log on to a landscape on which you do not have an account, the cockpit now presents a page that allows you to select the correct landscape and gives you additional guidance.
SDKEnhancementThe SDK samples can now be built with Maven whether or not you are executing the build behind a proxy. If you have a proxy, the build takes the Java default properties for proxy definition (no longer environment variables that fit Windows only). If you have no proxy, nothing must be done anymore.
Console Client, DeploymentEnhancementThe console commands in the deploy group show an improved message in case of an authentication error.
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.20.9 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

SAP HANA

Enhancement

SAP HANA revision 80 (SP8) is now available upon request for productive SAP HANA instances assigned to accounts on the production landscape.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 19 June 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Java Web Tomcat 7New
Java Web Tomcat 7 is now available as a Beta on Trial. This new simplified edition of the Java Web application runtime container provides optimized performance (startup time and memory footprint).

Note that it cannot be used for productive applications and does not support SQL Trace, connectivity service integration, OAuth, and keystore service.

For more information, see Java Web Tomcat 7 .

New Data Center in AustraliaNew

SAP HANA Cloud Platform is now available in a new data center in Australia. The landscape host is ap1.hana.ondemand.com.

For more information, see Landscape Hosts.

JMX ConsoleNew
An MBean web console is available as a Beta feature on the Trial landscape. It exposes all MBeans available in the SAP HANA Cloud Platform runtime including custom ones registered by your applications. You can view the values of their attributes and execute their operations. For more information, see Using the JMX Console.
Console Client, Java ApplicationsEnhancement

The hot-update command is now generally available. It enables you to redeploy and update the binaries of an application faster than when using deploy and restart. The update happens directly on the already running application process.

SAP HANA XSEnhancement

You can now debug server-side JavaScript with SAP HANA XS Web-based Development Workbench. For more information, see Debugging Server-Side JavaScript with SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench.

User Management
Enhancement
SAP HANA Cloud Platform can use an on-premise AS Java system to check user credentials, search, and retrieve user information. For more information, see Configuring a Connection with an On-Premise User Store.
Eclipse ToolsEnhancement

Eclipse Tools have the following enhancements:

  • Support of Java Web Tomcat 7 runtime and SDK. For more information, see Setting Up the Runtime Environment.
  • A new common server type "SAP HANA Cloud Platform" now works with all available runtime types supported by SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
  • No need to type the full landscape host when publishing. Eclipse remembers the landscape hosts you have used previously, and when you start typing, it presents the list of all valid landscape hosts for you to select.
  • Maintenance notifications are now shown in Eclipse. If the platform is in maintenance, and you request to deploy, start or stop an application, you will get an appropriate message.
Document ServiceEnhancementThe document service XS consumption library now supports serialization/deserialization of a CMIS session to improve performance.
Connectivity ServiceEnhancementJCoRecord offers toJSON() methods that allow the results of a function module invocation to be transformed easily into a JSON representation. Such a document can be consumed immediately by a SAP UI5 widget data model.
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.20.8 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

Persistence Service, Roles and Permissions

Enhancement

The following changes have been applied in the handling of account member roles by the persistence service:

  • SAP HANA database users: Account members, who by default are assigned the developer role only, are no longer able to create their own users in the SAP HANA database. Account administrators can create their own SAP HANA database users as before, but now also need to set up user accounts in the SAP HANA database for the members of their development team. For more information, see the updated Guidelines for Creating Database Users.
  • Restarting SAP HANA services on productive HANA instances: This feature requires the administrator role. For information about
    using this command line function, see restart-hana.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 5 June 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP River RDE (Beta)New
SAP River Rapid Development Environment (RDE) is beta-released as part of SAP HANA Cloud Platform. This development environment provisioned in the web offers wizards, templates, editors and preview functionality for creating new or extending existing SAP Fiori applications. River RDE aims to bring simplification and productivity in the collaborative design, development and deployment of HTML5 applications. For more information, see Setting Up SAP River RDE.
SDKEnhancement
The SDK samples are reworked to demonstrate and use the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Maven Plugin. The plugin is also published on the Maven Central repository, which eases the consumption of the plugin in Maven-based development projects.

Two new blog posts give more information:

Cockpit, MonitoringEnhancement

You can view the overall monitoring status of SAP HANA instances on the Account Dashboard and in the HANA instances list. For more information, see Viewing Monitoring Metrics of a Productive SAP HANA Instance.

Cockpit, Destinations EditorEnhancement

The Destinations editor is now available in the cockpit on subscription level and allows you to maintain destination configurations for subscribed applications. For more information, see Accessing the Destinations Editor.

Cockpit
Enhancement
The visual appearance and the usability of the integrated cockpit help is improved.
Document ServiceEnhancementApache Chemistry OpenCMIS libraries are updated to version 0.11.0.
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.20.7 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 22 May 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Cockpit, Role ManagementNew
Account administrators can manage roles in the Members panel of the cockpit. The first two supported roles are Administrator and Developer. For more information, see Account Member Roles.

Existing account members have both roles assigned to them (some exceptions might exist). Newly added account members receive only the Developer role by default from now on. For more information, see Assigning Members to Accounts.

Client Certificate AuthenticationNew
You can enable client certificate authentication to SAP HANA Cloud applications. For more information, see Enabling Client Certificate Authentication.
Cockpit, MonitoringEnhancement

You can view history of metrics of SAP HANA instances in the cockpit. For more information, see Viewing Monitoring Metrics of a Productive SAP HANA Instance.

Database TunnelEnhancement

The command is enhanced as follows:

SDK
Enhancement
A Maven plugin is now available in Maven Central Repository for the different Java runtimes of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. This allows you to conveniently call the SAP HANA Cloud Platform console client and its commands from the Maven environment. A dedicated goal in the plugin maps to each console client command, which makes writing automated integration tests and deployment much easier than before. For example, command deploy:restart maps to goal neo-java-web:restart. For more information, see Maven Plugin.
Eclipse ToolsEnhancementServer Adapter now provides helpful UI messages and server logs in case your application is in non-working state.
SAPUI5EnhancementNew version 1.20.6 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released.
MultitenancyBugfixTenant subscriptions are taken into account automatically when the application is in maintenance or downtime mode. It is no longer needed to subscribe the consumer account separately to the application or downtime page.
SAP HANABugfixProductive SAP HANA instances are now provisioned with debugging and developer mode switched off (that represents the SAP HANA default). Account administrators are granted permissions to switch the settings on and off when needed.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 8 May 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
HTML5 Applications (Beta)New
SAP HANA Cloud Platform enables you to develop lightweight HTML5 applications in a cloud environment. HTML5 applications consist of static resources and can connect to an existing on-premise or on-demand REST service. The static content of the HTML5 applications is stored and versioned in Git repositories.

This feature is in beta and is available on the trial landscape only. For more information, see HTML5 Applications Development.

Cockpit, MonitoringEnhancement
You can view the current metrics of productive SAP HANA instances in the cockpit. For more information, see Viewing Monitoring Metrics of a Productive SAP HANA Instance.
Cockpit, Application RolesEnhancement

You can create custom roles via the cockpit from the new Application Subscription view. These custom roles are created per application subscription.

For more information, see Managing Roles.

Java Applications, WebSocket
Bugfix
The WebSocket protocol now works correctly with Internet Explorer 10 and 11.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 24 April 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
SAP HANA XS, Document ServiceNew
You can now consume the document service from SAP HANA XS applications. This feature is currently in beta state. For more information, see Consuming the Document Service.
Connectivity ServiceNew
A new interface com.sap.core.connectivity.api.authentication.
AuthenticationHeaderProvider has been introduced. It provides methods for application-to-application and on-premise SSO authentication and can be used to initialize arbitrary HTTP clients on application level. For more information, see AuthenticationHeaderProvider API.
SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorNew
SAP HANA Cloud connector 2.3.0 is released on the download site with the following features and fixes:

Features:

  • A new Application Whitelist enables you to limit the applications that are allowed to use the tunnel for accessing on-premise applications. For more information, see Setting Up Trust.
  • Principal propagation support has been extended to the RFC protocol. Principal propagation X.509 certificate subject can be configured in the Cloud connector. For more information, see Configuring Principal Propagation to an ABAP system for RFC.
  • You can import and export access control configurations.

Bugfixes:

  • Refreshing of audit logs now works properly and does no longer jump always to the first page.
  • If connectivity to the cloud is lost, when an administrator opens the Cloud connector, the re-connection mechanism works and is no longer cancelled by the UI.
  • A file descriptor leak has been fixed in the re-connection procedure. This leak could prevent the mechanism from working at all if certain limits were reached and thus cause downtime for the tunnel.
Document ServiceEnhancement
The document service now supports roles and groups in Access Control Lists (ACLs). For more information, see ACLs in the Document Service.
Document Service, DocumentationEnhancement
Best practices documentation about repository and folder handling is available. For more information, see Documents and Folders.
Console ClientEnhancement
Commands can return structured (machine readable) json output through the optional parameter: --output json. For more information, see Machine-Readable Command Output.
Cockpit, SAP HANA XS MonitoringEnhancement
You can configure availability checks and view the status of SAP HANA XS applications running on a productive SAP HANA instance via the cockpit. For more information, see Configuring Availability Checks for SAP HANA XS Applications from the Cockpit.
Cockpit, Destinations EditorEnhancement
In the cockpit you can configure destinations on account level. Account-level destinations are globally visible to all applications and platform services in the account. For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Cockpit.
TenantContext APIEnhancement
The com.sap.cloud.account.TenantContext interface has been extended by a new method – getAccountName().  For more information, see API Documentation.
Connectivity ServiceEnhancement

You can use on-premise connectivity via SAP HANA Cloud connector through a standard HTTP proxy from Java Web applications. The proxy is provisioned on your application compute unit and is accessible at localhost:20003 via HTTP. For more information, see HTTP Proxy for On-Premise Connectivity.

Connectivity ServiceEnhancement
The JCo runtime in SAP HANA Cloud Platform now supports principal propagation to on-premise systems. The on-premise side must use Cloud connector version 2.3.0.
SAP HANAEnhancement
The trial SAP HANA instances have been upgraded to revision 73.
SAPUI5
Enhancement
New version 1.20.5 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released. For more information, see the release notes.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 10 April 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Security, Identity and Access ManagementNew
You can manage your custom SAML 2.0 identity providers with productive HANA XS instances. For more information, see Configuring SAML 2.0 Authentication.
SAP HANA Web-based Development WorkbenchEnhancement
You can use the SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench also on the trial landscape. For more information, see Developing with SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench.
Console Client, SAP HANA ServicesEnhancement

You can restart SAP HANA services on productive SAP HANA instances from the console client. For more information, see restart-hana.

Console Client, DeployEnhancement
You can start an application process from the console client in disabled mode so that it is not available for new connections. For more information, see start.
SAP HANA XS, MonitoringEnhancement

You can register availability checks for multiple SAP HANA XS applications running on a productive SAP HANA instance from the console client. For more information, see Configuring an Availability Check to Monitor Your SAP HANA XS Application.

Cockpit, Destinations EditorEnhancement
The Destinations editor has been re-designed for easier navigation and extended with new features, such as cloning existing destinations and deleting configured certificates. For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Cockpit.
SAPUI5
Enhancement
New version 1.18.10 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released. For more information, see the release notes.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 27 March 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Document ServiceNew
The Document Service features console client commands for managing document repositories.  For more information see Console Client Commands -> Document Service section.
SAP HANA Predictive Analytic LibraryNew

You can evaluate and work with SAP HANA Predictive Analytic Library (PAL) functions on SAP HANA Cloud Platform Trial landscape. For more information, see Using Predictive Analysis Library.

SecurityNew
A set of new commands in the console client allows the account administrator to modify the keystore of productive SAP HANA XS systems to upload, delete and list certificates. For more information, see upload-hanaxs-certificates, list-hanaxs-certificates and delete-hanaxs-certificates.
Console Client, DeployEnhancement

You can configure a custom downtime application to be used in case of unplanned downtime. For more information, see Handling Unplanned Downtime.

CockpitEnhancement
You can disable (and enable) Java application processes from the cockpit. Disabled Java application processes don't accept new session requests. For more information, see Starting and Stopping Applications.
CockpitEnhancement

You can put Java applications in and out of maintenance mode from the cockpit.  Java applications in maintenance mode redirect requests to a chosen target application until you put them again into normal operation. For more information, see Putting Applications into Maintenance Mode.

Connectivity Service, SecurityEnhancement
The list of certificate authorities that SAP HANA Cloud Platform trusts by default is now available. For more information, see Trusted Certificate Authorities.
SAPUI5Enhancement
New version 1.18.9 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released. For more information, see the release notes.
SAP HANA Cloud ConnectorDeprecation

SAP HANA Cloud Connector 1.x has reached end-of-life. It is no longer accessible on tools.hana.ondemand.com and its documentation has been removed as well. Use SAP HANA Cloud Connector 2.x as the major version that will be extended and maintained in the future.

MonitoringBugfix
An issue with custom monitoring metrics not reported correctly in case you have registered many custom metrics is fixed.
SAP HANA Cloud Platform Tools for Connecting to SAP HANA Systems
Bugfix
The following issues are fixed:
  • Unclear error message appeared if password for connecting to a SAP HANA system was wrong
  • The "Add Cloud System..." action was missing from the menu when the selection was on a system that is logged off.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 13 March 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
LicensingNew
SAP HANA Cloud Platform has enlarged its scope and now encompasses SAP HANA Infrastructure Services, SAP HANA DB Services and SAP HANA Application Services. The new package offering comes with a new pricing model. For more information, see SAP HANA Marketplace and the blogpost The full package.
Password Storage APINew

An API for storing, updating and deleting passwords is now available to applications. For more information, see Storing Passwords.

Console Client, Java ApplicationsNew
A new command hot-update (beta) enables you to redeploy and update the binaries of an application faster than the normal deploy and restart. The update happens directly on the already running application process. For more information, see hot-update.
SAP Development Tools for Eclipse (Download Site)New

SAP HANA Tools Revision 72 are now delivered via the download site (https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#hanatools). For more information, see

Setting Up the Tools.

MultitenancyEnhancement
The existing tenant API has been extended by a new execute() method to run background threads on behalf of a given tenant.
Cockpit, LogsEnhancement

The log viewer now opens in a new window, shows the log volume over time and supports you in finding time ranges of high activity. For more information, see Log Viewers.

You can now configure loggers also via the Recent Logging panel in the Java Application Dashboard. For more information, see Using Logs in the Cockpit.

Cockpit, MonitoringEnhancement
You can now register availability checks for your Java applications also from the cockpit and check the application availability status from the Java Application Dashboard. For more information, see Configuring Availability Checks from the Cockpit.
SAP Development Tools for Eclipse (Download Site)Enhancement
The download site now uses geolocation-based load balancing for SAP Development Tools for Eclipse (tools.hana.ondemand.com). When installing tools, you are routed to the nearest data center. The response time and the download times are significantly improved for users in the US region.
Eclipse ToolsEnhancement
SAPUI5Enhancement
New version 1.18.8 of SAPUI5 runtime and documentation has been released. For more information, see the release notes.
HTTPSDeprecation

SSL 3.0 is no longer supported as a communication protocol.

In case you have connection problems, make sure your HTTP client (e.g. browser) supports TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, or TLS 1.2.

Eclipse Tools, SDKDeprecation

Deployment with SAP HANA Cloud Platform Tools with version older than 1.17.0 or SDK with version older than 1.16.0 is no longer supported.

Eclipse Tools
Bugfix
The following issues are now fixed in Eclipse tools:
  • "Landscape host" in the preference page is renamed to "Server's host name" to match the New Server wizard
  • Trailing white spaces are now ignored in the Cloud Server wizard
  • Starting a local server in an external directory which exists in the workspace is now possible
  • Stopping a local server from the Debug view is now possible
  • The Users editor does not throw an exception when you open it right after a server is created.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 27 February 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Java ApplicationsNew
SAP HANA Cloud Platform now supports JSR 356 Java API for WebSocket in productive state.
For more information, see Java EE 6 Web Profile.
CockpitEnhancement
The cockpit now has integrated help. You can click the Help link next to a panel title in a cockpit page to access the contextual help for the respective panel and further links to the documentation.
CockpitEnhancement

A new dashboard serves as an entry page of the cockpit. The dashboard provides an overview of and access to the SAP HANA XS and Java applications available in the account and shows other key information about the account.

Cockpit, SAP HANA XSEnhancement
The use of packages in developer accounts on the trial landscape is simplified: a developer account can have only one  SAP HANA package, and you can create that package easily with one button click.

For more information, see Creating SAP HANA Packages.

Cockpit, LogsEnhancement
  • A new log viewer in the cockpit allows you to view trace and HTTP access logs directly in the browser and to sort and filter the log entries.
  • You can still download log files – for each file you can choose whether to open in the viewer or download to your machine.
  • Log files are also grouped by type.

For more information, see Using Logs in the Cockpit.

Cockpit, Logs, MonitoringEnhancement
The cockpit has now completely adopted the process ID as an identifier of application processes in logs and monitoring charts.
SDKEnhancement
  • The console client commands for the local server inside the SDK (install-local, start-local, and stop-local) now have port parameters that help avoid port collisions, thus enabling you to set up parallel builds and test procedures. These parameters are now visible by default in the console help. 
  • The install-local command now also supports setting non-proxy hosts for a local server (installed from the SDK for development purposes).
  • A new command deploy-local that allows you to deploy WAR files on a local server instance is now available.
TenancyEnhancement
Application logs now include tenant names in each log entry, which allows you to filter and explore relevant logs for a particular tenant.
For more information, see Viewing the Default Trace.
Cockpit, OAuthEnhancement
The UI for registering OAuth clients is now available for cross-account subscribed applications.

For more information, see Configuring OAuth Authorizations.

SAP UI5Enhancement
New version 1.18.6 of UI Development Toolkit has been released.
CockpitDeprecation
The cockpit no longer supports Internet Explorer 8. For more information about supported browsers, see Product Prerequisites and Restrictions.
SDK, DestinationsBugfix
The following bugfixes are provided for SDK 2.x:
  • You are now properly requested to enter your password for the console client commands (before there was an error with HTTP code: 401)
  • Тhe --application parameter in console client commands for managing connectivity destinations for subscribed applications now works with the format --application <provider_account>:<provider_application>. For more information, see Configuring Destinations from the Console Client.
Connectivity Service
Bugfix
The JCo runtime for SAP HANA Cloud Platform is upgraded and includes the following bugfixes:
  • When only modifying jco.client.cloud_connector_version, a JCoDestination was not recognized to be changed so that the old cached instance was still used.
  • Depending on the defined DDIC (Data Dictionary) types and structures and on the defined RFM (Remote Function Module) interfaces at SAP AS ABAP system side, a java.lang.StackOverflowError could have been thrown when a JCoRepository instance was storing the queried RFC meta data into its internal MetaDataStorage instance.
  • A java.lang.NullPointerException was thrown when saving a JCoRepository instance, which contained a remote function module template with an empty import parameter list.
  • The meta data information that specifies whether a parameter is optional or not was lost after loading a JCoRepository instance from a Java I/O character stream. Calling method JCoListMetaData.isOptional(<name|index>) on any parameter meta data that was loaded by a JCoRepository always returned false in this case.
  • A java.lang.NullPointerException was always thrown when trying to log on to a non-Unicode ABAP system using one of the new logon languages that are available in Unicode SAP systems only. Now an appropriate JCoException with error group RFC_ERROR_LOGON_FAILURE will be thrown in this case.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 13 February 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Console Client, DeployEnhancement
You can now use the following two new commands:
  • rolling-update - to run an update of an application without downtime in one run. Prerequisite is that the new version is compatible with the old one.
  • enable - to switch a previously disabled application process(es) to started state in the load balancer.

For more information, see rolling-update and enable.

CockpitEnhancement
In the cockpit, you can now clearly differentiate infrastructure from application error states for Java applications which makes it easier for you to detect and fix application issues.

The status icons are improved, in particular the OK status icon which was sometimes confused with an action.

Cloud Environment VariablesEnhancement

There is now a new cloud environment variable HC_PROCESS_ID that contains the process id of the current application process.

For more information, see Using Cloud Environment Variables.

SDKEnhancement
The SDK samples will now demonstrate and make use of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform API which is now also published to Maven Central for easier consumption in Maven-based development projects.
SAP UI5Enhancement
New version 1.18.5 of UI Development Toolkit has been released.

For more information, see the release notes.

Feedback ServiceEnhancement
You can now provide feedback for the feedback service and its UIs.

For more information, see Getting Feedback for Applications.

Cockpit, DestinationsEnhancement
The Destinations editor in the cockpit is extended to support the new authentication type PrincipalPropagation. This new authentication type works for on-premise destinations (proxyType=OnPremise) and requires Cloud Connector version 2 (CloudConnectorVersion=2).
SAP HANA Cloud Connector
Enhancement
SAP HANA Cloud Connector 2.2 has been released with the following features:
  • Support of multiple accounts within a single installation. Account administration allows you to add/delete connections to several accounts. For more information, see Managing Accounts.
  • Redesigned UI experience, similar to the cockpit
  • Support for Principal Propagation has been added. By configuring trusted SAML IdPs, the identity, which is  logged on to the cloud, will also be logged on in the on-premise systems, if the prerequisites are fulfilled. For more information, see Setting Up Trust.
  • Audit logs can be checked for integrity so that it can be verified that no one has modified them. For more information, see Audit Logging in the Cloud Connector.
  • Payload traces for the communication traffic can be activated for problem analysis. For more information, see Troubleshooting.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 30 January 2014
FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Cockpit, HANA XSEnhancement
Users of productive HANA XS systems are now able to create their SAP HANA database users within the cockpit.
For more information, see Creating Your Database User.
CockpitEnhancement
You can now see the runtime type, for example Java Web or Java EE 6 Web Profile, together with the runtime version.
CockpitEnhancement
You can now see the process ID for Java application processes in the UI. The process ID for processes that are still running is also shown with each log file, so that you can match a certain log file to a running process. 
CockpitEnhancement
In the process list of the application dashboard, you can now see the aggregated status of processes including run state, runtime version and metrics. This makes spotting problems with individual processes much easier.

For more information, see Checking the Application Status.

Cockpit, MonitoringEnhancement
The following usability improvements are now available:
  • You can navigate to the metrics details from the Status Summary in the Process Dashboard
  • Current metrics are now shown in compact view in the Monitoring tab
  • You can now select a custom period when viewing history of metrics for whole applications.

For more information, see Viewing Monitoring Metrics.

SDK, Connectivity ServiceEnhancement
The existing SDK sample application “connectivity-outbound-internet” is renamed to "connectivity" and is also extended to cover an example for on-demand to on-premise connectivity. The tutorials below are adopted accordingly to describe both connectivity scenarios, fitting to the extended sample application:

Using Internet Services in Cloud Applications

Using On-Premise Back-End Services in Cloud Applications

SAP UI5Enhancement
New version 1.16.9 of UI Development Toolkit has been released.
DocumentationEnhancement
SAP HANA Cloud Platform now uses geolocation-based load balancing for SAP HANA Cloud Platform documentation (help.hana.ondemand.com). When opening the documentation, users are routed to the nearest data center. The response time for opening and browsing the documentation is significantly improved for users in the US region.
Connectivity Service: Destination ConfigurationIncompatibility
To support SAP HANA Cloud Platform service JNDI resource lookups in EJBs with the release of neo-sdk-javaee6-wp-2.25.7, an incompatible behavior had to be introduced concerning the time destinations need to be configured. For more information, see Incompatibility announcement for neo-sdk-javaee6-wp-2.25.7 affecting destination configuration time.
Eclipse ToolsBugfix
The following issues are now fixed:
  • A user could not start a cloud server in debug mode if the Server Adapter was attached to an existing running application.
  • The profiling session name was incorrectly generated.
  • Servers used to hang if running with an older SAP JVM.
  • Applications created with migrated runtime and running on a cloud server, were deployed with wrong runtime version
  • Migration failed imperceptibly if SDK had been deleted.
  • Accessibility fixes in the Connectivity and Users editors in the Eclipse IDE.
Java EE 6 Web Profile
Bugfix
SAP HANA Cloud Platform services can be injected as JNDI resources in EJBs.

 

 

 

Release Notes for SAP HANA Cloud Platform - 16 January 2014

 

FunctionType of ChangeDescription
Cockpit, MonitoringEnhancement
You can now choose a custom time period when viewing history of metrics for a single process.
You can also compare the metrics history of different processes within an application.
For more information, see Viewing Monitoring Metrics.
ID Service, Authorization ManagementEnhancement
You can now directly assign users to groups.
Cloud ConnectorEnhancement
Version 1.3.2 improves the security of SCC traffic tracing by introducing a 4-eyes principle for the activation of HTTP and RFC protocol traces: activating a trace level that dumps traffic data requires the approval of two separate users.
SAP UI5Enhancement
New version 1.16.7 of UI Development Toolkit has been released.
Console ClientEnhancement
The disabled status for applications processes, as well as maintenance status for applications are now shown in the console client.
Console Client, DeployDeprecation
The parameter --severity for setting log severity during deploy has been deprecated.
Eclipse ToolsBugfix
An issue with applications deployed on a newly created cloud server (via Run → Run on Server) sporadically not being published on the server has been fixed.
Console Client, DeployBugfix
The deploy command now shows improved output in case you are trying to select a non-existing runtime version.
Console Client
Bugfix
It is no longer possible to start maintenance for an application that is used as a maintenance page.

For more information about older release notes, see:

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