Learn how to monitor your SAP HANA database using the SAP HANA database ActiveGate extension.
To get started, just click the chat button in the upper-right corner of the Dynatrace menu bar to contact a Dynatrace ONE Product Specialist. Dynatrace ONE will make sure you have what you need to monitor SAP HANA databases.
- Environment ActiveGate with remote access to the SAP HANA database server
- A SAP HANA database user with the
- SAP hdbcli Python library present on the ActiveGate host (see configuration instructions below)
To install the SAP HANA database extension
Get the extension ZIP install file from your Dynatrace ONE Product Specialist via live chat. Don't rename the file.
Unzip the ZIP file to the
plugin_deploymentdirectory of your ActiveGate host.
Download the SAP hdbcli python wheel file for your ActiveGate's operating system.
NOTE: Use the Python 3 Version (cp3x) that is at or below version 3.6
Rename the file extension from
Unzip the contents of the file into the
The resulting file structure should look like this:
plugin_deployment - custom.remote.python.sap_hana_db - all files from unzipping "custom.remote.python.sap_hana_db.zip" - hdbcli - __init__.py - dbapi.py - resultrow.py - hdbcli-<VERSION>.dist-info - pyhdbcli.abi3.so/pyhdbcli.pyd
In Dynatrace, go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies.
Select Add new technology monitoring and then Add ActiveGate extension.
Select Upload extension and upload the ZIP file.
After you upload the extension, go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies and switch to the Custom extensions tab.
Find the extension and select it to open it for Endpoint configuration.
Enter the endpoint information.
Example configuration page Setting Details
Enter a meaningful endpoint name.
Select this only if Dynatrace ONE requests it so they can investigate an issue.
Name of custom device
optional The default device name is
<Host> - <Database Name>.
Name of group
optional Enter a custom group name for the new entity to be created. The default group name is
The DNS or IP address that the database resides on.
The default port is
The user name of a SAP HANA database user with the
The password of a SAP HANA database user with the
Type or select an ActiveGate.
Available metrics are listed below.
|Disk I/O Speed - Read||MB/sec||HOST, SERVICE_NAME, TYPE|
|Disk I/O Speed - Write||MB/sec||HOST, SERVICE_NAME, TYPE|
|Host CPU Utilization||%||HOST|
|Network Traffic Rates - Received||KB/sec||HOST, INTERFACE|
|Network Traffic Rates - Transmitted||KB/sec||HOST, INTERFACE|
|Open Connections||Count of connections in
|Column Tables Memory Used||Amount of used memory for the Column Store Tables||HOST, SERVICE_NAME|
|Global Memory Allocation Limit||Allocation limit for all processes||HOST|
|Heap - Temporary Memory Used||Sum of the Temporary Objects Sizes by Host||HOST|
|Host Used Memory||Size of the memory pool for all SAP HANA processes||HOST|
|Host Used Physical Memory||Used physical memory on the host||HOST|
|Max Heap Memory Usage||Max Memory Used in the categories Pool/ColumnStoreTables, Pool/PersistenceManager, Pool/RowEngine, Pool/Statistics||HOST, CATEGORY|
|Row Store Allocated Size||The amount of memory allocated for Row Store||HOST, SERVICE_NAME|
|Unloads Due To Low Memory||Number of Unloads due to reason "LOW MEMORY"||-|
|Full Sync Status||
|Oldest Replication Snapshot||Seconds between now and the earliest snapshot for replication||-|
|Replication Errors||Number of replications with status
|Replication Log Shipping Delay||Number of seconds between the last log position time and the shipped log position time||HOSTS, SERVICE_NAME|
|Secondary Failover Count||Number of times the primary has failed over to the secondary host||HOSTS, SERVICE_NAME|
|Services Unknown Replication Count||Number of services with replication status as
|Backup Failures||Number of backups in the
|Previous Backup Duration||Number of seconds between the start and end of the most recent backup||TYPE|
|Time Since Previous Backup||Number of seconds since previous back up||TYPE|
|Service CPU Utilization||%||HOST, SERVICE_NAME|
|Service Memory Usage||Bytes||HOST, SERVICE_NAME|
|Service Response Time||In milliseconds, the average of the last 1,000 requests to each service||HOST, SERVICE_NAME|
|Savepoints||The number of savepoints taken during that timeframe||-|
|Savepoints Critical Phase Duration||Amount of time spent in the critical phase portion of creating the savepoint||SERVICE_NAME|
|Time Since Previous Savepoint||Time since previous savepoint was taken.||-|
|Expensive Statements exceeding Duration Limit||Number of statements that took over the configured duration limit||-|
|Expensive Statements exceeding Memory Limit||Number of statements that took over the configured memory limit||-|
|Min SQL Plan Cache Hit Ratio||Minimum hit ratio of the SQL Plan Cache||-|
|Blocked Transactions||Number of blocked transactions||-|
|Current Transaction Locks||Number of transactions with a lock where the status is not
|Max MergeDog Thread Duration||The max execution time of the delta merge where the motivation is
|Max Redo Size||Max size of the redo log amount||-|
|Max Undo Size||Max size of the undo log amount||-|
|Waiting Threads||Number of threads that are not in the state