Remove old GRUB from Ubuntu

I have given 200MB of the space to /boot partition while creating the VM which is very less.

After some upgrades the /boot partition became out of space, because of this OS started crashing. One fine day i need to move this VM to another node i copied it using


command. Then the VM was not starting it gave the message as

kernel panic – kernel panic not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown-block 0 0 – error

started googleing the problem, what else i can do 😉 i came accross a blog where same issue is slove here.

he says the /boot partition is full, so need to remove old grub. because i dont want to increase hdd size.

1: Restart the vm or computer into the Grub2 menu then choose “Advanced options for ubuntu”

2: Once you go into the advanced boot menu you will likely see several kernels listed. Choose the next-oldest kernel from the top/highest version of kernels.

3: Open terminal and check your current kernel: from command

#uname -a

DO NOT REMOVE THIS KERNEL! Make a note of the version in notepad or something.

4: Next, type the command below to view/list all installed kernels on your system.

dpkg --list | grep linux-image

Find all the kernels that lower than your current kernel. When you know which kernel to remove, continue below to remove it. Run the commands below to remove the kernel you selected.

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.x.x.x-generic


sudo apt-get purge linux-image-extra-x.x.x-xx-generic

Finally, run the commands below to update grub2

sudo update-grub2

Reboot your system.

sudo reboot




Remove old GRUB from Ubuntu

Proxmox : Web GUI not updating the Datacenter status

Problem with proxmox GUI and cluster management.
From one node of the cluster I saw on /var/log/syslog file that

 Apr 12 16:34:37 t1 pveproxy[2502]: proxy detected vanished client connection  

and when we access to the Web GUI of that node, Show Node ‘t1’ is down.
The solution is to simulate a reboot of all the machines without rebooting the VM on them.
So this is the sequence to launch on every node of the cluster, without some particular order

 /etc/init.d/cman restart  
 /etc/init.d/pvedaemon restart  
 /etc/init.d/pvestatd restart  
 /etc/init.d/pve-manager restart  
 /etc/init.d/pve-cluster restart  

Now, it works great.


Proxmox : Web GUI not updating the Datacenter status

Deploy the Java web application to HANA Cloud

Here we deploy the war directly to the SAP HCP( HANA Could Platform) not from the Eclipse. Yes they do have written some tools for eclipse where we can connect to HANA Could and we can deploy from the eclipse.

In this we see the steps to deploy the Java Web application to SAP HCP. You need to follow some steps while developing the Dynamic web application in eclipse follow the below post for

  1. Creating the Dynamic web application
  2. Creating the HANA Database
  3. Creating the HANA Datasource binding
  4. Configure HANA database with Hibernate + JPA

Here we use the trail HANA Cloud account so we can deploy only one application.

1: Login to the SAP HCP Cockpit

2: Click on the “Java Applications” from the left side Navigation panel.

3: Click on “Deploy Application”. if you already have one you can delete the application but need to stop the application before deleting.(Note : if the binding is already created select the check box to say not to delete the binding).

4: Select the war file


5: The name of the application will be generated automatically based on war file name.

6: Runtime has to select very carefully, check this link to chose Runtime, in our example we will use “Java Web Tomcat 7”

7: Other Things dont change, these are related to process and CPU’s other stuff we will not worry now.( even i dont know much about these, i have trail version 😦 ). these can be configured when we have licence in trail version they have some limitations.

8: Click “Deploy”, it will upload the .war file the it ask to start.

9. if you already have the data binding created you can start. Other wise just close.

10. To create binding follow the post last section.

11. Then Start the Application from SAP HCP Cockpit.



Deploy the Java web application to HANA Cloud

Hibernate + JPA + Spring-data-jpa + HANA Database

In my previous post we have created a HANA Database(Row) and we have created a Web application to create and see the Users with MySQL

Now lets change the application to work with HANA DB and In SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

1: We need to Access the Database Using JNDI Data Source, Change the Data Source Name as below in the (see the post User App With MySQL)

 public DataSource getDataSource() {
 final JndiDataSourceLookup dsLookup = new JndiDataSourceLookup();
 DataSource dataSource = dsLookup.getDataSource("jdbc/DefaultDB");
 return dataSource;

If You are using the HANA Cloud Trail Version we can create only one DataSource that is so the datasource name should be “jdbc/DefaultDB”, other name will not be considered. (Creating the Datasource Name(binding) for the HANA Database we will see in the next step).

2: Change the Hibernate Dialect in the hibProperties() method in the (see the post User App With MySQL)

Properties properties = new Properties();

Dialect is “org.hibernate.dialect.HANARowStoreDialect” Because we have created Row Databse.

hibernate.default_schema should be Database user name which we have created for the Database(refer my previous post ), because the HANA will create the Schema in the USERNAME. I think its only for Trail version.

3: We need to Create the (Data Source Bindings) for the HANA Database.

To do this first we need to deploy the Java application first. follow the post to Deploy the Java web application.

After deploying the application login to the SAP HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit

  1. Click on the “Databases & Schemas”, select the Database which you need to bind for this application
  2. Now we can see the overview screen
  3. Select “Data Source Bindings” from the left navigation panel.
  4. click on “New binding”binding
  5. Data source name Should be , see the Step 1.
  6. select the Java Application
  7. Give the user name which is created in the previous post.
  8. password for the User.

Need to restart the Java Application to take new binding.

Source Code

Hibernate + JPA + Spring-data-jpa + HANA Database

MySQL + Hibernate + spring-data-jpa + Java Config

Lets Create a Web based User Application (very Simple which has id and name) With following

  • Maven
  • Spring -MVC
  • spring-data-jpa
  • Hibernate
  • MySQL
  • JNDI

I use eclipse IDE to create a “Dynamic Web Application”

i have selected the “Dynamic web module” as  3.0 because i need to use this application to deploy in the SAP HANA Cloud, which is explained in next post


And i have configures the Maven project for the same See pom.xml

 <!-- Logging -->



Now Lets create the entity call User

package com.chiru.test.user;

import javax.persistence.Entity;
import javax.persistence.GeneratedValue;
import javax.persistence.Id;

public class User {
private int id;
private String name;
//Getter and setters

The DAO which is using spring-data-jpa as below

package com.chiru.test.user;

import org.springframework.stereotype.Repository;

public interface UserDAO extends CrudRepository<User, Integer> {


Yes, That’s it.  power of spring-data-jpa

Now the Spring MVC Controller

package com.chiru.test.user;

import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Autowired;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMethod;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestParam;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.ModelAndView;

public class UserController {

 private UserDAO userDao;

 public ModelAndView getAllusers(ModelAndView modelAndView) {
 modelAndView.addObject("users", userDao.findAll());
 return modelAndView;

 public ModelAndView save(ModelAndView modelAndView) {
 return modelAndView;

 @RequestMapping(value = "/user/save", method = RequestMethod.POST)
 public ModelAndView save(@RequestParam(value = "userName") String userName, ModelAndView modelAndView) {
 User user = new User();
 modelAndView.addObject("userName", userName);
 return modelAndView;

And i will not put the code for the view part, you can download it.

Lets configure the Web application with the Spring Java Config

1: Configure the Web Application:

package com.chiru.test.config;


public class UserApplicationInitializer extends AbstractAnnotationConfigDispatcherServletInitializer {

 protected Class<?>[] getRootConfigClasses() {
 return new Class[] { SpringAppConfig.class,HibernateConfig.class};

 protected Class<?>[] getServletConfigClasses() {
 return null;

 protected String[] getServletMappings() {
 return new String[] { "/" };

2: Spring MVC configuration

package com.chiru.test.config;

import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.ComponentScan;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Import;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.config.annotation.EnableWebMvc;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.view.InternalResourceViewResolver;
import org.springframework.web.servlet.view.JstlView;

public class SpringAppConfig {
 public InternalResourceViewResolver setupViewResolver() { 
 InternalResourceViewResolver resolver = new InternalResourceViewResolver(); 
 return resolver; 

3: Hibernate and JPA with JNDI Configuration.

package com.chiru.test.config;

import java.util.Properties;

import javax.persistence.EntityManagerFactory;
import javax.sql.DataSource;

import org.springframework.context.annotation.Bean;
import org.springframework.context.annotation.Configuration;
import org.springframework.jdbc.datasource.lookup.JndiDataSourceLookup;
import org.springframework.orm.jpa.JpaTransactionManager;
import org.springframework.orm.jpa.LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean;
import org.springframework.orm.jpa.vendor.HibernateJpaVendorAdapter;
import org.springframework.transaction.annotation.EnableTransactionManagement;

public class HibernateConfig {
 public DataSource getDataSource() {
 final JndiDataSourceLookup dsLookup = new JndiDataSourceLookup();
 DataSource dataSource = dsLookup.getDataSource("jdbc/DefaultDB");
 return dataSource;
 public JpaTransactionManager transactionManager(
 EntityManagerFactory entityManagerFactory) {
 JpaTransactionManager transactionManager = new JpaTransactionManager();
 return transactionManager;
 public LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean entityManagerFactory() {
 LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean entityManagerFactoryBean = 
 new LocalContainerEntityManagerFactoryBean();
 .setJpaVendorAdapter(new HibernateJpaVendorAdapter());


 return entityManagerFactoryBean;
 private Properties hibProperties() {
 Properties properties = new Properties();
 return properties;

1: We have to enable the JPA Repository by giving the base packages, so all the @Entity will be scanned by spring for Persistance

2: We need to enable the Transaction manager

3: We are creating the Datasource which is from JNDI, The JNDI name is “jdbc/DefaultDB”, this will be configured in the web.xml and Tomcat’s contex.xml as below


 <description>DB Connection</description>


<Context ...>

4: Transaction Manager is configured (Spring-ORM)

5:Entity Manager for JPA (Spring-JPA)

6: Hibernate properties like default schema name, and dialect

So we can run this from eclipse.

MySQL + Hibernate + spring-data-jpa + Java Config

Creating HANA Database

In my previous post we have created the SAP HANA Colud developer Account. Now we will see how to create HANA MDC (Row) database.

After Login to the SAP HCP Cockpit, on the Navigation Bar we have “Databases & Schemas” Click that.

Click “New” to create a database and enter the “Database ID” we can choose any name here,


Give the Password for the “SYSTEM” User, this is require to login to the Database in the next step.

Now press “Save” it will take some 15 – 20 min.

we can see the progress in the “Events” tab from Navigation bar. once the event “Database started successfully” is raised, go to the “Overview” tab.

Which look as below.

Where status is “STARTED”

database started

Now we need to configure the Schema in the Database which we created. to do that we need the user for the same.

Lets create the Database user first, we can not use SYSTEM user for db access that’s why.

Creating DB user

Click on the “Administration Tools : SAP HANA Cockpit” link which will open the Fiori Application in new window( Which is called HANA Cockpit).

Then Give the User name as “SYSTEM” and password which is given in previous step

It will say you dont have permission, dont worry we are using Trail account we have to see these errors, click “OK”.

Now in the Fiori Lanchpad click on the “Manage Roles and Users” Tile, which will open the new Fiori app (SAP HANA Web-based Development Workbench: Security) 


In the Above Screen right click on the users and select new user in the context menu

Enter the User name, Which is ALLCAPS “SAP Stranded” period, and password (Temp password once user is logged in he has to change this) and Save from the main menu as in the previous screen shot.


Add Roles user

Click on the “+” icon in “Granted roles” tab


Search of “ide” as below and select all press “OK”


Do the same to add one more role CONTENT_ADMIN”

Yes, we have created the HANA MDC database and added the User which is having role to access and modify the database though SAP HANA Databse WebIDE

Confirm the user and roles are proper 

Log out from the Security App ( yes we are working on SYSTEM user till now)

Login with the New user which is created, and temp password which is given while creating the user.

Once login it will ask to change the Password for the user.

Continue reading “Creating HANA Database”

Creating HANA Database

SAP HANA Cloud Developer Account Creation

SAP Will give the Developer trail account for Cloud

Which is

  • Only one JAVA application can be deployed
  • And HANA DB will stopped every day.
  • And after 7 days the HANA DB will be removed.

If you are ok with these go ahead and try. Otherwise buy Licence from SAP 😉

While creating account go with this link

HCP Developer Page

Otherwise it will not enable BETA features,


Where i have created the SAP Account First then started using the SAP HANA Cloud Account so i cannot use the Tomcat 8 which is BETA (while writing this article).

In the HCP Developer Page Click on sign up for Free account>Try now

That will take you to the Login page

click on Register and give you details

The Activation link will come to your mail, which is given while registering.

Open the Mail and Activate.

After that you can use the SAP HCP Cockpit link to login

SAP HANA Cloud Platform Cockpit

SAP HANA Cloud Developer Account Creation