Configuring the Oracle database

Configure an Oracle database on shared disks using the Database Configuration Assistant. You need to configure the database only once, from the node on which you installed Oracle first.

If you configured ASM for Oracle database storage, configure the Oracle database on ASM disk groups.


When creating a database in Oracle 12c, uncheck the Create as a container database checkbox. Currently VCS 6.1 supports Oracle 12c features that were supported in previous versions.

To configure the Oracle database

  1. Set the DISPLAY variable and start the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant as Oracle User.
    # dbca
  2. Read the Welcome screen, click Next.
  3. In the Operations dialog box, select the Create a database option and click Next.
  4. In the Database Templates dialog box, select a template to create the database and click Next.
  5. In the Database Identification dialog box, enter or select a unique name and SID for the global database and click Next.
  6. Follow the wizard instructions and select other options.
  7. In the Storage Options dialog box, select the File System or Raw Devices option and click Next.

    If you configured ASM, select Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and click Next.

  8. If you configured ASM, in the ASM Disk Groups dialog box, select the ASM disk group for the Oracle database storage and click Next.
  9. In the Database File Locations dialog box, specify a location on the shared disk for the database files to be created and click Next.

    If you configured ASM, choose Use Oracle-Managed Files, specify the database area, and click Next.

  10. In the Recovery Configuration dialog box, specify the Flash Recovery Area on the shared disk and click Next.

    If you configured ASM, specify the appropriate Flash Recovery Area location and click Next.

  11. If you use Oracle 11g, in the Security Settings dialog box, choose the recommended security setting. Choose the Keep the enhanced 11g default security settings option and click Next.
  12. Follow the wizard instructions and complete creating the database.