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Before you begin

  • A running Oracle Cluster Ready Services (CRS) cluster currently managed by BMC Database Automation (BDA) is available.
  • The node must meet all of the Oracle database prerequisites.

To add a database to an Oracle cluster

  1. From the Management Console, select the cluster within which you want to create an Oracle database.
  2. Select Provision > Add Oracle Database.
  3. In the Database Naming Information page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    Domain

    Displays the location (domain or subdomain) of the node on which this cluster is created.

    Oracle Cluster

    Displays the name of the cluster you are working with.

    Host

    Type the host on which to create this new database.

    Oracle Version

    Select the version of Oracle to be installed.

    Template

    (Optional) Select a BDA template that contains any optional or mandatory parameters for this operation. See Managing templates for Oracle on Linux and UNIX. If you select a template, click Skip Ahead to advance directly to the next step that requires input. An information message appears in the step, in green type, listing the fields that require entries before advancing to the next step.

    Display Name

    Type the name that appears in the Management Console for the RAC database you are creating.

  4. If the Custom Fields page appears, enter the password, and click Next.
    The Custom Fields page appears only when custom fields are defined in the BDA XML template used for this provisioning activity. See Adding custom fields to a template.
  5. In the Oracle Home Selection page, select an Oracle Home from the Use Existing Home list box or create a new one, and click Next.
    The Oracle Home Selection page appears only when an Oracle Home is not defined for the version of the database being provisioned.
    If you selected Create New Home, proceed to the next step.
    If you selected an existing home, proceed to step 8.
  6. In the Oracle Home Information page, provision the following fields, and click Next.

    Note

    The following rules apply for provisioning Oracle Base and Oracle Home:

    • For a Restart-enabled database (any version), there are no restrictions (Oracle home can be under Oracle base).
    • For a standalone database (any version), there are no restrictions (Oracle home can be under Oracle base).
    • For an Oracle 11.2.0.1 Restart-enabled cluster, there are no restrictions (Oracle home can be under Oracle base).
    • For Oracle RAC One Node, there are no restrictions (Oracle home can be under Oracle base).
    • For Oracle 11.2.0.2 and 11.2.0.3 Restart-enabled clusters, Oracle home cannot be under Oracle base.

    Field

    Description

    Install EditionDisplays the edition of the installed database.
    Note: Oracle RAC One Node databases are only supported on Oracle Enterprise Edition.

    Oracle Base

    Enter the Oracle Base path in the file system.

    Oracle Home Name

    Enter the name for this Oracle Home in the inventory.

    Oracle Home Location

    Enter the Oracle Home path in the file system. In the directory tree, this path must be below (or the same as) the specified Oracle Base.

    DBA Group

    Enter the OS group that should have database administrator privileges inside the Oracle Home.

    Operators Group

    Enter the OS group that should have operator privileges inside the Oracle Home.

    Language

    Select the language for this database.

    Upgrade Opatch

    (Optional) Select to upgrade the version of OPatch that is installed by default to the current version on the Manager.

    Ignore Oracle OUI Prerequisite Checks

    (Optional) Select to continue with the instance removal if the Oracle prerequisite checks are not met.

  7. In the Oracle Home Components page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Note

    The fields that appear vary depending on the version of Oracle installed on the node. Differences are noted in the table.

    Section

    Description

    Products to Install

    (Not applicable to 11gR2) Select the components you want to install in this Oracle Home from the available components list.

    Enterprise Options to Install

    Select the Oracle Enterprise Edition components you want to install in this Oracle Home from the available components list.

    Network Options to Install

    (Not applicable to 11gR2) Select the network components you want to install in this Oracle Home from the available components list.

    Install DBMS Companion

    (Optional, not applicable to 11gR2) Select to install the DBMS Companion which provides additional functionality to the Oracle Home.

    Install Example Disk

    (Optional) Select to install the Example Disk which provides additional functionality to the Oracle Home.

  8. In the Configuration page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Type

    Field

    Description

    Naming


     

     

    Oracle Database Name

    Type the Oracle database name.

    Oracle Database Unique Name(Optional) Type the Oracle database unique name.

    Oracle Domain Name

    (Optional) Type the Oracle domain.

    SID

    Type the System Identification (SID) prefix. This is the part of the SID that is consistent across all of the instances. For example, if you have instances named THEDB1, THEDB2, and THEDB3, THEDB is the SID prefix, and the numbers are the instance numbers.

    Options

     

     

     

     

    RAC Database Type

    Select the type of Oracle RAC database that you want to configure.

    • RAC. Creates a RAC database on all the nodes that are part of the cluster.
    • RAC One Node. Creates a RAC One Node database on all the nodes that are part of the cluster.

    Fix oratab Ownership

    (Optional) Select to modify the oratab ownership for the specified oinstall user and bypasses associated init-verify checks.

    Fix Inventory Permissions

    (Optional) Select to change the permissions on the inventory to 770, so that it is writeable by all users in the install group.

    Note: Selecting this option is recommended when the host contains Oracle Homes owned by different users and to avoid pre-verify errors.

    Fix Permissions

    (Optional) Select to fix permissions on directories and files that require changes for deployment in a multi-user environment (that is, environments where different Oracle Homes on the same node are owned by different users).

    Pin Node

    (Oracle 11gR2 only) Select to pin this node, which means the node is permanently bound to the assigned node number. When you are provisioning a RAC that contains nodes running mixed versions (for example, 10gR2 on 11gR2), nodes must be pinned. For more information, refer to Oracle Metalink ID 1285144.1.

    Listener

     

     

    Configure Listener?

    (Optional) Select to configure a listener in this Oracle Home. If you configure a listener and this is the second database you are creating on an Oracle Home, this listener is created off of the existing home. The only time a separate home is created is when the first node of a cluster is created and a node level listener is configured. If a listener is not configured (box is not checked), the database is created with any listeners that already existed.

    Listener Name

    (Required if Configure Listener? is selected) Enter the wanted name of the listener. The host name is appended to the name you enter. For example, if the name is Listener and the host name is host1, the listener that is created is Listener_host1.

    Listener Port

    (Required if Configure Listener? is selected) Enter the number of the wanted TCP/IP port on which the listener should listen.

    Container Database
    (Displays only for Oracle versions 12c and later)
    Container Database

    Select this option to provision the database as a Container Database.

  9. In the Database Options page, check the boxes for each of the database options you want.
    The following figure shows the Oracle 12.1.02 Database Options page:

    If you select an option with a list box, select a tablespace from the list box, and click Next.
    These options require a tablespace to place the data into.
  10. In the Custom Scripts Configuration page, select any pre-provisioning or post-provisioning scripts that you want to run as follows, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    Pre-Provisioning Script Directory

    (Optional) Select the scripts that you want to run before this event and click to move them to the Selected list box. The scripts in Selected are run in the order listed. Use Move Up and Move Down to re-order the scripts when necessary. See also Managing pre-provisioning and post-provisioning script files.

    Post-Provisioning Script Directory

    (Optional) Select the scripts that you want to run after this event and click to move them to the Selected list box. See also Managing pre-provisioning and post-provisioning script files.

  11. In the Database Parameters page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    Character Set

    Select the wanted character set for this database.

    National Character Set

    Select the national character set for this database.

    SYS Password

    Define the SYS user password.

    Confirm SYS Password

    Confirm the SYS user password.

    SYSTEM Password

    Define the SYSTEM user password.

    Confirm SYSTEM Password

    Confirm the SYSTEM user password.

    Use ASM?

    (Optional) Select to specify whether the cluster should be created with ASM support. For more information, see Interaction with Automatic Storage Management.

    Remote Login Password File

    Select to specify the path for the orapw file.

    Service Name

    (Optional) Define a service for this database.

    Note: This field is required for RAC One Node databases, and it cannot be the same as the database name.

    Compatibility Level

    (Optional) Specify a compatibility level for this database.

    Maximum Number of Processes per Instance

    Specify the maximum number of processes for each instance for this database.

    Maximum Number of Open Cursors per Instance

    Specify the maximum number of open cursors for each instance for this database.

    File Multiblock Read Count

    Specify the file multiblock read count database parameter.

    Job Queue Processes

    Specify the number of job queue processes for each instance.

    Database Block Size

    Define the wanted block size for this database.

    Memory for SGA

    (Optional) Specify the percentage or size of memory to be used for the System Global Area (SGA) for this database.

    PGA Aggregate Target

    Specify the target aggregate Program Global Area (PGA) size.

    Custom Initialization Parameters

    (Optional) Specify custom initialization parameters beyond those with specific inputs in the create database process.

    Note

    When Use ASM is selected, the following fields are not applicable and do not appear in subsequent wizard steps: Number of Control Files, Control Filepaths, Reuse Existing Control Files, Recovery File Destination, SPFile, SYSAUX Filepath, SYSTEM Filepath, TEMP Filepath, UNDOTBS1 Filepath, USERS Filepath, Number of Redo Log Members for each Group, and Redo Log Member file name.

  12. If you selected Use ASM, go to the next step.
    If you did not enable the use of ASM, go to step 15.
  13. In the ASM Storage page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    ASM Password/ Confirm ASM Password

    Specify the SYS password for the ASM instances.

    Predefined Diskgroups

    Displays the ASM diskgroups that already exist on the cluster.

    Additional Diskgroups

    Lists the additional diskgroups. To add additional diskgroups, click Add, provision the following fields in Define Diskgroup page, and click OK to save the values:

    • Diskgroup Name: the name for this disk group.
    • Available Disks: Select the disks that you want to use to contain the data files and click to move them to the Selected list box.
    • AU Size: Select the allocation unit (AU) size of the ASM diskgroup. Possible values: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64.
      Note: This field only appears for Oracle 11gR2 databases.
    • ASM Compatibility: Select the compatible version for ASM.
    • DBMS Compatibility: Select the compatible DBMS version. This value should be the same or less than the version selected for ASM Compatibility.
    • ASM Redundancy: Select the ASM redundancy level:
      • EXTERNAL: diskgroup must have a minimum of one disk
      • NORMAL: diskgroup must have a minimum of two available disks
      • HIGH: diskgroup must have a minimum of three available disks

    ASM Diskgroup

    Select the diskgroup that you want to use to contain the data files.

    Recovery Diskgroup

    Select the diskgroup that you want to use to contain the recovery area files.

    AU Size

    (Displays only Oracle 11g databases) Select the AU size of the ASM diskgroup. Possible values: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64.

  14. In the Control Files page, provision the following fields, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    Reuse Existing Control Files

    (Optional) Select if you want existing control files to be overwritten by the new control files in the same location.

    Maximum Number of Instances

    Define the maximum number of instances in this database.

    Maximum Number of Datafiles

    Define the maximum number of data files in this database.

    Maximum Number of Logfiles

    Define the maximum number of redo log groups that can exist in this database.

    Maximum Number of Log Members

    Define the maximum number of redo log members for each group.

    Maximum Number of Log Histories

    Define the maximum number of redo log files that can be recorded in the log history of the control file.

  15. In the Directories page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Note

    For Oracle 11g and later, the Background, Core and User Dump directories are not shown in the Directories step. Instead, the Diagnostic Directory field is provided. Use this field to enter the path and directory of the Automatic Diagnostic Repository (ADR) Home. The ADR contains the diagnostics (trace, core, and incident files; alert logs) for each database instance.

    Field

    Description

    Background Dump Directory

    (Not applicable to 11g or later) Type the Background Dump path.

    Core Dump Directory

    (Not applicable to 11g or later) Type the Core Dump path.

    User Dump Directory

    (Not applicable to 11g or later) Type the User Dump path.

    Diagnostic Directory

    Enter the directory that contains diagnostic output.

    Audit File Destination

    Type the Audit file destination path.

    Recovery File Destination

    Type the FRA destination path.

    Recovery File Maximum Size

    Specify the maximum FRA size.

    Database Password File/Device

    (Optional) Specify the full path to the Oracle password file or device.

  16. In the Tablespaces page, configure the various tablespace types as follows, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    SYSAUX

    Specify the following: the initial size; whether the datafile should be autoextended; maximum size and incremental size of the SYSAUX tablespace; and whether the file should be overwritten if it exists.

    SYSTEM

    Specify the following: the initial size; whether the datafile should be autoextended; maximum size and incremental size of the SYSTEM tablespace; and whether the file should be overwritten if it exists.

    TEMP

    Specify the following: the initial size; whether the datafile should be autoextended; maximum size and incremental size of the TEMP tablespace; and whether the file should be overwritten if it exists.

    Note: If there is not enough space in TEMP, the Oracle installation can fail. For details about recommended available space in TEMP, see http://download-east.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/install.102/b15660/pre_install.htm#sthref95

    UNDOTBS1

    Specify the following: the initial size; whether the datafile should be autoextended; maximum size and incremental size of the UNDOTBS1 tablespace; and whether the file should be overwritten if it exists.

    USERS

    Specify the following: the initial size; whether the datafile should be autoextended; maximum size and incremental size of the USERS tablespace; and whether the file should be overwritten if it exists.

  17. In the Redo Logs page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    Number of Redo Log Groups

    Type the number of redo log groups.

    Number of Redo Log Members per Group

    Type the number of redo log members for each group.

    Redo Log Filesize

    Type the size of the redo logs to be created.

    Reuse Redo Logs?

    (Optional) Select if you want the existing redo logs in overwritten by the new logs in the same location.

  18. In the Job Options page, specify any of the following Job options, and click Next.

    Type

    Option

    Description

    Notification Emails

    Email List

    (Optional) Click Add Email to add email addresses to the notification list.

    Job Administration

    Cleanup Agent Logs

    (Optional) Select to automatically remove logs that are generated by BMC Database Automation on the Agent after the Job is complete.

  19. If the Change Control page displays, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Section

    Field

    Description

     

    Bypass Change Control

    (Optional) Select to bypass using BMC Remedy ITSM to control the change process. Selecting this option removes the rest of the fields from this page.

     

    Change Control Options

    Select to determine whether to open a new BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket, or to use an existing BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket to control the change process.

    • Selecting Use Existing Change Ticket displays the fields in the Use Existing Change Ticket section on this page.
    • Selecting Create New Change Ticket displays the fields in the Create New Change Ticket section on this page.

    Use Existing Change Ticket

    ITSM Change ID

    Specify the BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket number to associate with this change process.

     

    ITSM Task ID

    Specify the BMC Remedy ITSM task ID number to associate with this change process.

    Create New Change Ticket

    Change Type

    Assign the type of change for the new BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket.

     

    Change Impact

    Assign the impact level of this change process for the new BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket.

     

    Change Urgency

    Assign the urgency level for the new BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket.

     

    Change Risk-Level

    Assign the risk level of this change process for the new BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket.

     

    Change Class

    Assign the change class for the new BMC Remedy ITSM change ticket.

     

    Change Summary

    Type a summary of the change process.

    Note

    The Change Control page appears only when change control is configured for your environment. See Configuring change control.

  20. In the Summary page, review the provisioning information.
    To make changes, do the following:
    1. Click Go to to return to the provisioning step that you want to edit.
    2. Make your changes.
    3. Click Save and Review to return to the Summary page.
  21. Specify your verification preferences.
    For additional information, see Understanding pre-verification tests.
    • To continue with database creation after the pre-verification tests have been successfully run without manual intervention, select Automatically Continue If All Tests Succeed.
    • To create the database without having first run the pre-verification steps, select Skip Pre-Verification Tests.

      Note

      The Skip Pre-Verification Tests option should only be used when you are certain all tests can succeed. The option skips verification and advances directly to the actual provisioning activity.

  22. Click Create Oracle Database.
    If you disabled the Automatically Continue If All Tests Succeed and Skip Pre-Verification Tests options, you are prompted to click Continue after the pre-verification steps are done.
    The database creation process begins and a progress page appears.
    A pop-up window appears upon successful creation of the database.

    Note

    If you close your browser, the operation continues. You can return to this page by using the Jobs page.

  23. Click the magnifying glass icon to view log file details.
  24. If this procedure was not successful, see Troubleshooting.
  25. Click Done to complete this step and return to the Contents view of this domain.

    Note

    Detailed current and historical information about this action can be viewed in the Jobs section of the Management Console. See Monitoring jobs and viewing job history.