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Before you begin

  • An Oracle Container Database (CDB) with at least one approved Oracle Pluggable Database (PDB) currently managed by BMC Database Automation (BDA) must be available.
  • On RAC CDBs, the status of the PDB must be NORMAL and NEW, and at least one PDB on an instance is MOUNTED. If all instances of the RAC CDB are down, the opening option is not available.

To open an Oracle Pluggable Database

Note

For RAC databases, this operation will open the PDB on all instances of the RAC CDB.

  1. From the Management Console, navigate to the CDB that contains the PDB that you want to open.
  2. In the Pluggable Databases section of the Database Configuration page, click the PDB that you want to open.
  3. Select Management > Open Pluggable Database.
  4. In the General page, populate the following fields, and click Next.

    Field

    Description

    Domain

    Displays the BDA multitenant domain within which this PDB is contained.

    Oracle Cluster(RAC only) Displays the cluster in which this PDB will reside
    Container Database
    Displays the name of the CDB that contains this PDB.

    Pluggable Database

    Displays the name of this PDB.

    Host

    RAC: Select the host on which to initiate the job.

    Note: All CDB instances are affected during the job.

    Restart: Displays the host on which the job will be initiated.

    Mode

    (Required) Select the mode on which that the PDB will be opened.

    If the PDB is opened in READ ONLY mode, it needs to be closed first before it can be opened in READ WRITE mode (and vice versa).

    Restricted

    (Optional) Select the check box to restrict access to this PDB when opened.

  5. 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 BDA on the Agent after the Job is complete.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.
  8. Specify your verification preferences.
    • To continue with opening the database after the pre-verification tests have been successfully run without manual intervention, select Automatically Continue If All Tests Succeed.
    • To open 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.

  9. Click Open Oracle Pluggable Database.

    If you disabled the Automatically Continue If All Tests Succeed option, you are prompted to click Continue after the pre-verification steps are done.

    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.

    In the Oracle Pluggable Database Instances section of the Oracle Pluggable Database Information page for the CDB, the mode that you selected displays in the Open Mode column for the PDB you just opened.