Configure database settings, such as database type and log in, for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Before you begin

Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. See the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.
  2. On the vCenter Server tab, select Database.
  3. Select the Database Type from the drop-down menu.

    Option

    Description

    embedded

    Use the embedded database. See the Configuration Maximums document for information about sizing limitations.

    oracle

    Use an external Oracle database.

  4. Type the server and port information.

    This option is disabled if the database type is set to embedded.

  5. Type the instance name.

    This option is disabled if the Database Type is set to embedded.

  6. Type the database login and password.

    This option is disabled if the Database Type is set to embedded.

  7. Click Test Settings to verify that the settings you entered are valid.
  8. Click Save Settings to save your changes.
  9. (Optional) : Click Reset database contents.
  10. Start or restart vCenter Server.