The vCenter Server installer creates the schema during installation. For experienced database administrators who need more control over schema creation because of environmental constraints, you can optionally use a script to create your database schema.

Procedure

  1. Open a SQL*Plus window with a user that has schema owner rights on the vCenter Server database.
  2. Locate the dbschema scripts in the vCenter Server installation package /installation directory/vCenter-Server/dbschema directory.
  3. In SQL*Plus, run the scripts in a sequence on the database.
    1. VCDB_oracle.SQL

    2. VCDB_views_oracle.SQL

    3. insert_stats_proc_oracle.sql

    4. load_stats_proc_oracle.sql

    5. purge_stat2_proc_oracle.sql

    6. purge_stat3_proc_oracle.sql

    7. purge_usage_stats_proc_oracle.sql

    8. stats_rollup1_proc_oracle.sql

    9. stats_rollup2_proc_oracle.sql

    10. stats_rollup3_proc_oracle.sql

    11. cleanup_events_oracle.sql

    12. delete_stats_proc_oracle.sql

    13. load_usage_stats_proc_oracle.sql

    14. TopN_DB_oracle.sql

    15. calc_topn1_proc_oracle.sql

    16. calc_topn2_proc_oracle.sql

    17. calc_topn3_proc_oracle.sql

    18. calc_topn4_proc_oracle.sql

    19. clear_topn1_proc_oracle.sql

    20. clear_topn2_proc_oracle.sql

    21. clear_topn3_proc_oracle.sql

    22. clear_topn4_proc_oracle.sql

    23. rule_topn1_proc_oracle.sql

    24. rule_topn2_proc_oracle.sql

    25. rule_topn3_proc_oracle.sql

    26. rule_topn4_proc_oracle.sql

    27. process_license_snapshot_oracle.sql

    28. l_purge_stat2_proc_oracle.sql

    29. l_purge_stat3_proc_oracle.sql

    30. l_stats_rollup1_proc_oracle.sql

    31. l_stats_rollup2_proc_oracle.sql

    32. l_stats_rollup3_proc_oracle.sql

  4. (Optional) : You can also run the following scripts to enable database health monitoring.
    1. job_dbm_performance_data_oracle.sql

    2. process_performance_data_oracle.sql

  5. For all supported editions of Oracle Server, run the scripts to set up scheduled jobs on the database.
    1. job_schedule1_oracle.sql

    2. job_schedule2_oracle.sql

    3. job_schedule3_oracle.sql

    4. job_cleanup_events_oracle.sql

    5. job_topn_past_day_oracle.sql

    6. job_topn_past_week_oracle.sql

    7. job_topn_past_month_oracle.sql

    8. job_topn_past_year_oracle.sql

Results

You created the vCenter Server tables manually.

Note:

During the vCenter Server installation, when a database reinitialization warning message appears, select Do not overwrite, leave my existing database in place and continue the installation.