After verifying the Oracle installation and configuration, create the Oracle databases that you require.
If you are using Oracle without standby databases, perform the procedure How to Create a Primary Oracle Database. This procedure is not required for any additional databases that you might create and configure.
If you are using Oracle Data Guard, create the following database instances:
Primary database instance. For instructions for creating a primary database, see How to Create a Primary Oracle Database.
Standby database instances. A standby database instance can be either a physical standby database instance or a logical standby database instance. For instructions for creating standby database instances, see your Oracle documentation.
Place all of the database-related files (data files, redo log files, and control files) on either shared raw global devices or on the cluster file system. See Preparing the Nodes and Disks for information about installation locations.
Note - If the database exists in the non-global zone, do not place the database-related files on the shared raw devices.
Within the init$ORACLE_SID.ora or config$ORACLE_SID.ora file, you might need to modify the assignments for control_files and background_dump_dest to specify the locations of the control files and alert files.
Note - If you use Solaris authentication for database logins, set the remote_os_authent variable in the init$ORACLE_SID.ora file to True.
The Oracle installer
The Oracle sqlplus(1M) command
The Oracle Database Configuration Assistant
During creation, ensure that all the database-related files are placed in the appropriate location, either on shared global devices , on the cluster file system, or on a highly available local file system.
Run the catalog scripts that create the v$sysstat view. The HA for Oracle fault monitor uses this view.
When you have completed the work in this section, go to Setting Up Oracle Database Permissions.