42.2 Create a DB Zones Cluster

  1. Create a Cluster Definition.
    1. Select a Database Machine target and once on the Database Machine Home Page, select Database Machine, then Provisioning, and finally click Create cluster.
    2. Enter a cluster name, the list of available Domains provided are Domains on which an Enterprise Manager agent was deployed.
    3. Select one or several Database Domains on which a Solaris zone will be created.
    4. Select at least 3 Exadata Storage Servers:
    This image shows the database domains on which to create the virtual machines and the Exadata Storage Servers to be used by the virtual machines.
  2. Create Credentials by providing root credentials of Database Domains and administrator credentials of Exadata Storage Servers that were selected:
    This image shows which root credential to specify for each of your database domain hosts and the cell administrator credential for each Exadata Storage Server.
  3. Create a Virtual Machine Definition.

    One Solaris Zone will be created on each selected Database Domain.

    By default the Small Virtual Machine size is selected. This will allocate 1 CPU core to each Solaris Zone to create, and a quota of 50GB will be set on the ZFS filesystem mounted on /u01 on the Solaris Zone and used to store the Grid Infrastructure and Database. You can select another Virtual Machine size (Medium or Large) or click on Customize... to adjust the number of CPU cores and storage size. You can click on Show Details... to see the number of available CPU cores on each of the Database Domains selected. A certain number of cores should be set aside for the global zone (the Operating System instance on the Database Domain) depending on the size of the Domain: 2 cores could be set aside for the global zone on a small Domain of less than 32 cores, and 4 cores could be set aside for the global zone on Domains with more cores. The remaining cores can be allocated to new Solaris zones that will be created on this Domain.

    1. Provide the root password for the root account that will be created on each Solaris Zone.

    2. DNS IP addresses are pre-populated. Enter the IP address of a NTP (Network Time Protocol) Server.

    3. Grid Infrastructure and Database Software versions are populated from the Gold Images in Software Library (see the Prerequisite section above).

    4. Provide the password for new accounts that will be created on each Solaris zone.

    This image shows what the virtual machine definition is and where is the software located in your server.
  4. Configure the Network.

    Network Domains and Subnet masks are pre-populated.

    Provide IP addresses for Admin Network Gateway IP and and Client Network Gateway IP.

    Provide IP addresses and hostnames for each network (admin network, client network, Virtual IP on client network, private network) for the Solaris Zone on each Database Domain selected:

    This image shows what the IP address, are used for the Admin, Client, and Private networks.
  5. Create a Grid Infrastructure and Initial Database.

    Provide the SCAN hostname (Single Client Access Name that provides a single hostname for clients to access Oracle Databases running in the cluster), ASM password, Disk group names (must be unique, a check will be performed to verify no such disk group already exists), global database name and SID, and Administrative users passwords.

    Click the check box to create the initial database and provide additional information for Database Identification and Administrator Credentials: This image shows what the grid infrastructure definition as well as the advanced settings for your database.

  6. Schedule a Deployment
    Schedule the deployment, by default this is started immediately.This image shows what the schedule will be for your deployment.
  7. Review and submit. Once submitted, the deployment procedure activity can be followed from the menu selecting Enterprise, then selecting Provisioning and Patching, finally clicking Procedure Activity.