You must install the operating system to initialize the base DBVM.

You have installed a Linux operating system specific to your IT environment's requirements on a virtual machine, and deployed it within a Data Director system resource bundle.

You have installed the database installation ISO image in the base DBVM.


In vSphere Client, right-click the base database virtual machine and open the console.


Log in as root and type password when prompted for the password.

The password value is defined in the kickstart file, and appears at the top of virtual machine console.


Click the CD/DVD drive icon, and select the datastore ISO file from the storage disk.


Type the following command to mount the CDROM to the local directory.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

As root, type the following command from the local directory.

./ –i

This command installs scripts for the database install, VMware Tools, and Python 2.6 runtime.

The installation script creates the directory /opt/aurora/agent2/plugin. The directory contains scripts for the database install, VMware Tools, and Python runtime files. Below are some of the possible files you will find in this directory. contains one line that indicates the active plugin.

vdd-vpg vPostgres plug-in.

vdd-SUSE-oracle-11 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) SUSE Oracle 11 plug-in.

vfdd_linux_mysql_5contains scripts to install MySQL databases.

XML files contains database configuration parameters.

When the installation completes, the base DBVM is initialized with an operating system specific to your environment. The base DBVM is powered off.

Convert the base DBVM into a Base DB template from which to provision new databases.