You can create a base DBVM and install the operating system and database software required to provision databases.

You can create an Oracle, SQL Server, or empty base DBVM which you can then use to create base DB templates.

You can create a base DBVM using either Oracle or SQL Server databases with the standard operating systems supported by Data Director as guest operating systems within a DBVM.

To build a base DBVM with a customized operating system (using a specific set of patches and system configurations configured for use in your IT environment), you must create an empty base DBVM. The empty base DBVM contains the structure for installing an operating system and database software combination not provided by preconfigured base DBVMs. See Create a Base DBVM with a Custom Operating System.

Verify that Data Director is installed and the system resource bundle is set up.

Verify that you have access to the ISO image of the operating system you want to install in your environment.

Verify that you have access to the Oracle or SQL Server ISO installation file. The installation file must be available on an NFS share.

1

Log in to Data Director as a system administrator.

2

In the System tab, click Manage and Monitor.

3

Expand Templates and select Base DBVMs.

4

Click the plus (+) icon to start the Create Base DBVM wizard and enter the appropriate information.

Option

Description

Name

Enter a unique name for the base DBVM.

Database type

Select a database type, or select Empty to create a blank base DBVM.

Database version

Select a version.

Installer ISO

Type the path to the ISO file on the datastore in the cluster. The path must be of the form[datastore]folder/DB .iso. Ensure that the database version matches the database type you selected.

Operating system

Select an operating system from the drop-down menu of supported operating systems.

OS installer ISO

Type the path to the IOS file on the datastore in the cluster. The path must be of the form[datastore]folder/OS.iso.

Data Director installs the operating system, copies the database files, and installs the virtual machine tools and agents. The base DBVM appears in the Base DBVMs list with the status Creating.