If you use an Oracle database for your vCenter Server repository, you must configure your database to work with vCenter Server.

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When you use an Oracle database with vCenter Server, the database must have certain table spaces and privileges. To simplify the process of creating the database, you can run a script. If you do not use this script, you can create the database manually.

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If you plan to use an Oracle database when you install vCenter Server, you must configure the database user.

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

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VMware recommends that the vCenter Server database be located on the same system as vCenter Server.

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A vCenter Server system can access the database remotely.

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A vCenter Server system can access the database locally.