A vCenter Server system can access the database locally.

1

Create a new tablespace for a vCenter Server system using a SQL statement such as the following statement.

CREATE TABLESPACE "VPX" DATAFILE 'C:\Oracle\ORADATA\VPX\VPX.dat' SIZE 1000M AUTOEXTEND ON NEXT 500K;
2

Create a user, such as vpxAdmin, for accessing the tablespace through ODBC.

CREATE USER vpxAdmin IDENTIFIED BY vpxadmin DEFAULT TABLESPACE vpx;
3

Either grant dba permission to the user, or grant the following permissions to the user.

grant connect to <user>
grant resource to <user>
grant create view to <user>
grant create sequence to <user>
grant create table to <user>
grant create materialized view to <user>
grant execute on dbms_lock to <user>
grant execute on dbms_job to <user>
grant unlimited tablespace to <user> # To ensure space is sufficient

By default, the RESOURCE role has the CREATE PROCEDURE, CREATE TABLE, and CREATE SEQUENCE privileges assigned. If the RESOURCE role does not have these privileges, explicitly grant them to the vCenter Server database user.

4

Create an ODBC connection to the database.

These are example settings.

Data Source Name: VMware vCenter Server  TNS Service Name: VPX  User Id: vpxAdmin

You now have a database that you can connect to locally.

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