Configure database settings, such as database type and log in, for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. See the vSphere Installation and Setup documentation.

1

Log in to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance Web console.

2

On the vCenter Server tab, select Database.

3

Select the Database Type from the drop-down menu.

Option

Description

embedded

Use the embedded database. This option is available only for a small inventory size, with fewer than 5 hosts and 50 virtual machines.

oracle

Use an external Oracle database.

4

Type the server and port information.

This option is disabled if the database type is set to embedded.

5

Type the instance name.

This option is disabled if the Database Type is set to embedded.

6

Type the database login and password.

This option is disabled if the Database Type is set to embedded.

7

Click Test Settings to verify that the settings you entered are valid.

8

Click Save Settings to save your changes.

9

(Optional) Click Reset database contents.

10

Start or restart vCenter Server.