Creating PDB’s part 2

Once we have installed 12.1 Database Software, we can create the Container Database and the Pluggable Databases. In my case I did a software only install then manually executed DBCA

In this blog entry I’ll show the screens that walk-thru the configuration of the “first” database. I noticed that once DBCA is used to create the initial database, the capability and options (screens) for DBCA are different; i.e., it much more aligned to create/manage additional databases. I’ll show those screens in Part 3 of PDB

So let’s get started by executing
$ $ORACLE_HOME/bin/dbca

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Choose Advanced mode for Policy Managed Database or use “Default Configuration”. Being a big promoter of Policy Managed Databases and since I have 4 RAC nodes (my best practice threshold to choose Policy Managed), I’ll choose, that.

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I’ll pick a Global Database name and choose PDB option, and also option to choose how many PDBs to create (with prefix)

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Pick a Server Pool name, I chose a cardinality of 2

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Define the Management Options

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Choose the Storage locations

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Define Database Vault Owner and also the Separate Account Manager. Note the user name definitions

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And now the finish

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