Configuring Run As account credentials for an Oracle database

You must configure Run As account credentials that are used to perform data protection operations on Oracle databases.

About this task

If you have enabled an Oracle database authentication, a red color lock icon is shown in the resources view. You must configure database Run As credentials to be able to protect the database or add it to the resource group to perform data protection operations.

Note: While creating a Run As account if you specify wrong credentials, an error message is displayed. You must click Cancel and then retry.

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page, select Database from the View list.
    Click and select the host name and the database type to filter the resources. You can then click to close the filter pane.
  3. Select the database, and then click Database Settings > Configure Database.
  4. In the Configure database settings section, from the Use exisiting Run As drop-down list select the Run As account that should be used to perform data protection jobs on the Oracle database.
    You can also create a Run As credential by clicking add icon in configuring database screen.
    Note: The database port number is auto populated.
  5. In the Configure ASM settings section, from the Use exisiting Run As drop-down list select the Run As account that should be used to perform data protection jobs on the ASM instance.
    You can also create a Run As credential by clicking add icon in configuring database screen.
    Note: The ASM instance port number is auto populated.
  6. In the Configure RMAN catalog settings section, from the Use exisiting Run As drop-down list select the Run As account that should be used to perform data protection jobs on the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) catalog database.
    You can also create a Run As credential by clicking add icon in configuring database screen.
    In TNSName, enter the Transparent Network Substrate (TNS) file name that will be used by the SnapCenter Server to communicate with the database.
  7. In Preferred RAC Nodes, specify the Real Application Cluster (RAC) nodes preferred for backup.
    The preferred nodes might be one or all cluster nodes where the RAC database instances are present. The backup operation is triggered only on these preferred nodes in the order of preference.
  8. Click OK.