In My previous posts I have talked about installing the
- RHEL installation
- VMware Tools Installation,
- Creates SSL Certificates
- Creating the SQL Server Database
Here is how to Configure a Microsoft SQL Server Database for your vCloud Director.
SQL Server databases have specific configuration requirements when you use them with vCloud Director. Install and configure a database instance, and create the vCloud Director database user account before you install vCloud Director.
vCloud Director database performance is an important factor in overall vCloud Director performance and scalability. vCloud Director uses the SQL Server tmpdb file when storing large result sets, sorting data, and managing data that is being concurrently read and modified. This file can grow significantly when vCloud Director is experiencing heavy concurrent load. It is a good practice to create the tmpdb file on a dedicated volume that has fast read and write performance. For more information about the tmpdb file and SQL Server performance, see
· To configure Microsoft SQL Server, log on to the SQL Server host computer using administrator credentials. You can configure SQL server to run with the LOCAL_SYSTEM identity, or any identity with the privilege to run a Windows service.
· Ensure that SQL Service is running.
1. Configure the database server.
A database server configured with 16GB of memory, 100GB storage, and 4 CPUs should be adequate for most vCloud Director clusters.
2. Specify Mixed Mode authentication during SQL Server setup.
Windows Authentication is not supported when using SQL Server with vCloud Director
3. Create the database instance.
The following script creates the database and log files, specifying the proper collation sequence.
CREATE DATABASE [vcloud] ON PRIMARY
(NAME = N’vcloud’, FILENAME = N’C:\vcloud.mdf’, SIZE = 100MB, FILEGROWTH = 10% )
(NAME = N’vcdb_log’, FILENAME = N’C:\vcloud.ldf’, SIZE = 1MB, FILEGROWTH = 10%)
The values shown for SIZE are suggestions. You might need to use larger values.
4. Set the transaction isolation level.
The following script sets the database isolation level to READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT.
ALTER DATABASE [vcloud] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE;
ALTER DATABASE [vcloud] SET ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION ON;
ALTER DATABASE [vcloud] SET READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON WITH NO_WAIT;
ALTER DATABASE [vcloud] SET MULTI_USER;
5. Create the vCloud Director database user account.
The following script creates database user name vcloud with password Windows123@
CREATE LOGIN [vcloud] WITH PASSWORD = ‘Windows123@’, DEFAULT_DATABASE =[vcloud],
DEFAULT_LANGUAGE =[us_english], CHECK_POLICY=OFF
CREATE USER [vcloud] for LOGIN [vcloud]
6. Assign permissions to the vCloud Director database user account.
The following script assigns the db_owner role to the database user created in Step 5
sp_addrolemember [db_owner], [vcloud]
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