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Getting 'Failed to launch process' error while setting ssh key based authentication for Unix machines in 12c (Doc ID 1537714.1)

Last updated on MARCH 13, 2018

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 12.1.0.2.0 to 12.1.0.2.0 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to create Named Credential with ssh key-based authentication for machines in 12.1 Cloud Control gives following errors:

Failed to launch process: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused 

 

gcagent.log in agent logs has following errors:

2012-12-26 12:45:48,600 [220424:5F805C27] INFO - >>> Reporting exception: oracle.sysman.emSDK.agent.client.exception.PerformOperationException: Failed to launch process: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused (request id 1) <<<
oracle.sysman.emSDK.agent.client.exception.PerformOperationException: Failed to launch process: java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.dispatch.cxl.PerformOperationAction.executeJobTask(PerformOperationAction.java:228)
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.dispatch.cxl.PerformOperationAction.satisfyRequest(PerformOperationAction.java:121)
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.dispatch.ProcessRequestAction._call(ProcessRequestAction.java:128)
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.dispatch.ProcessRequestAction.call(ProcessRequestAction.java:93)
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.dispatch.InlineDispatchCoordinator.dispatchRequest(InlineDispatchCoordinator.java:223)
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.dispatch.DispatchRequestsAction.call(DispatchRequestsAction.java:109)
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.dispatch.DispatchRequestsAction.call(DispatchRequestsAction.java:49)

 
This works fine for non-Exadata machines

Cause

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