EM 12c, EM 13c: Enterprise Manager Cloud Control emctl start oms Fails With Error: Failed to connect to repository database and ORA-00257: archiver error (Doc ID 1552014.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 12.1.0.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

OMS fails to start with the following error:

$<OMS_HOME>/bin>./emctl start oms

Starting Oracle Management Server...
Starting WebTier...
WebTier Successfully Started
Oracle Management Server is not functioning because of the following reason:
Failed to connect to repository database. OMS will be automatically restarted once it identifies that database and listener are up.

$EM_INSTANCE_BASE/gc_inst/user_projects/domain/GCDomain/servers/EMGC_OMS1/logs/EMGC_OMS1.out file reports the following errors:

<Warning> <JDBC> <BEA-001129> <Received exception while creating connection for pool "sysman-opss-ds": ORA-00257: archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed.
Internal Exception: weblogic.jdbc.extensions.ConnectionDeadSQLException: weblogic.common.resourcepool.ResourceDeadException: 0:weblogic.common.ResourceException: Could not create pool connection. The DBMS driver exception was: ORA-00257: archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed.

Cause

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