emctl start oms Failed With 'Oracle Management Server is Down' and EMGC_OMS1.out File Reports 'Could not create the Java virtual machine' (Doc ID 1928118.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2015

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 12.1.0.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

OMS fails to start with the following error after modifying Java heap memory parameters using emctl command:

$<OMS_HOME>/bin/emctl start oms

Starting Oracle Management Server...
Starting WebTier...
WebTier Successfully Started
Oracle Management Server Could Not Be Started
Check EM Server log file for details:
Oracle Management Server is Down

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

Unrecognized option: -
Could not create the Java virtual machine.

Cause

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