12c OMS Upgrade: Prerequisite Check related to ULIMIT reports a Failure though the Value > 4096 (Doc ID 1987616.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 08, 2015

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

Upgrading 12.1.0.3 OMS to 12.1.0.4 release. The installer reports a pre-requisite check failure for the ulimit value.

The prereq<timestamp>.log shows:


INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: Checking Ulimit
S_CHECK_ULIMIT_DESCRIPTION
INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: Performing check for Ulimit
INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: S_CHECK_ULIMIT
INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: In Progress
INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed <<<<

INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed <<<<

INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST:
Check complete: Failed <<<<
INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: Problem: S_CHECK_ULIMIT_ERROR
Recommendation: S_CHECK_ULIMIT_ACTION

INFO: 3/4/15 2:10:00 AM CST: Checking for required ulimit value... 7

This occurs inspite of the fact that nofiles is set > 4096 as seen from the below entries in the /etc/security/limits.conf:

oracle   soft   nofile    65536
oracle   hard   nofile    65536

Cause

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