EM: Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Agent Fails to Secure, Logging this Message: ERROR:203:Invalid agent registration password (Doc ID 2127499.1)

Last updated on APRIL 21, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

12c EM Agent appears Unreachable in the EM Cloud Control interface.

"emctl status agent" shows Agent is Running and Ready,
"emctl upload agent" and "emctl pingOMS" are also successful.

But "emctl secure agent" fails:

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3
Copyright (c) 1996, 2013 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Agent successfully stopped...   Done.
Securing agent...   Started.
Enter Agent Registration Password :
Agent successfully restarted...   Done.
Securing agent...   Failed.

 

The following is logged in ../agent_inst/sysman/log/secure.log:

 ...
2016-04-14 16:56:23,802 [main] INFO  agent.SecureAgentCmd secureAgentWithOMS.412 - Agent Host: agenthost.example.com
2016-04-14 16:56:23,802 [main] INFO  agent.SecureAgentCmd secureAgentWithOMS.413 - Agent Port: 1830
2016-04-14 16:56:23,803 [main] INFO  agent.SecureAgentCmd secureAgentWithOMS.414 - Agent Version: 12.1.0.3.0
2016-04-14 16:56:23,803 [main] INFO  agent.SecureAgentCmd openPage.871 - Opening: https://anotherOMShost.example.com:4903/empbs/genwallet
2016-04-14 16:56:23,818 [main] INFO  agent.SecureAgentCmd openPage.897 - Response Status Code: 200
2016-04-14 16:56:23,819 [main] INFO  agent.SecureAgentCmd openPage.905 - RESPONSE_STATUS header: ERROR:203:Invalid agent registration password
2016-04-14 16:56:23,819 [main] INFO  agent.SecureAgentCmd openPage.906 - Response body: ERROR:203:Invalid agent registration password
2016-04-14 16:56:23,820 [main] ERROR agent.SecureAgentCmd secureAgentWithOMS.429 - INIT operation failed: ERROR:203:Invalid agent registration password
2016-04-14 16:56:23,821 [main] ERROR agent.SecureAgentCmd main.242 - Failed to secure the Agent:
java.lang.Exception: INIT operation failed
at oracle.sysman.emctl.secure.agent.SecureAgentCmd.secureAgentWithOMS(SecureAgentCmd.java:430)
at oracle.sysman.emctl.secure.agent.SecureAgentCmd.secureAgent(SecureAgentCmd.java:287)
at oracle.sysman.emctl.secure.agent.SecureAgentCmd.main(SecureAgentCmd.java:235)
[14-04-2016 16:56:23] USERINFO ::Securing agent...   Failed.

where the agent should authenticate instead to OMShost.example.com

 

 

Cause

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