Error when Deploying Patch on Target Database: Failed to Alter the Mode of the Pluggable Database PDB (Doc ID 2256599.1)

Last updated on APRIL 19, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 12.1.0.5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When deploying the patch DATABASE PSU 12.1.0.2.160419 (22291127) in the Enterprise Manager, the execution is failing with the following error:

Thu Jun 16 16:02:21 2016 - Starting the Pluggable Database PDB from OH (/u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0.2/dbhome_1) and CDB (orcl)
Thu Jun 16 16:02:21 2016 - ERROR: Failed to alter the mode of the Pluggable Database PDB
Thu Jun 16 16:02:21 2016 - ERROR: Failed to some of the Pluggable Databases.

However, the status of the PDB is correct:

select name, OPEN_MODE from v$pdbs;
Result: The PDB has the OPEN_MODE READ WRITE.

Cause

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