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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 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When deploying the patch DATABASE PSU (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/ 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.


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