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EM 13c: Agent Fails to Start Due to Filesystem Corruption (Doc ID 2694493.1)

Last updated on JULY 30, 2020

Applies to:

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


EM 13c agent fails to start.

AGENT_INST_HOME/sysman/log/gcagent.log reports following errors:

2020-07-21 11:50:26,800 [1:601A1223] WARN - Got an error when trying to load a metadata file, retrying
oracle.sysman.gcagent.metadata.MetadataLoadingException: javax.xml.bind.UnmarshalException: unexpected element (uri:"", local:"DC"). Expected elements are <{}AssocTargetInstance>,<{}CompositeMembership>,<{}Credential>,<{}Member>,<{}MemberOf>,<{}Property>,<{}Target>,<{}Targets> (file: /a02/app/oraagent/agent13c/agent_inst/sysman/emd/targets.xml)
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.metadata.MetadataManager$Loader.loadMetadata(
at oracle.sysman.gcagent.metadata.MetadataManager$Loader.loadMetadataFile(


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