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Some Operations performed by the Grid Control Agent 10g or 11g Fail With 'ERROR: NMO Not Setuid-root (Unix-only)' (Doc ID 271598.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2018

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Generic UNIX
Checked for relevance on 27-Oct-2010
Checked for relevance on 08-Nov-2013


Note: For Cloud Control Agent 12c, please consult:
         <Document 1465278.1> - Fix the Cloud Control Agent 12c error 'ERROR: NMO Not Setuid-root (Unix-only)'

The Grid Control Management Agent has been installed in a Unix machine. Trying to perform some operations against any target monitored by this Agent from the Grid Control results in the error:

ERROR: NMO not setuid-root (Unix-only).

Examples of operations that can result in the above error:

-  Running a Job against this host : this can be OS Command, SQLPlus Script etc
-  Setting / Testing Preferred Credentials for this host
-  Configuring the database backup settings for a database on this host.
-  Trying to Clone an ORACLE_HOME, running the Patching Wizard / Deployment procedure against targets in this host.
-  Executing a User-Defined Metric against target in this host,
- ...

In summary, any operation which requires the Agent to login to the host and perform an activity may result in the above error.

Example of error messages:

Setting Host Credentials fails: the following error is recorded in the file emosm.trc located in the OMS $ORACLE_HOME/sysman/log directory:

2012-03-13 13:45:18,253 [559::EMUI_13_45_18_/console/pref/setCredentials$targetType=host] DEBUG emSDK.comm printXml.4424 - <EMDResponse>
<RemoteOperationError ERRMSG="ERROR: NMO not setuid-root (Unix-only)" ERRID="61"/>


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