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Grid Control Agent Startup Fails with 'Failed to Initialize the Target Manager' (Doc ID 402368.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Agent start up fails with:

cd <AGENT_HOME>/bin
emctl start agent
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release
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Starting agent ....... failed.
Failed to initialize the Target Manager.

The <AGENT_HOME>/sysman/log/emagent.trc shows:

<timestamp> Thread-4143859936 ERROR TargetManager: nmeetm_loadTargets:<AGENT_HOME>/sysman/emd/targets.xml does not exist
<timestamp>Thread-4143859936 ERROR main: failed to initialize TargetManager


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