EMCA or DB Control (DBConsole) Fails with Error starting ORMI-Server (Doc ID 438504.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.5 [Release 10.2]
Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 31-Oct-2011***

Symptoms

When attempting to install DB Control (DBConsole) using EMCA the following error occurs in the <AGENT_HOME>/sysman/emagent.trc file:

Error starting ORMI-Server. Unable to bind socket: The socket name is already in use.

NOTE: The error is also reported when attempting to start DB Control and it hangs.

Cause

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