Db Control console Fails To Start With: XML-20108: (Fatal Error) Start of root element expected (Doc ID 746036.1)

Last updated on MAY 28, 2013

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-May-2013***

Symptoms

DB Console does not start.

<ORACLE_HOME>/<nodename>_<SID>/sysman/log/emdb.nohup file is showing the following errors:

08/10/24 10:21:03 Error initializing server:
<ORACLE_HOME>/oc4j/j2ee/OC4J_DBConsole_<Hostname>_orcl/config/server.xml, Fatal error
at line 1 offset 1 in file: <ORACLE_HOME>/oc4j/j2ee/OC4J_DBConsole_<Hostname>_orcl/config/server.xml:
<Line 1, Column 1>: XML-20108: (Fatal Error) Start of root element expected.

Changes

This can happen after one of the following:

- DB was upgraded and a patchset was applied.
- The server experienced a disk full issue

Cause

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