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Higher Number of Database (DB) Connections Reported After OID is Patched to Bundle Patch. Alert Log Error: ORA-00020 maximum number of processes (xxxxx) exceeded (Doc ID 2034523.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A higher number of database (DB) connections are reported since Oracle Internet Directory (OID) is patched to Bundle Patch (reference <Document 1614114.1> / <Patch 20444775>).

Experiencing a higher number of DB connections since OID bundle patch application. The problem was reported by the Enterprise Manager (EM) Cloud Control as a critical issue, e.g.:
Target type=Oracle Internet Directory
Target name=/idm_1/oid1
Incident creation time=8-Jul-2015 12:43:41 AM EDT
Last updated time=8-Jul-2015 12:43:41 AM EDT
Message=LDAP Open DB Connections 32 crossed warning (20) or critical (30) threshold
Incident ID=277164
Event count=1
Incident Status=New
Incident owner=
Incident Acknowledged By Owner=No
Rule Name=NotificationRule_SupportOracle,Sending email alerts DTI Oracle Grid
Rule Owner=SYSMAN
Update Details:
Incident created by rule (Name = Incidents_TestApp, Create incident for critical metric alerts; Owner = SYSMAN).

Potential DB alert log error: 

ORA-00020 maximum number of processes (xxxxx) exceeded



Applied Bundle Patch


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