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ORA-12514 After Service is Relocated to Another Instance (Doc ID 2367240.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2022

Applies to:

JDBC - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


JDBC and UCP version are used by a Websphere application.

When testing failover by bringing down one the services in one of the RAC nodes, the error below occurs when retry_counts and retry_delay are defined in the JDBC connection URL:

ORA-12514, TNS:listener does not currently know of service requested in connect descriptor 

What is the setup recommended to avoid this error?


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