Installing Oracle Internet Directory 10gR2 (OID 10.1.2.0.2) In Existing Database 10.1.0.4.2 Fails With Error "Install cannot connect to the database located at <hostname>:<port>" (Doc ID 336333.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version: 10.1.2.0.2 and later   [Release: AS10gR2 and later ]
Oracle Internet Directory - Version: 10.1.2.0.2 and later    [Release: 10gR2 and later]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Installing Identity Management 10.1.2.0.2 (OID only install) against a separate database patched to
10.1.0.4.2 and prepared for Metadata Repository (MR) with the Metadata Repository Creation Assistant (RepCA).

The OID installation guide indicates to fully qualify the Service Name with the domain name in the "Specify Repository" screen, but using the fully qualified servicename, OID installation fails with error:

Install cannot connect to the database located at <hostname>:<port>. Please ensure that the hostname, port and service name are correct and that the database and its listener at this location are up and running.

When specifying the servicename without domain, it returns a different error:

The Oracle Application Server Metadata Repository that you have specified is not a compatible version for configuring Oracle Internet Directory. Please specify another database.

Cause

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