Error with Connection to SMS Screen/DB. ORA-00018 (Doc ID 1275371.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 20, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control - Version 3.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 14-Nov-2013***

Symptoms


- Attempts to access the Screens on SMS (Service Management System)  have failed.
- Attempts to connect to an SQL session was not successful.

The SQL session and java console show following error messages:

java.sql.SQLException: ORA-00018: maximum number of sessions exceeded


For more information about Java Console, please refer to Article 452853.1

Changes

Sometimes scripts open several SQL sessions to connect to the DB and retrieve certain data like :

- Monitoring System plugin (Example : Nagios in this case)

Those scripts are not closing their SQL sessions properly due to poorly written external scripts (non product scripts) or due to improper script ending (e.g. unexpected kill).

Cause

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