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Exadata: Cannot Log Into Cellcli: All commands hang and do not return - multiple cellcli JVM's running on behalf of cellcli and EM Agents (Doc ID 1338915.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 22, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version to [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


While attempting to use cellcli for normal maintenance you find that the commands are hanging:
You may then get to the cellcli prompt, but you are unable to enter any commands (hang).
Other attempted commands may error out with CELL-01528
You notice that there are several cellcli JVM's running on behalf of cellcli.
Due to business impact you are trying not to have to bounce the cell servers
-- All CellCLI commands are failing!

"...Can not log into cellcli. Getting error CELL -01528: Unable to create the log file in directory /opt/oracle/cell11.
Error: Couldn't get lock for /opt/oracle/cell11.

There are about 200 lock files in directory. All 666 permission owned by cellmonitor.

We found multiple cellcli JVM's running on behalf of cellcli:



None known


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