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Exadata - Exalogic: SSH long wait between retries, or user account locked out. (Doc ID 1458480.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 27, 2014

Applies to:

Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 11.2.1.2.0 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

This solution is ONLY for Database servers (compute nodes).
No change is allowed on Storage servers (cells)

Symptoms

Unable to SSH to Linux server. Account is locked out as a result of too many retries.
Connection retries must wait 10 minutes / 600 seconds between retries can occur.

Unable to unlock user account

Changes

Linux PAM settings tightened

Cause

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