Setting REMOTE_LISTENER to Multiple Addresses Yields: ORA-02097, ORA-00119, ORA-00132

(Doc ID 2193149.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Setting REMOTE_LISTENER to 2 distinct addresses where one value is an EZCONNECT style host:port yields the following:

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-02097: parameter cannot be modified because specified value is invalid
ORA-00119: invalid specification for system parameter REMOTE_LISTENER
ORA-00132: syntax error or unresolved network name 'scan_host:1521,(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = RAC_vip_host)(PORT = 1521))'

Example:

SQL> alter system set remote_listener= 'scan_host:1521,(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = RAC_vip_host)(PORT = 1521))' scope=both sid='oracle1';

alter system set remote_listener= 'scan_host:1521,(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = RAC_vip_host)(PORT = 1521))' scope=both sid='oracle1';

Changes

 This is likely a new installation or some nodes have been added to this RAC cluster.

Cause

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