12c Upgrade – Pre-Upgrade Utility sets PGA_AGGREGATE_LIMIT to 2 GB automatically (Doc ID 2212556.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 While upgrading to 12.1.0.2 (with DB PSU 12.1.0.2.160419 applied),the Oracle 12c-DBUA-upgrade process sets PGA_AGGREGATE_LIMIT to 2 GB.

This causes pga_aggregate_target > pga_aggregate_limit.In example below pga_aggregate_target has been set to 3700MB before upgrading to 12c. The DBUA set pga_aggregate_limit to 2 GB, so 3700 MB for PGA can’t be used. This forced an ORA-04036 in alert.log

Example:

 

Changes

 Target Home had the April 2016 DB PSU 12.1.0.2.160419 Patch 22291127 installed

Cause

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