12c Listener Fails To Start With TNS-01198 Failed to Initialize Valid Node List (Doc ID 2273338.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.2 BETA1 [Release 12.1 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Note this does NOT apply to situations where the listener will not start on an AIX WPAR.

Symptoms

Lsnrctl start fails with the following:

TNSLSNR for IBM/AIX RISC System/6000: Version 12.1.0.2.0 - Production
TNS-01198: Listener failed to initialize valid node list
NL-07010: failed to get subnet mask
 NL-00408: cannot find or read value
  NL-00408: cannot find or read value

When VNCR is turned OFF in the listener.ora file, the listener starts successfully.

 

Changes

 This is a new installation or VNCR has been enabled where it was not previously.

Cause

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