[DBT-06103] The port (5,500) is already in use. ACTION: Specify a free port (Doc ID 2277154.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 12.2]
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

 The install of 12.2.0.1 database on Oracle Linux Server release 7.3 is failing with:

//INFO: ... GenericInternalPlugIn: starting read loop.//
/*/INFO: Read: [FATAL] [DBT-06103] The port (5,500) is already in use./**/
/**/INFO: [FATAL] [DBT-06103] The port (5,500) is already in use./*/
//WARNING: Skipping line: [FATAL] [DBT-06103] The port (5,500) is already in use.//
//INFO: Read: ACTION: Specify a free port.//
//INFO: ACTION: Specify a free port.//

 

Anyway, the port 5500 is available:

/[oracle@db122 database]$ netstat -a |grep 5500//
//[oracle@db122 database]$//
//
//[oracle@db122 database]$ cat /etc/services |grep 5500//
//fcp-addr-srvr1 5500/tcp # fcp-addr-srvr1//
//fcp-addr-srvr1 5500/udp # fcp-addr-srvr1//

 Also, the fully qualified hostname is configured into /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts

Changes

 New database install on OL 7.3. (running on an OVM virtual machine)

Cause

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