12.2 DBUA upgrade fails with error:[INS-08109] Unexpected error occurred while validating inputs at state ‘preUpgradeChecks’

(Doc ID 2342447.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

DBUA upgrade  12.2.0.1.0 fails with error:

Logs directory: /opt/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbua/upgrade2017-12-14_09-20-40-AM
Preupgrade generated files:
/xyz/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbua/upgrade2017-12-14_09-20-40-AM/csdb001/upgrade.xml
/xyz/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbua/upgrade2017-12-14_09-20-40-AM/csdb001/preupgrade_fixups.sql
/xyz/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbua/upgrade2017-12-14_09-20-40-AM/csdb001/postupgrade_fixups.sql
[WARNING] [INS-08109] Unexpected error occurred while validating inputs at state ‘preUpgradeChecks’.
CAUSE: No additional information available.
ACTION: Contact Oracle Support Services or refer to the software manual.
SUMMARY:
– java.lang.NullPointerException

From trace log file:

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INFO: Dec 14, 2017 9:21:11 AM oracle.assistants.common.lib.db.DBInfo loadInitParams
INFO: Init param detected: name:star_transformation_enabled value:FALSE instanceName:null

INFO: Dec 14, 2017 9:21:11 AM oracle.assistants.common.lib.db.DBInfo loadInitParams
INFO: Init param detected: name:streams_pool_size value:50331648 instanceName:null

INFO: Dec 14, 2017 9:21:11 AM oracle.assistants.common.lib.db.DBInfo loadInitParams
INFO: Init param detected: name:undo_management value:MANUAL instanceName:null

INFO: Dec 14, 2017 9:21:12 AM oracle.assistants.common.base.util.InitParamCollectionUtil getInitParam
INFO: Could not find the init param (undo_management) from init params.

INFO: Dec 14, 2017 9:21:12 AM oracle.assistants.common.base.util.InitParamCollectionUtil getInitParam
INFO: Could not find the init param (undo_management) from init params. So creating one.

INFO: Dec 14, 2017 9:21:12 AM oracle.assistants.common.base.util.InitParamCollectionUtil getInitParam
INFO: Could not find the init param (spfile) from init params.

INFO: Dec 14, 2017 9:21:12 AM oracle.assistants.common.base.util.InitParamCollectionUtil getInitParam
INFO: Could not find the init param (spfile) from init params. So creating one.

INFO: Dec 12, 2017 9:22:03 AM oracle.assistants.common.lib.db.DBInfo loadInitParams
INFO: Init param detected: name:undo_management value:MANUAL instanceName:null

 

Cause

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