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OpenVMS: Checklist for TNS-12170 errors when accessing or creating a database (Doc ID 434836.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Configuration Assistant - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha



This check list shall assist the reader in determining the cause for TNS-12170 or ORA-12170 errors when accessing or trying to create a database on OpenVMS Alpha or Itanium under Oracle 10.2.0.x.

Troubleshooting Steps

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Troubleshooting Steps
 Recommended reading
 Possible Reason: The BEQ Listener is not running.
 Possible Reason: SYS$MANAGER:SYLOGIN.COM contains DCL errors.
 Possible Reason: The installation was not linked properly
 Possible Reason:  Logical used for installation not available (private name table)
 Possible Reason: Path logical define incorrectly
 Possible Reason:  Volume name has changed
 Possible Reason: Incomplete Upgrade from lower version to 10.2
 Possible Reason:  Use of OMF with seed db and data files in DBCA
 Possible Reason:  DBCA - SID is longer than 6 characters
 Possible Reason: Incorrect ORACLE_HOME definition in ORA_ROOT:[NETWORK]

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