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Unable to Start Database Using Enterprise Manager: TNS-12514 (Doc ID 437451.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version:
This problem can occur on any platform.


Database will not start through OEM (Start/stop Instance), attempts fail with error shown below. We can start/stop database just fine from command line with SQL*Plus.

Error seen:
TNS-12514: TNS:listener could not resolve SERVICE_NAME given in connect descriptor


No static configuration for the instance is present (SID_LIST_ in LISTENER.ORA)


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