CONNECT AS SYSDBA Intermittently Fails with Error ORA-01017/ORA-01031 on RAC with Load Balancing (Doc ID 790214.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.4 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 11-Jun-2013


Symptoms

-- Problem Statement:
When attempting to connect as sysdba from client workstation to a RAC instance that is using client or server load balancing, the connection is intermittently failing with
ORA-01017 or ORA-01031
After several attempts, which can vary in number, the connection succeeds.


Cause

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