OpenVMS: Dedicated Connections Fail With ORA-01034; ORA-27123; %SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHSEC, no such (global) section

(Doc ID 956796.1)

Last updated on JUNE 25, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.2 and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
***Checked for relevance on 25-Jun-2013***

Symptoms

When attempting to connect to a database via 10.2 SQL*NET, the connection fails with ORA-1034 and ORA-27123 errors.


Example:

      $ sqlplus scott/tiger@prod3

      SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.2.0 - Production on Wed Oct 21 10:57:04 2009

      Copyright (c) 1982, 2005, Oracle. All Rights Reserved.

      ERROR:
      ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
      ORA-27123: unable to attach to shared memory segment
      %SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHSEC, no such (global) section

 

The instance PROD3 is up and can be accessed via a bequeath connection. Only SQL*NET connections are failing with the above errors.

Cause

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