DBCA Fails with ora-00020 When Creating Container Database (CDB) on Exadata

(Doc ID 2023070.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Exadata X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When creating a Container Database (CDB) using DBCA Template, database creation fails with ora-00020.

While this is reported on Exadata Systems, it can be seen on any system with a large number of cores and / or a high value for the init parameter "parallel_max_servers".

Cause

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