OEM GC 10.2.0.4 Upgrade Connect Issues

Marco Gralike

Here a small post that hopefully will help some people in the future that are stuck with the same issues. I am still missing some info, but I discovered the workaround for the following “symptoms”.

FACT’s

I have a VMware environment in which I can play with Oracle BAM and OEM Grid Control on Windows 2003. My current OEM Grid is 10.2.0.3. Because 10.2.0.4 is already out for a while I decided to upgrade my current 10.2.0.3 release. I checked and verified all prerequisites needed before the upgrade. Because I once upgraded the OEM from 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.3; and my initial install at that time was an “out of the box” install, no extra steps needed to be done before I could start with the upgrade to 10.2.0.4.

Now it comes…

ORA-1017

Whatever I tried, for instance using “LOCAL”, altering/checking the content of sqlnet.ora regarding Windows authentication (NTS setting) or using ORACLE_SID using a BEQUETH connection, or modifying the registry, etc. etc. etc…; Every time I got the “fill in the SYS password screen”, needed information for upgrading the Oracle Management Repository, I got the same error: ORA-01017, invalid username/password. logon denied

I could find a real answer on the internet via Google, that matched my issues. I know that remote connections via, for instance, remote desktop to a Windows server can cause some problems that would fit the symptoms I had, but then I should also have the same problems via SQL*Plus or other GUI’s (and that wasn’t the case). Some answers pointed to creating a password file and setting the parameter remote_login_passwordfile to exclusive. The problem here was that I already had this from the start.

In the end, I decided to “update” my password file, although it didn’t made sense to me, via a: ALTER USER SYS IDENTIFIED BY {SAME PASSWORD};

…and this worked…?! Now the “fill in the SYS password screen” accepted my SYS password and the rest off the upgrade went fine.

I am working with Oracle on Windows since 7.0 and I am very aware off all those typical Windows issues out there. The only thing I can imagine that could be the cause are the multiple ORACLE_HOME directories on the same box. Maybe I missed something…but as said…I am very aware about these kinds of issues and I don’t think in this case I missed one…

Anyway if in trouble as described in the story above. Have a try by resetting / updating the password file by issueing an “alter user identified by” statement.

 

HTOH

Smiley

Marco

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