Enterprise Manager Database Control Configuration - Recovering From Errors Due to CA Expiry on Oracle Database 10.2.0.4 or 10.2.0.5 from 31-Dec-2010 onwards

This is applicable for Database Control and not Grid Control.

If you are looking for Certificate Expiry related information for Grid Control, please refer to post here.

Description

What is the Issue?

In Enterprise Manager Database Control with Oracle Database 10.2.0.4 and 10.2.0.5, the root certificate used to secure communications via the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol will expire on 31-Dec-2010 00:00:00. The certificate expiration will cause errors if you attempt to configure Database Control on or after 31-Dec-2010. Existing Database Control configurations are not affected by this issue.

Likelihood of Occurrence

What Versions Are Affected?

  • The issue impacts configuration of Database Control with Oracle Database 10.2.0.4 and 10.2.0.5 only. It does not impact database creation or upgrade.
  • The issue does not impact existing Database Control configurations.

What Happens During Database Control Configuration Failure?

Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) and Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA) Errors

Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) and Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA) will report the following error in the console:

Could not complete the Enterprise Manager configuration.
Enterprise manager configuration failed due to the following error -
Error starting Database Control

Enterprise Manager Configuration Assistant (EMCA) Errors

Enterprise Manager Configuration Assistant (EMCA) will write errors similar to those below to the emca.log file:


CONFIG: Securing Database Control completed successfully .
Jan 2, 2011 7:22:47 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.ParamsManager getParam
CONFIG: No value was set for the parameter ORACLE_HOSTNAME.
Jan 2, 2011 7:22:47 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.DBControlUtil startOMS
INFO: Starting Database Control (this may take a while) ...
Jan 2, 2011 7:22:47 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.PlatformInterface addEnvVarToList
CONFIG: Value for env var 'ORACLE_HOSTNAME' is '', discarding the same
CONFIG: Returning env array from cache
Jan 2, 2011 7:22:47 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.PlatformInterface executeCommand
CONFIG: Starting execution: /myhost/bin/emctl start dbconsole
Jan 2, 2011 7:27:26 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.PlatformInterface executeCommand
CONFIG: Exit value of 1
Jan 2, 2011 7:27:26 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.PlatformInterface executeCommand
CONFIG: Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control Release 10.2.0.4.0
Copyright (c) 1996, 2007 Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
https://myhost:5501/em/console/aboutApplication
Starting Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control
............................................................................................. failed.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Logs are generated in directory /myhost/sysman/log
Jan 2, 2011 7:27:26 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.PlatformInterface executeCommand
WARNING: Error executing /myhost/bin/emctl start dbconsole
Jan 2, 2011 7:27:26 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.EMConfig perform
SEVERE: Error starting Database Control
Refer to the log file at /myhost/dbua/d4/upgrade/emConfig.log for more details.
Jan 2, 2011 7:27:26 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.EMConfig perform
CONFIG: Stack Trace:
oracle.sysman.emcp.exception.EMConfigException: Error starting Database Control
at oracle.sysman.emcp.EMDBPostConfig.performUpgrade(EMDBPostConfig.java:763)
at oracle.sysman.emcp.EMDBPostConfig.invoke(EMDBPostConfig.java:232)
at oracle.sysman.emcp.EMDBPostConfig.invoke(EMDBPostConfig.java:193)
at oracle.sysman.emcp.EMConfig.perform(EMConfig.java:184)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.em.EMConfiguration.run(EMConfiguration.java:436)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.em.EMConfigStep.executeImpl(EMConfigStep.java:140)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.step.BasicStep.execute(BasicStep.java:210)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.step.BasicStep.callStep(BasicStep.java:251)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.backend.EMConfigStep.executeStepImpl(EMConfigStep.java:104)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbma.backend.SummarizableStep.executeImpl(SummarizableStep.java:175)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.step.BasicStep.execute(BasicStep.java:210)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.step.Step.execute(Step.java:140)
at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.step.StepContext$ModeRunner.run(StepContext.java:2488)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)


The EMCA console will display output similar to the following:

aime@myhost09 db_1]$ bin/emca -config dbcontrol db -repos recreate -cluster
STARTED EMCA at Jan 11, 2011 4:11:01 PM
EM Configuration Assistant, Version 10.2.0.1.0 Production
Copyright (c) 2003, 2005, Oracle. All rights reserved.

Enter the following information:
Database unique name: catest
Database Control is already configured for the database catest
You have chosen to configure Database Control for managing the database catest

This will remove the existing configuration and the default settings and perform a fresh configuration
Do you wish to continue? [yes(Y)/no(N)]: Y
Listener port number: 1521
Cluster name: mycluster
Password for SYS user:
Password for DBSNMP user:
Password for SYSMAN user:
Email address for notifications (optional):
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) server for notifications (optional):

........

Jan 11, 2011 4:18:05 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.DBControlUtil secureDBConsole
INFO: Securing Database Control (this may take a while) ...
Jan 11, 2011 4:19:31 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.util.DBControlUtil startOMS
INFO: Starting Database Control (this may take a while) ...
Jan 11, 2011 4:28:38 PM oracle.sysman.emcp.EMConfig perform
SEVERE: Error starting Database Control
Refer to the log file at /myhost/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/cfgtoollogs/emca/catest/emca_2011-01-11_
04-11-01-PM.log for more details.
Could not complete the configuration. Refer to the log file at /myhost/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_
1/cfgtoollogs/emca/catest/emca_2011-01-11_04-11-01-PM.log for more details.


At the end of the database installation on non-Windows platforms, both Database Control and the Management Agent will be up and running, even though the status of both components will be shown as not running, because EMCTL will be unable to connect to the dbconsole process. In addition, Database Control will fail to connect to the Agent.

Note for Windows Platform Only:

On Windows, the dbconsole process will be stopped after the failed configuration attempt. Note that the tool used to perform Database Control configuration (DBUA, DBCA or EMCA) will also wait for 15 minutes for Database Control to start, then time out.


The output of the "emctl status dbconsole" command incorrectly returns the status of Database Control, as shown below:

$ ./emctl status dbconsole
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control Release 10.2.0.1.0
Copyright (c) 1996, 2005 Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
https://myhost:1158/em/console/aboutApplication
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g is not running.


The output of the "emctl status agent" command incorrectly returns the status of the Agent, as shown
below:

$ ./emctl status agent
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Database Control Release 10.2.0.1.0
Copyright (c) 1996, 2005 Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
---------------------------------------------------------------
Agent is Not Running

 

For Solution, refer to

Note: 1222603.1 Enterprise Manager Database Control Configuration - Recovering From Errors Due to CA Expiry on Oracle Database 10.2.0.4 or 10.2.0.5

Note: 1217493.1 ATTENTION - Enterprise Manager Database Control 10.2.0.4 Or 10.2.0.5 - Patch Required from 31-Dec-2010 onwards

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