RE: dbconsole - password change

  • From: "Mark W. Farnham" <mwf@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <JSweetser@xxxxxxxx>, <peter.schauss@xxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:21:09 -0500

also a shot in the dark is to check your database parameter regarding mixed
case passwords and whether your new password takes that into account.

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Sweetser, Joe
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:54 AM
To: peter.schauss@xxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: dbconsole - password change

Shot in the dark...

Have you checked the account_status in dba_users for dbsnmp and/or sysman?
I have had troubles with 11g and the new password policy locking accounts
that I wish it hadn't.  :)

Command to unlock is: alter user <username> account unlock;


-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Schauss, Peter (ESS)
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:37 AM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: dbconsole - password change

This is Oracle on Windows Server 2003 (32 bit).

I changed the password for DBSNMP.  Now I am trying to tell the dbconsole
agent to use the new password.  This is what I did:

1.  set oracle_sid= <my sid>

2.  emctl status dbconsole says "Enterprise manager is running".

3.  emctl stop dbconsole  -> "The OracleDBConsole<sid> service is not

4.  Change the password in <ORACLE_HOME>\...\sysman\emd\targets.xml and

5.  emctl start dbconsole -> "... service could not be started".

I should note, that I just installed the grid control agent on this server
in case that makes a difference.

It looks like the console is running because it keeps sending me emails
saying that the account is locked.  Also, the log files are locked so I
cannot find out why I can neither start nor stop the process.

What step am I missing here to implement the password change?

Peter Schauss

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