RE: dbconsole - password change

From: Schauss, Peter (ESS) <"Schauss,>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:28:27 +0000
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The solution was to use the "istop" command instead of "stop", i.e.

emctl istop dbconsole

After issuing this command, "emctl status dbconsole" shows the service as stopped and it can be restarted with "emctl start dbconsole".

  • Peter Schauss

-----Original Message-----

From: [] On Behalf Of Schauss, Peter (ESS) Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 12:16 PM To:
Subject: EXT :RE: dbconsole - password change

SYSMAN is open. DBSNMP is locked when I get the email saying that is it locked. I have tried unlocking it and it just gets locked again. I am assuming that the dbconsole process is still trying to use the old password. (Yes, I have verified that I can log on manually with the new password.).

Peter Schauss

-----Original Message-----

From: Sweetser, Joe [] Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:54 AM To: Schauss, Peter (ESS); Subject: EXT :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: [] On Behalf Of Schauss, Peter (ESS) Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:37 AM To:
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 started".
  4. Change the password in <ORACLE_HOME>\...\sysman\emd\targets.xml and change ENCRYPTED="FALSE".
  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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