Fatal NI connect error 12537, connecting to: (LOCAL=NO) VERSION INFORMATION: TNS for IBM/AIX RISC System/6000: Version 184.108.40.206.0 - Production TCP/IP NT Protocol Adapter for IBM/AIX RISC System/6000: Version 220.127.116.11.0 - Production Oracle Bequeath NT Protocol Adapter for IBM/AIX RISC System/6000: Version 18.104.22.168.0 - Production Time: 21-AUG-2012 09:50:15 Tracing not turned on. Tns error struct: ns main err code: 12537 TNS-12537: TNS:connection closed ns secondary err code: 12560 nt main err code: 0 nt secondary err code: 0 nt OS err code: 0 opiodr aborting process unknown ospid (15204768) as a result of ORA-609
The ORA-609 error is thrown when a client connection of any kind failed to complete or aborted the connection process before the connection/authentication process was complete. Very often, this connection abort is due to a timeout. Beginning with 10gR2, a default value for inbound connect timeout has been set at 60 seconds. This time limit is often inadequate for the entire connection process to complete. We have also discovered that the ORA-609 occurs frequently in installations where the database is monitored by DB Console and the Enterprise Manager agent (emagent). After the DB Console is started and as a matter of routine, the emagent will repeatedly try to connect to the target instances. We can see frequent emagent connections in the listener.log without error. However, on occasion it may have failed to complete the connection process at the database so an ORA-609 is thrown. The emagent will simply retry the connection and may be successful on the subsequent try. (Provided there is no real fault occurring at the listener or database). This temporary failure to connect will not be reported back to DB Console and there will be no indication, except for the ORA-609, that a fault occurred.
出现这个问题的主要原因是因为从10.2开始inbound connect timeout默认为60 seconds,而在很多建立连接过程可能超过这个时间从而出现类此错误,常见的诱因是DB Console 和 Enterprise Manager agent (emagent). EM会重复的尝试连接到数据库。其过程中会偶尔的出现连接超时的问题，但是接下来会继续尝试，并获得成功。这种临时的失败不会导致EM报错而只会以ora-609的形式记录在alert log中.
For that reason, we often recommend increasing the values for INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT at both listener and server side sqlnet.ora file as a preventive measure. If the problem is due to connection timeouts, an increase in the following parameters should eliminate or reduce the occurrence of the ORA-609s. e.g. Sqlnet.ora: SQLNET.INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT=180 Listener.ora: INBOUND_CONNECT_TIMEOUT_listener_name=120 These settings are in seconds. Again, the default is 60.
If the issue persists and inbound connect does not have any effect, the following steps are intended to help locate the client that may be causing the errors. 1) Suppress the TNS errors in the alert.log by setting the following listener.ora file parameter: DIAG_ADR_ENABLED_listener_name=OFF This will cause the TNS errors to be posted to the ORACLE_HOME/network/log/sqlnet.log file that is local to the database and may yield useful information about the client's address. For example, here's a snippet from a server side sqlnet.log where client address info was posted: Production Time: 15-FEB-2010 07:15:01 Fatal NI connect error 12537, connecting to: (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(Host=yourhost)(Port=1521))(CONNECT_DATA=(SID=PROD1DR) (CID=(PROGRAM=sqlplus)(HOST=client_host)(USER=client)))) Observe the PROGRAM and HOST fields on the last line. This is where the connection originated. Be sure to match timestamps in the sqlnet.log with the timestamps of the alert.log errors. Once you've located the offending client, you can enable client tracing to try and determine the cause: TRACE_LEVEL_CLIENT=16 TRACE_DIRECTORY_CLIENT=<dir location> TRACE_TIMESTAMP_CLIENT=TRUE DIAG_ADR_ENABLED=off <<<<<11g or newer client requirement If you need assistance with client or server tracing, please open an SR with Global Customer Support. 2) Check the listener.log for client connections that were logged at timestamps that match the ORA-609 timestamps as they appear in the alert.log. The client information is recorded in each listener.log entry. Since this error occurs AFTER the listener has handled the connection, do not expect to see errors in the listener.log. Here's an example snippet of an incoming client connection that was posted to the listener.log: 20-JAN-2009 17:08:45 (CONNECT_DATA=(SID=orcl)(CID= (PROGRAM=D:\oracle\product\10.1.0\Db_1\perl\5.6.1\bin\MSWin32-x86\perl.exe)(HOST=myclient) Note that the exact timestamp, program name and client host will often be recorded. Again, once you've located the offending client, enable tracing (see above) to try to capture the connection failure. 3) Enable server side Oracle Net tracing and capture the TNS error along with the incoming connection. Match the PID that accompanies the ORA-609 to the server trace label. e.g. ORA-609 : opiodr aborting process unknown ospid (4799_1) *Note the PID This PID would correspond to server trace labeled: svr_4799.trc. Check the server trace for either TNS error (the 609 will not appear) and try to locate the originating client address. If assistance is needed for this investigation, please open an SR with Oracle Support. See below for instuctions on enabling Oracle Net server tracing. The following details the discovery of the source of an ORA-609 for a real case: The alert.log reports the following messages intermittently but frequently: Mon Nov 16 22:39:22 2009 ORA-609 : opiodr aborting process unknown ospid (nnnn) Enabled Oracle Net server tracing: TRACE_LEVEL_SERVER=16 TRACE_DIRECTORY_SERVER=<dir location> TRACE_TIMESTAMP_SERVER=TRUE DIAG_ADR_ENABLED=off Reloaded listener and wait for error to appear again.: ORA-609 : opiodr aborting process unknown ospid (5233_1) Note that the server trace file set that corresponded to this event was named svr_5233*.trc. Of course the timestamps of the alert.log event and the server trace creation matched as well. A review of the server trace showed only an EOF failure and the TNS-12537 error: Read unexpected EOF ERROR nserror: nsres: id=0, op=68, ns=12537 In this particular case, there was no information about the client in the trace. This is atypical for a server trace. It may be that the client aborted before all the client information was posted to the file. However, there was post in the listener.log f or an emagent connection that was established at the same point in time. Here's an excerpt from a listener.log entry where an emagent establishes a connection: PROGRAM=D:\oracle\product\10.1.0\Db_1\bin\emagent.exe) Checked the EM Agent traces and logs and discovered the following entry: Fatal NI connect error 12547, connecting to: (LOCAL=NO) VERSION INFORMATION: TNS for Solaris: Version 22.214.171.124.0 - Production Oracle Bequeath NT Protocol Adapter for Solaris: Version 126.96.36.199.0 - Production TCP/IP NT Protocol Adapter for Solaris: Version 188.8.131.52.0 - Production Time: 16-NOV-2009 22:39:22 ****Tracing to file: /backup/sid_traces/sqlnetlog/svr_5233.trc Tns error struct: ns main err code: 12547 TNS-12547: TNS:lost contact ns secondary err code: 12560 nt main err code: 0 nt secondary err code: 0 nt OS err code: 0 ****Note the name of the server trace which contains the PID: svr_5233.trc Also, the timestamp of the agent event matches the timestamp of the alert.log error. Check the following locations for EM Agent traces. If working with support on this issue and the EM Agent is suspected, upload ALL files under: $ORACLE_HOME/sysman/log/emagent.trc < Single node agent trace location $ORACLE_HOME/host/sysman/log/emagent.trc < RAC agent trace location It was determined that in this case, the emagent was aborting the connection before it was complete and then simply reconnecting and succeeding on the subsequent try. No errors were reported in the listener log or listener trace. No errors were returned to the DB Console. There was no apparent outage of any kind. No action was taken to correct the ORA-609 in this case. It was decided that the message was informational and completely benign.
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