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1472188 - Central Management Server fails to start and throws assert "OCI_INVALID_HANDLE"


  • When starting the Central Management Server (CMS), it fails five times and shuts down. 
  • In the CMS trace log, the following asserts are observed prior to shutdown:

Programmer error: OCI_INVALID_HANDLE

DatabaseSubsystem::Connect(): subsysmgr.cpp:460: TraceLog message 52

Loading: database subsystem: subsysmgr.cpp:415: TraceLog message 53



  • SAP Business Objects Enterprise XI 3.1
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x (BI 4.0, 4.1, 4.2)
  • Windows or Unix platform
  • CMS Database hosted on Oracle Database
  • CMS Startup


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform R2 ; SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1


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