Oracle and Changing the IP Address
Relevant versions: ALL
The Oracle database should be OK provided the hostname is being used by the listener rather than a hardcoded IP (a very bad practice!). As long as the hostname resolves to the correct IP, Oracle should be happy.
Usually the listener on oracle is configured with the FQDN of box, you can confirm in the listener.ora file, look in there, if FQDN then make sure DNS resolves to the new IP address,
If IP address is in there make sure new IP address is listed. Listener.ora on oracle box.
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = win-2k8r2ee-ora.dlpsupport.test)(PORT = 1521))
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = IPC)(KEY = PROTECT))
2. Oracle uses the net service account, typically “PROTECT” make sure it has the new IP address: This is in the tnsnames.ora
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = 192.168.2.100)(PORT = 1521))
(SERVICE_NAME = PROTECT)
3. They may have rebooted the box, but not necessary, just restart the listener dos command> lsnrctl stop and lsnrctl start, listener should restart.
4. On oracle box then connect as sys as sysdba and also as protect. To test the connections with New IP. Once you can connect or oracle box as “protect” enforce won’t have any problems once IP is changed.
5. On enforce box the only change is in the jdbc.properties file change the host=IPaddress to new IP of oracle, If host=FDQN, make sure it resolves in dns on enforce server to new IP address of the oracle server. sample jdbc.properties file on enforce: This is single tier, therefore oracle is on same box as enforce.
# JDBC connection information for the "oracle-thin" connection
# use the P6Spy driver in order to see the SQL generated by OJB
stop the Vontu services, change the IP in the jdbc.properties, start the services, check the incidentpersister0.log in debug folder, at end it will tell you if connection to oracle with new IP is successfu or not.
Note: the tnsnames.ora file if found on enforce can be changed as well, however we only use this file with sqlplus for troubleshooting, or during initial installs, upgrades, You can change IP on enforce in tnsnames.ora file, but there should never be a listener on enforce or listener.ora file on enforce, unless oracle is on same box.