ORA-12570: Network Session: Unexpected packet read error, Azure Windows VM Oracle Machine

asked 2020-09-01T07:58:46.53+00:00
SKR 1 Reputation point

Dear Friends,

I am getting Oracle Connection error in Client machine very often.

"ORA-12570: Network Session: Unexpected packet read error"

I am working in Windows 2012R2 Azure VM with Oracle,
Connection Provider : Oracle.ManagedDataAccess.Client 19.8

Is this problem of Oracle Settings or VM settings..?


What Azure saying in the above Document..? whether i have to any another setting in VM

Please help me to solve this issue.

Thanking you.

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  1. answered 2020-09-01T20:37:40.963+00:00
    Subhash Vasarapu 9,846 Reputation points


    I am not much familiar with Oracle DB but from the networking view I can sense that this might be due to exceeding idle timeout limit.
    This means that if you have a period of inactivity on your tcp or http sessions for more than the timeout value, there is no guarantee to have the connection maintained between the client and your service. When the connection is closed, your client application will get an error message like “The underlying connection was closed.

    Note: IdleTimeoutInMinutes is optional. If not set, the default timeout is 4 minutes. Its value can now be set between 4 and 30 minutes.

    Configure TCP timeout for your Instance-Level Public IP to 15 minutes.

     Set-AzurePublicIP –PublicIPName webip –VM MyVM -IdleTimeoutInMinutes 15

    Set Idle Timeout when creating an Azure endpoint on a Virtual Machine

    Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "mySvc" -Name "MyVM1" | Add-AzureEndpoint -Name "HttpIn" -Protocol "tcp" -PublicPort 80 -LocalPort 8080 -IdleTimeoutInMinutes 15| Update-AzureVM

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  2. answered 2020-09-02T02:10:21.587+00:00
    SKR 1 Reputation point

    Hello Suvasara,

    Thanks for your reply
    can you help me to fill the commands

    Set-AzurePublicIP –PublicIPName webip –VM MyVM -IdleTimeoutInMinutes 15

    Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "mySvc" -Name "MyVM1" | Add-AzureEndpoint -Name "HttpIn" -Protocol "tcp" -PublicPort 80 -LocalPort 8080 -IdleTimeoutInMinutes 15| Update-AzureVM

    Where and where i have to enter my ipaddress and name

    $publicIP = Get-AzPublicIpAddress -Name MyPublicIP -ResourceGroupName MyResourceGroup
    $publicIP.IdleTimeoutInMinutes = "15"
    Set-AzPublicIpAddress -PublicIpAddress $publicIP

    I tried in powershell, but giving error

    $publicIP = Get-AzPublicIpAddress -Name xx.xxx.xx.xxx -ResourceGroupName SOURCENAME

    Get-AzPublicIpAddress: The Resource 'Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses/xx.xxx.x.xxxx' under resource group 'SOURCENAME' was not found. For more details please go to https://aka.ms/ARMResourceNotFoundFix
    StatusCode: 404



  3. answered 2020-09-08T12:10:10.387+00:00
    Andreas Heizmann 1 Reputation point


    I had the same problem. Instead of modifying the TCP idle timeout of your virtual machine, you can also force the oracle client to check existing connections.
    In your application configuration file (or sqlnet.ora file) set SQLNET.EXPIRE_TIME to specify a the time interval, in minutes, to send a probe to verify that client/server connections are active. If you set the value to 1, the client will check each minute and Azure will never close it. If your application relies on connection pooling (enabled by default), this is the way to go.

    Oracle docs: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/network.102/b14213/sqlnet.htm
    App configuration example:
    <version number="*">
    <setting name="SQLNET.EXPIRE_TIME" value="1"/>

    I hope this will save someones time in the future.

    Best regards


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