11GR2 GRID INFRASTRUCTURE INSTALLATION FAILS WHEN RUNNING ROOT.SH ON NODE 2 OF RAC USING ASMLIB (Doc ID 1059847.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Checked for relevance on *** 11-APR-2013***
Checked for relevance on *** 12-SEP-2014 ***

Symptoms


While installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure with ASM, root.sh ran successfully in first node,
but fails on the second node.

Error example

1. root.sh failed on second node with following errors
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DiskGroup DATA1 creation failed with the following message:
ORA-15018: diskgroup cannot be created
ORA-15072: command requires at least 1 regular failure groups, discovered only 0


Configuration of ASM failed, see logs for details


2. rootcrs_nodename.log
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2010-02-03 13:40:43: Configuring ASM via ASMCA
2010-02-03 13:40:43: Executing as oracle: /u01/app/1120/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA1 -diskList ORCL:DATA1 -redundancy EXTERNAL -configureLocalASM
2010-02-03 13:40:43: Running as user oracle: /u01/app/1120/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA1 -diskList ORCL:DATA1 -redundancy EXTERNAL -configureLocalASM
2010-02-03 13:40:43: Invoking "/u01/app/1120/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA1 -diskList ORCL:DATA1 -redundancy EXTERNAL -configureLocalASM" as user "oracle"
2010-02-03 13:40:51: Configuration of ASM failed, see logs for details

3. On the 2nd node
/etc/oratab files shows +ASM1, rather than +ASM2

4. The following commands on the 2nd node show the ASM disk information correctly
/etc/init.d/oracleasm listdisks
/etc/init.d/oracleasm scandisks
ls -ltr /dev/oracleasm/disks


Cause

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