ORA-16032 Can not Start Instance via srvctl but via sqlplus is fine

(Doc ID 1062071.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 07, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.1 - Release: 10.1 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using 11.2. Grid Infrastructure, the database instances cannot be started via 'srvctl', but can be started via 'sqlplus'. The same spfile "+DATA/db302d/spfiledb302d.ora" is used for both srvctl and sqlplus:

[oracle@node1] /opt/oracle/admin/+ASM $ srvctl start database -d db302d
PRCR-1079 : Failed to start resource ora.db302d.db
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist
Linux-x86_64 Error: 2: No such file or directory
Process ID: 0
Session ID: 0 Serial number: 0

ORA-16032: parameter %s destination string cannot be translated
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.db302d.db' on 'node1' failed
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist
Linux-x86_64 Error: 2: No such file or directory
Process ID: 0
Session ID: 0 Serial number: 0

The associated oraagent_oracle.log (located in GRID_home/log/nodename/agent/crsd/oraagent_oracle/) shows similar messages:
2010-02-09 07:08:22.587: [ AGFW][1169193280] ora.db302d.db 1 1 state changed from: OFFLINE to: STARTING
2010-02-09 07:08:22.587: [ AGFW][1148213568] Executing command: start for resource: ora.db302d.db 1 1

2010-02-09 07:08:37.488: [ AGFW][1148213568] sending status msg [ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist
Linux-x86_64 Error: 2: No such file or directory
Process ID: 0
Session ID: 0 Serial number: 0
] for start for resource: ora.db302d.db 1 1

2010-02-09 07:08:37.571: [ora.db302d.db][1148213568] [start] Exception type=2 string=ORA-16032: parameter %s destination string cannot be translated

2010-02-09 07:08:37.571: [ AGFW][1148213568] sending status msg [ORA-16032: parameter %s destination string cannot be translated
] for start for resource: ora.db302d.db 1 1
2010-02-09 07:08:37.571: [ora.db302d.db][1148213568] [start] clsn_agent::start }
2010-02-09 07:08:37.571: [ AGFW][1148213568] Command: start for resource: ora.db302d.db 1 1 completed with status: FAIL

Changes

New installation

Cause

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