Database hanging with "connect: ossnet: connection failed to server <cell IP address>..." in alert log
Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Applies to:Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version: 188.8.131.52.1 to 184.108.40.206.1 - Release: 11.2 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.
All database and ASM instances report the following message in their alert logs:
"connect: ossnet: connection failed to server <cell IP address>, result=5 (login: sosstcpreadtry failed)"
The message gets repeated many times as the cell server cannot accept new connections.
Database instances may become unresponsive and have to be shutdown aborted/restarted to recover.
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