Can not Start CRS on Windows Cluster (Doc ID 1115153.1)

Last updated on JULY 14, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 and later   [Release: 10.1 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

2 node RAC on windows cluster. After some network changes, both nodes were rebooted. CRS started fine on node 1 but failed on the 2nd node.

All Oracle services were set to manual start, starting OracleCRService failed with timeout and OracleCSService ended up in "Starting" status, ocssd.log wasn't updated.

However ocssdOUT.log repeatedly showed the following messages:
05/12/10 10:22:22 ssmain_run_css: boot check returned 8, looping
05/12/10 10:22:23 ssmain_run_css: launching boot check 662 with c:\oracrs\bin\crsctl.exe check boot
Oracle Cluster Registry initialization failed accessing Oracle Cluster Registry device: PROC-26: Error while accessing the physical storage Operating System error [The system cannot find the file specified.] [2]
05/12/10 10:22:23 ssmain_run_css: boot check returned 8, looping
05/12/10 10:22:24 ssmain_run_css: launching boot check 663 with c:\oracrs\bin\crsctl.exe check boot
Oracle Cluster Registry initialization failed accessing Oracle Cluster Registry device: PROC-26: Error while accessing the physical storage Operating System error [The system cannot find the file specified.] [2]

When running ocrcheck, the first time it reported the same error: The system cannot find the file specified.
When run again, it returned the expected  result.

Used ocopy to verify OCR raw device access, it copied fine.

Manually running "crsctl check boot" from DOS prompt succeeded without error.

Changes

The "Startup type" of the Oracle services was set to "manual" on the 2nd node.

Cause

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