RAC on Windows 2008 (or higher): Oracle Grid Infrastructure / Clusterware Compatibility with Microsoft Failover Cluster (MSFC) (Doc ID 1157711.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

If MSFC is already installed (even if not yet configured) on a Windows 2008 cluster and an attempt is made to install Oracle Grid Infrastructure (GI) 11.2.0.1 , the GI installation will fail during 'Configuring Grid Infrastructure' phase with an indication that it was unable to start the resource:  ora.net1.network and/or with the following error reported in the rootcrs_<hostname>.log:  ORA-29783: GPnP attribute SET failed with error [CLSGPNP_RD_ERR].  Reference:  <Bug 10150497>.

In all cases, if MSFC is enabled on a Windows 2008 cluster that is already successfully running GI or CRS, none of the network resources can be started thereafter (unless / until MSFC is uninstalled).

Changes

Attempt to install or run GI or CRS on a Windows 2008 cluster with MSFC installed
OR
Attempt to enable MSFC on a Windows 2008 cluster where GI or CRS is already installed

Cause

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