RAC on Windows 2008 (or higher): Oracle Grid Infrastructure / Clusterware Compatibility with Microsoft Failover Cluster (MSFC)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
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) 188.8.131.52 , 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).
Attempt to install or run GI or CRS on a Windows 2008 cluster with MSFC installed
Attempt to enable MSFC on a Windows 2008 cluster where GI or CRS is already installed
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