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Unable To Connect To ASM Due To SQL*Plus Shows “Connected To An Idle Instance. (Doc ID 1179825.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


1) On a new ASM installation/configuration (Standalone or RAC) you are not able to connect to the ASM instance due to the SQL*Plus shows “Connected to an idle instance.

4) You started the ASM instance with the same OS user used to install the ASM Oracle Home (10gR2 or 11gR1) or Grid Infrastructure Home (11gR2), so this is OK.


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