Clusterware Not Starting On Newly Added RAC Node (Doc ID 1270208.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 06-Dec-2013***

Symptoms

o existing RAC cluster
o Grid Infrastructure 11.2.0.1.0
o in the process of adding a new node to the existing cluster
o running 'root.sh' on the new node fails to start the clusterware with the following messages:

CRS-4402: The CSS daemon was started in exclusive mode but found an active CSS daemon on node racnode1, number 1, and is terminating
An active cluster was found during exclusive startup, restarting to join the cluster
..
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.cssd' on 'racnode3' failed
CRS-2679: Attempting to clean 'ora.cssd' on 'racnode3'
CRS-2681: Clean of 'ora.cssd' on 'racnode3' succeeded
..
Command return code of 1 (256) from command: /u01/app/crs/grid/bin/crsctl start resource ora.ctssd -init -env USR_ORA_ENV=CTSS_REBOOT=TRUE
Start of resource "ora.ctssd -init -env USR_ORA_ENV=CTSS_REBOOT=TRUE" failed
Failed to start CTSS
Failed to start Oracle Clusterware stack

Changes

Added a new node to the existing cluster.

Cause

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