Device Checks for ASM, Failed or Path ... is an invalid path. (Doc ID 1310790.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 01, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Environment Summary: 2 node RAC - 112020 (asm) - AIX 6.1 - EMC - AIX native multipath

1) 11.2.0.2 Grid Infrastructure install shows device checks for ASM as failing.

Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) shows pre-requisite checks for ASM devices as failing, during Oracle Grid Infrastructure install: 

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Oracle Grid Infrastructure - Setting up Grid Infrastructure - Steps 14 of 17
(screen)
Perform Prerequisite Checks
Check=Device Checks for ASM
Status=Failed
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

2) The devices are properly configured and according to the steps outlined in Grid Install guide for this platform.

3) This issue is not AIX specific therefore could affect other platforms (Solaris, etc.)

4) If one ignores these errors/warnings, the install successfully completes.

.

Cause

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