SRVCTL Fails to Start Instance with ORA-17503 ORA-27303 But sqlplus Startup is Fine

(Doc ID 1322959.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 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 05-Feb-2014***

Symptoms

RAC Instance can be started using sqlplus but fails when using srvctl:

Case I:

$ srvctl start database -d cad
PRCR-1079 : Failed to start resource ora.cad.db
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.cad.db start" encountered the following error:
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+RAC/cad/spfilecad.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +RAC/cad/spfilecad.ora
ORA-27140: attach to post/wait facility failed
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:invalid_egid failed with status: 1
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Operation not permitted
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpwinit6
ORA-27303: additional information: startup egid = 1002 (oinstall), current egid = 1001 (dba)

CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.cad.db' on 'racnode2' failed
CRS-2632: There are no more servers to try to place resource 'ora.cad.db' on that would satisfy its placement policy


Case II

$ srvctl start database -d nar
PRCR-1079 : Failed to start resource ora.nar.db
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.nar.db start" encountered the following error:
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+NAR_DG/nar/spfilenar.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +NAR_DG/nar/spfilenar.ora
ORA-27140: attach to post/wait facility failed
ORA-27300: OS system dependent operation:invalid_egid failed with status: 1
ORA-27301: OS failure message: Operation not permitted
ORA-27302: failure occurred at: skgpwinit6
ORA-27303: additional information: startup egid = 59800 (oinstall), current egid = 59802 (asmadmin)
. For details refer to "(:CLSN00107:)" in "/oracle/GRID/11203/log/dog1104/agent/crsd/oraagent_oracle/oraagent_oracle.log".

CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.nar.db' on 'racnode1' failed

Cause

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