Startup Upgrade In 11GR2 Returns ORA-15077, ORA-29701 ,ORA-00205

(Doc ID 1340363.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Upgrade of an 11.1.0.7 RDBMS ORACLE_HOME in an ASM environment to 11.2.0.x results in the following error:

SQL> startup upgrade
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 1,3662E+10 bytes
Fixed Size 2182784 bytes
Variable Size 7751074176 bytes
Database Buffers 5872025600 bytes
Redo Buffers 37203968 bytes
ORA-00205: error in identifying control file, check alert log for more info



and in the alert.log :


Wed Oct 13 09:34:54 2010
ASMB started with pid=16, OS id=1475
Errors in file /u00/diag/rdbms/inf/inf/trace/inf_asmb_1475.trc:
ORA-15077: could not locate ASM instance serving a required diskgroup
ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Synchronization Service
............................................................
Wed Oct 13 09:34:55 2010
ALTER DATABASE MOUNT
ORA-00210: cannot open the specified control file
ORA-00202: control file: '+ONE/inf/controlfile/current.273.713796281'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +ONE/inf/controlfile/current.273.713796281
ORA-15001: diskgroup "ONE" does not exist or is not mounted
ORA-15077: could not locate ASM instance serving a required diskgroup
ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Synchronization Service
ORA-205 signalled during: ALTER DATABASE MOUNT...



Cause

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