Exadata: ORA-00700: soft internal error, arguments: [main_6c], , [Invalid IP addresses in cellinit.ora file]
Last updated on APRIL 24, 2012
Applies to:Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 22.214.171.124.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Cellsrv will not start on storage cell:
Starting the RS, CELLSRV, and MS services...
Getting the state of RS services...
Starting CELLSRV services...
The STARTUP of CELLSRV services was not successful. Error: Start Failed
Cell alert log has the following info logged:
This is most likely because the IP addresses in cellinit.ora are wrong, but please read the following messages for additional information
slos Error Category: 1
DepInfo: Error 0
Error Code: 0
OtherInfo: requested interface 192.168.10.22 failed bind. Check output from ifconfig command
CELLSRV failed to start due to the error 3 (Invalid IP addresses in cellinit.ora file)
ORA-00700: soft internal error, arguments: [main_6c], , [Invalid IP addresses in cellinit.ora file], , , , , , , , , 
You've confirmed the settings in $OSSCONF/cellinit.ora are correct.
The output of 'ifconfig -a' shows infiniband interface 'bondib0' but no physical infiniband interfaces 'ib0' or 'ib1' created.
The ifconfig doesn't show "RUNNING" for the ib interface:
inet addr:192.168.10.5 Bcast:192.168.11.255 Mask:255.255.252.0
UP BROADCAST MASTER MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 ----> Not running
ib0 Link encap:InfiniBand HWaddr 80:00:00:48:FE:80:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
UP BROADCAST SLAVE MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 ----> Not running
ib1 Link encap:InfiniBand HWaddr 80:00:00:49:FE:80:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00
UP BROADCAST SLAVE MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 -----> Not running
Check the /var/log/messages for the ib failure messaging:
Aug 19 12:30:58 kernel: ib0: multicast join failed for ff12:401b:ffff:0000:0000:0000:ffff:ffff, status -22
It's possible that previous hardware maintenance was just performed on this server.
It's possible that there is a media server connected to the Exadata rack.
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