Unable To Start RAC Database Instance On Exadata (ORA-3113)

(Doc ID 1342067.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2012

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

- Using 11.2.0.2 on Exadata having upgraded from 11.2.0.1
- Have one working Database instance, when trying to start a second Database instance it fails with these messages in the alert.log:

System state dump requested by (instance=2, osid=1758 (PMON)), summary=[abnormal instance termination].
System State dumped to trace file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/dpdwhx/dpdwhx2/trace/dpdwhx2_diag_1784.trc
Mon Jul 25 14:15:29 2011
PMON (ospid: 1758): terminating the instance due to error 481
Dumping diagnostic data in directory=[cdmp_20110725141529], requested by (instance=2, osid=1758 (PMON)), summary=[abnormal instance termination].
Instance terminated by PMON, pid = 1758



- Trying to mount the instance in sqlplus failed with ORA-3113:


03113, 00000, "end-of-file on communication channel"
// *Cause: The connection between Client and Server process was broken.
// *Action: There was a communication error that requires further investigation.
// First, check for network problems and review the SQL*Net setup.
// Also, look in the alert.log file for any errors. Finally, test to
// see whether the server process is dead and whether a trace file
// was generated at failure time.



Changes

- Upgraded Exadata database  to 11.2.0.2

Cause

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