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Unable To Start RAC Database Instance On Exadata (ORA-3113) (Doc ID 1342067.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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

- 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.


- Upgraded Exadata database  to


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