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Top 5 Grid Infrastructure Startup Issues (Doc ID 1368382.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The purpose of this note is to provide a summary of the top 5 issues that may prevent the successful startup of the Grid Infrastructure (GI) stack.


This note applies to 11gR2 Grid Infrastructure only.

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In this Document
 Issue #1: CRS-4639: Could not contact Oracle High Availability Services, ohasd.bin not running or ohasd.bin is running but no init.ohasd or other processes
 Issue #2: CRS-4530: Communications failure contacting Cluster Synchronization Services daemon, ocssd.bin is not running
 Issue #3: CRS-4535: Cannot communicate with Cluster Ready Services, crsd.bin is not running
 Issue #4: Agent or mdnsd.bin, gpnpd.bin, gipcd.bin not running
 Issue #5: ASM instance does not start, ora.asm is OFFLINE

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