Root.sh Failed on Second Node: Configuration of ASM Failed: Disk Group ... Already Exists

(Doc ID 1384728.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 09, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.2.0.2 and later   [Release: 11.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Root.sh failed on second node

rootcrs_node2.log:
...
2011-10-14 12:19:00: Configuring ASM via ASMCA
2011-10-14 12:19:00: Executing as oracle: /oracle/app/product/11.2.0/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA -diskList '/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384543d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384544d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384545d0s4' -redundancy NORMAL -diskString '/asmdisks/10GB/*' -configureLocalASM
2011-10-14 12:19:00: Running as user oracle: /oracle/app/product/11.2.0/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA -diskList '/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384543d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384544d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384545d0s4' -redundancy NORMAL -diskString '/asmdisks/10GB/*' -configureLocalASM
2011-10-14 12:19:00: Invoking "/oracle/app/product/11.2.0/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA -diskList '/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384543d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384544d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384545d0s4' -redundancy NORMAL -diskString '/asmdisks/10GB/*' -configureLocalASM" as user "oracle"
2011-10-14 12:19:00: Executing /bin/su oracle -c "/oracle/app/product/11.2.0/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA -diskList '/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384543d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384544d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384545d0s4' -redundancy NORMAL -diskString '/asmdisks/10GB/*' -configureLocalASM"
2011-10-14 12:19:00: Executing cmd: /bin/su oracle -c "/oracle/app/product/11.2.0/grid/bin/asmca -silent -diskGroupName DATA -diskList '/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384543d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384544d0s4,/asmdisks/10GB/c0t60000970000192604380533031384545d0s4' -redundancy NORMAL -diskString '/asmdisks/10GB/*' -configureLocalASM"
2011-10-14 12:19:29: Command output:
>
> Disk Group DATA creation failed with the following message:
> Disk Group DATA already exists. Cannot be created again
>
>End Command output
2011-10-14 12:19:29: Configuration of ASM ... failed

ASMCA log shows:

[main] [ 2011-10-14 12:19:27.813 EDT ] [UsmcaLogger.logInfo:142] Instance running true
[main] [ 2011-10-14 12:19:27.823 EDT ] [UsmcaLogger.logInfo:142] Diskgroup does not exist, creating..
...
[main] [ 2011-10-14 12:19:28.380 EDT ] [UsmcaLogger.logInfo:142] Disk Group DATA creation failed with the following message:
[main] [ 2011-10-14 12:19:28.380 EDT ] [UsmcaLogger.logInfo:142] Disk Group DATA already exists. Cannot be created again
...
[main] [ 2011-10-14 12:19:28.381 EDT ] [UsmcaLogger.logInfo:142] Diskgroup creation is not successful.

For the first node, root.sh did not failed and Oracle Clusterware is up/running as well as +ASM1 which has the ASM diskgroup mounted.

Cause

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