ASM can't Start with ORA-29701 and ORA-01078 in SIHA (Doc ID 1423243.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-Jul-2014***

Symptoms



After server reboot ASM doesn't start, not even manually.

[grid@latest trace]$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.1.0 Production on Tue Feb 21 13:16:26 2012
Copyright (c) 1982, 2009, Oracle. All rights reserved.

SQL> conn /as sysasm
Connected to an idle instance.
SQL> startup
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Synchronization Service
SQL> exit
Disconnected



[grid@latest trace]$ asmcmd
Connected to an idle instance.
ASMCMD> ls
ASMCMD-08102: no connection to ASM; command requires ASM to run
ASMCMD>


ASM doesn't start either when using pfile 

SQL> conn /as sysasm
Connected to an idle instance.
SQL> startup pfile='/tmp/pfile';
ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Synchronization Service
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
SQL> exit
Disconnected

 

Changes

Reboot of the server.

Cause

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