Unable to Start ASM on Standalone: CSS Does Not Start on Server Reboots. (Doc ID 1437492.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
**Checked for relevance on 01-Oct-2013***


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Automatic Storage Management (ASM) requires the use of Oracle Cluster Synchronization Services (CSS), and as such, CSS must be configured and running before attempting to use ASM.
The CSS service is required to enable synchronization between an ASM instance and the database instances that rely on it for database file storage.
In a non-RAC environment, the Oracle Universal Installer will configure and start a single-node version of the CSS service.
In 10g the Oracle Universal Installer writes the CSS configuration tasks to the root.sh which is run by the DBA after the installation process.
In Oracle10g R2 if you don't choose to configure an ASM stand-alone instance or if you don't choose to configure a database that uses ASM storage, Oracle will not automatically configure CSS in the root.sh script.
In the case where the CSS process is not configured to run on the node, you can make use of the $ORACLE_HOME/bin/localconfig script in Linux / UNIX or %ORACLE_HOME%\bin\localconfig.bat batch file in Windows.
If you experience issues upon restart, you need to remove and recreate the CSS.
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Symptoms

You are unable to start ASM, databases are down. Your System Administrator is also seeing the following warnings:

INIT: Command is respawning too rapidly. Check for possible errors.
id: h3 "/etc/init.crsd run >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null"

Server gets rebooted after init.cssd command.

Changes

You only had a planned server reboot and is 100% sure there were no manual changes.

Cause

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