Solaris: Grid Infrastructure Startup Slow Due CSSD Voting Disk Discovery (may cause failure)

(Doc ID 1451367.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


When installing Grid Infrastructure (or upgrading from an earlier 11.2 patchset) on Solaris (SPARC and x86-64) systems having large numbers of disks CSSD can take excessive time in Voting Disk discovery resulting in CSSD timing out during startup.  This will will cause the failure of (or  When this happens the following symptoms are generally present:

This issue may also impact existing installations where Grid Infrastructure startup is extremely slow on Solaris and again the system has a large number of disks.

Symptom Verification

To verify that Oracle CSS daemon startup is timing out due to Voting Disk discovery, the ocssd.log file (located under $GI_HOME/log/<nodename>/cssd/ocssd.log) and the cssdagent_root.log (located under $GI_HOME/log/<nodename>/agent/ohasd/cssdagent_root/cssdagent_root.log) must be reviewed. In case the case of a failure the rootcrs_<nodename>.log (located under $GI_HOME/cfgtoollogs/crsconfig/rootcrs_<nodename>.log) should also be reviewed to ensure the failure was caused by a CSSD startup timeout.  Below are snipits of the mentioned logs describing the issue:

rootcrs_<nodename>.log (Applies to Install or Upgrade Failures ONLY):



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