Grid Installer Hangs at 75% When Using DASD Storage Device That Is Soft Linked

(Doc ID 1459030.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
IBM: Linux on System z


Hanging at 75% during Grid Infrastructure installation and investigation shows that the hang is due to "/tmp/CVU_11. -getsttype /dev/ASM0401" looping on the second node.

-When specifying "/dev/ASM0401" for Oracle Restart/single instance on installation there are no problems
-When specifying an ASMLib device (ORCL:ASM0401) there are no problems with a two node Grid Infrastructure installation.
-When specifying "/dev/dasdj1" (the non soft link device) there are no problems with a two node Grid Infrastructure installation. This diskstring is not persistent accross reboots though.
- When speciifing a diskstring of "/dev/dasdj1", deconfiguring, and changing the config_params to "/dev/ASM0401" the Cluster install completes succesfully.


The hang at 75% occurs in Grid Infrastructure installation but does not occur in Grid Infrastructure installation.

DASD devices are configured via udev rules on each node as follows with a SYMLINK i.e.
node1:/dev # vi /etc/udev/rules.d/99-udev-oracle.rules
# Oracle ASM dasd disk


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