ORA-32000 not able to modify the rdbms spfile which is there in ASM

(Doc ID 1498307.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Not able to modify the spfile with alter system command.

 SQL> alter system set open_cursors=2000 scope=spfile;
alter system set open_cursors=2000 scope=spfile
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-32000: write to SPFILE requested but SPFILE is not modifiable

Changes

Created the spfile in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs using below command.

SQL> create spfile from pfile;

Where pfile having information about spfile which is there in ASM

ex:

Content of the pfile looks like below.

$ cat $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/initdb11gr2.ora 

SPFILE='+DATA/db11gr2/spfiledb11gr2.ora'

Cause

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