ORA-04031 on ASM Instance - default memory parameters for 11.2 ASM instances are too low

(Doc ID 1536039.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.0. to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The default memory parameters for 11.2 ASM instances are too low and can result in ORA-4031 in the ASM instance. 

ALERT LOG
---------
Fri Feb 08 19:27:52 2013
MEMORY_TARGET defaulting to 285212672.    <== default size when parameter MEMORY_TARGET is not used by parameter file
...

Errors in file /opt/oracle/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM1/trace/+ASM1_ora_2672.trc (incident=113207):
ORA-04031: unable to allocate 4000 bytes of shared memory ("shared pool","declare
 status boolean;
 re...","sga heap(1,0)","kglsim heap")

 

Cause

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