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Troubleshooting Instance Evictions (Instance terminates with ORA-29740, Instance Abort, Instance Kill) (Doc ID 1549135.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

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


Purpose: Understanding and Troubleshooting Instance Evictions.

Symptoms of an instance eviction: Instance terminates with ORA-29740, Instance Abort, Instance Kill

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Troubleshooting Steps
 What is an instance eviction?
 Why do instances get evicted?
 How can I tell that I have had an instance eviction?
 What is the most common cause of instance evictions?
 Key files for troubleshooting instance evictions
 Steps to diagnose instance evictions
 Step 1. Look in the alert logs from all instances for eviction message.
 Step 2. For ora-29740, check the lmon traces for eviction reason.
 1. Find the reason for the reconfiguration.
 2. Understand the reconfiguration reason
 Step 3. Review alert logs for additional information.
 1. "IPC Send Timeout"
 2. "Waiting for clusterware split-brain resolution" or "Detected an inconsistent instance membership"
 3. "<PROCESS> detected no messaging activity from instance <n>"
 4. None of the above
 Step 4. Checks to carry out based on the findings of steps 1, 2, 3.
 4(a) - Network checks.
 4(b) - Check for OS hangs or severe resource contention at the OS level.
 4(c) - Check for database or process hang.
 Known Issues

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