GI root.sh Fails With "ASM Failed To Start" as Kernel shmmni Setting is Too Small (Doc ID 1552337.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

GI root.sh fails because asm failed to start.

ASM failed to start. Check /opt/oracle/oracle_base/cfgtoollogs/asmca/asmca-130311PM123342.log for details.
Configuration of ASM ... failed
see asmca logs at /opt/oracle/oracle_base/cfgtoollogs/asmca for details
Did not successfully configure and start ASM at /opt/oracle/products/11g203/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_lib.pm line 6763.
/opt/oracle/products/11g203/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/opt/oracle/products/11g203/grid/perl/lib -I/opt/oracle/products/11g203/grid/crs/install /opt/oracle/products/11g203/grid/crs/install/rootcrs.pl execution failed

The asmca trace log shows

[[main] [ 2013-03-11 12:33:47.241 EDT ] [UsmcaLogger.logException:173]  SEVERE:method oracle.sysman.assistants.usmca.backend.USMInstance:configureLocalASM
[main] [ 2013-03-11 12:33:47.241 EDT ] [UsmcaLogger.logException:174]  ORA-27102: out of memory


Cause

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