Incorrect BROADCAST value in ifcfg-<nic> Prevents CSS from Starting: gipcretAddressNotAvailable

(Doc ID 1584015.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2013

Applies to:

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


Unable to form Cluster with 2 or more nodes.           Their is currently one Active node in the Cluster.

Attempting to start additional node is unable to Join the existing Cluster,  CSSD indicates that Disk Heartbeat is visible but Private Network is not established.

On the Node that Errors we see the following -->


The endpoint established is using the broadcast range of -->  but we fail to bind to this endpoint as the BROADCAST used does not allow for this endpoint.

GIPC will utilize the BROADCAST value to establish an end point for remote CSSD communication.



In my example customer had not changed any interface settings recently. They did however perform an upgrade from GRID PSU#5 --> GRID PSU#7

Potential change in current Grid Infrastructure PSU has additional Private network checking to ensure the BroadCast address defined is correct.


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