rootcrs.pl -downgrade: CRS-4402: The CSS daemon was started in exclusive mode but found an active CSS daemon on node <racnoden>, number 5, and is terminating (Doc ID 1594027.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2013

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

While downgrading GI on last node, the downgrade command fails.

The example below is from a downgrade attempt from 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.3

# <NEW_GI_HOME>/crs/install/rootcrs.pl -downgrade -lastnode -oldcrshome /ocw/b203 -version 11.2.0.3.0

2013-10-20 16:17:31: Executing cmd: /ocw/b204/bin/crsctl start crs -excl -nocrs
2013-10-20 16:18:35: Command output:
> CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.
> CRS-2673: Attempting to stop 'ora.drivers.acfs' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2677: Stop of 'ora.drivers.acfs' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.mdnsd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.mdnsd' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.gpnpd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.gpnpd' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.cssdmonitor' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.gipcd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.cssdmonitor' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.gipcd' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.cssd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.diskmon' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.diskmon' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-4402: The CSS daemon was started in exclusive mode but found an active CSS daemon on node racnode5, number 5, and is terminating
> CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.cssd' on 'racnode1' failed
> CRS-2679: Attempting to clean 'ora.cssd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2681: Clean of 'ora.cssd' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2673: Attempting to stop 'ora.gipcd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2677: Stop of 'ora.gipcd' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2673: Attempting to stop 'ora.cssdmonitor' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2677: Stop of 'ora.cssdmonitor' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2673: Attempting to stop 'ora.gpnpd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2677: Stop of 'ora.gpnpd' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-2673: Attempting to stop 'ora.mdnsd' on 'racnode1'
> CRS-2677: Stop of 'ora.mdnsd' on 'racnode1' succeeded
> CRS-4000: Command Start failed, or completed with errors.
>End Command output
2013-10-20 16:18:35: Executing cmd: /ocw/b204/bin/crsctl check css
2013-10-20 16:18:35: Command output:
> CRS-4530: Communications failure contacting Cluster Synchronization Services daemon
>End Command output
2013-10-20 16:18:35: Failed to start the CRS stack for deleting voting disks

 

 

Cause

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