Oracle Grid Infrastructure on Windows 2012 (R2): 'ping <hostname>' Resolving to VIP or SCAN IP Address Instead of Public IP Address (Doc ID 1664001.1)

Last updated on JUNE 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Following successful Oracle Grid Infrastructure (11.2.0.4) install on a RAC on Windows 2012 cluster, ping <hostname> of each node to itself resolves to the VIP IP address instead of the public IP address.  When Grid Infrastructure is stopped, ping <hostname> of each node to itself resolves to the public IP address (as expected).

Cause

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