DBFS: Upgrade Fails Reporting PRVF-4194 : Asm is not running on any of the nodes. (Doc ID 1678511.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 24, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Any software, whether Patches or fresh install, that will modify or migrate existing Clusterware/RDBMS Oracle Home(s) must be staged on normal filesystems that do
NOT depend on ASM (which excludes both ACFS & DBFS), as ASM will of course be shutdown to patch and/or migrate the Oracle Home it runs from.
This can occur on both Engineered and non-Engineered systems.

Symptoms

 Grid Infrastructure  Installer failing reporting the error code :

    PRVF-4194 : Asm is not running on any of the nodes. Verification cannot proceed.

This happens even if the ASM and database(s) are in up and running.

Changes

 Upgrading GI or DB Oracle Home.

Cause

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