Oracle DB stops & restarts in windows cluster unexpectedly (Doc ID 179802.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 21, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Fail Safe - Version 3.0 and later
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)



Symptoms

You are working with a Windows Cluster and with Oracle Fail Safe.
Fail Safe had passed Verify Cluster and Verify Group without problems.
Sometimes a database will be restarted or the group will be moved to another node. It looks like a database crash, but there is no trace file and nothing appears in alert.log file.
You can see in Windows application event log:

Oracle Fail Safe resource XXX failed to complete IsAlive poll within timeout interval.

Cause

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