ASMCA Upgrading ASM Failed With ORA-32002: cannot create SPFILE (Doc ID 1912581.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Personal Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While upgrading Grid Infrastructure Standalone (Oracle Restart) from 11.2 to 12c, asmca fails:

2016-06-05 07:40:07: Executing cmd: /bin/su oracle -c "/opt/oracrs/gridsw/12102/bin/asmca -silent -upgradeLocalASM"
2016-06-05 07:40:25: Command output:
>
> Upgrading ASM failed with the following message:
> ORA-32002: cannot create SPFILE already being used by the instance
>
>
>End Command output
2016-06-05 07:40:25: Executing cmd: /opt/oracrs/gridsw/12102/bin/clsecho -p has -f clsrsc -m 164
2016-06-05 07:40:25: Command output:
> CLSRSC-164: ASM upgrade failed
>End Command output
2016-06-05 07:40:25: Executing cmd: /opt/oracrs/gridsw/12102/bin/clsecho -p has -f clsrsc -m 164
2016-06-05 07:40:25: Command output:
> CLSRSC-164: ASM upgrade failed
>End Command output
2016-06-05 07:40:25: CLSRSC-164: ASM upgrade failed
2016-06-05 07:40:25: Executing cmd: /opt/oracrs/gridsw/12102/bin/clsecho -p has -f clsrsc -m 304
2016-06-05 07:40:25: Command output:
> CLSRSC-304: Failed to upgrade ASM for Oracle Restart configuration

 

Cause

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