ASM startup fails with error ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist (Doc ID 1924712.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2014

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

 GU PSU has been applied and ora.asm fails to start with the below error.

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phxyen18:+ASM1] /export/home/oracle$ crsctl start res ora.asm -init
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.asm' on 'phxyen18'
ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.asm start" encountered the following error:
ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist
. For details refer to "(:CLSN00107:)" in "/export/home/oracle_grid/product/11gr2/log/phxyen18/agent/ohasd/oraagent_cashdb01/oraagent_cashdb01.log".
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.asm' on 'phxyen18' failed
CRS-2679: Attempting to clean 'ora.asm' on 'phxyen18'
ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist
CRS-2681: Clean of 'ora.asm' on 'phxyen18' succeeded
CRS-4000: Command Start failed, or completed with errors.

 

 

Cause

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