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Unable To Start CRS stack with ORA-15077 (Doc ID 1938997.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 07, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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Grid Infrastructure has been successfully upgraded from to All services are online. After stopping cluster/crs, CRS stack fails to start with "ORA-15077: could not locate ASM instance serving a required diskgroup"

crsctl stat res -t -init shows asm, crsd, storage resource are OFFLINE, the rest are ONLINE. 

Name           Target     State        Server               State details  
Cluster Resources
      1        OFFLINE OFFLINE                               Instance Shutdown,STABLE
      1        ONLINE  OFFLINE                               STABLE
      1        ONLINE  OFFLINE                               STABLE

Here it shows ora.asm has target as OFFLINE.

Rebooting the server OR using command "crsctl stop crs -f"/"crsctl start crs" still fails to bring up the CRS stack (ora.asm still has target OFFLINE).



Grid Infrastructure has been upgraded from to

CRS was shutdown using 'crsctl stop cluster' rather than 'crsctl stop crs' command.



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