ASM/OHASD On Standalone Server Does Not Start When Server Is Rebooted (Doc ID 1939552.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 28, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 After the installation the ASM instance was up and runnning. After the next reboot, ASM was not active. An attempt to start manually yield this:
[oracle@test]/home/oracle>asmcmd
Connected to an idle instance.
ASMCMD> startup
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Synchronization Service
Connected to an idle instance.

ohasd seems to be not running:
[root@test]/srv/install>ps -ef | grep ohasd
root      3970     1  0 15:10 ?        00:00:01 /bin/sh /etc/init.d/init.ohasd run

However, in the boot.log we found this error message:

/etc/init.d/rc5.d/S10ohasd: line 168: ulimit: %CRS_LIMIT_OPENFILE%: invalid number
Starting ohasd:
/bin/su: user oracle does not exist
<notice -- Oct 24 15:10:54.182586000> 'ohasd start' exits with status 0

An oracle user is of course on the system: [oracle@test]/home/oracle>id uid=10000(oracle) gid=10000(dba) groups=10000(dba)

Manual start brings up everything

$crsctl start has
CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started.

$crsctl stat res -t
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Name           Target  State        Server                   State details
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Local Resources
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ora.DATA.dg
              OFFLINE OFFLINE      test                  STABLE
ora.LISTENER.lsnr
              ONLINE  ONLINE       test                  STABLE
ora.asm
              ONLINE  ONLINE       test                  Started,STABLE
ora.ons
              OFFLINE OFFLINE     test                  STABLE
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cluster Resources
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ora.cssd
     1        ONLINE  ONLINE       test                  STABLE

Cause

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