[INS-30508] Invalid ASM disks

(Doc ID 1941922.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

1] GRID Home is installed as software only option and config.sh is run before running root.sh but fails with the following error.

$GRID_HOME/crs/config/config.sh -silent -ignorePrereq -invPtrLoc /optware/grid/11.2.0.4/oraInst.loc -responseFile /tmp/grid_config.rsp
[FATAL] [INS-30508] Invalid ASM disks.
CAUSE: The disks [/dev/emcpowera1, /dev/emcpowerb1, /dev/emcpowerc1, /dev/emcpowerd1, /dev/emcpowere1, /dev/emcpowerf1] were not valid.
ACTION: Please choose or enter valid ASM disks.
[ERROR] Error encountered running OUI. see log /tmp/dma_GI_config.log for details

2] config log in $CENTRAL_INVENTORY/logs directtory shows no particular error as below.
   << $CENTRAL_INVENTORY can be found from /etc/oraInst.loc

Example> configActions2014-10-28_01-38-46-AM.log

Oct 28, 2014 1:39:00 AM oracle.install.commons.system.process.ProcessLauncher launchProcess
INFO: Executing [/optware/grid/11.2.0.4/bin/kfod, nohdr=true, verbose=true, disks=all, status=true, op=disks, asm_diskstring='/dev/emcpowera1','/dev/emcpowerb1','/dev/emcpowerc1','/dev/emcpowerd1','/dev/emcpowere1','/dev/emcpowerf1']
with environment variables {CVS_RSH=ssh, XFILESEARCHPATH=/usr/dt/app-defaults/%L/Dt, LANG=en_US.UTF-8, ORACLE_BASE=/optware/orabase/grid, PWD=/optware/grid/11.2.0.4/crs/config, _=/optware/grid/11.2.0.4/perl/bin/perl, _AST_FEATURES=UNIVERSE - ucb, SHLVL=2, HISTCONTROL=ignoredups, NLSPATH=/usr/dt/lib/nls/msg/%L/%N.cat, USER=oracle, MAIL=/var/spool/mail/oracle, G_BROKEN_FILENAMES=1, HOME=/optware/oracle, HOSTNAME=fbblnxmwdb07c, A__z="*SHLVL, LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s, LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/optware/grid/11.2.0.4/bin/../lib, HISTSIZE=1000, TERM=linux, ORACLE_HOME=/optware/grid/11.2.0.4/bin, LOGNAME=oracle, PATH=/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/etc/opt/emcpower/bin, SHELL=/bin/ksh}
Oct 28, 2014 1:39:00 AM oracle.install.commons.system.process.ProcessLauncher launchProcess
INFO: Starting Output Reader Threads for process /optware/grid/11.2.0.4/bin/kfod                                       <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<----------------------------------------- Looking for kfod binary here
Oct 28, 2014 1:39:00 AM oracle.install.commons.system.process.ProcessLauncher launchProcess
INFO: The process /optware/grid/11.2.0.4/bin/kfod exited with code 0
Oct 28, 2014 1:39:00 AM oracle.install.commons.system.process.ProcessLauncher launchProcess
INFO: Waiting for output processor threads to exit.
Oct 28, 2014 1:39:00 AM oracle.install.commons.system.process.ProcessLauncher launchProcess
INFO: Output processor threads exited.
Oct 28, 2014 1:39:00 AM oracle.install.commons.util.exception.DefaultErrorAdvisor$AbstractErrorAdvisor getDetailedMessage
SEVERE: [FATAL] [INS-30508] Invalid ASM disks.
CAUSE: The disks [/dev/emcpowera1, /dev/emcpowerb1, /dev/emcpowerc1, /dev/emcpowerd1, /dev/emcpowere1, /dev/emcpowerf1] were not valid.
ACTION: Please choose or enter valid ASM disks.

 

3] All listed devices are visible with proper permission for grid OS user.

Cause

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