dbca fails to create database on 4k sector disk (Doc ID 1950510.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

Applies to:

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

Installing or upgrading to 12.1.0.2 Grid Infrastructure, OUI plugin fails to create Grid Infrastructure Management Repository (aka GIMR):

[INS-20802] Creating Container Database for Oracle Grid Infrastructure Management Repository failed

 

Installer trace shows:

WARNING: Skipping line: 79% complete
INFO: Exceeded the number of arguments passed to stdin. CurrentCount:1 Total args:0
INFO: Read: DBCA Operation failed.
WARNING: Skipping line: DBCA Operation failed.
INFO: Exceeded the number of arguments passed to stdin. CurrentCount:1 Total args:0
INFO: Read: Look at the log file "/u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbca/_mgmtdb/_mgmtdb.log" for further details.
WARNING: Skipping line: Look at the log file "/u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/dbca/_mgmtdb/_mgmtdb.log" for further details.

 

Aforementioned _mgmtdb.log shows

Completing Database Creation
DBCA_PROGRESS : 68%
DBCA_PROGRESS : 79%
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

DBCA_PROGRESS : DBCA Operation failed.

 

DBCA trace in <ORACLE_BASE>/cfgtoollogs/dbca/_mgmtdb/trace.log shows

CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.mgmtdb' on 'racnode1' failed
[Thread-74] [ 2014-09-23 19:12:32.019 BRT ] [HADatabaseUtils.start:1240] Error starting mgmt database in local node, PRCR-1013 : Failed to start resource ora.mgmtdb
PRCR-1064 : Failed to start resource ora.mgmtdb on node racnode1
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.mgmtdb start" encountered the following error:
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+DATA/_mgmtdb/spfile-MGMTDB.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +DATA/_mgmtdb/spfile-MGMTDB.ora
ORA-15056: additional error message
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +DATA/_mgmtdb/spfile-mgmtdb.ora
ORA-15173: entry 'spfile-mgmtdb.ora' does not exist in directory '_mgmtdb'
ORA-06512: at line 4
. For details refer to "(:CLSN00107:)" in "/u01/app/oracle/diag/crs/racnode1/crs/trace/crsd_oraagent_grid.trc".

CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.mgmtdb' on 'racnode1' failed

 

Cause

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