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12c:Error "ProductDriverException: PRCR-1001 : Resource Ora.asm Does Not Exist" When Trying To Patch Grid Infrastructure Home (Doc ID 1990241.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2019

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 Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle Grid Infrastructure DNFS is in-use instead of ASM.So no ASM resource exists in OCR.
Trying to apply the PSU patches fails with below error:

opatchauto attempts it is failing with "PRCR-1001 : Resource ora.asm does not exist"

<host01>:$GRID_HOME/OPatch # ./opatchauto apply /stage/linux64/12.1/12102/20132450 -oh $GRID_HOME -ocmrf /u01/app/grid/ocm.rsp
OPatch Automation Tool
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OPatchauto Version :
OUI Version :
Running from : $GRID_HOME
opatchauto log file: $GRID_HOME/cfgtoollogs/opatchauto/20132450/opatch_gi_2015-03-12_23-32-24_deploy.log

Parameter Validation: Successful

System Configuration Collection failed: oracle.osysmodel.driver.sdk.productdriver.ProductDriverException: PRCR-1001 : Resource ora.asm does not exist

opatchauto failed with error code 1.
<host01>:$GRID_HOME/OPatch #


The Oracle Restart is installed using the option "Install Oracle Grid Infrastructure Software Only " which does not have option to use ASM.


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