AIX: HAIP Fails to Start: operation: open, loc: bpfopen:1,os, OS error: 2 (Doc ID 2059461.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

11gR2 Grid Infrastructure with 4 private network adapters, HAIP fails to start during private network cable pull test:

 

Clusterware alert

/ocw/b204/bin/orarootagent.bin(4981182)]CRS-5027:Agent failed to initialize ARP devices required for starting the HAIP resource

 

orarootagent_root.log 

2015-08-08 12:42:05.869: [ USRTHRD][625631]{0:0:2} Arp::sCreateSocket {
2015-08-08 12:42:05.869: [ USRTHRD][625631]{0:0:2} failed to create arp
2015-08-08 12:42:05.869: [ USRTHRD][625631]{0:0:2} (null) category: -2, operation: open, loc: bpfopen:1,os, OS error: 2, other: ARP device /dev/bpf6, interface en5

 

However, bpf6 doesn't exst: 

 

Cause

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