AIX HAIP: failed to create arp - operation: open, loc: bpfopen:1,os, OS error: 2 (Doc ID 2059802.1)

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

Grid Infrastructure on AIX, HAIP fails to start after reboot:

 

orarootagent_root.log 

2014-07-21 16:38:59.223: [ USRTHRD][4372]{0:0:2} Arp::sCreateSocket {
2014-07-21 16:38:59.239: [ USRTHRD][4115]{0:0:2} failed to create arp
2014-07-21 16:38:59.240: [ USRTHRD][3858]{0:0:2} failed to create arp
2014-07-21 16:38:59.240: [ USRTHRD][3601]{0:0:2} failed to create arp
2014-07-21 16:38:59.240: [ USRTHRD][4372]{0:0:2} failed to create arp
2014-07-21 16:38:59.240: [ USRTHRD][4115]{0:0:2} (null) category: -2, operation: open, loc: bpfopen:1,os, OS error: 2, other: ARP device /dev/bpf4, interface en8
2014-07-21 16:38:59.240: [ USRTHRD][3858]{0:0:2} (null) category: -2, operation: open, loc: bpfopen:1,os, OS error: 2, other: ARP device /dev/bpf4, interface en4
2014-07-21 16:38:59.240: [ USRTHRD][4372]{0:0:2} (null) category: -2, operation: open, loc: bpfopen:1,os, OS error: 2, other: ARP device /dev/bpf4, interface en12
2014-07-21 16:38:59.240: [ USRTHRD][3601]{0:0:2} (null) category: -2, operation: open, loc: bpfopen:1,os, OS error: 2, other: ARP device /dev/bpf4, interface en0

 

bpf4 doesn't exst:  

 

 

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms