Updating Oracle Inventory of RAC Home Fails with Error: "Invalid characters found in path '/app/oraInventory"' for 'inventory_loc' "

(Doc ID 2066745.1)

Last updated on JUNE 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
HP-UX Itanium

Symptoms

Adding Oracle RAC nodes to Clusterware ,where using a shared Oracle RAC Home.

./runInstaller -updateNodeList ORACLE_HOME="mount_point_path"  "CLUSTER_NODES={node_list}"


Example: ./runInstaller -updateNodeList ORACLE_HOME=<oracle home path>   "CLUSTER_NODES={oranode01,oranode02,oranode03}"

Updating Node fails with error:[Invalid characters found in path '/app/oraInventory"' for 'inventory_loc' in file '/etc/oraInst.loc'.Please enter correct path for central inventory location.: No such file or directory :failed]
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiip.oiipg.OiipgClusterRunCmd.runCmdOnUnix(OiipgClusterRunCmd.java:276)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiip.oiipg.OiipgClusterRunCmd.runAnyCmdOnNodes(OiipgClusterRunCmd.java:369)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiip.oiipg.OiipgClusterRunCmd.runCmd(OiipgClusterRunCmd.java:314)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicBaseInventoryApp.runRemoteInvOpCmd(OiicBaseInventoryApp.java:281)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicUpdateNodeList.clsCmdUpdateNodeList(OiicUpdateNodeList.java:296)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicUpdateNodeList.doOperation(OiicUpdateNodeList.java:240)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicBaseInventoryApp.main_helper(OiicBaseInventoryApp.java:890)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiic.OiicUpdateNodeList.main(OiicUpdateNodeList.java:401)
Caused by: oracle.ops.mgmt.cluster.ClusterException: Invalid characters found in path '/app/oraInventory"' for 'inventory_loc' in file '/etc/oraInst.loc'.Please enter correct path for central inventory location.: No such file or directory :failed
at oracle.ops.mgmt.cluster.ClusterCmd.runCmd(ClusterCmd.java:2149)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiip.oiipg.OiipgClusterRunCmd.runCmdOnUnix(OiipgClusterRunCmd.java:270)
... 7 more

 

Cause

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