EM12c: "Oracle Home does not exist" Error Converting Standalone Database to Cluster Database in Exadata VM (Doc ID 2067442.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2015

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Exadata - Version 12.1.0.5.0 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

12c EM Cloud Control running against an Exadata Virtualized Rack target. 

There is a single instance database running on vm node dbadm01vm01 that needs to be converted to a Real Applications Cluster (RAC) database running on vm nodes dbadm01vm01 and dbadm02vm01.

Convert single instance database to RAC process in EM12c is failing with the following popup error:

      Oracle Home location "/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.4/dbhome_1" does not exist on target "dbadm01vm01.domain.com"

The home obviously does exist as the single instance database is currently up and running.

Testing the underlying rconfig utility on vm host dbadm01vm01, a different error is generated - from the rconfig log file:

 

Cause

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