RAC addnode.sh gives PRVG-12885 error when MTU size of 65520 is involved

(Doc ID 2091782.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Applies to:

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


Customer was trying to add a RAC node back into the cluster using the command:

./addnode.sh -silent "CLUSTER_NEW_NODES={node3}" "CLUSTER_NEW_VIRTUAL_ HOSTNAMES={node3-vip}"

But was getting the error:

PRVG-12885 : ICMP packet of MTU size "65520" does not go through subnet "".
The command executed was "/bin/ping -c 1 -w 3 -M do -s 65492 ". The output from the command was "PING ( 65492(65520) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=1 Frag needed and DF set (mtu = 16436)


 Output from

        # dcli -l root -g dbs_group ip addr list | grep ib

shows that all MTU sizes are 65520


Output from

        #  ifconfig -a

shows that the MTU size for the loopback interface was 16436


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