How to remove Network socket files in a RAC Environment for Cluster/Resource startup issues (Doc ID 2099377.1)

Last updated on APRIL 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Network socket files can be located in /tmp/.oracle, /var/tmp/.oracle or /usr/tmp/.oracle 

Network socket files inconsistence causing various issues of Cluster/Resource startup problem, connectivity issues, some are listed below

1. GRID startup issue due to Inconsistent socket files, Socket files are removed by system admin or third party application causing "unable to contact to cluster manager"  error

Solution

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