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

Last updated on NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 10.2 to 12.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
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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In this Document
Goal
 Network socket files inconsistence causing various issues of Cluster/Resource startup problem, connectivity issues, some are listed below
Solution
 Steps by Step action plan to perform network socket files removal and recreation
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