ASM on Windows: "ORA-01031: insufficient privileges" While Trying to Start 'ora.asm' Resource (Doc ID 2107353.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

In Windows environment ORA-1031 'insufficient privileges' is encountered while accessing or mounting an ASM diskgroup:

crsctl start resource ora.asm -init
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.asm' on 'node1'
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.asm start" encountered the following error:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
. For details refer to "(:CLSN00107:)" in "<GI_HOME>\log\node1\agent\ohasd\oraagent\oraagent.log".
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.asm' on 'node1' failed
CRS-2679: Attempting to clean 'ora.asm' on 'node1'
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
CRS-2681: Clean of 'ora.asm' on 'node1' succeeded
CRS-4000: Command Start failed, or completed with errors.

 
However, after startup of the Grid Infrastructure stack, the ASM instance and diskgroups can be mounted successfully from SQLPLUS.

Changes

Possible change or 'mismatch' of the sysasm password

Cause

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