Oracle Restart: oraagent gets unresponsive and standby databases are restarted (Doc ID 2113418.1)

Last updated on JULY 11, 2016

Applies to:

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


o Oracle Restart (the issue was reported with and )

o The server store Standby databases which may be mounted in recovery mode

o The oraagent is reported unresponsive and is restarted. The alert for Oracle Restart shows:

2016-02-09 12:06:21.202 [OHASD(31242)]CRS-5825: Agent '<PATH>/bin/oraagent_oracle' is unresponsive and will be restarted. Details at (:CRSAGF00131:) {0:0:2} in <PATH>/crs/trace/ohasd.trc.
2016-02-09 12:06:21.229 [ORAAGENT(31850)]CRS-8500: Oracle Clusterware ORAAGENT process is starting with operating system process ID 31850

o When oraagent is restarted, the Standby databases which are mounted are restarted (If the standby database is open in read-only the databases will not be affected). The alert for the DB shows:

Tue Feb 09 12:06:22 2016
USER (ospid: 31880): terminating the instance
Tue Feb 09 12:06:23 2016
Instance terminated by USER, pid = 31880

o The restarted Standby databases are opened in read-only, even when the configuration stored in the clusterware (via srvctl) shows the databases should be mounted, when is started:

Database unique name: STDBY
Database name:
Oracle home: /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/dbhome_1
Oracle user: oracle
Spfile: <PATH>/dbs/spfileSTDBY.ora
Password file:
Start options: mount
Stop options: immediate
Management policy: AUTOMATIC
Disk Groups: FRA,DATA
OSDBA group:
OSOPER group:
Database instance: STDBY

 o 'top' may report that oraagent is consuming high cpu, close to the time when is unresponsive and restarted:


top - 00:25:00 up 146 days, 15:35, 0 users, load average: 7.54, 7.28, 6.13
Tasks: 6536 total, 40 running, 6496 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 16.6%us, 14.1%sy, 0.0%ni, 64.8%id, 4.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.5%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 529265292k total, 521496052k used, 7769240k free, 469964k buffers
Swap: 18874364k total, 0k used, 18874364k free, 171953532k cached

65083 grid 20 0 5128m 161m 18m S 196.0 0.0 2076:35 oraagent.bin



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