ASM instance startup fails with ORA-15100: invalid or missing diskgroup name (Doc ID 2177621.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ASM instance fails to startup on other nodes.

oracle @ rac02:+ASM2
[/oracle]$ sqlplus / as sysasm

SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.4.0 Production on Wed Aug 24 14:57:42 2016

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Connected to an idle instance.

SQL> startup
ASM instance started

Total System Global Area 2137886720 bytes
Fixed Size 2254952 bytes
Variable Size 2102077336 bytes
ASM Cache 33554432 bytes
ORA-15100: invalid or missing diskgroup name

$ crsctl start cluster
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.asm' on 'rac02'
CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.asm start" encountered the following error:
ORA-15100: invalid or missing diskgroup name
. For details refer to "(:CLSN00107:)" in "/oracle/grid/11204/log/rac02/agent/ohasd/oraagent_oracle/oraagent_oracle.log".
CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.asm' on 'gbllracar82' failed
CRS-2679: Attempting to clean 'ora.asm' on 'gbllracar82'
CRS-2681: Clean of 'ora.asm' on 'gbllracar82' succeeded
CRS-4000: Command Start failed, or completed with errors.

 

Cause

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