Bug 22907614 :ORA-00020 with ASM passwordfile in ASM diskgroup (Doc ID 2182889.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Fri Sep 09 14:42:04 2016
ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (900) exceeded
ORA-20 errors will not be written to the alert log for
the next minute. Please look at trace files to see all
the ORA-20 errors.
Fri Sep 09 14:42:04 2016
Errors in file /oracle/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM/trace/+ASM_ora_7967.trc:
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +FRA01/asm/password/pwdasm.266.902785153
ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (900) exceeded
Fri Sep 09 14:54:39 2016
ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (900) exceeded
ORA-20 errors will not be written to the alert log for
the next minute. Please look at trace files to see all
the ORA-20 errors.
Fri Sep 09 14:54:39 2016
Errors in file /oracle/diag/asm/+asm/+ASM/trace/+ASM_ora_24079.trc:
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +FRA01/asm/password/pwdasm.266.902785153
ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (900) exceeded

File_name:: alert_ASM.log

 

After creating ASM password file in ASM diskgroup on standalone environment ,it was running out of processes at ASM level.
.

Cause

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