12.1 asmca fails with 'ORA-00845: MEMORY_TARGET not supported on this system'

(Doc ID 2198622.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

While Installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure Standalone ASM in Silent Mode , following errors are seen in the log : /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/cfgtoollogs/oui/configActions2015-11-22_10-36-46-AM.lo

Oct 24, 2016 12:58:14 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn invoke
INFO: Command /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/grid/bin/asmca -silent -oui_internal -configureASM -diskString '/dev/oracleasm/disks' -diskGroupName DATA -diskList /dev/oracleasm/disks/DATA1 -redundancy EXTERNAL -au_size 1
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:14 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess
INFO: ... GenericInternalPlugIn.handleProcess() entered.
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:14 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess
INFO: ... GenericInternalPlugIn: getting configAssistantParmas.
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:14 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess

INFO: Read: CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.asm start" encountered the following error:
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:51 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess
WARNING: Skipping line: CRS-5017: The resource action "ora.asm start" encountered the following error:
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:51 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess
INFO: Exceeded the number of arguments passed to stdin. CurrentCount:3 Total args:2
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:51 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess
INFO: Read: ORA-00845: MEMORY_TARGET not supported on this system
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:51 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess
WARNING: Skipping line: ORA-00845: MEMORY_TARGET not supported on this system

INFO: Read: CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.asm' on 'ol72-stig-test' failed
Oct 24, 2016 12:58:51 PM oracle.install.driver.oui.config.GenericInternalPlugIn handleProcess
WARNING: Skipping line: CRS-2674: Start of 'ora.asm' on 'ol72-stig-test' failed

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The action configuration is performing
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The plug-in Update CRS flag in Inventory is running

The plug-in Update CRS flag in Inventory has successfully been performed
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The plug-in Oracle Net Configuration Assistant is running

The plug-in Oracle Net Configuration Assistant has successfully been performed
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The plug-in Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant is running

The plug-in Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant has failed its perform method
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The action configuration has failed its perform method
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