RAC on Windows: Grid Infrastructure (11.2.0.4) Installs Fails With: [INS-40943] Local node 169.254.XXX.XXX could not be resolved using TCP/IP host name lookup (Doc ID 2267210.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

While installing Grid Infrastructure in this 2-node Windows 2012R2 cluster, Public Hostname information is not coming up automatically at the 'Node Selection screen where instead of a hostname, window is showing a strange IP address of the format: 169.254.XXX.XXX which is not registered anywhere.

Upon manually entering the hostname, the installation does proceed but eventually errors out with the following warning:

 

Cause

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