Grid Infrastructure on Windows: DBCA Create Database Fails - Error in Process: <DB_HOME>\bin\orapwd.exe

(Doc ID 2323875.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

In a 12.1.0.2.0 Grid Infrastructure (clustered) environment running on Windows Server 2012 R2, Create Database via DBCA (Database Configuration Assistant) fails reporting: 

Instance alert logs for both the partially created database (ORACLE_BASE\<db install userdiag\rdbms\<db name>\<db sid>\alert_<db sid>.log) as well as the relevant ASM instance (ORACLE_BASE\<db install user>\diag\asm\+asm\<asm sid>\trace\alert_<asm sid>.log) indicate that the database encounters ORA-1017 when it tries to connect to the ASMB0 process.

Cause

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