RAC on Linux: Grid Infrastructure Standalone (Oracle Restart) Installation Fails at 88% During 'Oracle Net Configuration Assistant'

(Doc ID 2331526.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

Install Oracle Restart by "Install and Configure Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a Standalone Server"  option in OUI launched from runInstaller,  the progress fails at 88% which is during 'Oracle Net Configuration Assistant' step.

The 'Oracle Net Configuration Assistant' step is pending for a long time.

Checking $ORACLE_BASE/cfgtoollogs/netca/trace_<Oracle Restart Home Name>-<timestamp>.log and see that netca continues to find an usable end point but fails:

[main] [ 2017-11-22 04:06:38.717 EST ] [ConfigureListener.listenerExists:396] Is listener "LISTENER" already exists: false
[main] [ 2017-11-22 04:06:38.718 EST ] [ConfigureListener.typicalConfigure:257] Checking for free port in range: 1521-1540

[main] [ 2017-11-22 04:06:38.718 EST ] [ConfigureListener.validateEndPoint:1059] Validating end-point: TCP:1521
oracle.net.ca.IllegalEndpointException: The information provided for this listener is currently in use by other software on this computer.
at oracle.net.ca.ConfigureListener.validateEndPoint(ConfigureListener.java:1087)
at oracle.net.ca.ConfigureListener.typicalConfigure(ConfigureListener.java:264)
at oracle.net.ca.SilentConfigure.performSilentConfigure(SilentConfigure.java:209)
at oracle.net.ca.InitialSetup.<init>(NetCA.java:4269)
at oracle.net.ca.NetCA.main(NetCA.java:434)
[main] [ 2017-11-22 04:08:40.447 EST ] [ConfigureListener.typicalConfigure:268] The information provided for this listener is currently in use by other software on this computer.

The message repeats for port 1521 to 1540 so brings the symptom of pending in above trace log:

... ...

[main] [ 2017-11-22 04:35:02.194 EST ] [ConfigureListener.typicalConfigure:268] The information provided for this listener is currently in use by other software on this computer.
[main] [ 2017-11-22 04:35:02.194 EST ] [ConfigureListener.validateEndPoint:1059] Validating end-point: TCP:1529
oracle.net.ca.IllegalEndpointException: The information provided for this listener is currently in use by other software on this computer.
at oracle.net.ca.ConfigureListener.validateEndPoint(ConfigureListener.java:1087)

 

Cause

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