RAC on Windows: How To Correctly Increase the OraFenceService Timeout Value (and avoid: 'OraFence driver has not been scheduled in the WarningTimeout period')

(Doc ID 2339930.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 18, 2017

Applies to:

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


Normally one should not change the default OraFenceService Timeout but sometimes it is desirable.  For example, reference My Oracle Support, <Document:811271.1> - "RAC and Oracle Clusterware Best Practices and Starter Kit (Windows)"

Making such a change incorrectly can lead to very many messages in the Windows Event Viewer System log file of the form:

OR even bugchecks (for example bugchecks 0XA or 0XB8) from the orafencedrv.sys driver.


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