Unable to Re-Use ASM Disks After Failed 12.2 Grid Infrastructure Install

(Doc ID 2355039.1)

Last updated on APRIL 02, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Linux x86
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

After a failed 12.2.0.1 Grid Infrastructure Installation where ASM Filter Driver (AFD) was used to label the disks for ASM, when attempting to re-perform the Installation again, it is not possible to utilize the same disks.
The disks are no longer marked as Candidate Disks, but are actually still listed as Member Disks.

Changes

 Failed 12.2.0.1 Grid Infrastructure Installation and the system was cleaned as well as the disks headers attempted to be cleared using the OS level 'dd' command:

 

Cause

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