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RAC on Windows: Following Successful Grid Infrastructure Installation, Database Software Installation Fails / Crashes with Bugcheck 0x0000fffe Type Node Eviction (Doc ID 2374050.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2023

Applies to:

Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


Following successful Grid Infrastructure installation / configuration in a 2-node RAC on Windows cluster, the install node server is crashing from an Oracle Clusterware node eviction, specifically with Bugcheck 0x0000fffe, which tells us that the OraFence driver has not become scheduled on the DPC (Deferred Procedure Call) queue within its allotted timeout.

The following is reported in the Windows System Event Viewer log:



Using brand new 'state of the art' server hardware.


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