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Grid Infrastructure 12.2 Disk Discovery fails with error "ORA-27094: raw volume used can damage partition table" on Solaris (Doc ID 2414951.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

Grid Infrastructure 12.2 disk discovery fails on Solaris 11.3

All SAN disks dedicated to ASM are EFI labelled (SAN block is 512 or 4K).
The device representing the entire disk belongs to GI owner (here oragrid) and asmadmin Unix group, with permissions 660

For example disk a1b12 :

ls -lL /dev/rdsk/a1b12
crw-rw---- 1 oragrid asmadmin 279, 127 Oct 18 2016 /dev/rdsk/a1b12

12.2 kfod does not discover disks with errors given below,  whereas it works well with 12.1

KFOD-00312: Error discovering diskstring /dev/rdsk/a1b12
ORA-27094: raw volume used can damage partition table

 

Changes

 12.2 Grid Infrastructure fresh installation

Cause

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