ORA-24324 ,ORA-24323, ORA-1041 DURING STARTUP ON OpenVMS (Doc ID 298579.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 9.2.0.8 [Release 9.2]
HP OpenVMS Alpha

Symptoms

Checked for relevance on 22-Feb-2013.

When starting the database, the following errors are returned:


   SQL> startup
   ORACLE instance started.
   ORA-24324: service handle not initialized
   ORA-24323: value not allowed
   ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist

OR

   SQL> startup
   ORACLE instance started.
   ORA-24324: service handle not initialized
   ORA-24323: value not allowed
   ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel


Changes

You may have recently mounted a disk with a volume name that is the same as the database
instance name (SID).

Or, someone has recently defined a logical that is the same as the database instance name.

Cause

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