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RAC on Windows: Oracle Clusterware Node Evictions a.k.a. Why do we get a Blue Screen (BSOD) Caused By Orafencedrv.sys? (Doc ID 337784.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2023

Applies to:

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


While running RAC a blue screen is shown and a reboot takes place. Windows creates a coredump that shows that orafencedrv.sys is involved.




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In this Document
Oracle Clusterware / Grid Infrastructure  software is designed to fence and reboot a node in either of the following two cases:
 1.  Clusterware Network and Voting Disk 'check ins'
 2.  OraFenceDriver Perceives an OS Hang
 Next Steps
 1.  Bugcheck code: 0x0000ffff
 2.  Bugcheck code: 0x0000fffe
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