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Unable To Connect To Cluster Manager Ora-29701 as Network Socket Files are Removed (Doc ID 391790.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 04-Aug-2010***


o Unix RAC cluster or standalone ASM install

o when trying to run first SQL after connecting to the RAC database instance users receive

ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Manager

o the trace file of the oracle FG process (user_dump_dest) shows the following error(s):

clsc_connect: (10674fa30) no listener at (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=ipc)(KEY=OCSSD_LL_ein_crs))
2006-09-05 22:00:24.614: [ CSSCLNT]clsssInitNative: connect failed, rc 9
kgxgncin: CLSS init failed with status 3
kjfmsgr: unable to connect to NM for reg in shared group
ORA-29701: unable to connect to Cluster Manager

o existing connections and background processes seem to be functioning normally i.e. do not report errors

o ARC processes may fail trying to create an archive file if ASM is being used:

ORA-19504: failed to create file "+DISK/rac/2_1209_597231412.dbf"
ORA-17502: ksfdcre:4 Failed to create file +DISK/rac/2_1209_597231412.dbf

o when using ASM any or all of the following errors can occur

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [kfmdPriJoin99], [], [], [], [], [], [], []
ORA-29702: error occurred in Cluster Group Service operation
ORA-15055: unable to connect to ASM instance

o other accompanying  messages possible, but key are ORA-29701/29702 errors
o the CSS daemon log however does not show any related errors at the time

o We can receive following error while checking crs status with crsctl in RAC/or standlaone environment.

CRS-4639: Could not contact Oracle High Availability Services




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