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 10.1.0.2 to 184.108.40.206 [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
o the trace file of the oracle FG process (user_dump_dest) shows the following error(s):
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-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-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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