PROBLEMS MOUNTING ASM DISKGROUP WHEN ALSO RUNNING MSCS

(Doc ID 443797.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit Itanium)Microsoft Windows Server 2003Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T)

Symptoms

On a RAC cluster with two or more cluster nodes running Oracle ASM, in addition to Microsoft Cluster Server  (MSCS), you may experience a failure mounting the ASM Diskgroup on the node(s)  that do NOT host the MSCS Cluster Groups.   The failure to mount the diskgroups will manifest in the form of the following errors within the ASM instance:

ORA-15032 : not all alterations performed
ORA-15040 : diskgroup is incomplete
ORA-15042 : ASM disk "2" is missing

Note that disk "2"  may be any disk in the diskgroup.

Changes

The problem described in this note is specific to RAC on the Windows platform, where Microsoft Cluster Server is also installed. Note that RAC does NOT require Microsoft Cluster Server - however, the two products can coexist, as described in <Note:289836.1>.

Cause

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