ORA-00020 and ASM (Doc ID 458527.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 to 12.2.0.1 [Release 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 18-Jul-2013***


Symptoms

An ASM instance complains of

     ORA-00020: maximum number of processes (n) exceeded

Cause

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