Startup of database using ASM causes ORA-15183: ASMLIB initialization error [OSS] (Doc ID 738047.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 24, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.7 - Release: 10.2 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The affected environment is with 11g ASM and 10gR1 database.

After starting a database which is using ASM storage you get the following errors:
 
    Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/10.1/admin/PROD/bdump/prod_rbal_287170.trc:
    ORA-15183: ASMLIB initialization error [OSS]
    ORA-15180: Could not open dynamic library OSS, error [Path not Absolute]

Even so the diskgroups can be mounted fine. No real problems are visible.

Cause

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