ORA-15077: Could Not Locate ASM Instance Serving A Required Diskgroup (Doc ID 744479.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.8 [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 29-Nov-2013***
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.8


Symptoms

Database Instance was unable to connect to the ASM instance (+ASM2) due to the next errors:

SQL> connect / as sysdba
Connected to an idle instance.
SQL> startup
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+ABANKSDATA/NODOPROD/spfileNODOPROD.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +ABANKSDATA/NODOPROD/spfileNODOPROD.ora
ORA-15077: could not locate ASM instance serving a required diskgroup


Cause

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