'ORA-29760: instance_number parameter not specified' When Starting the Database with Srvctl (Doc ID 749515.1)

Last updated on JUNE 15, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - 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.
***Checked for relevance on 11-Mar-2013***

Symptoms

When starting a database with:

srvctl start database -d test

the errors are returned:

PRKP-1001 : Error starting instance test1 on node node1
CRS-0215: Could not start resource ora.node1.test1.inst.

Checking imon_test.log in $ORACLE_HOME/log/node1/racg shows that startup has failed with 'ORA-29760: instance_number parameter not specified'. The same is reported on both nodes.

Cause

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