addnode.sh : The virtual host name '<vip>' for node '<nodename>' is already in use. (Doc ID 782849.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 13, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 - Release: 10.2 to 10.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Attempting to add a new node to an existing cluster. The crs has been extended and the node has been added in successfully.

The problem occurs when trying to extend the ORACLE_HOME  (RDBMS/ASM) to the new node.

The addnode.sh is run from the ORACLE_HOME/oui directory.
The message thrown up is of the form :

 "The virtual host name "<vip>' for node '<nodename>' is already in use.,"

The addnode procedure fails.

Cause

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