ORA-01033 Connecting To 10g RAC When An Instance In Cluster Is Starting Up (Doc ID 797713.1)

Last updated on MAY 07, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

When one of cluster nodes got evicted and is rejoining the cluster or an instance in the RAC cluster is starting up, the connections to the RAC DB are resulting in error ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress.  During this time the other nodes/instances in the cluster are up and running fine.

Cause

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