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DBCA requires shared spfile for ASM instance creation (Doc ID 807161.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


In RAC environment, when configuration ASM instance for the first time from DBCA, at the init file selection page, if selecting spfile option and entering a filesystem location/file, the DBCA could fail with

***The <entered_location/file> location is not valid. The directory "[<entered_directory>] is not a shared system partition across nodes1 and 2.***


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