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

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.7
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

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.***


Cause

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