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OUI Errors When Attempting to Remove/Add Nodes: 'UpdateNodeList' failed (Doc ID 833437.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 21, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema 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.


Using Oracle Universal Installer (OUI), you are attempting to update the node list of the CRS Home after removing two nodes from the cluster, but the command fails with the following errors:

[oracle@hostname1 ~]$ $ORACLE_HOME/oui/bin/runInstaller -updateNodeList ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_HOME CLUSTER_NODES=hostname1,hostname2 CRS=TRUE
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

No pre-requisite checks found in oraparam.ini, no system pre-requisite checks will be executed.
The inventory pointer is located at /etc/oraInst.loc
The inventory is located at /u01/app/oracle/oraInventory
'UpdateNodeList' failed.

In the installActions log of this failed runInstaller attempt, you should see similar entries:


A 2nd condition of this error is if

 <LOCAL_NODE NAME="hostname1"/>

is incorrect in oraclehomeproperties.xml of the <oracle_home>/inventory/ContentsXML.


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