Srvctl can not start instance CRS-215 but sqlplus startup is fine (Doc ID 863575.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.7 - Release: 10.1 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The srvctl command cannot start the instance, however sqlplus start up is successful. 

The crs_stat output shows DB instance status to be ONLINE after instance startup via sqlplus.

No entry in alert log for srvctl startup command:

$ srvctl start instance -d RACDB -i RACDB2
PRKP-1001 : Error starting instance RACDB2 on node racn04
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:SQL*Plus: Release 11.1.0.7.0 - Production on Fri Jun 12 16:22:09 2009
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:Copyright (c) 1982, 2008, Oracle. All rights reserved.
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:Enter user-name: Connected to an idle instance.
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:SQL> Disconnected
racn04:ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst:
CRS-0215: Could not start resource 'ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst'.

The imon_RACDB.log shows:

2009-06-12 16:22:08.107: [ RACG][2919045072][16072][2919045072][ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst]: racgimon started

2009-06-12 16:22:10.384: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst]:
SQL*Plus: Release 11.1.0.7.0 - Production on Fri Jun 12 16:22:09 2009

Copyright (c) 1982, 2008, Oracle. All rights reserved.

Enter user-name: Connected to an idle instance.

SQL> Disconnected

2009-06-12 16:22:10.384: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst]:
clsrcexecut: env _USR_ORA_PFILE=/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/crs/racg/tmp/ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst.ora

2009-06-12 16:22:10.384: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst]:
clsrcexecut: cmd = /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/db/bin/racgeut -e _USR_ORA_DEBUG=0 -e
ORACLE_SID=TRACDB2 810 /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/db/bin/racgmdb -s open

2009-06-12 16:22:10.384: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst]:
clsrcexecut: rc = 1, time = 1.210s

2009-06-12 16:22:11.709: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.RACDB.RACDB2.inst]:
SQL*Plus: Release 11.1.0.7.0 - Production on Fri Jun 12 16:22:10 2009

Copyright (c) 1982, 2008, Oracle. All rights reserved.

Enter user-name: Connected to an idle instance.

shutdown abort> Disconnected

Cause

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