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Srvctl Cannot Start Instance CRS-215 but Sqlplus Startup is Fine (Doc ID 863575.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 30, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 10.1 to 11.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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 <DB_NAME> -i <INST_NAME>
PRKP-1001 : Error starting instance <INST_NAME> on node racn04
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:SQL*Plus: Release 11.1.0.7.0 - Production on Fri Jun 12 16:22:09 2009
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:Copyright (c) 1982, 2008, Oracle. All rights reserved.
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:Enter user-name: Connected to an idle instance.
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:SQL> Disconnected
racn04:ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst:
CRS-0215: Could not start resource 'ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst'.


The imon_<DB_NAME>.log shows:

2009-06-12 16:22:08.107: [ RACG][2919045072][16072][2919045072][ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst]: racgimon started

2009-06-12 16:22:10.384: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.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.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst]:
clsrcexecut: env _USR_ORA_PFILE=/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/crs/racg/tmp/ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst.ora

2009-06-12 16:22:10.384: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst]:
clsrcexecut: cmd = /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/db/bin/racgeut -e _USR_ORA_DEBUG=0 -e
ORACLE_SID=T<INST_NAME> 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.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.inst]:
clsrcexecut: rc = 1, time = 1.210s

2009-06-12 16:22:11.709: [ RACG][1126189376] [16072][1126189376][ora.<DB_NAME>.<INST_NAME2>.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

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