"ORA-15055: Unable to Connect to ASM Instance" Error When Starting an Instance

(Doc ID 889137.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.0.2 to 11.1.0.8 - Release: 10.1 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to start an instance that has spfile in the ASM gives the following error:


ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+DATA_ASM/gisqe1/spfilegisqe1.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +DATA_ASM/gisqe1/spfilegisqe1.ora
ORA-15055: unable to connect to ASM instance
ORA-15055: unable to connect to ASM instance

 

Similar error is expected when instance is trying to reach ASM to get control files or datafiles even if the database is using init.ora instead of spfile in ASM.   The ORA-15055 error occurs when the instance tries to connect to ASM for the first time.

Changes

Change of the permission of the oracle binary in the ASM_HOME/bin directory.

Cause

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