ORA-29702 [ Cssclnt]Clsssinit Error Obtaining Cluster Name RC 21 (Doc ID 942366.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Following error while starting 11.1.0.7 on top of grid infrastructure clusterware .

ORA-29702 [ CSSCLNT]CLSSSINIT: ERROR OBTAINING CLUSTER NAME

Changes

With Grid Infrastructure 11.2.0.1 with RAC 11.2.0.1 up and running, trying to install 11.1.0.7 RAC on the same clusterware (11.2.0.1), the installation  will complete successfully, but when trying 'startup nomount' command (11.1.0.7) for database creation it will fail with ORA-29702.

The following error will be seen in the lmon trace file suggesting that the issue is related to getting the cluster name:

*** 2009-09-22 09:58:03.870
kjxggin: CGS tickets = 1000

*** 2009-09-22 09:58:04.067
2009-09-22 09:58:04.067: [ CSSCLNT]clsssinit: Error obtaining cluster name, rc 21
kgxgncin: CLSS init failed with status 21
kjxgmin: kgxgncin fails - (2)
kjxggin: generic group layer init fails

*** 2009-09-22 09:58:04.074
Global Enqueue Service Shutdown

Cause

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