ASM 11gR2 Instance Is Unable To Start Due To ASM Spfile Is Missing. (Doc ID 946145.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

1) On ASM 11gR2 the ASM spfile initialization parameter file is now stored in the first created diskgroup (e.g. DATA).

Example:

SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.1.0 Production on Wed Sep 30 10:04:03 2009

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Connected to:
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.1.0 - Production
With the Automatic Storage Management option

SQL> show parameter instance_type

NAME TYPE VALUE
------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
instance_type string asm
SQL> show parameter spfile

NAME TYPE VALUE
------------------------------------ ----------- ------------------------------
spfile string +DATA/asm/asmparameterfile/registry.253.697740955


2) If for any reason the ASM spfile is missing, you will not be able to start the ASM instance.

Cause

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