Getting ORA-01031 when performing ASM adminstrative operations as 'sysdba' in 11.2 (Doc ID 957055.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 10, 2010

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.2.0.0 to 11.2.0.0 - Release: 11.2 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In 11.2, when logging into ASM using 'sysdba' you receive the following error:

sqlplus '/ as sysdba'

SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.1.0 Production on Thu Oct 22 13:32:50 2009

Copyright (c) 1982, 2009, Oracle. All rights reserved.

Connected to:
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.1.0 - 64bit Production
With the Automatic Storage Management option

SQL> shutdown immediate;
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
SQL>

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms