Creating ASMLib Disk Fails With Error: "Marking disk "NAME" as an ASM disk: [FAILED]" (Doc ID 1640224.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.5 to Oracle Linux 6.5 [Release OL5U5 to OL6U5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 2-Sep-2015***

Symptoms

When trying to create ASMLib disk by using oracleasm utility the process fails complaining that the disk is already marked as ASM disk, see example below:

  

Changes

The disk to be created as ASMLib disk was part of ASM, or it was used as ASMLib in a previous configuration.

Cause

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