New ASMLib / oracleasm Disk Gets "header_status=Unknown" - Cannot be Added to ASM Diskgroup (Doc ID 391136.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 1.0.4-1 to 2.0.5-1 [Release RHEL3 to OL5]
Linux x86
Linux x86-64
***Checked for relevance on 29-Nov-2012***
Linux Kernel - Version: 1.0.4-1 to 2.0.5-1


Symptoms

After creating/labelling new ASM disks via ASMLib, the ASM instance V$ASM_DISK view reports the header_status of the disk as "UNKNOWN" instead of "PROVISIONED".
Consequently, the new ASM disks cannot be added to an ASM diskgroup.
Attempting to rescan the devices via ASMLib fails with:

Changes

ASMLib (oracleasm) is misconfigured or suboptimally configured.

Cause

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