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Solaris Cluster Oracle Database Resource fail to start with error: ORA-01031: insufficient privileges (Doc ID 1006218.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 to OSC 4.3 [Release 3.0 to 4.3]
Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 3.0x to OSC 4.3 [Release 3.0 to 4.3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

A problem can arise where Oracle Database can start up outside of the Cluster but not under the control of the Cluster Agent.
The database fails with the following error being reported in /var/opt/SUNWscor/oracle_server/<resource name> log file:

SQL*Plus: Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Production on Wed Apr 10 02:35:25 2013

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ERROR:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges


Enter user-name: SP2-0306: Invalid option.
Usage: CONN[ECT] [logon] [AS {SYSDBA|SYSOPER}]
where <logon>  ::= <username>[/<password>][@<connect_identifier>] | /
Enter user-name: SP2-0306: Invalid option.
Usage: CONN[ECT] [logon] [AS {SYSDBA|SYSOPER}]
where <logon>  ::= <username>[/<password>][@<connect_identifier>] | /
SP2-0157: unable to CONNECT to ORACLE after 3 attempts, exiting SQL*Plus
Executing command: /opt/SUNWscor/oracle_server/bin/oracle_server_manage startup FALSE
Apr 10 02:35:25 SC[SUNWscor.oracle_server.start]:ora-rg:ora-dwhdb-rs: Could not start server
 

Changes

The following line was added/changed in $ORACLE_HOME/network/admin/slqnet.ora (may be in different place for older release):

sqlnet.authentication_services=(none)

 

Cause

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