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:

 

Cause

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