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Solaris Cluster Unable to Fail Over Cluster Resource Group with Oracle Server Resource Failing, C748634 Error Message (Doc ID 1555634.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 07, 2018

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.1 to 4.3 [Release 3.1 to 4.3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


When trying to switch a Solaris Cluster resource group that contains an Oracle server (SUNW.oracle_server) resource the switch fails.

node2 #  clrg switch -n node1 oradb-rg
clrg: (C748634) Resource group oradbrg failed to start on chosen node and might fail over to other node(s)


The node that the cluster was unable to start on will have messages in /var/adm/messages similar to the following.

May 16 07:15:16 node1 [ID 938318 daemon.error] Method <bin/oracle_server_start> failed on resource <oradb-srv-rs> in resource group <oradb-rg> [exit code <1>, time used: 1% of timeout <600 seconds>]
May 16 07:15:16 node1 [ID 443746 daemon.error] resource oradb-srv-rs state on node node1 change to R_START_FAILED


Look in the oracle_server log file to see if there is an ORA-00205 error.  The oracle_server log file can be found at the following location

SQL> ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 2533359616 bytes
Fixed Size                  2042720 bytes
Variable Size            1677726880 bytes
Database Buffers          838860800 bytes
Redo Buffers               14729216 bytes
ORA-00205: error in identifying control file, check alert log for more info



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