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SFRAC 5.1 SP1 on RedHat Linux - ASMInst Problem

Created: 31 Jul 2011 • Updated: 02 Aug 2011 | 3 comments

Hi All

I'm using the above.  It seems everything was working fine but we're due to go live in 3 weeks so i reread all the documentation to make sure i have everything correctly configured.  Second time around in reading the oracle agent documentation I noticed it describes how to setup ASMInst - it says for SFRAC clusters you need to manually set the StartUpOpt to SRVCTLSTART and the ShutdownOpt to SRVCTLSTOP.  So I did that and the agent will not startup - it just faults with absolutley no error message, nothing.  The shutdown works fine tho and i can catch a big perl string with srvctl stop ... in a ps listing whilst it happens - can;t say the same for the online tho.  I even tried putting my name in StartUpOpt and it still started! but SRVCTLSTART...? Doesn;t like it at all.


Anyone know what could be wrong?


Here's output from StartUpOpt field empty:

2011/07/31 21:03:20 VCS NOTICE V-16-1-10301 Initiating Online of Resource asm_instance (Owner: Unspecified, Group: PRD_INFRA-P) on System emrdhl201
2011/07/31 21:03:24 VCS NOTICE V-16-20002-263 (emrdhl201) ASMInst:asm_instance:online:ASM Instance startup returned the output
LD_LIBRARY_PATH - /usr/lib:/orcl/app/oracle/product/
ASM instance started

Total System Global Area  534462464 bytes
Fixed Size                  2228200 bytes
Variable Size             507068440 bytes
ASM Cache                  25165824 bytes
2011/07/31 21:03:26 VCS INFO V-16-1-10298 Resource asm_instance (Owner: Unspecified, Group: PRD_INFRA-P) is online on emrdhl201 (VCS initiated)


Here's the output from StartUpOpt with SRVCTLSTART:

2011/07/31 21:05:38 VCS NOTICE V-16-20002-263 (emrdhl201) ASMInst:asm_instance:online:ASM Instance startup returned the output 0
2011/07/31 21:07:40 VCS ERROR V-16-2-13066 (emrdhl201) Agent is calling clean for resource(asm_instance) because the resource is not up even after online completed.
2011/07/31 21:07:40 VCS WARNING V-16-20002-261 (emrdhl201) ASMInst:asm_instance:clean:ASM Instance is not running
2011/07/31 21:07:41 VCS INFO V-16-2-13068 (emrdhl201) Resource(asm_instance) - clean completed successfully.
2011/07/31 21:07:41 VCS INFO V-16-2-13071 (emrdhl201) Resource(asm_instance): reached OnlineRetryLimit(0).
2011/07/31 21:07:42 VCS ERROR V-16-1-10303 Resource asm_instance (Owner: Unspecified, Group: PRD_INFRA-P) is FAULTED (timed out) on sys emrdhl201

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Douglas Snyder's picture


Can you post the file and give a little more information on the Oracle version?  I am assuming it is 11g.

Also - you can try out the configuration in the VCS Simulator  Running a firedrill failover may also give you more information about the error.

Please open a ticket with support too.  They can help resolve this.

Doug Snyder

Technical Architect 5

Columbus, Ohio USA

jstucki's picture

Hi f1shboy,

I'm checking the latest VCS Agent Pack for Linux, 2Q2011, to see if there's a HotFix patch for ASMInst.  I ran into a similar problem on Solaris/SPARC, and found a HotFix for some of the Oracle Agents for release 5.1.  The HF resolved my problem with ASMInst.

I'll let you know what I find out.  It takes a while to download and unpack.



jstucki's picture

I didn't see any mention of Rollup Patch 1 (RP1) being installed on top of SFHA 5.1 SP1.  I looked in the RPMs included in RP1, and there's an RPM called VRTSvcsea-, which is for Enterprise Agents, and it includes some changes to the files used by the ASMInst Agent.