I encountered many issue during installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure(GI) and Database;
with the help of ariticle and documents found through Google search engine,
I finally made it. for records, here is the details issues encountered and solutions applied.
Major issues were encountered during GI installation.
Issue 1: swapspace is not big enough; (1.3.1 Verify System Requirements)
grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
grep SwapTotal /proc/meminfo
during OS installation, I take default option and swap space is only 2G.
Oracle recommend to have more than 16G swap space in case of more that 32G RAM.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/swapfile bs=1024 count=33554432
33554432+0 records in
33554432+0 records out
34359738368 bytes (34 GB) copied
chmod 0600 /home/swapfile
lessons learned: setup swap space properly according to DB requirement when installing OS.
Issue 2: cannot find oracleasm-kmp-default from Oracle site.
(1.3.6 Prepare Storage for Oracle Automatic Storage Management)
install oracleasmlib and oracleasm-support is easy, just download them from Oracle and install them;
Originally oracleasm kernel is provided by Oracle, but now I cannot find it from Oracle; finally I
realized that oracleasm kernel is now provided by OS vendor;
In my case, it should be installed from SUSE disk;
a. to get its name oracleasm-kmp-default
zypper se oracle
b. map dvd and install
zypper in oracleasm-kmp-default
rpm -qa|grep oracleasm
asm configure -i
asm createdisk DATA /dev/<...>
Issue 3: always failed due to user equivalence check after starting installer OUI with user oracle.
however if I manully check with runcluvfy, no issue found at all.
./runcluvfy.sh stage -pre crsinst -n , -verbose
I worked around it by using another user to replace user oracle. but it triggered next issue.
Issue 4: cannot see ASM disks in OUI. no matter how I change the disk dicovery path. the disk list is empty.
but I can find disk manully.
Discovered disk: ORCL:DATA
Root cause is that the ASM is configured and created with user oracle. and I aming installing GI
with different user other than oracle; so I cannot see the Disk created.
change owner of disk device file solved the issue.
chown /dev/oracleasm/disks -R
Issue 5: root.sh execution failed.
Failed to create keys in the OLR, rc = 127, Message:
clscfg.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libcap.so.1:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
fixed the issue with command below:
zypper in libcap1
ohasd failed to start
Failed to start the Clusterware. Last 20 lines of the alert log follow:
[client(1119)]CRS-2101:The OLR was formatted using version 3.
I found a good document from SUSE,
Oracle RAC 188.8.131.52.0 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 - x86_64,
it make it clear that SUSE 12 is supported by Oracle GI 184.108.40.206, it also mentioned
"During the Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation,
you must apply patch 18370031 before configuring the software that is installed. "
The patch 18370031 is actually mentioned in "Oracle quick installation guide on Linux",
but not mentioned in "Oracle quick installation guide on Linux". I majored followed up
with later one and missed Patch 18370031.
issue disappeared after I installed the patch 18370031.
./OPatch/opatch napply -oh -local /18370031
Errors in file :
ORA-27091: unable to queue I/O
ORA-15081: failed to submit an I/O operation to a disk
ORA-06512: at line 4
solved by change owner of disk DATA related file
ls -l /dev/oracleasm/iid
chown on folder /dev/oracleasm/iid and some .* hidden file.
Issue during DB installation
Issue 6: report error: in invoking target 'agent nmhs'
Search for the line
Change it to: