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The HP-UX two-node cluster can’t start because the oracle monitoring

Publication Date:  2012-12-11 Views:  183 Downloads:  0

Issue Description

There are two HP RX6600 midrange computers, and an OceanStor S3100 storage takes as the server of the Oracle database. The midrange computer has installed the MC/Service Guard two-node cluster software, and the version is: A.11.17.00.

Alarm Information


Handling Process

1. Scan the device file via the “ioscan”, we can see the hardware device of the storage normally.
2. Check the two-node cluster logs, we find there is monitoring error information, as the followed displayed:
   TNSLSNR for HPUX: Version - Production 
   System parameter file is /oracle/product/9.2/network/admin/listener.ora 
   Log messages written to /oracle/product/9.2/network/log/listener.log 
   Error listening on: (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=icdnode1)(PORT=1521)))
   TNS-12542: TNS:address already in use 
     TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error 
       TNS-00512: Address already in use 
     HPUX Error: 226: Address already in use
       Listener failed to start.  See the error message(s) above...
      ERROR:  Function customer_defined_run_cmds 
       ERROR:  Failed to RUN customer commands  
   Oct 16 13:29:09 - Node "icdnode1": Halting service ORAMONITOR

Analyze: while the two-node cluster resource restarting, there is a Oracle monitoring process is running, which causes the new process running failed, and then the whole two-node cluster resource been hang up, before running the Oracle monitoring process, the two-node cluster resource runs normally, the VG status is UP; after the Oracle monitoring has run failed, the whole two-node cluster resource has been hang up, and the VG status changes to be Down.
3.Stop the Oracle monitoring process, and make sure there isn’t any Oracle monitoring process while the two-node cluster is starting, and then run the two-node cluster, all are normal.
The steps to stop the Oracle monitoring process are as followed:
/opt/oracle> sqlplus "/as sysdba"
/opt/oracle >lsnrctl stop

Root Cause

View via the “vgdisplay” after the two-node cluster has started, the vg resource has changed to be down status after stayed in the up status transitorily, and then the two-node cluster changes to be down status and it can’t start normally. Check the storage connection is normal, the disk device file of the HP-UX is normal and we haven’t found any abnormal problem.


1. The script of the two-node cluster needs to be improving and perfect, while the starting the Oracle monitoring, validate whether the monitoring is running, and then implement the next step.
2. For the software and system problem, read the logs carefully and repeatedly, it’s helpful to locate the problem.