4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2013 3:02 AM by CharlesKip RSS

    Nodes unavailable for selection from the OUI Node Selection screen

    CharlesKip

      After successfully installing the grid infrastructure, The second node is not available fr selection while installing the database software.I am installing Release 11.2.0.1 on OEL 5.8 running on Esxi. These are two nodes And am using /etc/hosts file for IP resolution. cluster services are online on both nodes. I have even restarted them as per the docs but still can't see the node.

        • 1. Re: Nodes unavailable for selection from the OUI Node Selection screen
          robinsc

          Is the oracle home clustered, i.e when you installed the database software home was it scped to the second node in the cluster ?

          Thanks

          • 2. Re: Nodes unavailable for selection from the OUI Node Selection screen
            CharlesKip

            I have two users, grid and oracle. These are the environments

            Oracle:

            Node1:

            [oracle@OELRacNode1 ~]$ env|grep ORA

            ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle

            [oracle@OELRacNode1 ~]$

             

            Node2:

            [oracle@OELRacNode2 ~]$ env|grep ORA

            ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle

            [oracle@OELRacNode2 ~]$

            This means I haven't set $ORACLE_HOME for the user oracle on both nodes before running the runInstaller for the database software.

            User grid:

            Node1:

            [grid@OELRacNode1 ~]$ env|grep ORA

            ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/11.2.0/grid

            [grid@OELRacNode1 ~]$

             

            Node2:

            [grid@OELRacNode2 ~]$ env|grep ORA

            ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/11.2.0/grid

            [grid@OELRacNode2 ~]$

             

            Password-less ssh has been set for the user grid:

            [grid@OELRacNode2 ~]$ ssh grid@OELRacNode1

            Last login: Mon Aug  5 12:41:29 2013 from 192.168.1.74

            [grid@OELRacNode1 ~]$

             

            [grid@OELRacNode1 ~]$ ssh grid@OELRacNode2

            Last login: Mon Aug  5 12:42:39 2013 from 192.168.1.74

            [grid@OELRacNode2 ~]$

            From primary (Node1):

            [grid@OELRacNode1 bin]$ ./crsctl check cluster -all

            **************************************************************

            oelracnode1:

            CRS-4537: Cluster Ready Services is online

            CRS-4529: Cluster Synchronization Services is online

            CRS-4533: Event Manager is online

            **************************************************************

            oelracnode2:

            CRS-4537: Cluster Ready Services is online

            CRS-4529: Cluster Synchronization Services is online

            CRS-4533: Event Manager is online

            **************************************************************

            [grid@OELRacNode1 bin]$ ./olsnodes

            oelracnode1

            [grid@OELRacNode1 bin]$

            [grid@OELRacNode1 bin]$

             

            From secondary (Node2):

            [grid@OELRacNode2 11.2.0]$ cd grid/bin/

            [grid@OELRacNode2 bin]$ ./crsctl check cluster -all

            **************************************************************

            oelracnode1:

            CRS-4537: Cluster Ready Services is online

            CRS-4529: Cluster Synchronization Services is online

            CRS-4533: Event Manager is online

            **************************************************************

            oelracnode2:

            CRS-4537: Cluster Ready Services is online

            CRS-4529: Cluster Synchronization Services is online

            CRS-4533: Event Manager is online

            **************************************************************

            [grid@OELRacNode2 bin]$

            [grid@OELRacNode2 bin]$ ./olsnodes

            oelracnode2

            [grid@OELRacNode2 bin]$

            I installed the grid infrastructure as grid

            I am installing rdbms as oracle.

            • 3. Re: Nodes unavailable for selection from the OUI Node Selection screen
              robinsc

              Hi I suspect

              Either 1) the shared storage is not actually shared i.e it picked up the wrong locations and hence separate ocr has been created or 2) the gid users uid etc is not same across the different servers ?

              At this point I would suggest you open an Sr if you have support...

              Thanks

              • 4. Re: Nodes unavailable for selection from the OUI Node Selection screen
                CharlesKip

                Thank you very much. Like you said '1) the shared storage is not actually shared', This was true So I set up the shared disks on the VSphere 5 carefully as described on 'Oracle Databases on VMware RAC Deployment Guide' and everything worked just fine.