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Grid install and error "FirstNode configuration failed"

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Hello again,

I'm doing some testes installing grid 11.2.0.3 32bits software on a OEL6 32bits (virtual box environment). The problem appeared where i ran root.sh script on node 1. The following error appeared to me:
clscfg: -install mode specified
Successfully accumulated necessary OCR keys.
Creating OCR keys for user 'root', privgrp 'root'..
Operation successful.
CRS-4256: Updating the profile
Successful addition of voting disk af71b5224f924fecbfde971004a7d378.
Successfully replaced voting disk group with +DG_ORC.
CRS-4256: Updating the profile
CRS-4266: Voting file(s) successfully replaced
##  STATE    File Universal Id                File Name Disk group
--  -----    -----------------                --------- ---------
 1. ONLINE   af71b5224f924fecbfde971004a7d378 (ORCL:ORCL_OCR_01) [DG_ORC]
Located 1 voting disk(s).
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.asm' on 'rac1'
CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.asm' on 'rac1' succeeded
CRS-2672: Attempting to start 'ora.DG_ORC.dg' on 'rac1'
CRS-2676: Start of 'ora.DG_ORC.dg' on 'rac1' succeeded
/opt/oracle/11.2.0/grid/bin/srvctl start nodeapps -n rac1 ... failed
FirstNode configuration failed at /opt/oracle/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_lib.pm line 9196.
/opt/oracle/11.2.0/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/opt/oracle/11.2.0/grid/perl/lib -I/opt/oracle/11.2.0/grid/crs/install /opt/oracle/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/rootcrs.pl execution failed
Doing some metalink researches, i found a post from a guy that solved this problem configuring properly his DNS. I checked my "/etc/resolv.conf" file, and i saw tha it is "empty" (see below)
# Generated by NetworkManager
search localdomain


# No nameservers found; try putting DNS servers into your
# ifcfg files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts like so:
#
# DNS1=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
# DNS2=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
# DOMAIN=lab.foo.com bar.foo.com
My question is: How do i setup my DNS? What informations do i need to put in the "/etc/resolv.conf" file? Below is my "/etc/hosts" ans some other informations:
### /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain   localhost
# Public
192.168.2.101   rac1.localdomain        rac1
192.168.2.102   rac2.localdomain        rac2
# Private
192.168.0.101   rac1-priv.localdomain   rac1-priv
192.168.0.102   rac2-priv.localdomain   rac2-priv
# Virtual
192.168.2.111   rac1-vip.localdomain    rac1-vip
192.168.2.112   rac2-vip.localdomain    rac2-vip
# SCAN
192.168.2.201   rac-scan.localdomain    rac-scan
192.168.2.202   rac-scan.localdomain    rac-scan
192.168.2.203   rac-scan.localdomain    rac-scan

### ifconfig on node 1
[root@rac1 ~]# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:00:27:D8:D1:2E  
          inet addr:192.168.2.101  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::a00:27ff:fed8:d12e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:872830 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2142067 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:59028689 (56.2 MiB)  TX bytes:3198395040 (2.9 GiB)

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:00:27:AC:D3:A3  
          inet addr:192.168.0.101  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::a00:27ff:feac:d3a3/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:8489 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:202 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:627732 (613.0 KiB)  TX bytes:30988 (30.2 KiB)

eth1:1    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:00:27:AC:D3:A3  
          inet addr:169.254.239.49  Bcast:169.254.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1


### hostname from node 1
rac1.localdomain


[root@rac1 ~]# 
Thanks in advance.
  • 1. Re: Grid install and error "FirstNode configuration failed"
    ora_tech Expert
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    Hi,
    My question is: How do i setup my DNS?
    DO you want to setup DNS client (or) DNS Server?

    Refer My blog post about configuring DNS Server on WINDOWS 2003 and clients are linux which are user for resolving scan names from DNS Servers.
    http://appsdbaworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/04/using-11gr2-rac-with-oracle.html

    Refer MOS notes:
    *Linux: How to Configure the DNS Server for 11gR2 SCAN [ID 1107295.1]*
    *11gR2 Grid Infrastructure Single Client Access Name (SCAN) Explained [ID 887522.1]*
    *DNS and DHCP Setup Example for Grid Infrastructure GNS [ID 946452.1]*

    thanks,
    X A H E E R
  • 2. Re: Grid install and error "FirstNode configuration failed"
    Sebastian Solbach (DBA Community) Guru
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    Hi,

    GI installation needs a DNS setup (as client), since for test installations the entries in etc will be sufficient.
    The drawback is, that you will only end up with one SCAN listener (since /etc/hosts does not allow to resolve to multiple addresses, hence the first one will be picked).

    Regards
    Sebastian

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