As expected I'm having a dreadful time trying to install RAC11.2. on two CentOS vms created under VirtualBox.
I have created all the directories, users, permissions, etc. All the pre-req work is done and works fine. SSh is configured and the software is downloaded, ASM disks set up correctly, etc. The preInstallation checks go fine and the oraInst and root.sh scripts execute successfully.
Then the grid installation follows. I registers an error stating the Oracle Network Configuration failed. I couldn't find anything in the logs except an warning that "could not communicate with crsd" (??). Anyway, I skipped the error and grid installtion completed (with a warning that some components didn't succeed).
I proceeded with the database installation which also failed unsurprisingly.
This time it stated "Node Application Existence" failed.
I am beginning to wonder if that is related to the Network failure during grid installation. The installActions log just says Node Application Existence Severity:Ciritical OverallStatus:OPERATION_FAILED.
Doesn't explain much.....so here I am....clueless as to where to go next. One thing that bothers me is the concept of the -vip addresses. Obviously I assigned ip addresses to the interfaces in the OS and then coded them into /etc/hosts but for node1-vip and node2-vip I just put those names and random ip addresses into the hosts file. I didn't assign them to any device or anything. I can't ping these -vip addresses...should I be able to?
I am also having problems in the installation of Oracle 11g clusterware in development environment. The issue arises after the execution of root.sh script on node 2. Now I am unable to start CRS services on Node 2 and it is giving following error while executing the status command:
CRS-4535: Cannot communicate with Cluster Ready Service
When I investigated the crsd.log, it is giving the following error on node 2.
OCR context init failure. Error : Proc-22: The OCR backend has an invalid format.
Also the output of ocrcheck command on node 2 is giving below error:
PROT-601: Failed to initialize ocrcheck
PROC-22: The OCR backend has an invalid format.
One more thing I would like to mention that there is no VIP address available on the network on Node 2. I am not sure, whether the VIP should be configured on NODE 2 by the clusterware installation itslef or it is just not required.
Thanks for your response. While diagnosing, I realized that some cluster resources were not ONLINE on node 2 which were preventing me to assign VIP IP Address. I started the services & VIP IP added successfully but cluster still didn't worked. It seems to me that, I have done something wrong in the installation. So, I will do the installation again & will follow the document provided by you.