RE: NETCA, DBCA, and Deinstalls hanging in new 10g RAC build
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 12:50:08 -0500
Well, sounds like a textbook case for an SR ^_^
Keep in mind that 10.2.0.4 is a relatively new patchset and might require further patches. I remember 10.2.0.3 required at least one patch on solaris 10 in order to even start the database.
I know the prospect of opening an SR is not a happy one, but in the end, they usually can help.
Also, have you run runcluvfy? I think it could point any problem with OS config.
RDA could help as well.
BTW, have you checked the version of java?? Run which java to see where the executable is located and, if necessary, set enviornment to use the java build included in $OH/jre
Guillermo Alan Bort
DBA / DBA Main Team
EDS, an HP company
From: Jeffery Thomas [mailto:jeffthomas24_at_gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 2:38 PM To: Bort, Guillermo
Subject: Re: NETCA, DBCA, and Deinstalls hanging in new 10g RAC build
Thanks for the reply. As this is a prod build, I hate to move ahead thinking there is a larger issue here that could bite us later. Particularly as the previous builds did not exhibit similar problems.
I had already checked the $OH/cfg*/logs and there's no java errors, no errors of any kind.
CRS is up and running when we attempt to run NETCA, OCR/VD has been checked and doubled-checked.
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 1:15 PM, Bort, Guillermo
> I've had quiet a few Solaris RAC installations failing, this is not
> for me.
> You could simply try to run the tools in silent mode which should work
> fine, or check the log ($ORACLE_HOME/cftgoollogs I think) to see the
> error (most likely a java error).
> Also, check that you have all the system pre-requisites and rw
> permissions on voting and ocr files/devices.
> Re-run the cluster verification script with the apropriate patameters
> (-post db I think)
> Another way to de-install everything is to delete the following:
> OCR (dd if=/dev/zero of=path to OCR bs=1024 count=size of ocr device
> After that, re-install CRS and RDBMS. However, keep in mind that this
> not windows, reinstalling the software usually doesn't solve the
> Also, do you have CRS started when you are trying to run netca/dbca?
> Guillermo Alan Bort
> DBA / DBA Main Team
> EDS, an HP company
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> Subject: NETCA, DBCA, and Deinstalls hanging in new 10g RAC build
> On a new two-node Solaris 10 / 10.2.0.4 cluster, after clusterware has
> been installed
> successfully and the cluster is formed, and after the initial install
> of binaries;
> the netca and dbca tools are hanging - refusing to display when we
> start building
> There are no error messages, just sitting there with no GUI display
> The odd thing is that xclock/xlogo displays w/o issues, OUI runs
> without issues, and the
> binaries installs are quick and smooth.
> Then attempting to uninstall the binaries thinking to reinstall, the
> deinstaller sits there at 0%
> on the progress indicator for 15 minutes with nothing happening until
> we kill the process.
> This is our 5th 10g RAC build this year, all Solaris/10.2.0.4 and
> there were no similar issues
> with any of those builds.