Configuration of BIND (named) for GNS in 11.2 RAC

From: Martin Bach <>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:54:49 +0200 (CEST)
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Hello group,

I am trying to get my head around GNS but somehow I am unable to install Grid Infrastructure for RAC. OUI complains about INS-40904, unable to resolve the hostname I put in.

INFO: Completed validating state <CRSNodeInformationUI>
INFO: Terminating all background operations
INFO: Terminated all background operations
INFO: Transition aborted
INFO: Rolled back to state <CRSNodeInformationUI>
INFO: Waiting for completion of background operations
INFO: Completed background operations
INFO: Validating view at state <CRSNodeInformationUI>
INFO: Completed validating view at state <CRSNodeInformationUI>
INFO: Validating state <CRSNodeInformationUI>
INFO: Performing Generic Validations
INFO: Performing generic checks

SEVERE: [FATAL] [INS-40904] ORACLE_HOSTNAME does not resolve to a valid host name.

   CAUSE: The value provided for ORACLE_HOSTNAME does not resolve to a valid host name.

   ACTION: Provide a valid host name for ORACLE_HOSTNAME, and restart the installer.

This is RHEL 5.4 32bit, bind and dhcpd are configured and running. I am pretty sure that name resolution works as I can ping the hosts without entries in /etc/hosts. /etc/resolve.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf are as follows, I have attached my bind configuration (the custom one) to the email. I also used the advanced installation as explained in the documentation section 2.7.3 DNS Configuration for Domain Delegation to Grid Naming Service

More info:

[root_at_node1 OraInstall2009-09-28_08-48-53PM]# cat /etc/resolv.conf

options attempts: 2
options timeout: 1


[root_at_node1 OraInstall2009-09-28_08-48-53PM]# grep hosts /etc/nsswitch.conf
hosts:      dns files

Any pointers greatly appreciated. BTW there is nothing on google or metalink about the particular error.... The gns-server VIP is not assigned to a host (can't ping it). The DNS server host can't reach the Internet, bind occasionally complains about not being able to resolve "." zone (which I don't want it to)




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