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Re: solaris 10 + 10gr2 + NOT a success story

From: Valentin Minzatu <>
Date: 8 May 2007 14:57:31 -0700
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On May 8, 5:11 pm, "pmik" <> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We have recently installed 10gR2 RAC + ASM on 2 Sun servers running
> Solaris 10 OS. Since we started using the system (before applying
> patch we have been observing a rather strange behaviour.
> We start the CRS, nodeapps, asm and finally the database. crs_stat -t
> reports everything to be fine. Then, after a random period of time,
> one of the nodes' vip is lost, resulting to the eviction of the node.
> After applying the patch, the node is not evicted, the vip is
> reassigned to the other node and the instance keeps functioning
> properly. BUT, the vip continues to fail on random intervals.
> After searching through the OS's logs, in /var/adm/messages we get a
> message that the qfe (public IP nic) gets turned off and restored in
> a second at the specific moments that the vip service gets losts.
> After we experimented enough, we came to the discovery that if we
> keep pinging endlessly the public IPs of the the 2 nodes, the qfes of
> both the servers never get turned off and on. This way the RAC
> performs without any problems.
> Can someone of you explain this behavior? Is there something we are
> missing during or post installation? Is this a Solaris problem, an
> Oracle problem or a HW problem? We have almost eliminated the
> posibility for a NIC problem, since we switched the qfe nic for the
> ce nic (previously used for the interconnect) and we get the same
> behavior, this time for the ce card.
> Any help and/or guidance is extremely welcome since we seem to run
> out of options and directions. If anyone is interested, we will
> gladly provide any logs or elaborate on the matter.
> Thank you very much for your time and interest.
> Petros Mikos

Would also be a good idea to post the relevant pieces from the CRS log files - maybe somebody sees something you missed(?!). Received on Tue May 08 2007 - 16:57:31 CDT

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