Martin Klier


Upgrading Oracle Clusterware: [INS-40406] The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure software on the system

Upgrading Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11.2 (it’s just another marketing name for the Oracle Clusterware, formerly known as Cluster Ready Services CRS) usually is easy: The runInstaller offers an upgrade mode, and discovers nodes and versions without further effort. But what, if not? The message will be “[INS-40406] The installer detects no existing Oracle Grid Infrastructure […]

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DOAG Conference 2011 – Impressions and Look-at’s

Once again this year, the German Oracle Users Group has its annual conference and exhibition in Nuremberg. (DOAG Konferenz und Ausstellung 2011, Nürnberg). Being there is nearly a must for Oracle guys in German speaking countries. As usual, here comes my unordered, incomplete and ad-hoc list of things I wrote down to have a closer […]

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Oracle Clusterware 11.2: ASM crashes at startup

These days, a customer’s Oracle Clusterware (2 nodes) crashed one ASM instance at every startup. More Facts: It was not possible to start it manually, too. The CSSD was running. For obvious reasons, CRSD did not start. The other ASM instance in the cluster recognized CLUSTER RECONFIGURATION for a short period of time. The ASM […]

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DOAG Konferenz 2010 – Look at’s

For the last three days, I have been in Nuremberg, attending the DOAG Konferenz 2010 (annual conference of the german Oracle user group). This year, my list of “Look at’s” is way shorter than last years list was. It’s not the fault of the event, I just did not write down that many facts. My […]

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Oracle Database patch set is out

For all who may concern 😉 Oracle is out for Linux x86 and Linux x86_64 It’s patch set 10098816! Packaging: Starting with the first patch set for Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (, Oracle Database patch sets are full installations of the Oracle Database software. In past releases, Oracle Database patch sets consisted of […]

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Oracle ASM quote of the week

Please, do yourself a favour and NEVER EVER use ASM on Windows! “Dear Sir, obviously I forgot to put a file system on drives E:, F: and G: of the DB machine. I did this now, and hope you excuse the delay. Best regards John Doe Windows Server Administrator” /* no comment */ Martin […]

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Oracle 11g trace particular SQL_ID

As a follow-up of my last post, I learned that creating traces is much simpler in 11g than I expected it to be. Dion Cho and Tanel Poder pointed me to some interesting links http://oraclue.com/2009/03/24/oracle-event-sql_trace-in-11g/ http://tech.e2sn.com/oracle/troubleshooting/oradebug-doc describing how to set up a trace event on one SQL_ID without need to do it on session level […]

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Oracle srvctl does not remove EONS despite it’s documented (PRKO-2013)

srvctl in Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11g Release 2 has at least one discrepancy between docs and functionality. I saw EONS consuming lots of memory in a non-database grid installation, and wanted to get rid of it. (The eONS is used by Oracle Enterprise Manager to receive notification of change in status of components managed by […]

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