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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Failed to retrieve the password file location used by ASM asm

After Oracle Restart (Grid Infrastructure standalone) is upgraded from 11g to 12c, srvctl get errors:
$ srvctl config asm
ASM home: 
PRCA-1057 : Failed to retrieve the password file location used by ASM asm
PRCR-1097 : Resource attribute not found: PWFILE

Check environment and password file:
$ echo $ORACLE_HOME
/u01/app/grid/product/12.1.0/grid

$ ls -l /u01/app/grid/product/12.1.0/grid/dbs
total 28
-rw-rw---- 1 grid oinstall 2783 Jun  9 14:27 ab_+ASM.dat
-rw-rw---- 1 grid oinstall 1544 Jun  9 14:27 hc_+ASM.dat
-rw-r--r-- 1 grid oinstall 2992 Feb  3  2012 init.ora
-rw-r----- 1 grid oinstall 8704 Jun  9 14:10 orapw+ASM
-rw-r----- 1 grid oinstall 1536 Jun  9 14:27 spfile+ASM.ora

The password file was created and ORACLE_HOME is set correctly. Checked with DBA, the upgrade was done successfully. There was no errors/exceptions during upgrade.
Oracle Support explains that:
12c ASM instance has a attribute called PWFILE(password file), but 11g ASM does not. Looks like the upgrade utility does not create the new attribute for an ASM instance which is upgraded from 11g.
Try to manually re-create the ora.asm resource with -pwfile option:
$ crsctl status resource ora.asm
NAME=ora.asm
TYPE=ora.asm.type
TARGET=ONLINE
STATE=ONLINE on host01

$ srvctl stop asm
PRCR-1065 : Failed to stop resource ora.asm
CRS-2529: Unable to act on 'ora.asm' because that would require stopping or relocating 'ora.DATA.dg', but the force option was not specified
$ srvctl stop asm -f
$ 
$ srvctl config asm
PRCR-1001 : Resource ora.asm does not exist
$ 
$ srvctl add asm -listener LISTENER -spfile /u01/app/grid/product/12.1.0/grid/dbs/spfile+ASM.ora -pwfile /u01/app/grid/product/12.1.0/grid/dbs/orapw+ASM

Test if it is fixed:
$ srvctl sconfig asm
ASM home: 
Password file: /u01/app/grid/product/12.1.0/grid/dbs/orapw+ASM
ASM listener: LISTENER
Spfile: /u01/app/grid/product/12.1.0/grid/dbs/spfile+ASM.ora
ASM diskgroup discovery string: ++no-value-at-resource-creation--never-updated-through-ASM++

There is no error any more.

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