Thursday, 23 August 2012

"Oracle Grid Infrastructure is not configured properly. ASMCA needs Oracle Grid Infrastructure to configure ASM" error while creating ASM instance using ASMCA

While creating a ASM instance for standalone server using "asmca", we received the following error.

Intially the Oracle Grid Infrastructure was installed using following option "Install Oracle Grid Infrastructure software Only"


Execute the "" again as root user. "" can be found on grid home.

[root@coltdb08 grid]# ./opt/11.2.0/grid/
Performing root user operation for Oracle 11g

The following environment variables are set as:
    ORACLE_OWNER= oracle
    ORACLE_HOME=  /opt/11.2.0/grid

Enter the full pathname of the local bin directory: [/usr/local/bin]:
The contents of "dbhome" have not changed. No need to overwrite.
The contents of "oraenv" have not changed. No need to overwrite.
The contents of "coraenv" have not changed. No need to overwrite.

Entries will be added to the /etc/oratab file as needed by
Database Configuration Assistant when a database is created
Finished running generic part of root script.
Now product-specific root actions will be performed.

To configure Grid Infrastructure for a Stand-Alone Server run the following command as the root user:
/opt/11.2.0/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/opt/11.2.0/grid/perl/lib -I/opt/11.2.0/grid/crs/install /opt/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/

To configure Grid Infrastructure for a Cluster execute the following command:
This command launches the Grid Infrastructure Configuration Wizard. The wizard also supports silent operation, and the parameters can be passed through the response file that is available in the installation media.


You can see there is separate script for creating Grid Infrastructure for stand-alone server. Execute the script as root user

[root@coltdb08 grid]# /opt/11.2.0/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/opt/11.2.0/grid/perl/lib -I/opt/11.2.0/grid/crs/install /opt/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/
Using configuration parameter file: /opt/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params
Creating trace directory
User ignored Prerequisites during installation
Creating OCR keys for user 'oracle', privgrp 'oinstall'..
Operation successful.
Successfully accumulated necessary OCR keys.
Creating OCR keys for user 'root', privgrp 'root'..
Operation successful.
CRS-4664: Node coltdb08 successfully pinned.
Adding Clusterware entries to inittab

coltdb08     2012/08/23 16:56:53     /opt/11.2.0/grid/cdata/coltdb08/backup_20120823_165653.olr
Successfully configured Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a Standalone Server

Now try to create the ASM instance using "asmca", it will successfully create the ASM instance.


  1. it worked for me !! Thank you !!

  2. Thank you Senthil! very clear and helpful blog! saved the day.

  3. Thanks a lot it is working properly now!!

  4. Hi
    Thanks about your article
    at first , i run and when complete , i want to run stand-alone command , i give this error :
    -bash : /u01/app/grid/11.2.0/grid/perl: is a directory

    1. please check the exact path of the script and then run it.

  5. for resolving this error , i use the command in the below :
    /u01/app/grid/11.2.0/grid/perl/bin/perl -I/u01/app/grid/11.2.0/grid/perl/lib -I/u01/app/grid/11.2.0/grid/crs/install /u01/app/grid/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/

    and when enter this command :
    2015-02-14 16:33:50: Checking for super user privileges
    2015-02-14 16:33:50: User has super user privileges
    2015-02-14 16:33:50: Parsing the host name
    Using configuration parameter file: /u01/app/grid/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params
    CRS is already configured on this node for crshome=1
    Cannot configure two CRS instances on the same cluster.
    Please deconfigure before proceeding with the configuration of new home.

    But when i want to use asmca or when i want to install oracle database i have error that you said in your article

    Can any one help me ?

  6. it is good help to understanding and fixed the issue

  7. what can i do for windows user ?