RAC: root.sh | CRS-2672: Attempting to start ‘ora.storage’ | ORA-01017: invalid username/password

I was configuring clusterware on node1 and got the following error:

CRS-2672: Attempting to start ‘ora.storage’ on ‘node1’
ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied
CRS-5017: The resource action “ora.storage start” encountered the following error:
Storage agent start action aborted. For details refer to “(:CLSN00107:)” in “/u01/app/oracle/diag/crs/node1/crs/trace/ohasd_orarootagent_root.trc”.
CRS-2883: Resource ‘ora.storage’ failed during Clusterware stack start.
CRS-4406: Oracle High Availability Services synchronous start failed.
CRS-4000: Command Start failed, or completed with errors.
2016/09/27 05:41:01 CLSRSC-117: Failed to start Oracle Clusterware stack

Died at /u01/app/ line 930.
The command ‘/u01/app/ -I/u01/app/ -I/u01/app/ /u01/app/ ‘ exe ution failed


/u01/app/oracle/diag/crs/node1/crs/trace/ohasd_orarootagent_root.trc file says:

2016-09-27 05:40:56.787330*:kgfn.c@6018: kgfnConnect2Int: sysasm=0 envflags=0x10 srvrflags=0x3 unam=NULL password is NULL pstr=_ocr
2016-09-27 05:40:56.787330*:kgfn.c@6194: kgfnConnect2Int: cstr=(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=beq)(PROGRAM=/u01/app/’ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/,ORACLE_SID=+ASM1′)(ARGS='(DESCRIPTION=(LOCAL=YES)(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=beq)))’)(PRIVS=(USER=root)(GROUP=root)))(enable=setuser))
2016-09-27 05:40:57.273302 : AGENT:2583111424: {0:9:3} {0:9:3} Created alert : (:CRSAGF00113:) : Aborting the command: start for resource: ora.storage 1 1


So why user root???

See, when I connect using root I got ORA-01017

[root@node1 ~]# . oraenv
The Oracle base has been set to /u01/app/oracle
[root@node1 ~]# sqlplus / as sysasm

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Tue Sep 27 05:59:01 2016
Copyright (c) 1982, 2014, Oracle. All rights reserved.

ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied

If I connect through Oracle it is OK:

su – oracle

[oracle@node1 ~]$ . oraenv

[oracle@node1 ~]$ sqlplus / as sysdba

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Tue Sep 27 05:59:45 2016
Copyright (c) 1982, 2014, Oracle. All rights reserved.
Connected to:
Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release – 64bit Production
With the Real Application Clusters and Automatic Storage Management options



Look the connection string again there is “PROGRAM=/u01/app/”, so let’s check file permissions.

[oracle@node1 ~]$ ll /u01/app/
-rwsr-s–x 1 root root 295054213 Sep 27 05:26 /u01/app/

It must be oracle:oinstall  not root:root 

chown oracle:oinstall /u01/app/
chmod 6751 /u01/app/


deconfigure(rootcrs.pl -deconfig  -verbose) crs and reconfigure(run root.sh) it again.


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