4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 2:50 AM by Basavaraj R Navalgund

    Oracle 2nd node fails to start in cluster due to locking

    dba75038 Lurker



      I’m attempting to setup an oracle cluster (ASM) with shared disks on elinux 5.8. I modified the vmx file with the parameters below to supposedly allow disk sharing between the nodes:



      disk.locking = "FALSE"

      diskLib.dataCacheMaxSize = "0"

      diskLib.dataCacheMaxReadAheadSize = "0"

      diskLib.dataCacheMinReadAheadSize = "0"

      diskLib.dataCachePageSize = "4096"

      diskLib.maxUnsyncedWrites = "0"


      scsi1.present = "TRUE"

      scsi1.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

      scsi1.sharedBus = "VIRTUAL"


      scsi1:1.present = "TRUE"

      scsi1:1.mode = "independent-persistent"

      scsi1:1.fileName = "


      scsi1:1.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"

      scsi1:1.redo = ""



      I can start either node separately, however if I start them both, the second fails because the first has the file locked.


      From the log:


      Apr 13 13:00:45.313: vmx| DISK: OPEN '/vmfs/volumes/4f709747-0ec9e0a0-219b-001e0bccdf5c/test2_1/test2.vmdk' Geo (1958/255/63) BIOS Geo (0/0/0)

      Apr 13 13:00:45.397: vmx| DISK: OPEN scsi0:1 '/vmfs/volumes/4f709747-0ec9e0a0-219b-001e0bccdf5c/test1/test1_1.vmdk' independent-persistent R[]

      Apr 13 13:00:45.437: vmx| AIOGNRC: Failed to open '/vmfs/volumes/4f709747-0ec9e0a0-219b-001e0bccdf5c/test1/test1_1-flat.vmdk' : Failed to lock the file (67) (0x2017).


      Does anyone out there know how to setup disks in VM that can be shared by multiple nodes?