I have an Oracle 126.96.36.199c cluster having following 5 nodes :
- Hub Nodes : host01, host02, host03
- Leaf nodes: host04 and host05
I wanted to install RAC database software on the 3 hub nodes i.e. host01, host02 and host03.
I invoked the OUI as oracle user (Owner of Database Home)
[oracle@host01 database_12_1_0_2]$ ./runInstaller
and chose the option to install RAC database software only on the 3 hub nodes.
After all the pre-requisite checks were successful , I clicked the Install button.
I got the error: java.lang nullpointerexception
On clicking OK, the OUI aborted.
To troubleshoot, I ran the OUI in debug mode as :
[oracle@host01 database_12_1_0_2]$ ./runInstaller -debug -J-DTRACING.ENABLED=true -J-DTRACING.LEVEL=2 -J-DSRVM_TRACE_LEVEL=2 -J-DFULLTRACE
The trace file showed that the leaf node host05 was not responding:
[setup.flowWorker] [ 2016-04-18 14:33:22.771 IST ] [CRSCTLUtil.getClusterNodeConfigRoles:1198] outputs = CRS-4404: The following nodes did not reply within the allotted time: [setup.flowWorker] [ 2016-04-18 14:33:22.772 IST ] [CRSCTLUtil.getClusterNodeConfigRoles:1200] values length = 2 [setup.flowWorker] [ 2016-04-18 14:33:22.772 IST ] [CRSCTLUtil.getClusterNodeConfigRoles:1198] outputs = host05 [setup.flowWorker] [ 2016-04-18 14:33:22.772 IST ] [CRSCTLUtil.getClusterNodeConfigRoles:1200] values length = 1
I realized that although I wanted to install database software on 3 nodes only, all the nodes
needed to be up and running whereas in my case, the node host05 was down at that time.
When I started the node host05 and reinvoked OUI, the database software was installed