GI installation – ASM does not start on 19.12


Today a colleague tells me that installing GI on /u00/app/grid/19.12.0 fails, while it works by changing the ORACLE_HOME location. The error in the logs is with the ASM disk group creation:

INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:17 PM] Command /u00/app/grid/19.12.0/bin/asmca -silent -oui_internal -configureASM -diskString '/dev/xvd*' -diskGroupName U01 -diskList /dev/xvdg -redundancy EXTERNAL -au_size 4
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:17 PM] ... GenericInternalPlugIn.handleProcess() entered.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:17 PM] ... GenericInternalPlugIn: getting configAssistantParmas.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:17 PM] ... GenericInternalPlugIn: checking secretArguments.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:17 PM] ... GenericInternalPlugIn: starting read loop.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:22 PM] SYS_PASSWORD_PROMPT
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:22 PM] Processing: SYS_PASSWORD_PROMPT for argument tag -sysAsmPassword
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:22 PM] Skipping line:*******************
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:22 PM] ASMSNMP_PASSWORD_PROMPT
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:22 PM] Processing: ASMSNMP_PASSWORD_PROMPT for argument tag -asmMonitorPassword
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:22 PM] End of argument passing to stdin
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:22 PM] Skipping line:*******************
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line:
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] [FATAL] [DBT-30056] Labeling of disks failed.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line: [FATAL] [DBT-30056] Labeling of disks failed.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] ORA-15227: could not perform label set/clear operation
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line: ORA-15227: could not perform label set/clear operation
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] ORA-15031: disk specification '/dev/xvdg' matches no disks
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line: ORA-15031: disk specification '/dev/xvdg' matches no disks
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line:
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] [FATAL] [DBT-30002] Disk group U01 creation failed.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line: [FATAL] [DBT-30002] Disk group U01 creation failed.
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] ORA-15018: diskgroup cannot be created
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line: ORA-15018: diskgroup cannot be created
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] ORA-15031: disk specification 'AFD:U011' matches no disks
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line: ORA-15031: disk specification 'AFD:U011' matches no disks
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line:
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line:
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:06:59 PM] Skipping line:
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:07:00 PM] Completed Plugin named: asmca
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:07:00 PM] ConfigClient.saveSession method called
INFO:  [Aug 16, 2021 4:07:00 PM] Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant failed.

While I still did not get the original reason of the problem (might be with the Gold Image creation of the GI), I found that it can be worked around with:

chown -R grid:oinstall $ORACLE_BASE/diag

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