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 "root.sh" again as root user. "root.sh" can be found on grid home.
[root@coltdb08 grid]# ./opt/11.2.0/grid/root.sh
Performing root user operation for Oracle 11g
The following environment variables are set as:
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/roothas.pl
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/roothas.pl
Using configuration parameter file: /opt/11.2.0/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_params
Creating trace directory
User ignored Prerequisites during installation
LOCAL ADD MODE
Creating OCR keys for user 'oracle', privgrp 'oinstall'..
LOCAL ONLY MODE
Successfully accumulated necessary OCR keys.
Creating OCR keys for user 'root', privgrp 'root'..
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.