RIPE NCC Member
Last week portrix Systems became a RIPE NCC LIR. Being a LIR you are able to request IPv4 and IPv6 address space directly from the RIPE NCC. This makes us independent from other service providers and gives us the ability to keep IP addresses even in the case of changing the provider or moving to another data center.
We also got the approval of our first IPv4 address space (a /21 network, which equals 2.048 IP addresses) and our first IPv6 address space (a /32 network, which equals 220.127.116.114.264.337.593.543.950.336 IP addresses).
Yesterday, I wanted to log on to an ASM instance of a recently installed 11gR2 RAC system. This should be as easy as logging in as the user who owns the clusterware home (grid) and executing this:
grid@sun1os:~$ export ORACLE_SID=+ASM1
grid@sun1os:~$ sqlplus sys/x as sysdba
SQL*Plus: Release 18.104.22.168.0 Production on Thu Aug 12 09:22:31 2010
Copyright (c) 1982, 2009, Oracle. All rights reserved.
Connected to an idle instance.
Excuse me? idle instance? The asm instance was clearly running (there was a database running on top of it, srvctl reported it to be running and so did ps), I triple-checked the ORACLE_SID environment but that was not it. Luckily, I found this blog entry that deals with a very similar problem. Long story short: This is what I had put in my .bash_profile file:
grid@sun1os:~$ which sqlplus
I have never had any problems with a double-slash in solaris before but apparently Oracle does not like this. The solution was obvious at this point. Simply remove the trailing slash in ORACLE_HOME and that was it.