RAC DB upgrade from to ASM prerequisites fail with DUBA

A 3 node Oracle extended RAC has been successfully upgrade from to just last week. As part of the upgrade planning, we started off with GRID home upgrade process from to, followed by DB upgrade from to and finally DB upgrade to This was done over the 3 weeks. As there was no direct in-place database upgrade option for a database v11.2.0.1 to, we had to take the alternative route.

In previous two blog posts, I have shared the details about the challenges faced and resolved. So, here is another challenge encountered during the database upgrade. Encountered the below pre-requisites failure during the pre-requisites validation by DBUA:

Below is the details of the error:

  • ASM Upgrade Feasible Check: The database is using ASM as storage. Before you upgrade database, you need to upgrade ASM using Automatic Storage Management Configuration Assistant (ASMCA) from grid infrastructure home. ASM should be running from grid infrastructure home. Upgrade Storage Check :  Disk space usage summary Location +DATA_DG does not exist.

It was wired to see the message despite the fact that the GRID was successfully upgraded, including ASM. After a quick search we have come across of two MOS references , mentioned below, and the solution was just straight forward.

To expedite the post DB upgrade requirements, we did prepare complete environment for EB database.

The solution was to rename the sqlnet.ora file from the 12c network/admin directory. One we did this and resumed DBUA, it went through.

MOS References:

Upgrade database to, DBUA fails: COULD NOT FIND ANY DISKGROUPS [2039864.1]
Database Upgrade From To Pre-checks Failing while using DBUA [2317976.1]

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