Error message of the day: OUI-25023 and the FQDN

It’s been a long day with many problems around a Grid Control installation, including (but not limited to) corruption of the repository database, bugs in OUI when it comes to deinstalling the Oracle Management Server, lots of files left over by the weblogic “” script and many more. Some of the error messages were quite misleading, and OUI-25023 just was one too many. What happened?

Earlier today I was trying to install the 64bit agent on an 8 node cluster. After an initial headache (see below) it worked ok. However, I couldn’t resist mentioning OUI-25023. Here’s the complete story.

I downloaded the 11.1 agent for linux x86-64 as per the GC 11.1 documentation and deployed it to my fresh-installed management server. The OMS is on Solaris SPARC, and Grid Control doesn’t supply agents for a different platform. However, the security experts have locked the oracle account down on the cluster which ruled out the “agent push” scenario. I then opted for the installation via a response file, as described in the documentation.

The idea is that you set a number of variables in a response file “additional_agent.rsp” to inform the installer about your desired configuration. If memory serves me right then there was no way to run OUI in GUI mode, it had to be a silent installation.

Amongst the variables you need to specify the cluster nodes. I dutifully filled that information in, using the {“”, “”, …, “”} – i.e. the fully qualified domain name as per the documentation.

Starting the installer with the -silent and -responseFile /path/to/additional_agent.rsp options failed:

$ ./linux_x64/agent/runInstaller -silent -responseFile /u01/app/oracle/stage/agent_11.1.0.1/linux....
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking Temp space: must be greater than 150 MB.   Actual 1662 MB    Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB.   Actual 16415 MB    Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2011-02-15_03-15-10PM. Please wait ...
*** Check for updates ***
*** Select Installation Type ***
*** Check Prerequisites ***
*** Specify Oracle Management Service Location ***
*** Customize Ports ***
*** Review ***

ERROR: OUI-25023: The local node is not selected for installing this product. Include the local node in the cluster list or perform the installation on the nodes on which the install is to be performed.Also note that the cluster nodes should be specified in non FQDN format.


I was pretty sure that my node_list included my first node… Pinging the node and DNS access also worked (I wrote about that in a previous post). So a little research on Metalink revealed this gem:

OUI-25023 When Trying To Install A Patchset On RAC [ID 394868.1]

So contradicting the error message (…FQDN format…) I needed to specify the node_list as in the inventory: without the “” bit. Once that was changed in the response file, the installation completed ok.


1 thought on “Error message of the day: OUI-25023 and the FQDN

  1. Kabbo

    Hi Martin,

    thanks for keeping in the loop. Here is my comments. I believe you don’t need to speficify the full qualified name for the nodes, just add the node names.

    Check from inventory
    $ cat /oraInventory/ContentsXML/inventory.xml

    which spacifies only the node names.

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