RAC install root.sh fail on 2nd Node with error: "Timed out waiting for the CRS stack to start"

Yesterday we spent the day trial to solve this problem.

The actual solution, once the problem was found, took a couple of minutes to solve.

Usually this issue will arise when there is a network misconfiguration. We did check that carefully and everything was well configured:

- Same device names at both ends
- No dropped packets or transmission errors
- Both sides configured full duplex

Then we decided to move the install software to the second node and used scp over the interconnect:

scp -r -priv:

scp progressed for a while and then become stalled.

Retrying using the public network worked without any problem.

Any other test using the interconnect got stalled after a while.

The network people checked what the problem can be and found that the switch was configured half duplex.

They corrected the problem and everything worked fine.

Oracle Support Note 745215.1 describe the problem and other areas to check as well.

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