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Sunday, September 30, 2012

RAC on Windows: Oracle Clusterware Node Evictions a.k.a. Why do we get a Blue Screen (BSOD) Caused By Orafencedrv.sys? [ID 337784.1]

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows XPMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit Itanium)Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T)Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T)Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: to


While running RAC a blue screen is shown and a reboot takes place. Windows creates a coredump that shows that orafencedrv.sys is involved.