Posted by Kamran Agayev A. on March 17th, 2011
Today, while configuring 2 node RAC on VMware ESX server, I got the following error afer clusterware installation:
Creating OCR keys for user 'root', privgrp 'root'..
Now formatting voting device: /dev/raw/raw3
Failure writing offset 1766400 in voting device (raw3)
Failed to initialize Oracle Cluster Registry for cluster
After some investigation, we’ve found that the problem is caused by dividing a raw device into two different partitions and the failure occurs after formatting the device. So we deleted those partitions and combined them into one partition and the error fixed.