"open sequence number failed or initial state is valid"
*Cause: Either Shared Sequence Number OS component was not installed
properly, or an MC hardware failure may have occurred or a
previous instance was not shut down properly.
*Action: Verify that there are no background or foreground Oracle
processes from a previous instance on this node using the OS
command ps -ef|grep . Verify that there are no
shared memory segments belonging to the user which owns the
Oracle installation by isuing the ipcs -b OS command. If there
are shared memory segments or processes still on the system,
use svrmgrl to shutdown the instance with the abort option. If
the instance is not up, verify that the cluster software and/or
the hardware is installed and working. Log in as superuser and
issue the cnxshow command. Are all of the nodes in the cluster
listed? Are they members of the cluster? Is the communications
between nodes okay? If the answer to any of these questions is
false, contact Digital's customer support organization.