I have  2 node RAC system on AIX. Due to do security issue I can not get root password.

As you know, I need to close CRS by using crsctl stop crs commandTo can achieve run this command We need to have a root privileges user or root user’ password.

In this post I will share Which grant you need to can stop CRS instead of the Root user.

I have been made a request to can get related SUDO right for our oracle user(Owner of CRShome and DBhome).

Unix team has been made a request which paths or files should be accessed by oracle user with SUDO right to can stop and start crs.

We have been opened  Sr for our issue. Here is the answer:

Access to $GI_HOME/bin should be sufficient.

Note: if there are any issues to be reported about the Clusterware, such as startup, crs stop issues, that you need to be using root directly for supportability/diagnosis of that issue.


In future, if you going for an upgrade, make sure that rootupgrade.sh is executed as real root user – not through sudo

Referance: Things to Consider Before Upgrading to Grid Infrastructure/ASM (Doc ID 1363369.1)

After to Unix team works, I could  stop/start CRS without any issue. The critical thing in here to do not forget to use the root user for the upgrade process.