Understanding Offline Processes in Oracle Grid Infrastructure

After the installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure, some components may be listed as OFFLINE. Oracle Grid Infrastructure activates these resources when you choose to add them.

Oracle Grid Infrastructure provides required resources for various Oracle products and components. Some of those products and components are optional, so you can install and enable them after installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure. To simplify postinstall additions, Oracle Grid Infrastructure preconfigures and registers all required resources for all products available for these products and components, but only activates them when you choose to add them. As a result, some components may be listed as OFFLINE after the installation of Oracle Grid Infrastructure. Run the following command to view status of any resource:

$ crsctl status resource resource_name -t 

Resources listed as TARGET:OFFLINE and STATE:OFFLINE do not need to be monitored. They represent components that are registered, but not enabled, so they do not use any system resources. If an Oracle product or component is installed on the system, and it requires a particular resource to be online, then the software prompts you to activate the required offline resource.