[INS-06006] Passwordless SSH connectivity not set up between the following node(s).

A prerequisite for the installation of Grid Infrastructure is to configure passwordless SSH connectivity.

This can be accomplished in using the following statements:


[grid@server52 ~]$ ssh-keygen -t rsa

[grid@server53 ~]$ ssh-keygen -t rsa


[grid@server52 ~]$ ssh-copy-id grid@server52

[grid@server52 ~]$ ssh-copy-id grid@server53

[grid@server53 ~]$ ssh-copy-id grid@server52

[grid@server53 ~]$ ssh-copy-id grid@server53

So far so good.

When this is performed you are ready to continue and user runcluvfy.sh to validate your environment or start the runInstaller for the Grid Infrastucture installation.

But when you have started the installation and at the screen: Cluster node Information, you can test the SSH setup performed above. But it fails, reporting

[INS-06006] Passwordless SSH connectivity not set up between the following node(s) server52,server53.

Then you try the option setup (reconfigure ssh), but again it fail, so on google you find a lot of solutions to remote /home/grid/.ssh on each node and reconfigure again,  but whatever you try, restart installer ect, the problem still exists.

The issue is NOT caused by incorrect setup/configuration of SSH. But due to the environment variable SSH_AUTH_SOCK.

[grid@server52 ~]$ echo $SSH_AUTH_SOCK /run/user/1100/keyring-RLUHGM/ssh

[grid@server52 ~]$ unset SSH_AUTH_SOCK

[grid@server52 ~]$ ./runInstaller

You need to unset this environment variable and restart the runInstaller, when executed the error is gone and the Grid Infrastructure installation will continue.

Hope this helps.



  1. Moises Alonso 31 maart 2017 at 20:59 - Reply

    Great! Thank you very much!

  2. Mahendra 19 juli 2017 at 21:53 - Reply

    This is very helpful. It works. I spent almost Half a Day to try different thing, none works but when I found this document and follow it, Bingo. It works.

  3. sweety sinha 7 september 2017 at 06:07 - Reply

    thank you very much …. It worked for me as well.

  4. Lenh 28 oktober 2017 at 15:05 - Reply

    Great! Thanks for your help. I spent almost couple of hours too.

  5. jai 23 juni 2018 at 06:13 - Reply

    its not working in my case.Still getting error.SSH connectivity is succesfully established by GI software but when i test or click next it gives error “ssh connectivity not establish on node “

  6. bensonyang 5 juli 2018 at 07:05 - Reply

    Very useful , Thanks .

  7. Felix 26 oktober 2018 at 15:00 - Reply

    I faced same error, I realized I copied from node1 to node 2 and vice-versa but it seems is also needed from node1 to node1 and node2 to node 2 xDD

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