There are instances when you must take a disk offline. If a disk is corrupted, you must disable the disk before removing it. You must also disable a disk before moving the physical disk device to another location to be connected to another system.
To take a disk offline
11 (Disable (offline) a disk device)from the
Disable (offline) a disk device
VxVM INFO V-5-2-474 Use this menu operation to disable all
access to a disk device by the Volume Manager. This operation
can be applied only to disks that are not currently in a disk
group. Use this operation if you intend to remove a disk from
a system without rebooting.
NOTE: Many systems do not support disks that can be removed
from a system during normal operation. On such systems, the
offline operation is seldom useful.
Select a disk device to disable [<address>,list,q,?]
vxdiskadm program disables the specified disk.
y) or return to the
vxdiskadmmain menu (
Disable another device? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)