Formatted disks being placed under VxVM control may be new or previously used outside VxVM. The set of disks can consist of all disks on the system, all disks on a controller, selected disks, or a combination of these.
To initialize disks for VxVM use
Select disk devices to add: [<pattern-list>,all,list,q,?]
The pattern-list can be a single disk, or a series of disks and/or controllers (with optional targets). If pattern-list consists of multiple items, separate them using white space. For example, specify four disks at separate target IDs on controller 3 as follows:
c3t0d0 c3t1d0 c3t2d0 c3t3d0
The phrase online invalid in the STATUS line indicates that a disk has yet to be added or initialized for VxVM control. Disks that are listed as online with a disk name and disk group are already under VxVM control.
Here are the disks selected. Output format: [Device] list of device names Continue operation? [y,n,q,?] (default: y) y
You can choose to add these disks to an existing disk group, a new disk group, or you can leave these disks available for use by future add or replacement operations. To create a new disk group, select a disk group name that does not yet exist. To leave the disks available for future use, specify a disk group name of none. Which disk group [<group>,none,list,q,?]
There is no active disk group named disk group name. Create a new group named disk group name? [y,n,q,?] (default: y)y
Create the disk group as a CDS disk group? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)
Use default disk names for the disks? [y,n,q,?] (default: y) n
Add disks as spare disks for disk group name? [y,n,q,?] (default: n) n
Exclude disks from hot-relocation use? [y,n,q,?} (default: n) n
Add site tag to disks? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)
If you enter y to choose to add a site tag, you are prompted to the site name at step 11.
The selected disks will be added to the disk group disk group name with default disk names. list of device names Continue with operation? [y,n,q,?] (default: y) y
If you chose to tag the disks with a site in step 9, you are now prompted to enter the site name that should be applied to the disks in each enclosure:
The following disk(s): list of device names belong to enclosure(s): list of enclosure names Enter site tag for disks on enclosure enclosure name [<name>,q,?] site_name
The following disk device appears to contain a currently unmounted file system. list of enclosure names Are you sure you want to destroy these file systems [y,n,q,?] (default: n) y
Reinitialize these devices? [y,n,q,?] (default: n) y VxVM INFO V-5-2-205 Initializing device device name.
Enter the desired format [cdsdisk,hpdisk,q,?] (default: cdsdisk)
At the following prompt, vxdiskadm asks if you want to use the default private region size of 32768 blocks (32MB). Press Return to confirm that you want to use the default value, or enter a different value. (The maximum value that you can specify is 524288 blocks.)
Enter desired private region length [<privlen>,q,?] (default: 32768)
VxVM INFO V-5-2-88 Adding disk device device name to disk group disk group name with disk name disk name. . . .
Add or initialize other disks? [y,n,q,?] (default: n)