To use the vxdiskadd command to put a disk under VxVM control.
# vxdiskadd disk
For example, to initialize the disk sdb:
# vxdiskadd sdb
The vxdiskadd command examines your disk to determine whether it has been initialized and also checks for disks that have been added to VxVM, and for other conditions.
The vxdiskadd command also checks for disks that can be encapsulated.
If you are adding an uninitialized disk, warning and error messages are displayed on the console by the vxdiskadd command. Ignore these messages. These messages should not appear after the disk has been fully initialized; the vxdiskadd command displays a success message when the initialization completes.
The interactive dialog for adding a disk using vxdiskadd is similar to that for vxdiskadm.