I am not familiar with SSA but I think the hdisk device is available
before it bekomes a physical disk to the system. The IBM online
To change an available disk to a physical volume, enter:
chdev -l hdisk3 -a pv=yes
This causes the available disk (hdisk3 ) to be assigned a
physical volume identifier (PVID) if it does
not already have one.
Now you can put it into a volume group.
>I have an H50 that has some SSA disks on it
>that were moved from another machine.
>I believe they were part of an SSA RAID5 array.
>No exportvg, reducevg, etc were done on them
>prior to moving. Also on this machine I've just
>done a fresh install of 4.3.1 (a 'fluid' environment, no?)
>so only rootvg is defined.
>The problem is I cannot get the machine to assign
>an hdisk to the pdisk. The only thing that I've tried
>that works is to format the pdisk. Then I can assign
>an hdisk to it and use the drive. Is there an easier
>way or do I have to format the disk?
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