>Does anyone know how to format the ssa disks which were previously
>members of a RAID-5 array. The array is gone now and the disks can't be
>via the normal procedure which clears the information from the drive..
>Format doesn't work either.
Did you just blow up SSA-RAID controller or something,
installed new one and now cannot get rid of stale physical volumes?
"rmdev -l hdiskx -d" removes this raid array disk from ODM that was known
to AIX as physical disk. May be you need remove and reconfigure physical
SSA disk too "rmdev -l pdiskx -d".
After that run "cfgmgr" and all available and working SSA physical disks
will be configured as ordinary physical disk .(like SCSI disks, just
one-to-one mapping exsist between hdiskx and pdiskx, not many-to-one
like with SSA RAID5 disks)
Now you can proceed with volume group creation an so on. There is no need to
format drives... :-)
Oh, yes, If you had any volume groups on those failed disks...
run "exportvg <vg name>" to remove VG information from ODM.
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