The vxdisksetup command configures the disk for use by Veritas Volume Manager (VxVM). vxdisksetup is called by the vxdiskadd command as part of initial disk configuration. The vxdiskunsetup command reverses the configuration done by vxdisksetup and makes the specified disks unusable by VxVM. vxdiskunsetup can be applied only to VxVM-initialized disks that are not in use within an imported disk group.
The following are use cases for administering VxVM disks using vxdisksetup and vxdiskunsetup: