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AIX New Harddrive Configuration

Install ISCSI on AIX, we see the harddrives in lsdev -Cc disk
The drives are presented from a netapp appliance to AIX 6.1 server
hdisk2-5 were created.
 
What are the steps after that so that we can mount the drives,
do I need to create a VG? when I have tried mount //dev/hdisk2 /test,
it will error about about not having a logfile, if I give it a log file via the -o
option, it fails on mount i/o.
 
I have looked at smit, but not sure of the VG options, create normal, big.
are these what needs to be done next?
mkvg -y  iscsi_vg hdisk1
mklv -t jfs2log -y logiscsi_vg iscsi_vg 1
mklv -t jfs2 -y iscsilv iscsi_vg 64G
then make file system

What I am worried about is overwriting any data on the Netapp drives, I am told
there is data there.

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the hdisk are presented from a netapp box that was configured offsite and sent to our location.
I used lqueryvg -Atp hdisk2 and I can see that there are file systems on the various h/d. I was looking
for any information regarding previous VG, but did not see any i will try the importvg.

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closing,,, the issue turned out is that the LUNs were a "live" replication from another site, so, AIX was unable to mount them and considered the VID as corrupt.
 
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provided good help so awarding points, but the final solution was that the LUN was open by another process.