You can import shared disk groups on a master node or a slave node. If you run the command to import the shared disk group on a slave node, the command is shipped to the master and executed on the master.
Disk groups can be imported as shared using the vxdg -s import command. If the disk groups are set up before the cluster software is run, the disk groups can be imported into the cluster arrangement using the following command:
# vxdg -s import diskgroup
where diskgroup is the disk group name or ID. On subsequent cluster restarts, the disk group is automatically imported as shared. Note that it can be necessary to deport the disk group (using the vxdg deport diskgroup command) before invoking the vxdg utility.