Add a Virtual Disk to Panorama on Alibaba Cloud

Add a virtual disk to expand log storage for the Panorama™ virtual appliance on Alibaba Cloud.
After you Install Panorama on Alibaba Cloud, add additional virtual logging disks to expand log storage capacity on the Panorama™ virtual appliance for logs generated by managed firewalls. You can add virtual disks to a local Log Collector for a Panorama virtual appliance in Panorama mode or for a Dedicated Log Collector. To add virtual disks, you must have access to the Alibaba Cloud Console, the Panorama command-line interface (CLI), and the Panorama web interface.
The Panorama virtual appliance on Alibaba Cloud supports only 2TB logging disks and, in total, supports up to 24TB of log storage. You cannot add a logging disk smaller than 2TB or a logging disk of a size that is not evenly divisible by 2TB because the Panorama virtual appliance partitions logging disks in to 2TB partitions. For example, if you attach a 4TB logging disk, Panorama will create two 2TB partitions. However, you cannot add a 5TB logging disk because the leftover 1TB is not supported as a partition.
  1. Log in to the Alibaba Cloud Console.
  2. Select
    Elastic Compute Service
    Instances & Images
    Instances
    and navigate to the Panorama virtual appliance instance.
  3. Add a virtual logging disk to Panorama.
    1. In the Actions column, select
      Manage
      .
    2. Select
      Cloud Disk
      and
      Create Disk
      .
    3. Configure the virtual logging disk.
      • Attach
        —Select
        Attach to ECS Instance
        .
      • ECS Instance
        —Select the region and the Panorama virtual appliance instance.
      • Storage
        —Select type of virtual disk and enter the disk capacity.
      • (
        Optional
        )
        Quantity
        —Specify how many virtual disks to create. By default,
        1
        virtual disk is created. When creating multiple logging disks, be sure that the sum of all virtual disks does not exceed 24TB.
      • Terms of Service
        —Review the Alibaba Cloud Terms of Service and check after you have reviewed.
    4. Preview
      the virtual disk creation.
    5. Create
      the new virtual disk.
      A status window displays after you create the new virtual disk. After the virtual disk is successfully created,
      Go to the Disk List
      to confirm the disk is successfully created.
  4. Configure each disk.
    The following example uses the sdc virtual disk.
    1. Enter the following command to view the disks on the Panorama virtual appliance:
      show system disk details
      The user will see the following response:
      Name : sdb State : Present Size : 2048000 MB Status : Available Reason : Admin disabled
    2. Enter the following command and confirm the request when prompted for all disks with the
      Reason : Admin disabled
      response:
      request system disk add sdc
      The
      request system disk add
      command is not available on a Panorama management server in Management Only mode because logging is not supported in this mode. If you do not see the command, Set up a Panorama Virtual Appliance in Panorama Mode to enable the logging disks. Once in Panorama mode, log in to the Panorama CLI and continue to the next step to verify the disk addition.
    3. Enter the
      show system disk details
      command to verify the status of the disk addition. Continue to the next step when all newly added disk responses display
      Reason : Admin enabled
      .
  5. Make disks available for logging.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Edit a Log Collector (
      Panorama
      Managed Collectors
      ).
    3. Select
      Disks
      and
      Add
      each newly added disk.
    4. Click
      OK
      .
    5. Select
      Commit
      Commit to Panorama
      .
      For Panorama in an Active/Passive high availability (HA) configuration, wait for HA sync to complete before continuing.
    6. Select
      Commit
      Push to Devices
      and push the changes to the Collector Group the Log Collector belongs to.
  6. (
    New Panorama deployments in Panorama mode only
    ) Configure Panorama to receive logs.
    If you are adding logging disks to an existing Panorama virtual appliance, skip to step 6.
  7. Verify that the Panorama Log Storage capacity is increased.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Select the Collector Group to which the Panorama virtual appliance belongs (
      Panorama
      Collector Groups
      ).
    3. Verify that the
      Log Storage
      capacity accurately displays the disk capacity.

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