Add a Virtual Disk to Panorama on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Add a virtual disk to expand log storage for the Panorama™ virtual appliance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
After you Install Panorama on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), 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 OCI console, the Panorama command-line interface (CLI), and the Panorama web interface.
The Panorama virtual appliance on OCI 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.
- Log in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console.
- Create a 2TB block volume.
- SelectandBlock StorageBlock VolumesCreate Block Volume.
- Enter a descriptiveNamefor the volume.
- Select the sameAvailability Domainas the Panorama virtual appliance instance.
- Select theCustomvolume size.
- For the Volume Size, enter2000.
- Create Block Volume.
- Attach a virtual logging disk to the Panorama virtual appliance instance.In all modes, the first logging disk on the Panorama VM must be at least 2TB in order to add additional disks. If the first logging disk is smaller than 2TB, you will be unable to add additional disk space.
- Selectand click the name of the Panorama virtual appliance instance.ComputeInstances
- Under resources, selectAttached Block VolumesandAttach Block Volume.
- For the Volume,Select volumeand select the virtual logging disk.
- For the Attachment type, selectParavirtualized.This is required for the Panorama virtual appliance to recognize the virtual logging disk.
- For the Access, selectRead/Write.
- Attachthe virtual logging disk.
- Configure each disk.The following example uses the sdc virtual disk.
- Enter the following command to view the disks on the Panorama virtual appliance:show system disk detailsThe user will see the following response:Name : sdb State : Present Size : 2048000 MB Status : Unavailable Reason : Admin disabled
- Enter the following command and confirm the request when prompted for all disks with theReason : Admin disabledresponse:request system disk add sdcTherequest system disk addcommand 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.
- Enter theshow system disk detailscommand to verify the status of the disk addition. Continue to the next step when all newly added disk responses displayReason : Admin enabled.
- Make disks available for logging.
- Log in to the Panorama web interface.
- Edit a Log Collector ().PanoramaManaged Collectors
- SelectDisksandAddeach newly added disk.
- Select.CommitCommit to PanoramaFor Panorama in an Active/Passive high availability (HA) configuration, wait for HA sync to complete before continuing.
- Selectand push the changes to the Collector Group the Log Collector belongs to.CommitPush to Devices
- Verify that the Panorama Log Storage capacity is increased.
- Log in to the Panorama web interface.
- Select the Collector Group to which the Panorama virtual appliance belongs ().PanoramaCollector Groups
- Verify that theLog Storagecapacity accurately displays the disk capacity.
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