Increase the System Disk for Panorama on an ESXi Server

Migrate the existing system 81GB system disk to a 224GB system disk for Panorama deployed on an ESXI server.
Add a 224GB system disk to replace the default 81GB system disk. For the minimum resource requirements for the Panorama virtual appliance, see Setup Prerequisites for the Panorama Virtual Appliance.
Decreasing the Panorama virtual appliance system disk back to 81GB is not supported.
  1. Save and export your Panorama and firewall configuration to ensure you can recover Panorama if you encounter any issues.
  2. Access the VMware vSphere Client and navigate to your Panorama virtual appliance.
  3. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
    Power
    Power Off
    .
  4. Add the new 224GB system disk.
    1. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and
      Edit Settings
      .
    2. Select
      New Hard Disk
      as the
      New Device
      and
      Add
      the new device.
    3. Configure the new hard disk with 224GB and click
      OK
      .
      increase-system-disk-add-disk.png
  5. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
    Power
    Power On
    .
    Panorama may take up to 30 minutes to initialize the new system disk. During this time the Panorama web interface and CLI are unavailable.
  6. Migrate disk data from the old system disk to the new system disk.
    In this example, we are migrating to the newly added system disk labeled sdb.
    1. Enter the following command to view the available system disks for migration:
      admin>
      request system clone-system-disk target ?
    2. Migrate the disk data to the new system disk using the following command:
      admin>
      request system clone-system-disk target sdb
      Enter
      Y
      when prompted to begin the disk migration.
      To begin the migration, Panorama reboots and takes at least 20 minutes to complete the disk migration. During this time the Panorama web interface and CLI are unavailable.
    3. Monitor the disk migration from the web Console. Continue to the next step only after Panorama displays the following message to indicate the disk migration is complete.
      increase-system-disk-migration-complete.png
  7. Delete the old system disk.
    1. Access the VMware vSphere Client and navigate to your Panorama virtual appliance.
    2. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
      Power
      Power Off
      .
    3. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and
      Edit Settings
      .
    4. Delete the old 81GB system disk and click
      OK
      .
  8. Modify the Virtual Device Node for the new system disk.
    1. Expand the settings options for the new system disk.
    2. Select
      SCSI(0:0)
      as the
      Virtual Device Node
      .
    3. Click
      OK
      to save your configuration changes.
      increase-system-disk-modify-virtual-device-node.png
  9. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
    Power
    Power On
    .
  10. Verify that you successfully migrated to the new system disk.
    1. Enter the following command to view the system disk partitions.
      You must add the
      /dev/root
      ,
      /dev/sda5
      ,
      /dev/sda6
      , and
      /dev/sda8
      partitions to confirm the disk size is increased.
      admin>
      show system disk-space
      increase-system-disk-migration-verify.png

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