Upgrade Drives on M-Series Appliances Running Panorama 7.0.7 or an Earlier Release

The logs on the 1TB drives will not be available after upgrading drives on an M-Series appliance that is running Panorama 7.0.7 or an earlier release. Even if this is acceptable, we recommend that you perform this upgrade during a maintenance window.
If it is important to you to retain logs, you must upgrade to Panorama 7.0.8 or a later release and then use the Upgrade Drives on M-Series Appliances Running Panorama 7.0.8 or a Later Release procedure.
  1. Access the command line interface (CLI) on the M-Series appliance.
    Connect to the M-Series appliance in one of two ways:
    • Connect a serial cable from your computer to the Console port and connect to the M-Series appliance using terminal emulation software (9600-8-N-1).
    • Use terminal emulation software (such as PuTTY) to open a Secure Shell (SSH) session to the IP address of the M-Series appliance.
  2. When prompted, log in to the appliance.
    Use the default administrator account and the assigned password.
  3. Verify that the RAID 1 status for the installed drives shows there are at least two functioning RAID 1 arrays. During the upgrade, you will upgrade one RAID 1 array at a time and there must be at least one other RAID 1 array that is available to the appliance. The appliance will show an abort error if you try to remove the only functioning array from the configuration.
    Enter the following command to view RAID status:
    >
    show system raid detail
    For example, the following shows an output from an M-500 appliance with two available arrays (Disk Pair A and Disk Pair B). If there is only one available array, you must add a second array as described in Add Additional Drives to an M-Series Appliance before you upgrade the drives.
    Disk Pair A                           Available Status                                 clean Disk id A1                           Present model        : ST91000640NS size         : 953869 MB status       : active sync Disk id A2 Present model        : ST91000640NS size         : 953869 MB status       : active sync Disk Pair B                           Available Status                                 clean Disk id B1                           Present model        : ST91000640NS size         : 953869 MB status       : active sync Disk id B2                           Present model        : ST91000640NS size         : 953869 MB status       : active sync
  4. Remove the first two 1TB drives from the first RAID 1 array configuration and then physically remove the drives.
    1. To remove the drives from the RAID 1 array configuration (A1 and A2 in this example), enter the following commands and enter
      y
      when prompted to confirm each request:
      >
      request system raid remove A1
      >
      request system raid remove A2
    2. Physically remove the drives from the drive bays. Press the ejector button on each drive carrier to release the ejector handle. Then pull the handle toward you and slide the drives out of the appliance.
    3. Remove two 2TB drives from their packaging and place them on a table next to the drives you just removed. Take note of how the drives are installed in the carrier because you will install the 2TB drives in these same carriers.
    4. Remove the four screws holding each drive in its carrier and remove the drives from the carriers.
    5. Attach the 2TB drives to the carriers using the same screws you just removed and then insert the carriers with the newly installed 2TB drives into the drive bays (A1 and A2 in this example).
  5. Create a new RAID 1 array for the newly installed 2TB drives and ensure that both drives are in the new array.
    1. To create a new array that includes the drive in drive bay A1, enter the following command:
      >
      request system raid add A1
    2. To view and confirm the status of the new RAID 1 array configuration, enter the following command:
      >
      show system raid detail
      The following output shows that the
      Disk Pair A
      array is
      Available
      .
      At this point, drive A2 will show
      not in use
      .
      Disk Pair A       Available Status         clean, degraded Disk id A1     Present model        : ST91000640NS size         : 953869 MB status       : active sync Disk id A2       Present model        : ST91000640NS size         : 953869 MB status       : not in use
    3. Add the second disk to the new array. In this example, add A2:
      >
      request system raid add A2
    4. Continue running the
      show system raid detail
      command to view the RAID output until the disk pair status shows
      clean
      and both disks show
      active sync
      .
  6. Upgrade drives for additional RAID 1 arrays as needed.
    To upgrade additional RAID 1 arrays to 2TB drives, repeat this procedure replacing the drive designators as applicable. For example, replace A1 with B1 and A2 with B2 to upgrade the drives in the B1/B2 RAID 1 array.

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