Replace the Virtual Disk on an ESXi Server

You cannot resize a virtual disk after adding it to the Panorama virtual appliance running on a VMware ESXi server. Because the Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode allows only one log storage location, you must replace the virtual disk as follows to modify the log storage capacity. In Panorama mode, you can simply add another disk (up to the maximum of 12) to Expand Log Storage Capacity on the Panorama Virtual Appliance.
On the Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode, you will lose the logs on the existing disk when you replace it. For the options to preserve existing logs, see Preserve Existing Logs When Adding Storage on Panorama Virtual Appliance in Legacy Mode.
  1. Remove the old virtual disk.
    1. Access the VMware vSphere Client and select the
      Virtual Machines
      tab.
    2. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
      Power
      Power Off
      .
    3. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
      Edit Settings
      .
    4. Select the virtual disk in the
      Hardware
      tab and click
      Remove
      .
    5. Select one of the Removal Options and click
      OK
      .
  2. Add the new virtual disk.
    1. Panorama running on ESXi 5.5 and later versions supports a virtual disk of up to 8TB. Panorama running on an earlier ESXi version supports a virtual disk of up to 2TB.
    2. In the vSphere Client, right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
      Power
      Power On
      .
      The reboot process might take several minutes and the message
      cache data unavailable
      will display.
  3. Verify that the modified log storage capacity is correct.
    1. Log in to the Panorama virtual appliance.
    2. Select
      Panorama
      Setup
      Management
      and verify that the Logging and Reporting Settings section, Log Storage field, displays the modified log storage capacity accurately.

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