Add a Virtual Disk to Panorama on vCloud Air

Add virtual logging disk to Panorama™ in Panorama or Log Collector mode on vCloud Air.
You can add virtual logging disks to expand log storage capacity on the Panorama™ virtual appliance. If the appliance is in Panorama mode, you can add 1 to 12 virtual logging disks of 2TB each up to a maximum of 24TB. If the appliance is in Legacy mode, you can add one virtual logging disk of up to 8TB.
If Panorama loses connectivity to the new virtual disk, Panorama might lose logs for the duration of the failure.
  1. Add additional disks to Panorama.
    In all modes, the first logging disk on the Panorama VM must be at least 2TB to add additional disks. If the first logging disk is less than 2TB, you will be unable to add additional disk space.
    1. Access the vCloud Air web console and select your Virtual Private Cloud On Demand region.
    2. Select the Panorama virtual appliance in the Virtual Machines tab.
    3. Add another disk (ActionsEdit Resources).
    4. Set the Storage size. If the Panorama virtual appliance is in Panorama mode, set the size to at least 2TB. If the appliance is in Legacy mode, you can set the size to as much as 8TB.
      In Panorama mode, you can add disk sizes larger than 2TB and Panorama will automatically create as many 2TB partitions as possible. For example, if disk sdc was 24TB, Panorama will create 12 2TB partitions. These disks will be named sdc1 through sdc12.
    5. Set the storage tier to Standard or SSD-Accelerated.
    6. Repeat the previous steps to add additional disks to the Panorama virtual appliance as needed.
    7. Save your changes.
  2. Configure each disk.
    The following example uses the sdc virtual disk.
    1. Log in to the Panorama CLI.
    2. 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 : 2048 MB 
      	Status : Available 
      	Reason : Admin enabled 
      	Name : sdc 
      	State : Present 
      	Size : 2048 MB 
      	Status : Available 
      	Reason : Admin disabled
    3. 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 Step 4 to verify the disk addition.
    4. 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.
  3. Make disks available for logging.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Select PanoramaManaged Collectors and edit the Log Collector.
    3. Select Disks and Add each new disk.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Select CommitCommit and Push and Commit and Push your changes.
  4. Configure Panorama to receive logs.
    This step is intended for new Panorama deployments in Panorama mode. If you are adding logging disks to an existing virtual Panorama appliance, continue to the next step.
    1. Configure a Managed Collector.
    2. Configure a Collector Group.
    3. Configure Log Forwarding to Panorama.
  5. Verify that the Panorama Log Storage capacity has been increased.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Select PanoramaCollector Groups and select the Collector Group to which the virtual Panorama appliance belongs.
    3. Verify that the Log Storage capacity accurately displays your new disk capacity.

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