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
      (
      Actions
      Edit 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. 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
    2. 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.
    3. 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
      Panorama
      Managed Collectors
      and edit the Log Collector.
    3. Select
      Disks
      and
      Add
      each new disk.
    4. Click
      OK
      .
    5. Select
      Commit
      Commit 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.
  5. Verify that the Panorama Log Storage capacity has been increased.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Select
      Panorama
      Collector 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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