Add a Virtual Disk to Panorama on Azure

Add a virtual logging disk to Panorama™ in Panorama or Log Collector mode on Microsoft Azure.
After you Install Panorama on Azure, add virtual logging disks to the Panorama™ virtual appliance instance to provide storage for logs generated by managed firewalls. You can add virtual disks to a local log Collector for a Panorama virtual appliance in Panorama mode or for a Dedicated Log Collector. To add virtual disks, you must have access to the Microsoft Azure portal, the Panorama command-line interface (CLI), and the Panorama web interface.
The Panorama virtual appliance on Azure supports only 2TB logging disks and, in total, supports up to 24TB of log storage. You cannot add a logging disk smaller than 2TB or a logging disk of a size that is not evenly divisible by 2TB because the Panorama virtual appliance partition logging disks in to 2TB partitions. For example, if you attach a 4TB logging disk, Panorama will create two 2TB partitions. However, you cannot add a 5TB logging disk because the leftover 1TB is not supported as a partition.
  1. Log in to the Microsoft Azure portal.
  2. Add a virtual logging disk to Panorama.
    1. In the Azure Dashboard, select the Panorama
      Virtual Machines
      to which you want to add a logging disk.
    2. Select
      Disks
      .
    3. +Add data disk
      .
    4. In the drop-down for the new disk,
      Create disk
      .
      create-disk-azure.png
    5. Configure the logging disk.
      1. Enter the disk
        Name
        .
      2. Select the Resource group. If you
        Create new
        resource groups, enter the group name.
      3. Verify the
        Account type
        (this field is automatically populated).
      4. In the
        Source type
        drop-down, select
        None (empty disk)
        .
      5. Specify the
        Size (GiB)
        of the logging disk as 2046 GiB.
      6. Create
        and then
        Save
        the new logging disk.
      config-disk-azure.png
  3. Enable 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
      .
  4. Make disks available for logging.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Edit a Log Collector (
      Panorama
      Managed Collectors
      )
    3. Select
      Disks
      and
      Add
      each newly added disk.
    4. Click
      OK
      .
    5. Select
      Commit
      Commit and Push
      and
      Commit and Push
      your changes.
  5. (
    New Panorama deployments in Panorama mode only
    ) Configure Panorama to receive logs.
    If you are adding logging disks to an existing Panorama virtual appliance, skip to Step 6.
  6. Verify that the Panorama Log Storage capacity is increased.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Select the Collector Group to which the Panorama virtual appliance belongs (
      Panorama
      Collector Groups
      ).
    3. Verify that the
      Log Storage
      capacity accurately displays the disk capacity.

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