Add a Virtual Disk to Panorama on Hyper-V

Add a virtual logging disk to Panorama™ in Panorama or Log Collector mode on Hyper-V.
After you Install Panorama on Hyper-V, 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. The Panorama virtual appliance on Hyper-V 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 partitions 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. Power off the Panorama virtual appliance.
    1. On the Hyper-V Manager, select the Panorama virtual appliance instance from the list of
      Virtual Machines
      .
    2. Select
      Action
      Turn Off
      to power off the Panorama virtual appliance.
  2. Add the virtual logging disk. Repeat this step as many times as needed.
    1. Select the Panorama virtual appliance from the list of
      Virtual Machines
      , and select
      Action
      Settings
      .
    2. In the
      Hardware
      list, select
      IDE Controller 0
      .
    3. From the
      IDE Controller
      drives list, select
      Hard Drive
      and
      Add
      the new virtual logging disk.
      panorama-hyperv-add-hard-drive.png
    4. Select the new
      Hard Drive
      created under
      IDE Controller 0
      .
    5. Under
      Media
      , add a
      New
      hard disk.
      panorama-hyperv-new-hard-drive.png
  3. Configure the new virtual logging disk.
    1. If you see the Before You Begin prompt, click
      Next
      to begin adding the virtual logging disk
    2. For the Disk Format, select
      VHDX
      . Click
      Next
      to continue
    3. For the Disk Type, select
      Fixed Size
      or
      Dynamically Expanding
      based on your needs. Click
      Next
      to continue.
    4. Specify the
      Name
      and
      Location
      for the virtual logging disk file. Click
      Next
      to continue.
    5. To configure the disk, select
      Create a new virtual hard disk
      and enter the disk size. Click
      Next
      to continue.
    6. Review the Summary and
      Finish
      adding the virtual hard logging disk.
    7. Apply
      the new hard disk addition.
      panorama-hyperv-apply-hard-drive.png
  4. Power on the Panorama virtual appliance.
    1. Select the Panorama virtual appliance instance from the list of
      Virtual Machines
      .
    2. Select
      Action
      Start
      to power on the Panorama virtual appliance.
  5. 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
      .
  6. 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.
  7. (
    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 8.
  8. 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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