Add Additional Drives to an M-Series Appliance

  1. Install the new drives in the appropriate drive bays.
    Make sure to add the drives sequentially in the next open drive bays. For example, add drives to B1 and B2 before adding drives to C1 and C2.
  2. Access the command line interface (CLI) on the M-Series appliance.
    Connect to the M-Series appliance in one of two ways:
    • Connect a serial cable from your computer to the Console port and connect to the M-Series appliance using terminal emulation software (9600-8-N-1).
    • Use terminal emulation software (such as PuTTY) to open a Secure Shell (SSH) session to the IP address of the M-Series appliance.
  3. When prompted, log in to the appliance.
    Use the default administrator account and the assigned password.
  4. Configure each array.
    The time required to mirror the data on the drive may vary from several minutes to a few hours, depending on the amount of data on the drive.
    The following example uses the drives in bays B1 and B2.
    1. Enter the following commands and confirm the request when prompted:
      > request system raid add B1  
      > request system raid add B2
    2. To monitor the progress of the RAID configuration, enter the following command:
      > show system raid detail
      When the RAID set up is complete, the following response displays:
      Disk Pair A       Available 
         Status         clean 
         Disk id A1     Present 
             model        : ST91000640NS 
             size         : 953869 MB 
             status       : active sync 
         Disk id A2     Present 
             model        : ST91000640NS 
             size         : 953869 MB 
             status       : active sync 
      Disk Pair B        Available 
         Status          clean 
         Disk id B1      Present 
             model        : ST91000640NS 
             size         : 953869 MB 
             status       : active sync 
         Disk id B2     Present 
             model        : ST91000640NS 
             size         : 953869 MB 
             status       : active sync 
  5. Make the array available for logging.
    To enable the array for logging, you must first add the appliance as a managed collector on Panorama. If not already added, see Configure a Managed Collector.
    1. Log in to the web interface of the Panorama management server that manages this Log Collector.
    2. Select PanoramaManaged Collectors and edit the Log Collector.
    3. Select Disks and Add each array.
    4. Click OK to save your changes.
    5. Select CommitCommit to Panorama and Commit your changes.
    6. Select CommitPush to Devices, select the Collector Group, and Push your changes.

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