Add a Virtual Disk to Panorama on KVM

Add a virtual logging disk to Panorama™ in Panorama or Log Collector mode on KVM.
After you Install Panorama on KVM, 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 KVM 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. Shutdown the Panorama virtual appliance instance on the Virtual Machine Manager.
  2. Double-click the Panorama virtual appliance instance in the Virtual Machine Manager and Show virtual hardware details kvm-hardware-details-button.png .
  3. Add the virtual logging disk. Repeat this step as many times as needed.
    1. Create a disk image for a virtual image (Add HardwareStorage) and configure the virtual disk storage capacity to the appropriate 2TB value:2000GB or 14901.2GiB depending on your Virtual Machine Manager.
      Depending on the version, some Virtual Machine Managers use GiB (gibibyte) to allocate memory. Be sure you correctly convert the required storage capacity to avoid under provisioning the virtual logging disk and sending the Panorama virtual appliance into maintenance mode.
    2. In the Device type drop-down, select Disk device.
    3. In the Bus type drop-down, select VirtIO or IDE based on your configuration.
    4. Expand Advanced options and, in the Cache mode drop-down, select writethrough.
    5. Click Finish.
  4. Power on the Panorama virtual appliance instance.
  5. 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:
      : 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.
  6. Make disks available for logging.
    1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
    2. Edit a Log Collector (PanoramaManaged Collectors).
    3. Select Disks and Add each newly added disk.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Select CommitCommit 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.
    1. Configure a Collector Group.
    2. Configure Log Forwarding to Panorama.
  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 (PanoramaCollector Groups).
    3. Verify that the Log Storage capacity accurately displays the disk capacity.

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