Mount the Panorama ESXi Server to an NFS Datastore
When the Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy
mode runs on an ESXi server, mounting to a Network File System (NFS)
datastore enables logging to a centralized location and expanding
the log storage capacity beyond what a virtual disk supports. (ESXi
5.5 and later versions can support a virtual disk of up to 8TB.
Earlier ESXi versions support a virtual disk of up to 2TB.) Before
setting up an NFS datastore in a Panorama high availability (HA)
configuration, see Logging Considerations in Panorama HA.
The Panorama virtual appliance in Panorama mode
does not support NFS.
in the Miscellaneous section, click
Enter the IP address of the NFS
storing the log files. For example, export/panorama.
and enter the
for accessing the NFS
To use NFS over TCP, the NFS server must support
it. Common NFS ports are UDP/TCP 111 for RPC and UDP/TCP 2049 for
For optimal NFS performance, in the
fields, specify the maximum size of the chunks
of data that the client and server pass back and forth to each other.
Defining a read/write size optimizes the data volume and speed in
transferring data between Panorama and the NFS datastore.
Copy On Setup
copy the existing logs stored on Panorama to the NFS volume. If
Panorama has a lot of logs, this option might initiate the transfer
of a large volume of data.
Test Logging Partition
verify that Panorama can access the NFS
to save your changes.
changes. Until you reboot, the Panorama virtual appliance writes
logs to the local storage disk.
in the Device Operations
section. After rebooting, Panorama starts writing logs to the NFS