Increase the System Disk on the Panorama Virtual Appliance in Legacy Mode

Increase the system disk on a Panorama™ virtual appliance in Legacy mode from 50GB to 81GB.
To successfully upgrade a Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode to PAN-OS 9.0.6 and later releases, you must upgrade the system disk from 50GB to 81GB. Upgrading to PAN-OS 9.0.6 and later releases fails if the Panorama virtual appliance in Legacy mode has the default 50GB system.
Palo Alto Networks recommends increasing the system disk during a scheduled maintenance window as the Panorama virtual appliance must be powered off to increase the system disk.
Decreasing the Panorama virtual appliance system disk back to 50Gb after a successful PAN-OS upgrade is not supported.
  1. Save and export your Panorama and firewall configuration to ensure you can recover Panorama if you encounter any issues.
  2. Access the VMware vSphere Client and navigate to your Panorama virtual appliance.
  3. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
    Power
    Power Off
    .
  4. Add a new 81GB system disk.
    1. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and
      Edit Settings
      .
    2. Select
      New Hardware Disk
      as the
      New Device
      and
      Add
      the new device.
    3. Configure the new hard disk with 81GB and click
      OK
      .
  5. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
    Power
    Power On
    .
  6. Migrate the disk data from the old system disk to the new system disk.
    In this example, we are migrating the newly added system disk labeled
    sdb
    .
    1. View the system disks available for migration.
      admin>
      request system clone-systemdisk target ?
    2. Migrate the disk data to the new system disk.
      admin>
      request system clone-systemdisk target sdb
      Enter
      Y
      when prompted to begin the disk migration.
      To begin the migration, Panorama virtual appliance reboots and takes at leasts 20 minutes to complete the disk migration. The Panorama virtual appliance web interface and CLI are unavailable during this time.
    3. Monitor the disk migration status from the VMware vSphere Client Console. Continue to the next step after the Panorama virtual appliance displays the following message to indicate the disk migration is complete.
  7. Delete the old system disk.
    1. Access the VMware vSphere Client and navigate to your Panorama virtual appliance.
    2. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
      Power
      Power Off
      .
    3. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and
      Edit Settings
      .
    4. Delete the old 50Gb system disk and click
      OK
      .
  8. Modify the Virtual Device Node for the new system disk.
    1. Expand the settings options for the new system disk.
    2. Select
      SCSI(0:0)
      as the Virtual Device Node.
    3. Click
      OK
      .
  9. Right-click the Panorama virtual appliance and select
    Power
    Power On
    .
  10. Verify that you successfully increased the system disk size to 81GB.
    1. Enter the following command to view the system disk partitions.
      You must add the
      /dev/root
      ,
      /dev/sda5
      ,
      /dev/sda6
      , and
      /dev/sda8
      partitions to confirm the disk size increase.
      admin>
      show system disk-space

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