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 can take minutes, a few hours, or more than a day 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
      Managed Collectors
      and edit the Log Collector.
    3. Select
      each array.
    4. Click
      to save your changes.
    5. Select
      Commit to Panorama
      your changes.
    6. Select
      Push to Devices
      , select the Collector Group, and
      your changes.

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