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
  3. Add the virtual logging disk. Repeat this step as many times as needed.
    In all modes, the first logging disk on the Panorama VM must be at least 2TB in order to add additional disks. If the first logging disk is smaller than 2TB, you will be unable to add additional disk space.
    1. Create a disk image for a virtual image
      Add Hardware
      ) 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
      based on your configuration.
    4. Expand
      Advanced options
      and, in the
      Cache mode
      drop-down, select
    5. Click
  4. Power on
    the Panorama virtual appliance instance.
  5. Configure each disk.
    The following example uses the sdc virtual disk.
    1. Enter the following command to view the disks on the Panorama virtual appliance:
      show system disk details
      The user will see the following response:
      Name : sdb State : Present Size : 2048000 MB Status : Available Reason : Admin enabled Name : sdc State : Present Size : 2048000 MB Status : Available Reason : Admin disabled
    2. Enter the following command and confirm the request when prompted for all disks with the
      Reason : Admin disabled
      request system disk add sdc
      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.
    3. 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 (
      Managed Collectors
    3. Select
      each newly added disk.
    4. Click
    5. Select
      Commit to Panorama
      For Panorama in an Active/Passive high availability (HA) configuration, wait for HA sync to complete before continuing.
    6. Select
      Push to Devices
      and push the changes to the Collector Group the Log Collector belongs to.
  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.
  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 (
      Collector Groups
    3. Verify that the
      Log Storage
      capacity accurately displays the disk capacity.

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