How to add the RAID disk pair on Panorama M-Series
Created On 09/24/19 20:45 PM - Last Modified 05/18/20 20:45 PM
The objective of this article is to provide step-by-step instructions on how to add and enable RAID disk pairs for logging on an M-100 when the disks are present but disabled.
Disabled disks are not available on Panorama GUI to be added for collector configuration.
- Panorama M-100
- PAN-OS 8.1
- Access Panorama's CLI and run the show system raid details command to confirm disk pair is present but disabled.
admin@Panorama> show system raid details Disk Pair A Unavailable Status Admin disabled Disk id A1 Present Disk id A2 Present
- Run the command request system raid add <pair value> and press "y" to continue. In this example we have added A1 or "Disk Pair 1":
admin@Panorama> request system raid add A1 Executing this command may delete all data on the drive being added. Do you want to continue? (y or n) Operation may take few minutes. Check 'show system raid detail' for status
- Repeat the above steps to add disk A2.
- The operation may take some time to complete and when completed, the output of show system raid details should look like this:
admin@Panorama> show system raid details 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
- If the operation has not yet been completed, the output will look similar to this:
Disk Pair A Available Status clean, degraded, recovering (10% complete) Disk id A1 Present model : ST91000640NS size : 953869 MB status : active sync Disk id A2 Present model : ST91000640NS size : 953869 MB status : spare rebuilding
Add the disk pair on GUI: Panorama> Managed collectors> -log collector name-> Disks Tab> Add. The disk pair will be added even when the rebuild is not yet complete.
Commit to Panorama to complete the operation.
By default, the Panorama M-100 ships with two disks configured in a RAID 1 pair, and the drives are located on bays A1 and A2 respectively. The procedure is the same if additional disk pairs are present but disabled as well.