Virtual Host Installation: Task 1. Review Initial Datastore Configuration

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Review the datastore configuration after initial deployment to determine if you have enough drive space to accommodate the needs of your enterprise. As an example, this topic reviews the datastore configuration of the PacketDB on the Log Decoder host after you first deploy it from an Open Virtualization Archive (OVA) file.

Initial Space Allocated to PacketDB

The allocated space for the PacketDB is about 133.13 GB. The following NetWitness Platform Explore view example shows the size of the PacketDB after you initially deploy it from OVA or VHDX.

Size of packet DB

Initial Database Size

By default, the database size is set to 95% of the size of file system on which the database resides. SSH to the Log Decoder host and enter the df -k command string to view the files system and its size. The following output is an example of the information that this command strings returns.

Output of file system and its size

PacketDB Mount Point

The database is mounted on the packetdb logical volume in netwitness_vg00 volume group. netwitness_vg00 and this is where you start your expansion planning for the file system.

Initial Status of netwitness_vg00

  1. SSH to the Log Decoder host.
  2. Enter the lvs (Logical Volumes Show) command string to determine which logical volumes are grouped in netwitness_vg00.

    [root@nwappliance32431 ~}# lvs netwitness_vg00.

    The following output is an example of the information that this command strings returns.

    Example of command strings returns.

  3. Enter the pvs (Physical Volumes Show) command string to determine which physical volumes belong to a specific group.

    [root@nwappliance32431 ~}# pvs

    The following output is an example of the information that this command strings returns.

    Output of physical volumes belong to a specific group.
  4. Enter the vgs (Volume Groups Show) command string to display the  total size of specific volume group.

    [root@nwappliance32431 ~}# vgs

    The following output is an example of the information that this command strings returns.

    Total size of specific volume group

 

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