Virtual Host Setup: Task 3. Add New Volume and Extend Existing File Systems

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You need to review the datastore space configuration options for the different hosts to get the optimal performance from your virtual NetWitness Platform deployment. Datastores are required for virtual host configuration, and the correct size is dependent on the host. For more information, see (Optional) Task 3. Review Initial Datastore Configuration.

Note: (1.) Refer to the "Optimization Techniques" topic in the RSA NetWitness PlatformCore Database Tuning Guide for recommendations on how to optimize datastore space. (2.) Contact Customer Care for assistance in configuring your virtual drives and using the Sizing & Scoping Calculator.

After reviewing your initial datastore configuration, you may determine that you need to add a new volume. This topic uses a Virtual Packet/Log Decoder host as an example.

Complete these tasks in the following order.

  1. Add New Disk
  2. Create New Volumes on the New Disk
  3. Create LVM volume on New Partition
  4. Extend Volume Group with Physical Volume
  5. Expand the File System
  6. Start the Services
  7. Make Sure the Services Are Running
  8. Reconfigure LogDecoder Parameters

Add New Disk

Add New Disk in VMware ESXi

Add New Disk in Hyper-V

Add New Disk in VMware ESXi

This procedure shows you how to add a new 100 GB disk on the same datastore.

Note: The procedure to add a disk on different datastore is similar to the procedure shown here.

  1. Shut down the machine, edit Virtual Machine Properties, click Hardware tab, and click Add.

    Add

  2. Select Hard Disk as the device type.

    Hard disk as a device type

  3. Select Create a new virtual disk.

    create new virtual disk

  4. Choose the size of the new disk and where you want to create it (on the same datastore or a different datastore).

    Note: Choose data provisioning based on your requirements

    Thick provision eager zeroed

  5. Approve the proposed Virtual Device Node.

    Approve the proposed Virtual Device Node

    Note: The Virtual Device Node can vary, but it is pertinent to /dev/sdX mappings.

  6. Confirm the settings.

    Confirm the settings

Add New Disk in Hyper-V

  1. Shut down the VM and click Settings and IDE Controller, select the Hard Drive and click Add.

    Click Add

  2. Select the New Virtual Hard disk.

    Select New Virtual Hard disk

  3. Select VHDX as a disk format.

    Select VHDX as a disk format

  4. Select Dynamically expanding as a disk type.

    Select Dynamically expanding as  a disk type.

  5. Specify the Name and Location of the virtual hard disk file.

    Specify the Name and  Location of the virtual hard disk file

  6. Select create a new blank virtual hard disk and specify the size.

    create a new blank virtual hard disk

  7. In the Summary, review the settings and click Finish.

    Summary review


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