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Extend flow data storage on virtual appliance

 

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Summary:

The article describes possibilities to extend flow data storage on virtual collectors.

Environment:

Product: Flowmon Collector

Version: Any

Platform: VA

Question/Problem Description:

How to extend flow data storage on the virtual collector?

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Defect Number:  
Enhancement Number: NPMD-I-110
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There are two ways how to extend data storage:

1) By connecting a larger data disk to the virtual appliance

  • Shutdown the appliance
  • Connect a new larger data disk
  • Power on the appliance
  • Go to Configuration Center - System - System settings - Data storage - Rescan
  • Select new disk - Save - Create partition
  • Reboot the appliance (data are migrated from the old data disk to the new one during the reboot so reboot might take a long time based on the amount of data being migrated)
  • The disk is resized, and now it is possible to adjust quotas in Configuration Center - Resource manager

This method is mentioned in the "Deployment Guide for Virtual Appliances" (chapters 10.6 Data Storage and 10.7 Extend Data Storage Capacity) available at
https://support.kemptechnologies.com/hc/en-us/sections/4403921029645-Flowmon in the Documentation section.

 

2) EXPERIMENTAL: By resizing the existing data disk and installing a resize package

  • Shutdown the appliance
  • Resize the existing data disk
  • Power on the appliance
  • Go to Configuration Center - Versions - Import package
  • Import this package - https://nextcloud.flowmon.com/index.php/s/NJ7Fy46pqNJo94i
  • The disk is resized, and now it is possible to adjust quotas in Configuration Center - Resource manager

The second method is faster (no data migration).

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