Panorama M-500 disk upgrade & add process

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Panorama M-500 disk upgrade & add process

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I'm planning to upgrade storage capacity M-500.

It's using 12 slots with 1TB disks, I'm going to insert 2TB disks to empty slots and replace 1TB to 2TB.


As I know, after add new disks, panorama will redistribute existing logs.

While that process, can I replace 1TB disk to 2TB?




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


So you'll need to configure your 2TB disks into a different array. Once that's done you can migrate the logs to the new array and essentially decom the initial array with the 1TB drive once the logs have been migrated. Then you can go about cleaning up the config and clearing the slot so you can add the replacement 2TB disk in place of the 1TB disk. 

Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

You can run below command to get detail info


show system raid detail

Also the disks work in pair as shown below


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 you are replacing 1TB with 2TB you can put that 2TB in different slot and then copy the contents of 1TB disk to 2TB disk by running  the command below


The drive Model has to be same in Each Raid array.


Also, do not mix drive models within a RAID 1 array (for example, the drive model must be the same
for both drives in the A1/A2 RAID 1 array). You can, however, mix drive models in
different RAID 1 arrays. For example, the drives in the A1/A2 array can both be model drives in the A1/A2 array can both be model
ST91000640NS and the drives in the B1/B2 array can both be model ST1000NX0423


request system raid copy from A1 to A2




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