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How do I add disk space to the Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance?

Issue:
Process for adding additional disk space to the StruxureWare Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance.

Product Line:
StruxureWare Data Center Expert (DCE)

Environment:
StruxureWare Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance (DCE)

Cause:
The Data Center Expert OVA is deployed with limited disk space, and it is necessary to add additional disk space for data storage.

Resolution:
To increase storage for the virtual appliance, you must create additional hard disks. You cannot change the size of an existing hard disk, or remove a hard disk once it has been created. An error will occur on the primary interface, and the StruxureWare Data Center Expert virtual appliance will not start.

1. Gracefully shut down the virtual appliance.

2. In your virtual server console, select the option to add a hard disk.

3. Choose the hard disk size.
NOTE: For physical appliance equivalents, see equivalent configurations.

4. Choose thin or thick provisioning.

5. Power on the virtual appliance.

Changes in the disk space will take effect once the StruxureWare Data Center Expert virtual appliance has restarted. Do not shut down the virtual appliance while the disk reconfiguration process is running.

To verify that the Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance sees the additional space, navigate to the following: Desktop Client > System Menu > Server Administration Settings > Storage Settings.  The local repository option should show a combined amount of all of the disks added to the virtual appliance.

Note: To store large amounts of surveillance data, using a remote repository is recommended.
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