You can increase the storage resources allocated to Log Insight as your needs grow.

You increase the storage space by adding a new virtual disk to the Log Insight virtual appliance. You can add as many disks as you need, and as your environment permits.

Log in to the vSphere Client as a user who has privileges to modify the hardware of virtual machines in the environment.

Shut down the Log Insight virtual appliance safely. See Power Off the Log Insight Virtual Appliance.

1

In the vSphere Client inventory, right-click the Log Insight virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

2

On the Hardware tab, click Add.

3

Select Hard Disk and click Next.

4

Select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

a

Type the disk capacity.

b

Select a disk format.

Option

Description

Thick Provision Lazy Zeroed

Creates a virtual disk in the default thick format. The space required for the virtual disk is allocated when the virtual disk is created. The data residing on the physical device is not erased during creation, but is zeroed out on demand at a later time, after first write from the virtual appliance

Thick Provision Eager Zeroed

Creates a type of thick virtual disk that supports clustering features such as Fault Tolerance. The space required for the virtual disk is allocated at creation time. In contrast to the flat format, the data residing on the physical device is zeroed out when the virtual disk is created. it might take much longer to create disks in this format than to create other types of disks.

Create thick provisioned eager zeroed disks whenever possible for better performance and operation of the Log Insight virtual appliance.

Thin Provision

Creates a disk in thin format. Use this format to save storage space.

Note

Snapshots can negatively affect the performance of a virtual machine. Do not use snapshots whenever possible .

c

(Optional) To select a datastore, browse for the datastore location and click Next .

5

Accept the default virtual device node and click Next.

6

Review the information and click Finish.

7

Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.

When you power on the Log Insight virtual appliance, the virtual machine discovers the new virtual disk and automatically adds it to the default data volume.

Caution

After you add a disk to the virtual appliance, you cannot remove it safely. Removing disks from the Log Insight virtual appliance may result in complete data loss.