Extending the CTERA Main Database Storage Pool
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Extending the CTERA Main Database Storage Pool

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To extend the CTERA main database storage pool:

  1. For each CTERA Portal instance you have installed, stop CTERA services, by doing the following:

    1. Open an SSH session to the CTERA Portal instance.
    2. Log in as root user.
    3. Run the command to stop the CTERA Portal services: portal-manage.sh stop

  2. Attach a VMDK drive to the CTERA Portal server, by doing the following:

    1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the CTERA Portal virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
      The virtual machine settings are displayed.
    2. In the Virtual Hardware tab, click select New Hard Disk for New Device and click Add.
      A new hard disk is added to the settings.
    3. Specify the disk size you want for the new disk.
    4. Click OK.
      The new VMDK hard disk is added.
      Note

      In certain cases, you may be required to reboot the CTERA Portal server in order for the new VMDK drive to be identified.

  3. Extend the storage pool, by doing the following:

    1. Log in as root user to your CTERA Portal server over SSH.
    2. Run the following command to identify the name of the device you attached: fdisk –l
    3. Locate the device name according to its size and usage information.
    4. Run the following command to stop the portal services: portal-manage.sh stop
    5. Run the command to extend the storage pool:portal-storage-util.sh extend_storage deviceName
      Where deviceName is the name of the device you attached.

    The main database storage pool is extended.

  4. To view the storage pool size, run the following command: df –h /usr/local/lib/ctera

  5. For each CTERA Portal instance you installed, starting from the CTERA Portal main database and proceeding to the application servers, start CTERA Portal services.

    1. Log in as root user to each CTERA Portal server over SSH.
    2. Run the following command to start the portal services: portal-manage.sh start

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