Adding a Disk to the FortiManager-VM for Logging


This recipe is part of the process of deploying FortiManager for the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). See below for the rest of the recipes in this process:

  1. Initial Deployment
  2. Registering and Downloading Your License
  3. Connecting to the FortiManager-VM
  4. Adding a Disk to the FortiManager-VM for Logging

You are required to add another disk to store logs.

  1. Log into the GCP Compute Engine.
  2. Go to the Disks page.
  3. Create a blank disk in the same zone where the FortiManager-VM resides. Disk size varies depending on the license.

  4. Click Create. Ensure the disk appears in the Disks list.
  5. You must attach the disk to the FortiManager-VM instance. Navigate to the FortiManager-VM instance and start the gcloud command.


  7. Delete the lines that appear in the command line.

  8. Enter the following command:
    gcloud compute instances attach-disk [INSTANCE_NAME] --disk [DISK_NAME]
    For example, the above instance has the instance name “jkato-fmg-564-test002” and disk name “jkato-fmg-564-test005″. In this case, the command is as follows: gcloud compute instances attach-disk jkato-fmg-564-test002 --disk jkato-fmg-564-test005
  9. After attaching the disk, log into the FortiManager-VM management GUI.
  10. Click System Settings. Invoke the command line by clicking the icon in the CLI Console widget.

  11. In the command line window, enter exec lvm info. The recently added disk is shown as Unused.

  12. Enter exec lvm start to start LVM disk management. Enter y to continue. The system reboots.

  13. Rebooting causes the connection to the CLI console and the management GUI to be lost. Repeat steps 9 to 11. The disk now appears as Used.
  14. Run exec lvm extend. This incorporates the disk into the FortiManager system.

  15. To add more disks later, follow steps 4 to 6 in
  16. Go to the Dashboard. You will now have sufficient disk space.