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Increasing the disk size of a CloudGuard for Azure R77.30 and R80.10 VM
Solution

The default size of the Check Point image in Azure might not be sufficient for use cases such as when the VM acts as a log server.

This article describes how to:

  • Deploy a new CloudGuard VM with a larger disk
  • Increase the disk size of an already deployed CloudGuard VM

Note: This solution is supported starting with 77.30.8012056 or higher.

Deploying a new CloudGuard VM with a larger disk

  1. Start the Check Point CloudGuard IaaS deployment wizard via the Azure Marketplace.
  2. Enter the desired additional disk space in the Disk size field.

  3. As the VM starts it will automatically recognize the increased disk size and modify the disk's partition table.
  4. Use lvm_manager to complete the process. Refer to sk95566 - Managing partition sizes via LVM manager on Gaia OS.

 

Increasing the disk size of an already deployed instance

  1. Connect via SSH into the VM and enter the Expert mode 

  2. Run: [Expert@Hostname]# rm /etc/autogrow
  3. In the Azure portal:
     
    1. Stop (deallocate) the VM

    2. Wait for the VM state to change to "Stopped"

    3. Navigate to the VM's OS disk and increase its size.

    4. Start the VM
  4. As the VM starts it will automatically recognize the increased disk size and modify the disk's partition table.
  5. Use lvm_manager to complete the process. Refer to sk95566 - Managing partition sizes via LVM manager on Gaia OS.

Notes:

  • The partition table would only be resized if the new disk is larger by at least 10GB from the original disk 
  • As part of resizing the partition table, the VM is expected to reboot an additional time.

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