Expand Capacity for Licensed Cloud Appliances
When you purchase a capacity-based license for Q-Cloud Protect, you are predefining the maximum amount of storage capacity allocated to the cloud appliance. You will be able to use up to the specified amount of storage allocated in the license.
If you begin to approach maximum storage capacity, the cloud appliance sends an alert. If this occurs, you will need to expand your cloud appliance's storage capacity.
Take the following steps, as needed, to expand the licensed storage capacity for your cloud appliance.
As the first step, you will need to purchase additional licensed storage capacity for the cloud appliance. You can purchase additional storage capacity in 1 TB increments. Contact your Quantum sales representative to make this purchase.
After purchasing storage capacity, make sure to establish the additional storage.
If your cloud appliance can communicate with the Internet, it will automatically establish this storage.
If your cloud appliance cannot communicate with the Internet, you will need to manually establish this additional storage.
For detailed instructions, see the following:
If you increase your total licensed storage capacity beyond 20 TB, you will need to increase the size of the instance type attached to your cloud appliance. Review the following table for recommendations in selecting the appropriate instance type for your appliance's allocated storage capacity.
1 – 20 TB
21 – 90 TB
As the last step in expanding your cloud appliance's overall storage capacity, you may need to expand the EBS volume's storage attached to your cloud appliance, depending on the amount of metadata that is currently being stored.
If your cloud appliance is raising low-capacity alerts, we recommend expanding EBS volume storage capacity before doing anything else to avoid running out of metadata storage.
For more information, see Expanding EBS Volumes.
For more information about managing your cloud appliance's storage capacity, see Space Management .
- Stop any replication that may be running on your cloud appliance, and shut down the cloud appliance from its virtual console or command line.
- From the Instances Dashboard, select the Q-Cloud Protect instance.
- Click the Actions button, and select Instance State > Stop.
- Click the Actions button, and select Instance Settings > Change Instance Type to display the Change Instance Type dialog box.
- From the Instance Type drop-down list, select m3.2xlarge.
- Click Apply.
- Start up the cloud appliance.
- Expand the cloud appliance's EBS volume, as needed. See Expanding EBS Volumes.