How to increase the virtual disk of the virtual Web or Management Appliance

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  • Updated: 09 Dec 2013

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Virtual Web Appliance , Virtual Management Appliance


What To Do

To increase the disk of the Virtual Web or Management Appliance please follow the steps below:

  1. Power off the Virtual Web/Management Appliance
  2. Increase the size of the Virtual Web/Management Appliance hard drive image via VMware tools.

    Please note that in the SWA/SMA VM there are two Virtual HD's one is 1G in size and other have a different size. Choose the HD with the different size (greater than 1GB) as 1G is only for the installer.

  3. Restart the Virtual Web/Management Appliance
  4. Go to the VM console interface of the Appliance and  
  5. choose option 4 (Check for increased disk space) to complete the change:


6. Confirm to reboot the appliance by choose yes. This will reboot the appliance twice:

 7. After rebooting the size of the appliance will be updated

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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