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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

F180 and F183 Revision A

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F180 Rev. A Standard Model



Model F183 Rev. A



Warranty and Safety Instructions

Opening your Barracuda Networks appliance or removing its warranty label unless instructed to do so by Barracuda Networks support will void your warranty and hardware support.

Barracuda Networks Appliance Safety Instructions

Always use the power supply shipped with the appliance. To prevent damage, connect the DC plug to the appliance before plugging the power adapter into the AC outlet.

Default Port Configuration

Port LabelOS NotationSpeed/TypeManagement Port
1p110/100/1000 MBit RJ45X
2p2 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
3p3 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
4p4 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
5p5 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
6p6 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
s1-s8s 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45switch

Model F183 A Port Configuration

Port LabelOS NotationSpeed/TypeManagement Port
1p110/100/1000 MBit RJ45X
2p2 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
3p3 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
4p4 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
5p5 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
6p6 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
7p7 1 GbE Optical Fiber SFP  
8p8 1 GbE Optical Fiber SFP  

The CloudGen Firewall hardware appliances ship with a Quick Start Guide. Follow this guide to connect to your firewall. To protect your network, follow the instructions for the standard deployment.

Hardware Specifications


Model F180 A

6x 1 GbE RJ45 Ethernet &
8-port RJ45 Ethernet switch
Model F183 A6x 1 GbE RJ45 Ethernet &
2x 1 GbE SFP Optical Fiber
USB 2.04
Serial console1 [RJ45]
Integrated Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)Yes
RAM [GB]2 or higher
Mass Storage
Size [GB]80
Size, Weight, Dimensions
Appliance weight [kg]2.1
Carton weight with appliance [kg]4.5
Appliance size: width x depth x height [mm]378 x 162 x 44
Carton size: width x depth x height [mm]786 x 495 x 471
Form factorCompact


Power supplySingle, external
L-Shape rack mount bracketIncluded in packaging
Wall mount bracketIncluded in packaging
Noise emission [db/A]60
Operating temperature [°C]0 to +35
Storage temperature [°C]-20 to +70
Operating humidity (non-condensing)5% to 95%
Certifications & Compliance
CE emissionsYes
CE electrical safetyYes
FCC emissionsYes
ROHS compliantYes
Power & Efficiency
Power supply typeExternal
Power type [AC/DC]AC
Input rating [Volts]100-240
Input frequency [Hz]50-60
Auto senseYes
Wattage / max. power draw [W]45
Max. power draw (@ 230V) [A]0.2
Max. heat dissipation [W]19
Max. heat dissipation [BTU]65
Energy efficiency [average]> 85%

The hardware specifications list was valid at the time this manual was published. The listed components are subject to change at any time, as Barracuda Networks may change hardware components due to technological advancements. Therefore, the list may not reflect the current hardware configuration of the Barracuda Networks appliance it was delivered with.

Wall Mount Kit

This appliances is shipped with a wall mount kit. Print the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Wall Mount Jig to use as a template when drilling the required holes. Do not scale the PDF when printing.

LEDs and Acoustic Signals

Your appliance is equipped with a variety of LEDs and acoustic signals. The front panel of the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F180 A and F183 A contains one power LED (blue), one disc LED (green), one status LED (red), and 4 port LEDs. On the back panel, you can see one power button LED and various port LEDs. Two acoustic signals indicate status of installation. The tables below show the different meanings of the different glowing states and acoustic signals:

LED ColorStatusMeaning InstallationMeaning Operation

All LEDs Off


Appliance is powered off or installation has not initialized far enough for LED control when installation is started.

Appliance is powered off.

Power LED front side - BLUE



Appliance is plugged in and is on.
Status LED front side - REDOffInstallation has finished successfully.Box is running normally.

Status LED front side - RED


After a hotfix installation, the LED turns to red until the next reboot in case the hotfix installation failed. This feature requires firmware 7.1.3 or higher OR 7.2.2 or higher.

Appliance is halted and may be disconnected, or an error occurred preventing the appliance from entering the up state.
Status LED front side - REDBlinking slowly (1/s interval)Normal installation.Appliance is either booting, shutting down, or performing a system update.

Status LED front side - RED

Blinking fast (4/s interval)

Error during installation.

Appliance is in ART mode.



Appliance is reading or writing on storage.

Appliance is accessing the internal storage.


Left blinking

Data transfer – Yellow (10/100 Mbps)

Port in use.
 Right steady-Port is on.

PSU modules connected and running

Power supply unit is up and running.


Power defective, standby, or shutdown

Power supply unit is off or in standby mode.
Acoustic SignalFrequencyMeaning

1 time


Appliance is booting.

3 times


Installation was completed successfully; appliance is halted for reboot. After reboot, one beep will again indicate booting.

3 times long

(_ _ _)

Error during installation

LED and acoustic signals may vary between different appliance models.

Serial Console Port

In order to establish a console connection to the appliance using an RJ45 serial cable, you need to configure the serial port on the terminal using the following parameters:

Stop bit1