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How to Install and Assign Pool Licenses on a Barracuda NG Control Center

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Pool licenses are typically used in larger Barracuda NG Firewall environments using a Barracuda NG Control Center for management purposes. Pool licenses are bundles of single licenses that can be dynamically assigned to the NG Control Center managed Firewalls. License management takes place directly on the Barracuda NG Control Center. 

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Before you Begin

Make sure the Barracuda NG Admin has a connection to the Internet. When entering the license token, Barracuda NG Admin downloads the purchased license file from Barracuda Networks and automatically installs the license on the Barracuda NG Control Center.

Step 1. Install the License

To install the pool license on the Barracuda NG Control Center:

  1. Open the Barracuda Activation page (Control > Barracuda Activation).
  2. In the Pool Licenses section, right-click and select Import Pool License.
  3. Enter the pool license token and select the product type from the Product list.
  4. Fill out the Barracuda customer activation form. 

The pool license is now listed in the Pool Licenses section.

Step 2. Select Product Type and Disable Barracuda Activation

You must turn of Barracuda Activation for each firewall you want to use pool licenses for .

  1. Open the Box Properties page (Config > Multi-Range > your range > your cluster > Boxes > your NG Firewall).
  2. Click Lock.
  3. Select your Barracuda NG Firewall model the Product Type and Hardware Model dropdown menus.
  4. In the left menu, click Operational.
  5. Set Disable Barracuda Activation to Yes.
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate

The NG Firewall will no longer try to retrieve the licenses automatically, as the pool licenses are assigned by the NG Control Center.

Step 3. Assign the License

You can only use pool licenses of the same product type (F/VF/SF) and model (e.g., VF50) as the NG Firewall you are assigning the license to.

  1. Open the Box Licenses page (Config > Multi-Range > your range > your cluster > Boxes > your NG Firewall).
  2. Click Lock.
  3. Click + and select Import from Pool License.
  4. Double click on the pool license you want to assign to this unit. Repeat this step for every pool license (base, energize update, web security,...) you want to assign.
  5. Click Send Changes and Activate.
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