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How to Deploy the Barracuda NG Vx on Hyper-V

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The Barracuda NG Vx is available as a virtual machine for your Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor.

Before deploying the Barracuda NG Vx, verify that the host system meets the minimum storage requirements and review the resource recommendations for the production system.

In this article:

Before you Begin

Step 1. Create a New Virtual Machine

Create a virtual machine using the sizing recommendations for your model of the Barracuda NG Vx.

  1. Launch Hyper-V Manager.
  2. Right click on your Hyper V server and Select New > Virtual Machine. The New Virtual Machine Wizard opens. 
  3. Enter the Name. E.g., Barracuda NG Vx
  4. Click Next
  5. Enter the amount of memory in MB. E.g., 2048 
  6. Click Next
  7. Select the virtual network from the Connection drop down. 
  8. Click Next
  9. Select Use an existing virtual disk and enter the Location of the VHD file.
  10. Click Next
  11. Review the Summery and click Finish.

You can now launch the Barracuda NG Vx by selecting the virtual machine and clicking Start in the right pane.


Step 2. Configure the Barracuda NG Vx Unit on First Boot

You need to connect to the console of the VM to enter the minimal network configuration.

  1. Launch Hyper-V Manager.
  2. In the Virtual Machines pane double click on the Barracuda NG Vx VM. The console of the virtual Barracuda NG Vx opens.
  3. When the Barracuda NG VM has started the Active Recovery Technology (ART) menu is launched. 
  4. Select Basic Configuration, enter the following network settings, and then press F3 to save your changes: 
    • Hostname – The desired hostname for your Barracuda NG Vx unit. 
    • Management IP – The internal IP address for your Barracuda NG Vx unit. This IP address must be reachable from your PC. E.g.,
    • Netmask – The subnet mask. E.g.,
    • Default Gateway – The IP address of the next hop device that serves as and access point to another network. E.g.,
  5. Press F3 to save the configuration.
  6. Select Reboot. The Barracuda NG Vx will restart with the new network configuration.

Next Step

After you deploy the Barracuda NG Vx unit, continue with Getting Started.

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