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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Deploy the Barracuda NG Vx on a Citrix XenServer

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The Barracuda NG Vx is available as a fully virtualized or paravirtualized image for your Citrix XenServer version 6.0 or above. Before deploying the Barracuda NG Vx unit, 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. Deploy Citrix XenServer Image

  1. Launch Citrix XenCenter.
  2. From the File menu, choose Import VM.
  3. Browse to the xva file. E.g., GWAY-5.4.2-108-VFxxx-pv.xva
  4. Click Next. 
  5. Select the Home Server (Citrix XenServer) to deploy the Barracuda NG Firewall on. 
  6. Click Next.
  7. Select the storage repository. Note: Verify that there is enough free space on the storage repository. For more information, see Firewall Settings.

  8. Click Import
  9. Select the MAC Address for the virtual network adapter and if needed add more network adapters.


    (optional) Before you start the Barracuda NG Firewall Vx for the first time, assign a manual MAC address to the first virtual network interface. This lets you move the VM later without invalidating your license.

  10. Click Next
  11. Review the import settings and click Finish.

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 Citrix XenCenter.
  2. In the left pane click on the Barracuda NG Vx VM and select the Console tab. You can now see the console of the virtual Barracuda NG Vx.
  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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