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How to Restore the Configuration on a HA Cluster after an RMA

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If a Barracuda NextGen F-Series Firewall residing in an HA cluster gets replaced with a newer revision model of the same product type (e.g., from F400 Rev. A to F400 Rev. B), you must create a configuration backup (PAR file) on the running HA partner and restore the configuration on the new appliance. This typically occurs in RMA cases, or if your appliance is replaced by Barracuda's hardware refresh program.

In this article:

Replacing the Secondary HA Unit

If the primary NextGen F-Series Firewall is running, and the secondary unit was replaced by a new model, restore the configuration from the primary unit.

Step 1. Select the Hardware Model
  1. Log into the primary NextGen F-Series Firewall.

  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > HA Box

  3. Double-click Box Properties .
    HA-Config.png

  4. Click Lock.
  5. In the Product and Model section, choose the correct Hardware Model for the replaced unit (secondary), and edit the remaining entries according to the appliance model.
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate.
Step 2. Configure the Secondary Unit
  1. Log into the primary NextGen F-Series Firewall.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > HA Box.
  3. Double-click HA Network.  
  4. Click  Lock .
  5. In the Management IP and Network section, set the Management IP of the new HA partner (secondary).
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate .
Step 3. Create a PAR File
  1. Log into the primary NextGen F-Series Firewall.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree.
  3. Right-click Box and select Create PAR file for HA box .
Step 4. Restore the Secondary Unit
  1. Log into the secondary NextGen F-Series Firewall.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree .
  3. Right-click Box and select  Restore from PAR file .
  4. Go to CONTROL > Box.
  5. In the left menu, expand Network and click Activate new network configuration.
  6. Select Failsafe as the activation mode.
  7. In the left menu, expand Operating System and click Reboot Box.

Replacing the Primary HA Unit

If the secondary Barracuda NextGen F-Series Firewall is running, and the primary unit was replaced by a new model, restore the configuration from the secondary unit.

Step 1: Select the Hardware Model
  1. Log into the secondary unit.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > HA Box.
  3. Double-click Box Properties.
    HA-Config.png
  4. Click Lock.
  5. In the Product and Model section, choose the correct Hardware Model for the replaced unit (primary), and edit the remaining entries according to the appliance model.
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate.
Step 2. Configure the Primary Unit
  1. Log into the secondary unit.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > HA Box > HA Network.
  3. Click Lock .
  4. In the Management IP and Network section, set the Management IP of the new HA partner (primary).
  5. Click Send Changes and Activate.
Step 3. Create a PAR File
  1. Log into the secondary unit.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree.
  3. Right-click Box and select Create PAR file for HA box.
Step 4. Restore the Primary Unit
  1. Log into the primary unit.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree.
  3. Right-click Box and select Restore from PAR file.
  4. Go to CONTROL > Box.
  5. In the left menu, expand Network and click Activate new network configuration .
  6. Select Failsafe as the activation mode.
  7. In the left menu, expand Operating System and click Reboot Box .
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