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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Activate and License a Stand-alone Virtual or Public Cloud F-Series Firewall or Control Center

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To activate the license on your F-Series Firewall Vx or F-Series Firewall running in Azure or AWS, you must enter the license token and complete the Barracuda Activation form. Licenses are bound to the virtual MAC address assigned to the first network adapter of your VM.

In this article:

Before you Begin

  • Locate the license token in the email you received from Barracuda Networks Customer Services after purchasing your F-Series Firewall Vx, Azure, or AWS license.  
  • NextGen Admin must be able to connect to the Internet.

Step 1. Enter the License Token

  1. Use NextGen Admin to log into the firewall using the root user.

    If the password has not be set during deployment, use the default credentials to log in:

    Default User: root
    Default Password: ngf1r3wall

  2. Click the DASHBOARD tab and the General sub-tab.  
  3. Locate the License element on the dashboard.
     

    As long as the firewall is not licensed, t he License State is displayed as DEMO mode.

  4. Click the arrow icon next to the Activation State entry and select Activate. The product activation window opens. lic1.png
  5. Fill out the activation form.
    lic_form.png
  6. (Optional) Choose the option Save your customer data for later activations.
  7. Click Activate. After the activation process successfully completes, you will receive a notification email from Barracuda Networks.
  8. The firewall automatically downloads and installs the purchased licenses. T he license state on the Dashboard > General page changes to OK.
    lic_succ.png  

Step 2. Check the License Status

Go to the CONTROL > Licenses page and verify that all your purchased licenses are listed in the Active Licenses table.

License-overview.png

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