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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Deploy a NextGen F-Series Vx on Hyper-V

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The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx is available as a virtual machine for your Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor.

Before deploying the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx, verify that the host system meets the minimum storage requirements and review the resource recommendations for the production system.

Before you begin

  • For information regarding the sizing of your CPU, disk, and RAM, see Virtual Systems (Vx).
  • Download the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx VHD virtual disk image from the Barracuda Download Portal.
  • Copy the VHD virtual disk image to the Microsoft Hyper-V server.
  • Make sure the Hyper-V virtual machine uses a static MAC address.

Step 1. Create a new Virtual Machine

Create a virtual machine using the sizing recommendations for your model of the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series 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. 
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  3. Enter the Name. E.g., Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx
  4. Click Next
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  5. Enter the amount of memory in MB. E.g., 2048 
  6. Click Next
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  7. Select the virtual network from the Connection drop down. 
  8. Click Next
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  9. Select Use an existing virtual disk and enter the Location of the VHD file.
  10. Click Next
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  11. Review the Summery and click Finish.

You can now launch the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx by selecting the virtual machine and clicking Start in the right pane.

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Step 2. Configure the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx 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 NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx VM. The console of the virtual Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx opens.
  3. When the VM has started, the Active Recovery Technology (ART) menu is launched. 
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  4. Select Basic Configuration, enter the following network settings, and then press F3 to save your changes: 
    • Hostname – The desired hostname for your Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx unit. 
    • Management IP – The internal IP address for your Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx unit. This IP address must be reachable from your PC. E.g., 192.168.200.200
    • Netmask – The subnet mask. E.g., 255.255.255.0
    • Default Gateway – The IP address of the next hop device that serves as and access point to another network. E.g., 192.168.200.1
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  5. Press F3 to save the configuration.
  6. Select Reboot. The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx will restart with the new network configuration.

Next step

After you deploy the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Vx unit, continue with Getting Started.

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