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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

How to Import an Existing F-Series Firewall into a Control Center

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If you want to manage a previously configured F-Series Firewall and not lose its configuration, import the PAR file. After importing the PAR file, the Control Center automatically signs the box certificates. Deploy the PAR file to the firewall to finish adding the firewall to the Control Center. Since virtual server and service names must be unique per cluster, it is recommended to replace the default S1 virtual server with a new virtual server using an unique name. After moving and, if necessary renaming the services to the new virtual server, delete the old S1 virtual server.

Before You Begin

Verify that the name of the virtual server and all included services on the firewall are not already used in the cluster.

Step 1. Export the PAR File on the NextGen Firewall F-Series

Create a PAR file on the NextGen Firewall F-Series. This file contains all your configuration settings.

  1. Log into the NextGen Firewall F-Series
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box.
  3. Right click on the Box node and select Create PAR file.
  4. Choose the destination folder and click Save. 
  5. Click OK.

Step 2. Import the PAR File on the Control Center

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Multi-Range > your range > your cluster.
  2. Right click on Boxes and select Import Box from PAR file.
  3. Select the PAR file created in step 1 and click Open.
  4. Enter a Box Name. The name can not be changed after importing the PAR file.
  5. Click Activate

Step 3. (optional) Configure Remote Management Tunnel

If your NextGen Firewall F-Series can not directly access the Control Center, configure a remote management tunnel. For more information, see How to Configure a Remote Management Tunnel for an F-Series Firewall.

Step 4. Enable the NextGen Firewall F-Series

Imported Firewalls are disabled per default. Disables NextGen Firewall F-Series are represented by a grey status icon.

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Multi-Range > your range > your clusteryour NextGen Firewall F-Series > Box Properties.
  2. In the left menu, select Operational.
  3. Set Disable Box to no.
  4. Click Send Changes and Activate.

The status of the NextGen Firewall F-Series on the Status Map (CONTROL > Status Map) now changes from grey (offline) to red with dashes (unreachable).

Step 5. Deploy the PAR file to the NextGen Firewall F-Series 

Deploy the PAR file to the NextGen Firewall F-Series.

Step 5.1 Create the PAR file on the Control Center
  1. Log into the Control Center.
  2. Expand the node for the NextGen Firewall F-Series you imported in Step 2.
  3. Right click on the box name  and select Create PAR file for box.
  4. Choose the destination folder and click Save. 
Step 5.2. Import the PAR on the NextGen Firewall F-Series
  1. Log in to your firewall.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box.
  3. Right click on the Box node and select Restore from PAR file.
  4. Click OK
  5. Select the PAR file created in Step 5.1. and click Open.
  6. Click Activate.
Step 5.3. Activate the Network Configuration
  1. Go to CONTROL > Box.
  2. In the left menu, expand the Network section and click Activate new network configuration.
  3. Select Failsafe.
Step 5.4. Restart the Firmware
  1. Go to CONTROL > Box.
  2. In the left menu, expand Operating Systems and click Firmware Restart.
  3. Click YES. The firmware of the firewall restarts.

The status of the NextGen Firewall F-Series is now green, red or yellow. It can take a couple of minutes to for the NextGen Firewall F-Series to create a management tunnel.

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