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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

How to Deploy a Hardware Firewall with Zero Touch Deployment

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NextGen Firewalls F18 to F400 support rapid deployment via Zero Touch Deployment (ZTD). ZTD is designed to connect your firewall to your Control Center simply by plugging the new firewall in directly at the location. When the firewall arrives on-site, connect it to the network via PORT4 and power it up. The firewall must be able to receive the IP address via DHCP and connect to the Internet.

Before You Begin

Configure your Control Center to connect to the ZTD portal, then claim and configure the firewall. For more information, see Zero Touch Deployment and How to Configure a Firewall for Zero Touch Deployment.

Do not log in to the firewall with NextGen Admin before completing the Zero Touch deployment. Logging in disables Zero Touch.

Step 1. (Optional) Install the NextGen Firewall in a Rack

The desktop-sized firewall models can be mounted with a rack mount kit; the larger appliances are mounted directly in standard-sized racks.

For more information, see Rack Installation for Barracuda Appliances.

Step 2. Connect the Firewall to the Network

Connect Port4 to the network. The firewall must be able to reach a DHCP server and the Internet over this port.


Step 3.  Power on the Firewall

The firewall starts up and automatically self-provisions. In a two-step process, the firewall fetches a basic configuration from the ZTD portal, and then, after connecting to the Control Center, receives the full configuration.The firewall is now active on the CONTROL > Status Map page of the Control Center.

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