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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

How to Activate and License a CloudGen Firewall High Availability Cluster

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For a high availability cluster, each unit must have its own licenses. Both units must be joined in an HA cluster before activating the licenses, and both the client running Barracuda Firewall Admin and the firewalls must be able to connect to the Barracuda licensing servers. Always activate the licenses for the secondary unit before activating the licenses for the primary unit. For information on how to use and install Barracuda Firewall Admin, see Barracuda Firewall Admin.

Before You Begin

Step 1. Activate the Secondary Unit

Depending on which type of deployment you are using, complete one of the following activation procedures:

After Barracuda Firewall Admin activates the unit, it recognizes its HA partner status and waits for the licenses to be activated and downloaded to the primary unit. After the licenses have been successfully retrieved, a notification window appears, and the Activation State switches to Current.

Step 2. Activate and License the Primary Unit

Depending on which type of deployment you are using, complete one of the following activation procedures:

Following activation, licenses for the primary and secondary units are downloaded to the primary unit. The secondary unit automatically receives its license via HA Sync.

Step 3. Verify the License Status on your High Availability Units

Both units in the HA cluster are now licensed. Verify that all of your purchased licenses are listed on the Status > Licenses page and that the status is Normal box operation.



Activating the primary unit prior to the secondary unit prevents the primary unit from retrieving the secondary unit's licenses. Reboot the primary unit and perform a complete HA update to download and install the licenses correctly. 

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