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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

F183R Revision A (Rugged)

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CloudGen Firewall F183Ra
Warranty and Safety Instructions

Opening your Barracuda Networks appliance or removing its warranty label will void your warranty and hardware support.

Barracuda Networks Appliance Safety Instructions

Power supply is not included in packaging and needs to be ordered separately (BNGPSUR1a/BNGIPSUR1a).

To prevent damage, connect the DC plug to the appliance before plugging the power adapter into the AC outlet.

Default Port Configuration

Port LabelOS NotationSpeed/TypeManagement Port
1p110/100/1000 MBit RJ45X
2p2 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
3p3 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
4p4 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
5p5 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 
6p6 1 GbE Optical Fiber SFP  
7p7 1 GbE Optical Fiber SFP  

The CloudGen Firewall hardware appliances ship with a Quick Start Guide. Follow this guide to connect to your firewall. To protect your network, follow the instructions for the standard deployment.

Hardware Specifications

Model F183Ra5 x 1 GbE RJ45
2 x 1 GbE SFP Optical Fiber
USB 2.01
USB 3.01
Serial console1x DB9 RS232
RAM [GB]4 or higher
Mass Storage
Size [GB]100
Size, Weight, Dimensions
Appliance weight [kg]1.0
Carton weight with appliance [kg]N/A
Appliance size: width x depth x height [mm]78 x 127x 146 (For more information, see Barracuda CGF F183Ra Measurements)
Carton size: width x depth x height [mm]N/A


Form Factor

Compact, industrial





Power supply

Not included in packaging. Must be ordered separately.

L-shape rack mount brackets


Wall-mount brackets


Din-Rail mount clipIncluded in packaging
Noise emission [db/A]n/a
Operating temperature [°C]-40 to +75
Storage temperature [°C]-40 to +85
Operating humidity (non-condensing)5% to 95%
Magnetic Isolation Protection1.5 KV built-in
Certifications & Compliance
CE emissionsYes
CE electrical safetyYes
FCC emissionsYes
ROHS compliantYes
Power & Efficiency
Power supplyDual, with two external PSU adapters
Power supply typeExternal

External power supply is not included in delivery of the appliance and needs to be ordered individually.

Power connectorPhoenix contact
6-pin connector w/ lock
Power type [AC/DC]DC
Input rating [Volts]12 - 36
Wattage / max. power draw [W]60
Max. power draw (@ 24Vdc) [A]2
Max. heat dissipation [W]60
IP Code
  • IP30 - With a 6-pin phoenix connector used.
  • IP20 - With a 2-pin phoenix connector used.

The hardware specifications list was valid at the time this manual was published. The listed components are subject to change at any time, as Barracuda Networks may change hardware components due to technological advancements. Therefore, the list may not reflect the current hardware configuration of the Barracuda Networks appliance it was delivered with.

Dual Power Supply Connector and P-Fail relay (6-PIN connector)

F183Ra appliances are equipped with a 6-pin connector, for connecting two external power supplies and an alarm device in case of failure. The appliance can run with one or two external power supplies.

As F183Ra comes with dual power and P-fail relay features, the P-Fail relay will have the signaling device triggered as the power supply fails. The relay circuit is set to be open by default and closed when either or neither of the powers is detected; the closed (or short) circuit then allows the alarm device to be activated. Please note that the alarm device needs its own power circuit.


PWR2Circuit StatusAlarm Device
DetectedDetectedOpen (Normal)Off
Not DetectedDetectedClosedActivated
DetectedNot DetectedClosedActivated
Not DetectedNot DetectedClosedActivated


LEDs and Acoustic Signals

Your appliance is equipped with a variety of LEDs and acoustic signals. The front panel contains one power LED (green), one status LED (greed/red), one disc LED (yellow), and various port LEDs. Two acoustic signals indicate appliance boots up or installation was completed.
The Status LED is labeled either with a heartbeat symbol or the term 'Status'. It indicates the appliance’s operational state by changing colors between green and red and by changing between blinking and steady glowing. The tables below show the different meanings of the different glowing states and acoustic signals:

LED ColorStatusMeaning InstallationMeaning Operation

All LEDs Off


Appliance is powered off or installation has not initialized far enough for LED control when installation is started.

Appliance is powered off.

Power LED front side - GREEN



Appliance is plugged in and is on.
Status LED front side - GREEN/REDOffInstallation has not initialized far enough for LED control when installation is started.-

Status LED front side - GREEN


After a hotfix installation, the LED turns to green until the next reboot in case the hotfix installation was successful. This feature requires firmware 7.1.3 or higher OR 7.2.2 or higher.

When installing from USB drive: after 3 beeps, pull out the USB and reboot the box by switching power off and back on.

Box is running normally, or installation has finished successfully.

Status LED front side - GREENBlinking slowly (1/s interval)Normal installationAppliance is either booting, shutting down, or performing a system update.

Status LED front side - RED


The LED turns to red until the next reboot in case the hotfix- or USB installation failed.

Appliance is halted and may be disconnected, or an error occurred preventing the appliance from entering the up state.



Appliance is reading or writing on storage.

Appliance is accessing the internal storage.


Left blinking

Data transfer – Yellow (10/100 Mbps)

Port in use.
Right steady-Port is on.
Port LEDs 6 and 7 for Optical Fiber ports - GREENSteady-Port is on.
BlinkingData transferPort is in use.

PSU modules connected and running

Power supply unit is up and running.
OffPower defective, standby, or shutdownPower supply unit is off or in standby mode.
Acoustic SignalFrequencyMeaning

1 time

The appliance is booting.

3 times

Installation was completed successfully. The appliance is halted for a reboot. After reboot, one beep will again indicate booting.

LED and acoustic signals may vary between different appliance models.

Serial Console Port

In order to establish a console connection to the appliance using an RS232 serial cable, you need to configure the serial port on the terminal using the following parameters:

Stop bit1