When deploying a Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, basic settings must be made before the firewall can be used. There are some differences, depending on the deployment option you choose (hardware or public cloud). Stand-alone hardware models up to the F400 running a fresh 7.1.0 installation use the web interface as the default management interface. You can change this during the setup process.
Before You Begin
Make sure you complete the steps listed in the deployment articles, depending on which platform you are deploying the firewall on:
- Hardware – Complete Hardware deployment and the included Quick Start Guide. The Quick Start Guide is included in the box with every firewall. Your PC must be connected to the management port of the CloudGen Firewall and use an IP address in the 192.168.200.0/24 range. Do not use 192.168.200.200. This IP address is the default management IP address of the firewall.
- Public Cloud – Complete the steps in Public Cloud for your public cloud provider.
Step 1. Log into the Web Interface
Log into the web interface with the default user credentials of your deployment:
|Management IP Address||Username||Default Password|
|Public Cloud - Amazon AWS||Elastic IP pointing to the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall instance||root||Instance ID of your Barracuda CloudGen Firewall instance. E.g., i-0aaaa123|
|Public Cloud - Microsoft Azure||<your cloud service>.cloudapp.net or Virtual IP (VIP) for the cloud service||root||
|Public Cloud - Google Cloud||Static external IP address assigned to the firewall instance||root||Name of the instance|
Step 2. Complete the Basic Setup Wizard
The basic setup wizard automatically starts when you first log into the firewall.
- Change the Password.
- Enter the Default Domain for your network.
Select the Time Zone.
- Click Next.
- (optional) Change the Management IP Address to match your existing network.
- (optional) Change the Management Netmask to match the management network.
- Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server.
- (optional) If the network segment connected to P2 requires an HTTP proxy to access the Internet, set Upstream Proxy to Yes.
- Proxy Server – Enter the IP address of your proxy server.
Proxy Port – Enter the port the proxy server is listening on. E.g.,
- (optional) Proxy Username – Enter the username used to authenticate to the proxy.
- (optional) Proxy Password – Enter the proxy password.
- Complete the activation process and click Next. The Basic Setup: Summary window opens.
Review your configuration settings.
(optional) Click Print.
Click Apply Now.
After the reboot, select a wizard for a customized setup, or configure the appliance manually. To start the wizards, go to ADVANCED > Wizards.
Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a Firewall
Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a firewall by completing the configuration wizard matching your use case.
For more information, see Deploy as Firewall.
Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a Remote Access Gateway
Configure the CloudGen Firewall as a remote access gateway by using the Remote Access Gateway wizard. This wizard takes you through the necessary steps to configure a client-to-site VPN.
For more information, see Deploy as Remote Access Gateway.