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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

F12 Revision A

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Warranty and Safety Instructions

Opening your Barracuda Networks appliance or removing its warranty label unless instructed to do so by Barracuda Networks support will void your warranty and hardware support.

Barracuda Networks Appliance Safety Instructions

Always use the power supply shipped with the appliance. 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 
5p510/100/1000 MBit RJ45 

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


RJ45 Ethernet NICs

USB 3.02
Serial console1 [RJ45]
CPUIntel Apollo Lake
Mass Storage
Size [GB]

80 or better

Size, Weight, Dimensions
Appliance weight2,0 kg / 4.4 lbs
Carton weight with appliance3,5 kg / 7.7 lbs
Appliance size: width x depth x height
  • 9.1 x 6.0 x 1.7 in
  • 23,2 x 15.3 x 4.4 cm


Form Factor






Power supply

Single, external

L-shape rack mount brackets

Not included in packaging. Must be ordered separately.

Wall-mount brackets


Din-rail mount clip



2x USB 3.0

Noise emission [db/A]N/A
Operating temperature [°C]0 to +40
Storage temperature [°C]-20 to +70
Operating humidity (non-condensing)5% to 95%, non-condensing
Non-operating humidity (non-condensing)up to 95%
Altitude during operation [m]up to 2000
MTBF (System)
MTBF [yrs.]> 5
Certifications & Compliance
CE emissionsYes
CE electrical safetyYes
FCC emissionsYes
ROHS compliantYes
FCC Part 15, Subpart BYes
ANSI C63.4-2014Yes
ANSI C63.10-2013Yes
ICES-003 Issue 6, January 2016 (Update April 2017)Yes
ICES-003 Issue 5: 2012Yes
FCC Part 15, Subpart C (15.247)Yes
FCC Part 15, Subpart E (15.407)Yes
Power & Efficiency
Power supply typeSingle, external

Power supply input voltage

100 – 240 V, AC

Power supply output voltage

12 V, DC

Power supply voltage

50 Hz – 60 Hz

Power supply watts

45 W

Max. heat dissipation [W]26.7
Max. heat dissipation [BTU]90.9
Energy efficiency [average]> 93%

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.

LEDs and Acoustic Signals

Your appliance is equipped with a variety of LEDs and acoustic signals. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F12 A has on the front side one power LED (blue), one disc LED (green), one status LED (green/red) and 5 port LEDs and on the back side one power button LED and various port LEDs. Two acoustic signals indicate status of installation. 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 - BLUE



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.

Box is running normally, or installation has finished successfully.
Status LED front side - GREENBlinking slowly (1/s interval)Normal installation.Appliance is either booting, shutting down, or performing a system update.

Status LED front side - RED


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

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.

PSU modules connected and running

Power supply unit is up and running.

Power defective, standby, or shutdown

Power supply unit is off or in standby mode.
Acoustic SignalFrequencyMeaning

1 time


Appliance starts booting.

3 times


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

3 times long

(_ _ _)

Error during installation.

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 RJ45 serial cable, you need to configure the serial port on the terminal using the following parameters:

Stop bit1