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Barracuda CloudGen WAN

How to Create a Secure Connector Site Configuration in Barracuda CloudGen WAN

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The Barracuda Secure Connector is a hardware device that allows administrators to connect remote appliances and micro-networks to the corporate data center via VPN. The Secure Connector is available for both the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall and Barracuda CloudGen WAN. Note, however, that as soon as you associate it with one of them, you will no longer be able to associate it with the other one. 

To integrate a Secure Connector device in your Barracuda CloudGen WAN deployment, you must create a site configuration with the basic settings for each CloudGen WAN appliance. If your appliance has already been ordered and installed on site, it will wait for the site configuration and apply the configuration as soon as it is available. If, however, the appliance is not yet installed, it will apply the configuration as soon as it is connected to the Internet.

Due to the method of UDP fragmentation in Microsoft Azure, Windows and Linux clients based behind a Secure Connector that is attached to an Azure gateway must use an MTU of 1300.

Before You Begin

The Barracuda Secure Connector sends all traffic to the Azure gateway. If you want to apply an access control list (ACL) to the Secure Connector, you must use a Gateway ACL. For more information, see Gateway ACL.

Step 1. Create the Site Configuration 

  1. Go to and log in with your existing Barracuda Cloud Control account.
  2. Click SITES.
  3. The SITE page opens. To create a new site configuration, click NEW SITE.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select New SC Device.
  5. The New Site Basic Information blade opens. Enter values for the following:
    • Name – Enter the name of the site.
    • Gateway – Select the gateway from the drop-down menu you want your site to connect to.
    • Root Password – Enter the root password.
    • Confirm Root Password – Retype the root password to confirm.
  6. Click NEXT.
  7. The Site Appliances blade opens.

    1. Select your Secure Connector appliance from the list of appliances linked to your account.  Note: After ordering, it might take up to 3 hours before your device is listed.
    2. If your Secure Connector appliance is not listed, you can add it by using the serial number and the linking code found on the back of the Quick Start Guide delivered with your appliance. Note: After ordering, it might take up to 3 hours before your device is listed.
      1. Click Add missing site appliance by serial/linking code. Then, specify values for the following:
        • Serial – Enter the serial number of your appliance.
        • Code/Token – Enter the linking code (located on the back of the Quick Start Guide shipped with your hardware appliance), or the token of your VTx appliance.
      2.  Click ADD to add the device to your account.
  8. Click NEXT.
  9. The WANs blade opens. Enable WAN Failover.
  10. Click NEXT.
  11. The Configure Primary WAN link blade opens. Specify values for the following:
    • Name – Enter a name for your uplink.
    • Type – Select either dynamic (for configuration using DHCP) or static if you want to manually configure the uplink.
  12. Click NEXT.
  13. The Configure Failover WAN link blade opens. Specify values for the following:
    • Name – Enter a Name.
    • SIM PIN – Enter the PIN of the SIM card used in the Secure Connector.
  14. The LANs blade opens. Select the number of desired LAN connections from the drop-down list.
  15. Click NEXT.
  16. The Configure LAN link blade opens. Specify values for the following:
    • Name – Enter a name for your LAN.
    • Port – Select a port from the drop-down list where the LAN is attached to. Note: Port 1 is reserved for high availability.
    • IP Address – Enter the IP address.
    • Netmask Enter a number between 0 and 32 for the subnet mask.
    • DHCP Server Click to enable. If enabled, you must enter the First IP Address and the Last IP Address . IP addresses within this range will be automatically assigned via DHCP.
  17. Click NEXT.
  18. The Advanced Settings blade opens. Specify values for the following:
    • Primary DNS – Enter the IP address of the primary DNS server.
    • Secondary DNS – Enter the IP address the secondary DNS server.
  19. Click Next.
  20. The Summary blade opens.
  21. Review your specifications. If everything is correct, click SAVE.
  22. Your site configuration has been created successfully.
  23. Click FINISH.

The appliance will automatically apply the configuration upon its first boot.

Step 2. Deploy the Site Appliance

For more information, see the Quick Start Guide shipped with the Secure Connector.

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