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Barracuda Firewall Insights

Deployment

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Barracuda Firewall Insights is available as a virtual machine that allows you to easily upgrade the resources of your device as your network grows. It can be deployed on VMware, KVM, and Hyper-V hypervisors using the virtual images provided by Barracuda Networks.

Before You Begin

Sizing Your Virtual Machine

The only restriction is the system performance of the virtual machine itself. Your virtual machine can be sized to fit your needs and is not limited by the license. Always ensure that the resources of your Barracuda Firewall Insights can handle the desired number of connected devices.

Barracuda recommends the following settings for the initial deployment of your virtual appliance or when upgrading existing installations.

Minimum Storage [TB]

Minimum Memory [GB]

Minimum CPU Cores
(Hyperthreading OK)

Minimum IOPS

Model

2

32

8 Cores (16 HT)

24 K

VM Small

6

64

12 Cores (24 HT)

28 K

VM Medium

10

128

16 cores (32 HT)

32 K

 VM Large

20

512

32 cores (64 HT)

96 K

VM X-Large

Supported Hypervisors

VMware ESXi
  • Recommended Version – VMware ESX(i) version 6.0 or higher

  • Minimum System Requirements VMware ESX(i) version 5.5.0 + all available updates
  • Image Format –  *.ova

To download an image for the VMware ESXi, proceed as follows:

  1. Go to https://www.barracuda.com/download.
  2. Enter the token.
  3. You will receive a list of insights images.
  4. Download the VMware image.
  5. To deploy Firewall Insights on a VMware Hypervisor, see How to Deploy Firewall Insights OVA on VMware. 
Hyper-V
  • Virtual Disk Format – *.vhd

To download an image for Hyper-V, proceed as follows:

  1. Go to https://www.barracuda.com/download.
  2. Enter the token.
  3. You will receive a list of insights images.
  4. Download the Hyper-V image.
  5. To deploy Firewall Insights on Hyper-V Hypervisor, see How to Deploy Firewall Insights on Hyper-V.
KVM
  • Supported Versions – KVM 5.4.2 or higher
  • Image Format – *.kvm.zip

To download an image for KVM, proceed as follows:

  1. Go to https://www.barracuda.com/download.
  2. Enter the token.
  3. Download the KVM image.
  4. To deploy Firewall Insights on a KVM Hypervisor, see How to Deploy Firewall Insights on KVM.
Proxmox
  • Image Format – *.tar.gz

To download an image for Proxmox, proceed as follows:

  1. Go to https://www.barracuda.com/download.
  2. Enter the token.
  3. You will receive a list of insights images.
  4. Download the KVM image.
  5. To deploy Firewall Insights on a Proxmox Hypervisor, see How to Deploy Firewall Insights on Proxmox.

Further Information

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