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Barracuda Link Balancer


As of 1st March 2019, all new sales for the Barracuda Link Balancer product will cease. Only renewals of software and hardware subscriptions for a maximum of one year is available for a limited time. 1st March 2020: All Barracuda Link Balancer sales will cease; neither new sales nor any renewals will be available. If you currently hold a maintenance and support contract, you will continue to receive our award-winning support and services until your contract expires.

System Reports

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Reporting is only available on the Barracuda Link Balancer 330 and above.

Choose from various reports to track Barracuda Link Balancer activity. You can either instantly view an on-demand report, or automatically generate scheduled reports for later viewing.

Reports capture the following:

  • The average bandwidth usage by hour.
  • The total traffic by date.
  • The total link uptime by date.
  • The average VPN bandwidth usage by hour.
  • The VPN traffic by date.
  • The average TCP connections per hour.
  • The TCP connections by date.

Reports can also include any of the following logs:

  • Inbound link balancing
  • Firewall activity
  • VPN activity
  • Link failover events
  • Device failover events

Create a Report

The Reports page allows you to select criteria for compiling the report, and define layout and output options. To create a report,

  1. Log into the Barracuda Link Balancer web interface.
  2. Go to the BASIC > Reports page.
  3. In t he Report Options section,  define a time frame for the report.
  4. In the Links section, select the interface links to use in the report.
  5. In the VPN section, select the VPN tunnels to include.

    If any VPN information is included in the report, it cannot be scheduled or executed without at least one VPN tunnel.

  6. Choose whether to analyze inbound traffic, outbound traffic, or both.
  7. In the Formatting section, specify desired layout and output options. The Trends and Logs/Summary sections provided below allow specification of Trend graphs and a selection of activity log summaries which can be included in the report.

After making your selection, you may either execute report generation immediately by saving the changes, or you may schedule it for later and/or repeating execution.

Schedule a Report

  1. Complete the steps to create a report as described in Create a Report.
  2. In the Schedule Report section, fill in Report Group Name
  3. Select your delivery options. Choose Email  or External Server (for FTPing or SMBing it) as the transport method. External Server requires you to provide the external server’s IP address or hostname and user credentials. 
    As a best practice, use a unique account for this integration point and grant it the least level of privileges required For additional information, see Security for Integrating with Other Systems - Best Practices.

  4. Click Schedule Report.

Once a report is scheduled, it appears in the Scheduled Reports section below the edit, disable, or delete section.