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Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

How to Deploy Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Images

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Barracuda offers the following types of images for the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx deployment. Follow the instructions for your hypervisor to deploy the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx appliance.

Image TypeSupported Hypervisors
OVF
VMX
XVA
VHD

You can download these images from the Barracuda Virtual Appliance Download page. After the download is complete, extract the files from the ZIP folder.

Deploy OVF Images

VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x

For VMware ESX and ESXi, follow the steps below to:

Deploy an Image in VMware ESX and ESXi

Use the appropriate OVF file for this environment.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx ZIP folder.
  2. Launch vSphere Client and select the appropriate host and resource pool.
  3. From the File menu in the vSphere Client, select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. Click Browse. Navigate to the extracted folder, and select the appropriate OVF file for your hypervisor version:

    Hypervisor Version
    OVF File
    ESX and ESXi 4.xUse the OVF file ending in -4x.ovf.
    ESX and ESXi 5.xUse the OVF file ending in -5x.ovf.
    ESX and ESXi 6.xUse the OVF file ending in -6x.ovf.
  5. Click Next. Verify you selected the correct Barracuda virtual appliance. Click Next again.
  6. Enter a name for the virtual appliance. Click Next.
  7. Select the destination storage for the virtual machine. Click Next.
  8. Select the Thick Provision Eager Zeroed disk format to ensure maximum stability when deploying your Barracuda Vx appliance. Click Next.
  9. Map the network to the target network for this virtual appliance. Click Next.
  10. Review the deployment options. Click Finish to deploy the virtual appliance.
  11. Locate the appliance within the appropriate virtual machine and resource pool. Select it and power it on by clicking the green arrow.
  12. Click the Console tab to monitor the appliance as it is prepared for use.
  13. Follow the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.
Add Additional Network Interfaces for VMware ESX and ESXi
  1. Shutdown the Barracuda virtual appliance using the Console.
  2. Navigate to the Resource Allocation tab. Under either CPU or Memory, click Edit .
  3. On the Hardware tab, click Add.
  4. Select Ethernet Adapter under device types. Click Next.
  5. On the Network Type window, set the Adapter Type to VMXNET 3. Set the Network label to the setting appropriate for your network. Click Next.
  6. Click Finish.Click OK.
  7. Power On the Barracuda virtual appliance by clicking the green arrow.
Sun/Oracle VirtualBox and VirtualBox OSE 3.2

Use the OVF file ending in -4x.ovf for this hypervisor.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx ZIP folder.
  2. From the File menu in the VirtualBox client, select Import Appliance.
  3. Navigate to the extracted folder and locate the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC OVF file.
  4. Select the file and click Next.
  5. On the Import Settings screen, follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx. Click Finish.
  6. Follow the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.

Deploy VMX Images

VMware Server 2.x

Use the .vmx and .vmdk files for this hypervisor.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx ZIP folder.
  2. Navigate to the extracted folder and move the files ending in .vmx and .vmdk into a folder in your datastore (which you can locate from the Datastores list on your server's summary page).
  3. From the VMware Infrastructure Web Access client's Virtual Machine menu, select Add Virtual Machine to Inventory.
  4. Navigate to the folder in your datastore used in step 2 and select the file ending in .vmx. Click OK.
  5. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx.
  6. Start the appliance.
  7. Follow the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.
VMware Workstation 6.x, Player 3.x, and Fusion 3.x

Use the .vmx file for these hypervisors.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx ZIP folder.
  2. From the File menu, select Open a Virtual Machine.
  3. Navigate to the extracted folder and select the file ending in .vmx.
  4. Use the default settings and click Finish.
  5. Start the appliance.
  6. Follow the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance. 

Deploy XVA Images

Citrix XEN Server 5.5+

Use the .xva file for this hypervisor. For XEN Server, you first import the virtual appliance template and then create a new virtual appliance based on that template.

Step 1. Import the virtual appliance template:
  1. Download and expand the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx ZIP folder.
  2. From the File menu in the XenCenter client, select Import.
  3. Click Browse, navigate to the extracted folder, and select the file ending in .xva. Click Next.
  4. Select a server for the template. Click Next.
  5. Select a storage repository for the template. Click Import.
  6. Select a virtual network interface for the template. Click Next.
  7. Review the template settings. Click Finish to import the template.
Step 2. Create a new virtual appliance:
  1. Right-click the virtual appliance template and select New VM wizard.
  2. Select the virtual appliance template. Click Next.
  3. Enter a name for the virtual appliance. Click Next.
  4. For the DVD drive, select <empty>. Click Next.
  5. Select a home server. Click Next.
  6. Specify the number of virtual CPUs and memory for the virtual appliance. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx. Click Next.
  7. Select a virtual disk. Click Next.
  8. Select a virtual network interface. Click Next.
  9. Review the virtual appliance settings. Click Create Now.
  10. When the virtual appliance is ready, right-click it and then click Start.
  11. Follow the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.

Deploy VHD Images

Microsoft Hyper-V 2008

Use the .vhd file for this hypervisor.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx ZIP folder.
  2. Navigate to the extracted folder and verify that the HyperV folder contains the following subfolders:
    • Snapshots
    • Virtual Hard Disks
    • Virtual Machines
  3. In Hyper-V Manager, right-click the VM host and select Import Virtual Machine.
  4. Navigate to the extracted folder, select the HyperV folder, and click Select Folder.
  5. Select Copy the virtual machine and Duplicate all files. Click Import.
  6. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx.
  7. Start the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx by right-clicking the virtual machine and selecting Start.
  8. Follow the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance. 
Microsoft Hyper-V 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, and 10

Use the .vhd file for this hypervisor.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx ZIP folder.

  2. Launch the WinServerSetup.bat file located in the extracted folder. This batch file corrects a compatibility issue and takes less than a minute to run.
  3. Navigate to the extracted folder and verify that the HyperV folder contains the following subfolders:

    • Snapshots
    • Virtual Hard Disks
    • Virtual Machines
  4. In Hyper-V Manager, right-click the VM host and select Import Virtual Machine.
  5. On the Before You Begin page of the Import Virtual Machine wizard, click Next.
  6. On the Locate Folder page:
    1. Click Browse, navigate to the extracted folder, and select the HyperV folder. Click Select Folder.
    2. Click Next.
  7. On the Select Virtual Machine page, click Next.
  8. On the Choose Import Type page, select Copy the virtual machine (created a new unique ID). Click Next.
  9. On the Choose Destination: Choose Folders for Virtual Machine Files page, click Browse to search for the location where you want to store the VM files. Click Next.
  10. On the Choose Storage Folders: Choose Folders to Store Virtual Hard Disks page, click Browse to search for the location where you want to store the virtual hard disks for the VM. Click Next.
  11. For Microsoft Windows 10, you can modify the RAM and Hard Disk space allocations after completing step 12.
    On the Configure Memory page, enter a size for the Startup RAM that meets the requirements at Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx. Keep the default settings for the other fields. Click Next. 
  12. On the Connect Network page, select the network interface that you want to use for management access of the VM. Click Next.
  13. On the Summary page, verify that all the settings are correct. Click Finish.
  14. For Microsoft Windows 10, go to the Actions pane and click on Settings under Barracuda Load Balancer ADC. Under Hardware, ensure that their is enough memory and hard disk space as specified in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx.
  15. Start your virtual appliance.
  16. Follow the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.

To take advantage of Microsoft's VHDX support on Hyper-V 2012, 2012 R2 and 10, follow the instructions in How to Convert and Replace a Barracuda Virtual Appliance VHD File with a VHDX Format File.


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