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Barracuda Message Archiver

How to Deploy Barracuda Message Archiver Vx Images

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This article refers to Barracuda Message Archiver Legacy Release firmware or higher.

 The Barracuda Message Archiver Vx is a virtual appliance providing the same powerful technology, comprehensive features, and ease of use found in the Barracuda Message Archiver hardware solution. The virtual appliance requires a 64-bit capable host.

Barracuda recommends reading Exchange Integration before continuing with deployment.

Important: Additional disk space must be allocated before the Barracuda Message Archiver can process mail. If additional space is not allocated, archiving services are disabled.

Virtual Deployment Images

Barracuda offers the following types of images for the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx virtual deployment. Follow the instructions for your hypervisor to deploy the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx appliance.

Image TypeSupported Hypervisors
OVF
  • VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) versions 4.x
  • VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) versions 5.x
  • VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) versions 6.x
  • Sun/Oracle VirtualBox and VirtualBox OSE version 3.2

VMX

  • VMware Server 2.x
  • VMware Workstation 6.x, Player 3.x, and Fusion 3.x
XVA
  • Citrix XenServer 5.5+

VHD

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016

 

Deploy OVF Images

VMware ESX and ESXi 4.x

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

  1. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. From the File menu in the vSphere Client, select Deploy OVF Template.
  7. Select Import from file and navigate to the extracted folder and locate the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .ovf file (for example, BarracudaMessageArchiver-vm4.1.0-fw3.6.0.020-20140923-4x.ovf). Click Next.
  8. Enter a name for the virtual appliance. Click Next.
  9. Select the resource pool for your virtual appliance. Click Next.
  10. Select a datastore and  disk formats. Click Next.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. On the Virtual Machines tab, right click on the new Barracuda Message Archiver VM (it should have the name you entered previously). Select Power > Power On to run it.
  13. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx Quickstart Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.
VMware ESX and ESXi 5.x

Use the OVF file ending in -5x.ovf for this hypervisor.

  1. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. From the File menu in the vSphere Client, select Deploy OVF Template.
    The vSphere Client launches the Deploy OVF Template wizard.
  7. Click Browse and navigate to the extracted folder and locate the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .ovf file (for example, BarracudaMessageArchiver-vm5.1.0-fw3.6.0.020-20140923-5x.ovf).
  8. Click Next
  9. In the wizard, complete the following:
    • Review appliance information
    • Name the appliance and define a location where the virtual machine is to be created
    • Select the datastore where the VMDK file is to be stored
    • Select the disk format as thick provisioned
    • Map the appliance to a network
  10. Click Finish to deploy the appliance.
  11. After deployment is complete, 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. You can monitor the appliance as it is prepared for use.
  13. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.
VMware ESX and ESXi 6.x

Use the OVF file ending in -6x.ovf for this hypervisor.

  1. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. From the File menu in the vSphere Client, select Deploy OVF Template.
    The vSphere Client launches the Deploy OVF Template wizard.
  7. Click Browse and navigate to the extracted folder and locate the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .ovf file (for example, BarracudaMessageArchiver-vm5.1.0-fw3.6.0.020-20140923-6x.ovf).
  8. Click Next
  9. In the wizard, complete the following:
    • Review appliance information
    • Name the appliance and define a location where the virtual machine is to be created
    • Select the datastore where the VMDK file is to be stored
    • Select the disk format as thick provisioned
    • Map the appliance to a network
  10. Click Finish to deploy the appliance.
  11. After deployment is complete, 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. You can monitor the appliance as it is prepared for use.
  13. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.
Sun/Oracle VirtualBox and VirtualBox OSE 3.2
Use the OVF file ending in -4x.ovf for this hypervisor.
  1. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. From the File menu in the VirtualBox client, select Import Appliance.
  7. Navigate to the extracted folder and locate the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .ovf file (for example, BarracudaMessageArchiver-vm5.1.0-fw3.6.0.020-20140923-4x.ovf).
  8. Select the file and click Next.
  9. On the Import Settings screen, use the default settings or configure the disk space, memory, and other resources for your virtual appliance. Click Finish.
  10. Start the appliance.
  11. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver 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. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. 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).
  7. From the VMware Infrastructure Web Access client's Virtual Machine menu, select Add Virtual Machine to Inventory.
  8. Navigate to the folder used in step 1 and select the BarracudaMessageArchiver.vmx file from the list under Contents. Click OK.
  9. Start the appliance.
  10. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver 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 this hypervisor.

  1. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. From the File menu, select Open a Virtual Machine.
  7. Select the BarracudaMessageArchiver.vmx file.
  8. Use the default settings and click Finish.
  9. Start the appliance.
  10. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver 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.

  1. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. From the File menu in the XenCenter client, select Import VM.
  7. Navigate to the extracted folder and locate the BarracudaMessageArchiver--fw<firmware>-.xva file and select the Exported template.
  8. Click Next, review the template information, and click Finish to import the template.
  9. Right-click the generated template and select New VM.
  10. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver 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. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. Navigate to the extracted folder, and verify that the Hyper-V folder contains the following subfolders:
    • Snapshots
    • Virtual Hard Disks
    • Virtual Machines
  7. In Hyper-V Manager, right-click the VM host, and then click Import Virtual Machine.
  8. Navigate to the extracted folder, select the HyperV folder, and then click Select Folder.

  9. Select Copy the virtual machine and Duplicate all files. Click Import.

  10. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Message Archiver Vx.

  11. Right-click the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx VM, and then click Start.

  12. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.
Microsoft Hyper-V 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016

Use the .vhd file for this hypervisor.

  1. Go to https://barracuda.com, and select Message Archiver from the Products drop-down menu.
  2. Click Models/Editions, and select Virtual from the Deployment options drop-down menu.
  3. Click Free Eval Unit or Purchase, fill out the form, and submit your request.
  4. An email is sent to the specified email address.
  5. Follow the instructions in the email to download and expand the Barracuda Message Archiver Vx .zip archive.
  6. 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.
  7. Navigate to the extracted folder, and verify that the Hyper-V folder contains the following subfolders:

    • Snapshots
    • Virtual Hard Disks
    • Virtual Machines
  8. In Hyper-V Manager, right-click the VM host, and then click Import Virtual Machine. 

  9. On the Before You Begin page of the Import Virtual Machine wizard, click Next.

  10. On the Locate Folder page:

    1. Click Browse, navigate to the extracted folder, and select the HyperV folder. Click Select Folder. 

    2. Click Next. 

  11. On the Select Virtual Machine page, click Next.

  12. On the Choose Import Type page, select Copy the virtual machine (created a new unique ID). Click Next.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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 for Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda Message Archiver Vx. Keep the default settings for the other fields. Click Next.

  16. On the Connect Network page, select the network interface that you want to use for management access of the VM. Click Next.

  17. On the Summary page, verify that all the settings are correct. Click Finish.

  18. For Microsoft Windows 10, go to the Actions pane and click on Settings under Barracuda Message Archiver. 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 Message Archiver Vx.
  19. Start your virtual appliance.

  20. Follow the Barracuda Message Archiver 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 2016, follow the instructions in How to Convert and Replace a Barracuda Virtual Appliance VHD File with a VHDX Format File.

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