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Barracuda Phone System

Step 1 - How to Set Up the Barracuda Phone System

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Deployment Options
Before installation, determine the best type of deployment for your Barracuda Phone System. A climate controlled environment and 1U in a 19" rack or other suitable location is required for all deployments except Barracuda Phone System model 170. See the Hardware Specifications article for feature descriptions by model.

Verify Equipment

Verify you have the necessary equipment: 

  • Barracuda Phone System (check that you have received the correct model)
  • AC power cord
  • Ethernet cables
  • VGA monitor (recommended)
  • PS2 keyboard (recommended)
  • Uninterruptible power supply (recommended)
  • Two telephone Y-cables (model 270B only)

Power Requirements

  • AC input voltage 100-240 volts

Install the Barracuda Phone System

See instructions below to install the Barracuda Phone System using either a keyboard and monitor or through the serial port.

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Option 1. Install Using a Keyboard and Monitor
  1. Fasten the Barracuda Phone System to a standard 19-inch rack or other stable location (except the desktop Model 170).

    Do not block the cooling vents located on the front and rear of the unit.

  2. Connect a CAT5 or a CAT6 Ethernet from your network switch to the LAN Ethernet port on the front of the Barracuda Phone System.
  3. Connect the following to your Barracuda Phone System:
    • Power cord (AC input voltage range is 100-240 volts at 50/60 Hz)
    • VGA monitor
    • PS2 keyboard
  4. Press the Power button located on the front of the appliance to turn the unit on.
Option 2. Install Using the Serial Port
  1. Fasten the Barracuda Phone System to a standard 19-inch rack or other stable location (except the desktop Model 170).
  2. Connect a CAT5 or CAT6 patch cable from your network switch to the LAN Ethernet port on the front of the Barracuda Phone System.
  3. Connect the following to your Barracuda Phone System:
    1. Power cord (AC input voltage range is 100-240 volts at 50/60 Hz)
    2. Null modem cable (via the serial port)
  4. Connect the other end of the null modem cable to the serial port of a computer.
  5. Press the Power button located on the front of the appliance, and wait for the system to fully boot.
  6. On the connected computer, configure a terminal client with the following settings:
    1. Line speed: 38400
    2. Data bits: 8
    3. Parity bit: N
    4. Stop bits: 1
  7. Once connected, press Enter on your computer keyboard to invoke the login prompt.

 

Continue with Step 2 - How to Configure IP Address and Network Settings.

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