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Barracuda SSL VPN

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How to Deploy Barracuda SSL VPN Vx Images

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Barracuda offers the following types of images for the Barracuda SSL VPN Vx deployment. Follow the instructions for your hypervisor to deploy the Barracuda SSL VPN 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.

If you are deploying the Barracuda SSL VPN Vx on a VMware hypervisor, complete How to Configure VMware ESXi for the Barracuda SSL VPN after deploying the VM.

Deploy OVF images

VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) 4.x

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

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda SSL VPN Vx ZIP folder.
  2. From the File menu in the vSphere client, select Deploy OVF Template.
  3. Select Import from file and navigate to the extracted folder and locate the Barracuda SSL VPN OVF file. Click Next.
  4. Enter a name for the virtual appliance.
  5. Set the network to point to the target network for this virtual appliance.
  6. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda SSL VPN Vx.
  7. After your appliance has finished importing, right-click it, select Open Console, and click the green arrow to power on the virtual appliance.
  8. Follow the Barracuda SSL VPN Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.
VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) 5.x and 6.x

Use the OVF file ending in -5x. ovf or -6x.ovf for this hypervisor.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda SSL VPN Vx ZIP folder.
  2. From the File menu in the vSphere Client, select Deploy OVF Template.
    The vSphere Client launches the Deploy OVF Template wizard.
  3. Click Browse, navigate to the extracted folder, and locate the Barracuda Web Filter Vx OVF file. Click Next.
  4. Verify that you are installing the correct Barracuda virtual appliance. Click Next.
  5. Enter a name for the virtual appliance. Click Next.
  6. Select the destination storage for the virtual machine. Click Next.
  7. Select a disk format. To ensure maximum stability when deploying your Barracuda Vx appliance, specify the disk format as Thick Provision Eager Zeroed. Click Next.
  8. Map the network to the target network for this virtual appliance. Click Next.
  9. Review the deployment options. Click Finish to deploy the virtual appliance.
  10. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda SSL VPN Vx.
  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. You can monitor the appliance as it is prepared for use.
  13. Follow the Barracuda SSL VPN 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. Download and expand the Barracuda SSL VPN 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 SSL VPN 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 SSL VPN Vx. Click Finish.
  6. Start the appliance.
  7. Follow the Barracuda SSL VPN 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 SSL VPN Vx ZIP folder.
  2. 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. Navigate to the folder used in step 2 and select the BarracudaSSLVPN.vmx file from the list under Contents. Click OK.
  6. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda SSL VPN Vx.
  7. Start the appliance.
  8. Follow the Barracuda SSL VPN Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance. 

VMware Player 3.x, Fusion 3.x, and Workstation 6.x

VMware Player cannot edit the network or vswitch settings. This can cause problems when testing the Network Connector.

Use the .vmx file for these hypervisors.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda SSL VPN Vx ZIP folder.
  2. From the File menu, select Open a Virtual Machine.
  3. Select the BarracudaSSLVPN.vmx file.
  4. Use the default settings, and click Finish.
  5. Follow the recommendations in Allocating Cores, RAM, and Hard Disk Space for Your Barracuda SSL VPN Vx.
  6. Start the appliance.
  7. Follow the Barracuda SSL VPN 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 SSL VPN 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 SSL VPN 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 SSL VPN Vx Quick Start Guide instructions to set up your virtual appliance.

Deploy VHD images

Microsoft Hyper-V 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, and 10

Use the .vhd file for this hypervisor.

  1. Download and expand the Barracuda SSL VPN 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 sub-folders:
    • 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 SSL VPN 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 SSL VPN. 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 SSL VPN Vx.
  15. Start your virtual appliance.
  16. Follow the Barracuda SSL VPN 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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