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Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Provisioning Barracuda WAF in GCP Using the Command Line

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Step 1 - Install the Google Cloud SDK

Follow the Google Cloud SDK documentation to install and configure the gcloud command line utility. Also, verify the Google Cloud SDK version is 200.0.0 or higher:

gcloud version

Step 2 -  Configuring gcloud environment

Set a Default Compute Region and Zone. If you are using the gcloud command-line tool for the first time init is the easiest way to do this:

gcloud init


Otherwise set a default compute region:

gcloud config set compute/region us-west1

Set a default compute zone:

gcloud config set compute/zone us west1-c

Use the following command to view additional regions and zones.

gcloud compute zones list

Step 3 - Creating the vpc

gcloud compute networks create barracuda-waf-vpc --subnet-mode custom


Step 4 - Creating the subnet

gcloud compute networks subnets create waf-network \
 --network barracuda-waf-vpc \  


Step 5 - Firewall Rules

Internal access

gcloud compute firewall-rules create waf-allow-internal \
  --allow tcp,udp,icmp \
  --network barracuda-waf-vpc \

Access for incoming traffic

gcloud compute firewall-rules create waf-allow-external \
  --allow tcp:80,tcp:8443,tcp:8000,tcp:443 \
  --network barracuda-waf-vpc \

Listing the rules

gcloud compute firewall-rules list --filter="barracuda-waf-vpc "

Step 6 - Creating the instance

gcloud compute instances create waf-byol-instance \
    --async \
    --boot-disk-size 200GB \
    --can-ip-forward \
    --image-family barracuda-web-application-firewall-byol \
    --image-project barracuda-release \
    --machine-type n1-standard-2 \
    --private-network-ip \
    --scopes compute-rw,storage-ro,service-management,service-control,logging-write,monitoring \
    --subnet waf-network \
    --tags barracudawaf

This should result in a response with the URI for the created resource.

Step 7 - To fetch the status of the resource:

gcloud compute operations describe <URI>



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