Ok thanks, I know Grafana pretty well and use it for data logging other items and solar stuff on my house but I just like how quick and responsive the XG-8's display is. Pretty much real-time.
Maybe in my "free time" (lol) I'll start another project and try to design something that looks like it. I just need to find a cool OLED panel or something that's close to it.
Well there's always a chance.
Getting the NICs to recognise new PHYs can be.... challenging! As can configuring the switch, which would be all command line in CE.
I would think there's a good chance of getting OpenWRT up on it though. Better on their forum for that.
Getting those chip IDs would be the first step.
You might also try a 2.5 snapshot. The FreeBSD 12 drivers probably support more PHY combinations.
Split this off as that other topic was both waaay old and has misinformation in it.
That does seem like a much higher write value that I would expect. Do you remember which version you originally installed on that drive? Have you reinstalled any other version since?
Can we see the output of mount -p ?
Well the J1900 is pretty poor at single thread performance and also is 5 years old. The N3150 is a very low power laptop CPU.
I should have specified almost any recent desktop/server CPU
The lights should still blink with traffic. If they do absolutely nothing then your box probably has problems..
Since they quit making those close to ten years ago they are getting very old at this point.
@dlucas46 said in Watchguard XTM 5 Series:
@travishauch here you go: coretemp2.zip
Extract the file and upload to /boot/modules as described in previous post.
You do not need to rename the file this time.
Thank you so much! You are a life saver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OpenVPN is single threaded so, for a single tunnel, you need a CPU with the fastest single thread performance you can get. I'm not sure I've seen anyone hit 1Gbps on a single tunnel, but I have not been following that closely. There are a number of threads here discussing it.
It is possible to setup multiple tunnels and load-balance between them. That only helps if your traffic across the tunnel is multiple connections of course.
All that assumes whatever you're connecting to can actually pass that too.
Not sure I understand the question... 8 cores will likely be sufficient, in terms of number of cores, for whatever you might do.
Either of those will be more than enough for firewall/NAT at 1Gbps. OpenVPN will be by far your largest user of CPU cycles if you're using that.
I personally have a Sierra em7305. It's an internal m.2 card but usb connected. That provides serial ports. I get 20-30Mbps over it. The newer em7455 also works fine.
Hard to recommend anything I don't actually use myself.
Other than that external Ethernet connected modems are generally much easier to deal with like the Netgear lb1120.
Yes, it's now showing correctly as MSI-X. dmesg output below for completeness:
ix0: <Intel(R) PRO/10GbE PCI-Express Network Driver, Version - 3.2.12-k> port 0x4000-0x401f mem 0xfd300000-0xfd3fffff,0xfd4fc000-0xfd4fffff irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci3
ix0: Using MSI-X interrupts with 9 vectors
ix0: Ethernet address: 48:df:37:01:b8:e4
ix0: PCI Express Bus: Speed 5.0GT/s Unknown
ix0: netmap queues/slots: TX 8/2048, RX 8/2048
Thanks again for your help.
I doubt it unfortunately. Now that we have ported to our own ARM hardware there is a lot less reason to carry another device along with all the additional coding and testing that implies.
If FreeBSD was already running on it that is reduced but it still adds a lot of work for us to maintain.
@Gertjan said in APU2 Crashing:
@rustydusty1717 said in APU2 Crashing:
Just an update:
Got a replacement board sent, put in another new mSATA drive, updated firmware to 4.0.25 and install pfsense 2.4.4p1 and so far knock on wood I have 10 hours of up-time.
Is it normal for the board itself to beep every time I log into the webGUI?
According to the doc Docs » pfSense » Hardware » Disabling Sounds/Beeps , yes ... ;)
It's actually a user setting, enabled by default.
But the beep is fine, it confirms you login was successfully.
When it starts to beep with you doing something else, well .... that's when things become interesting.
Yes, the last one was beeping continually which I kind of figured was never a good thing.
+9k active users(pipes2) on 28k devices (macs2). But I can only shape about 3k devices(macs*2) actively under 1.5gbps before I hit bottlenecks.
I divide the residents depending on usage patterns on all the APs, and then centralize them via vlans to different pfSense servers acting as bridges. I monitor them. each resident has a pair of pipes, and it's shared between his devices that hit at least each pfSense gateway.
I'm trying to centralize it further, but I don't know if adding more NICs and processors would help alleviate the interrupts. The logic says yes.
After reading this, it seems like if I add more cores and more NICs, it should work, but papers don't normally guarantee that current OS's work the same as detailed. I guess I have to try:
Just an FYI.
IF the NAS and your PC are on the same network segment, they will never touch the pfSense interfaces. Only if the NAS and PC are using the Router as a gateway will you need that interface speed.
It's nice to have a 10gbps in case you have different networks needing it. But typically folks keep their storage on a dedicated network not crossing their gateways.
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@rebi said in pfSense box advice:
BTW since pfSense now supports ARM, it might be possible to be installed on a Raspberry PI (never dug into the topic, it's just an idea)
No it isn't. The two devices with ARM have custom images. There is no "generic ARM" image for pfSense. Sorry. Besides, a RasPi is a really bad choice for routing.
@TheNarc said in Official Realtek Driver Binary 1.95 For 2.4.4 Release:
What I experienced, using the driver built into pfsense on Cl323, is that there will be watchdog timeouts frequently; but eventually the LAN interface will quite working completely until someone reboots the box. After installing the realtek driver 1.95 as described in this thread, those issues are no more and the box is stable.
If you are deploying pfsense on CI323, I'd strongly reccommend this driver and that stress testing the network is part of your checklist.
If the client gets an IP address via dhcp but can't make any connections otherwise it's almost always because there's no firewall rule on the interface to allow it. So either there simply are no rules (the default) or the rules haven't been applied or less likely they cannot be applied for some reason.
If you rebooted and it started working they probably just hadn't been applied.
SFP modules should generally work on SFP+ cards (and just operate at 1Gbit speeds), but I'm sure there are some exceptions out there (e.g. SFP+ cards that only support 10Gbit and not 1/10Gbit). I'd take a look around first and see if you can find a good SFP card (though there is a decent chance it will be used, e.g. check out Ebay). If not, consider just getting a SFP+ card and using SFP modules (there should be more availability and ability to buy new if you want). As @stephenw10 already mentioned, both Intel and Chelsio cards work very well with FreeBSD (and hence pfSense).
Hope this helps.
It's really old at this point. It would have to be very cheap or something that you are doing for the experience in my opinion.
But you probably can install to it. Checkpoints other devices were not locked to prevent it on those I have seen. You may well need to swap out the boot media, I have no idea what that boots from but Nano no longer exists since this thread was started.
I thought I should update this thread on what I've finally settled after trying a few different routes.
First I tried to go the official way, which ended up being super expensive if you live in Spain. There's some more accesible options on Germany through Voleatech but still quite a bit with the power you get. Don't get me wrong, this would be the perfect option if this was a mission critical equipment, but this is just for my home network.
Then I tried going the virtualisation route but I found some problems and/or limitations with KVM when trying to route gigabit speeds. I'm currently on 500/500 but pretty sure in a few years from now we will have 1000/1000 as my ISP has been almost duplicating speed between 2-3 years. Not so future-proof. Also was a bit of a pain in the ass if I had to do stuff on the server that my internet will be also off.
And finally arrived to what I think it will be the perfect solution, yes you guessed it: bare-metal installation. I had lying around a cheap PC I built last year for my crypto miner project: Asus prime z270-p + Intel G4400 + 4gb RAM (that was around 160€ new). I'm going to add a SF450 PSU, SSD next week but already got the Intel i350-t4. Power consumption currently is around 28w on idle and 35 when routing gigabit with ntop, suricata, pfBlockerNG and a few more). Should be a bit less when I receive the SSD, currently is on HDD.
Hope this could be helpful for someone else looking at build its own pfSense box. I will update with final numbers once I've all in place. Maybe even some pics!
I appreciate you taking the time to reach out. I will have to check this out in the morning as I seem to have accidentally migrated the giant box of USB cables to my business' storage unit. However, in the event that the drive is bad, I wonder if Netgate has access to a replacement module that I can re-solder to the board. All-in-all, I'm quite impressed with the quality of the PCB that Netgate uses.
@Veldkornet said in PC Engines apu2 experiences:
Is anyone using the CoDel / FQ_CoDel Traffic Shaping on the APU2?
Working well? Any problems?
I have an APU2 box at work to provide a separate network for personal devices. It is setup with the FQ_CoDel limiter / floating rules method described towards the end of the Playing with FQ-CoDel Thread. It has been rock solid and seems to provide equal bandwidth sharing for the 30 - 50 devices connected each day and 16 - 20 GB of traffic that is passed on our 150/150 FiOS link.