Pfsense on a VM?



  • Ok … don't laugh please ...

    Trying to get pf on a small box and the only ones available are a micro-box and a HP Compaq 6005 Pro. The micro-box Mob only has one interface and the only option for a 2nd one that I could find was a USB -> RJ-45 that would compromise the performance and require several sleepless nights making it to work.

    HP option is also not a good option as the installer hangs on BTX loader and the only thing I could find were people giving up saying their a memory allocation problem with some HPs old boxes.

    So Only option left: ubuntu (on that same HP) as freeBSD won't install either plus virtualbox + pfsense VM.

    Would that work? Will be dedicated to pf, but pf would run on the VM ...

    Any feedback (even to call me crazy) is appreciated :)



  • Install pfSense on the micro-box and use VLANs.  Only one NIC and a smart/managed switch required for VLANs.



  • @NOYB:

    Install pfSense on the micro-box and use VLANs.  Only one NIC and a smart/managed switch required for VLANs.

    Good idea. Thanks!


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