Run Multiple PFS Servers to Balance Workload/Traffic ?



  • I'm thinking of buying a PC Engines APU2C4 for my network.

    I don't know if it will handle all the traffic.

    Is it possible to add an additional server to help balance the workload if it cannot ?

    So if I notice that the APU2C4 cannot handle all of the traffic I would just get 1 more APU2C4 ?

    Thanks for the help.



  • The right thing to do is get better hardware.



  • @tirsojrp:

    The right thing to do is get better hardware.

    This is the right answer.  The proper use case for multiple pfSense devices for most situations is for redundancy and failover, not balancing the traffic load between multiple instances.



  • So if I notice that the APU2C4 cannot handle all of the traffic I would just get 1 more APU2C4 ?

    Go and buy a SG-4860 from the pfSense store.