Virtual pfSense on C2758 SuperMicro with additional server



  • Interested in testing a dual purpose box for remote deployments using a C2758.  I have 2 extra units lying around.  8GB ram and 60GB and 256GB SSD

    1. Virtual pfSense
    2. Server.or Desktop (Used for limited functionality.  Primarily for remote access to environment in the event vpn is blocked.
    3. Server and Firewall might both be connected to internet to act as a fallback with server connecting via DMZ on pfsense using virtual switch?  This would consume 2 physical ports so I would have a LAN and OPT1

    I have primarily used Hyper-V but am looking for something opensource.  Easy to deploy. (Does not require me to be a linux Admin). Stable Reliable etc.  hardware has 4 ports and an additional PCI slot.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Thanks,



  • If you know hyper-v, why change?

    There is a free version - Hyper_V server.
    As long as you run VM:s that doesn't require licenses there are no costs for it. It's actually a server core edition with hyper-v preinstalled and as such it can do anything the comersial package can.

    Pfsense on top? - runs great. Been runing pfsense on hyper-v for years



  • @kapara:

    Interested in testing a dual purpose box for remote deployments using a C2758.  I have 2 extra units lying around.  8GB ram and 60GB and 256GB SSD

    1. Virtual pfSense
    2. Server.or Desktop (Used for limited functionality.  Primarily for remote access to environment in the event vpn is blocked.
    3. Server and Firewall might both be connected to internet to act as a fallback with server connecting via DMZ on pfsense using virtual switch?  This would consume 2 physical ports so I would have a LAN and OPT1

    I have primarily used Hyper-V but am looking for something opensource.  Easy to deploy. (Does not require me to be a linux Admin). Stable Reliable etc.  hardware has 4 ports and an additional PCI slot.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Thanks,

    Are you looking for open source or just free (as in beer)?  Those are two different things.



  • When looking at the possible deploying of dozens of units I am factoring in the potential savings of going opensource.  Zen..,etc

    I also use on hyper-v on 5 dedicated servers in OVH including hyper v replication.

    Though I just deployed hyperv 2016 and having issues with latest pfsense image.


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