HP G8 Microserver



  • I have a G8 microserver that has just been retired from ESXi duties (replaced by ML310e) and I was wondering if it would be suitable as a pfsense box to run:

    Routing
    Firewall
    Blocker
    Suricata/snort
    OpenVPN
    Possibly squid/squid guard

    My internet connection currently is adsl but I am due to get a 100/40 connection in a few months.

    The G8 has the following mods:

    E3-1260L-V2 cpu
    2 x 4 GB ECC ram
    240GB SSD
    Intel dual nic PCIE card

    Would this be a suitable device for my use case?

    I know that previously there were issues with the inbuilt broadcom nics, has this been resolved?



  • @venno:

    I have a G8 microserver that has just been retired from ESXi duties (replaced by ML310e) and I was wondering if it would be suitable as a pfsense box to run:

    Routing
    Firewall
    Blocker
    Suricata/snort
    OpenVPN
    Possibly squid/squid guard

    My internet connection currently is adsl but I am due to get a 100/40 connection in a few months.

    The G8 has the following mods:

    E3-1260L-V2 cpu
    2 x 4 GB ECC ram
    240GB SSD
    Intel dual nic PCIE card

    Would this be a suitable device for my use case?

    I know that previously there were issues with the inbuilt broadcom nics, has this been resolved?

    I think it will be more than suitable.  I'm not sure what you're referring to about the Broadcom NICs but I haven't had any trouble with them, albeit on older HP hardware using the bce driver.  If you want specific support info, google "FreeBSD bce" and "FreeBSD bge."  The Intel NIC will suit you fine and if the Broadcoms give you any issues you can just ignore them.


  • Netgate Administrator

    I would expect it to be fine. More than capable for 100/40Mbps.

    Seems like you could use that chassis for something else. If that's what you have though….

    Steve


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