Exchange Network Card - Retain Configuration



  • Hi

    I want to migrate my network to 10Gbit and need to replace the network card from an existing pfSense. Now I thought that it should be possible to backup the configuration, do the hardware exchange, manually edit the configuration to fit the new hardware (will be exactly the same amount of ports, LACP, just 10Gbit instead of 1Gbit) and restore the configuration file.

    I'm not quite sure if this is going to work or if there is an easier option? Does anybody have experience with this kind of task? Rebuilding the whole configuration from scratch would take too much time I'm afraid (vlans, lacp, all rules etc…)

    Rafael



  • Hi!

    For sure, do the backup and make sure it works :)

    Second, have access to console, physical…
    Third, replace NIC and just re-assign nic to your networks, configuration WILL stay as it is, you just need to assign new NIC and that`s it.

    With backup if something goes wrong, you can always restore it and since NICs wont match (old mac, new one) it will auto ask you to assign NIC to networks...

    BR,
    Greg



  • Hi Greg

    many thanks for your answer! :-) That sounds even easier than I thought it would,…I will give that a try and report how it worked out.

    Best regards
    Rafael



  • Hi Greg

    everything worked well so far, excep that cluster pfsync doesn't run anymore :-) Will need to fix that now,…

    Best regards
    Rafael


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