Netgate MBT-4220 (aka SG-2340) MinnowBoard Turbot Dual Ethernet Quad Core System
Actually i considered to post this in "Official Hardware" Board, but because Netgate decided to withdraw SG-2340 due to FreeBSD bug related to autodetect monitor connected to hdmi if device was booted without display… I decided to post here.
Full Device specs: https://store.netgate.com/MBT-4220-system.aspx
Actually there is no way to run pfSense 2.3 on this device as 2.3 does not support UEFI Boot.
Without any trouble i was able to boot pfSense 2.4 beta.
Netgate SG-4860 - VPN Entpoint
SMB source: iXsystems FreeNAS Mini - 32GiB ram , 512GiB ZIL , 512GiB L2ARC , 4x WD-RED in RAID Z1
Benchmark PC: i7 3770k 32GiB ram, Intel 82579V Gigabit Ethernet
Synthetic tests Out of the box configuration default firewall rules:
980Mbit/s peak 950Mbit/s baseline for single stream SMB transfer mtu/1500 , average cpu utilisation 30%
950Mbit/s peak 940Mbit/s baseline for 256 threads torrent one side transfer*, random packet size (128 threads udp/128 threads tcp) average cpu utilisation 38%
IPSec AES-256-GCM 326 Mbps (however this can be inaccurate as my SG-4860 can be bottleneck as it's cpu is quite busy)
OpenVPN AES128-GCM - 110Mbps (with Cryptographic Hardware set to None) / 85Mbps (AES-NI)
Acording to devs AES-NI should be used only with IPsec right now.
*) one side transfer mean benchmark client only downloading data from source, no upload at all.
This article will evolve in future.
Suggestions, questions welcome.
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Excellent, thank you for sharing your experience with it!
Excellent! I didn't know they finally started shipping them, I've been looking for that board for a while.
Jus got new record
IPSec AES-256-CGM - 326 Mbit/s
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