New Build VS Virtual setup
sport last edited by
played with PFSense in a virtual lab environment off and on for about a year. I have decided to replace my actiontec router from Bell with a PFSense setup.
I am wondering if I should stick with my Virtual setup on UnRaid or move to a physical installation?
If Physical installation would I be better off with something like the ASRock J3355M - ITX or Asrock J3455B-ITX ?
The setup will be used to provide 4 computers and 4-5 wireless devices with internet access. Services to be deployed squid proxy / Guard, DHCP, DNS, maybe some light VPN access down the road. internet connection at the moment is 300/80 Mbps fiber.
Guest last edited by
If your UnRAID box performs well, might as well stick with that. If for some reason performance isn't what you want it to be, you can always opt for standalone hardware.
ShutterBC last edited by
The only reason I went with dedicated hardware was because I didn't want to bring down my whole net connection when doing maintenance work on my VM server. However, I ran pfsense virtually on a lab subnet and it worked well.
From the benchmarks on the J3355 I don't see why it wouldn't work well.
curtisgrice last edited by
Yeah I'm a big ESXi person but I'm with shutterBC on this one. I like to keep core network separate for just this reason.