Xeon D-1521 board compatible?
I have the following board and want to upgrade my current pfSense box to use this board for better VPN throughput. Are there any issues with this board as I have read some past posts about some Xeon D boards causing system crashes?
I would say from what I was reading here they will perform very well together with pfSense.
Intel Speed Step
Intel Hyper Threading
But no Intel QAT and not supporting DPDK, and so I presonally would wait at this moment a little bit
until Q1/2018 perhaps if you can do it! That´s because then we will see the newer Intel Xeon D-15xxN
product line and they will be coming together with Intel QAT, AES-NI and supporting DPDK such the Intel Atom
C3000 series will do also now, but is not fully driver supported.
Xeon D-15xxN is not really launched and available on the market
C3000 is not fully supported by pfSense now
So if you can wait I would be waiting one or two month.
Waiting is not an option as I already have the board in another system. It's between the Xeon D-1521 board or an ASRock Rack board with an i3-6100 as I have both in my possession.
I'm not as concerned about the CPU performance though as I am the NIC compatibility and possible crash issues that others have had with the Xeon D boards in the past.
Waiting is not an option as I already have the board in another system.
There's no reason to wait. The person you're responding to has a habit of posting confusing and incorrect advice.
I have been using a Supermicro Xeon D-1518 based board with pfSense for about 8 months now and have had no issues (starting from 2.3.3 all the way to the current 2.4.2 version).
Hope this helps.