What is the best way to automate the provisionning of PFSense in AWS?



  • Typically EC2 instances are provisioned automatically with Cloud-init or another technologies like Chef.

    How do you automate the provisioning of a pfSense instance in AWS?

    Reading the documentation on Launching an pfSense instance on AWS[1], it mentions the usage of the User data field is for setting the password and mgmtnet, for a custom administrator password and a restricted network respectively.

    So I suspect it is limited only for that. Or could I use it for writing a cloud-init script there?

    [1] https://www.netgate.com/docs/pfsense/aws-vpn-appliance/launching-an-instance.html


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