Moving to virtual server correct procedure?



  • Hi, So today I'm about to move our production FW ( physical pfSense ) to a virtual machine.

    Now, Everything is ready and I just need to restore the configuration XML.

    My question is, how should I 'disable' the interfaces on the physical pfsense? I want to be able to return back in case of an issue.
    Is it possible to disable / enable them through console?
    I just don't want to get locked out of web gui after I disable the interfaces.

    thank you


  • Netgate

    Unplug them? Disable the switch ports? Shut it down?

    Not sure how you expect to access the system with the interfaces disabled. That's generally what the serial console is for.



  • @Derelict:

    Unplug them? Disable the switch ports? Shut it down?

    Not sure how you expect to access the system with the interfaces disabled. That's generally what the serial console is for.

    Hi, I was thinking about KVM, because I'm not at the site.
    there is no switch between, it's connected directly to the datacenter internet.

    thank you


  • Netgate

    I would be on-site for that then.