How to Start after Restarting the Host?



  • Hello,

    im new to pfSense and I will have to Restart the VM on wich our pfSense FW/VPN Tunnel is running.

    Currently we have this setup:
    ME->Firewall Pf1->Router->Internet->Router->Firewall Pf2(Hosted on Root1)->Root1

    So now I am scared what will happen if I Restar the Host of "Firewall PF2" wich is Root1?
    How am I supposed to Start Pf2?
    I know I can start the VM on wich Pf2 is running but do I have to start any Services on the VM or is it enough to let the vm Start?

    EDIT1: Hosted on VMWare ESCi v5.5.0

    BR, Bfnti



  • So now I am scared what will happen if I Restar the Host of "Firewall PF2" wich is Root1?

    That depends on how you have it configured.

    How am I supposed to Start Pf2?

    If it is that critical for you, why do you not have it set to auto-start under VM startup.shutdown in ESXi?

    do I have to start any Services on the VM or is it enough to let the vm Start?

    Just start it.  All services should start by themselves if they're enabled.

    Btw you should probably upgrade to ESXi 6.5.