Changing Servers. Advice Needed.



  • Hi

    I currently use a micro server that runs on a J19000 CPU with 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD and 4 x 10/100/1000 LAN Ports.

    I've got a spare machine which I'm debating using and wondered what people thought.

    The spec is :
    AMD GX-420CA (AES support)
    8GB Ram
    320GB Hard Disk
    2 x Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c) (Built In)
    2 x Intel 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet via PCI-e controller.

    I currently have a IPSEC VPN & OpenVPN running 24/7, would the AMD system be a better option ?
    or should I stick with the current box ?

    Thanks



  • You'll get a bit better performance from the AMD, but it will use more power.



  • I'd switch to the AMD system when you have time, you'll need the AES support for pfSense 2.5.

    Since FreeBSD 12 won't be released until October or November & pfSense 2.5 will be built on that, I'm thinking it'll probably be early 2019 before we see it.